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New strategy for antibiotics

New strategy for antibiotics

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The White House unveiled a national plan in September to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to "reduce the emergence and spread" of these bacteria and ensure availability of treatments.

White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

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The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to direct the federal government to "reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to help ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for bacterial infections."

Long-term care is becoming primarily about dementia, report states

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The number of people with long-term care needs is set to triple by 2050, and dementia care will be increasingly at the forefront for providers, according to a new report from Alzheimer's Disease International.

Is the National Football League our best hope for Alzheimer's progress?

Is the National Football League our best hope for Alzheimer's progress?

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More than 110 million Americans watched yesterday's Super Bowl in New Orleans. It's not too hard to see why the game has become our nation's defining cultural ritual. The National Football League also could give us the nation's best chance at progress against Alzheimer's disease.

Sleep disturbance patterns might predict long-term care facility placement, study reveals

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Older women with disturbed and fragmented sleep were three times more likely to be placed in a long-term care facility than elderly women with healthier sleep patterns, new research finds.

House Appropriations Subcommittee spending plan takes axe to new health law

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee passed a draft 2013 spending bill Wednesday that dramatically slashes healthcare outlays.

New initiatives needed to build skilled caregiver workforce

New initiatives needed to build skilled caregiver workforce

The aging of the American population and the healthcare issues that go with it are creating a demographic earthquake that will shake our current system of healthcare to the core. We are on our way to becoming a nation of caregivers, a job description we are largely unprepared to fill.

Funding for Alzheimer's research in question

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The $80 million President Obama designated to Alzheimer's research could have more strings attached to it than previously thought, a key senator has said.

Researchers decry 'regressive attitude,' urge more consideration of seniors for kidney transplants

More seniors with kidney disease should be put on transplant lists, according to a Johns Hopkins researcher. Attitudes based on outdated outcomes instead appear to be keeping seniors off transplant lists, he said.

Alzheimer's groups announce new diagnostic criteria and biomarkers

New diagnostic criteria and new biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease should go a long way in helping physicians catch the disease earlier and develop therapies faster, according to new guidelines released by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Aging.

Panel finds no evidence to support effective measures to prevent Alzheimer's

An independent panel of medical experts has determined that there is no strong scientific evidence to support several measures for the prevention of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.