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Of mice and men — and beer

Of mice and men — and beer

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Over a beer one day, tipsy researchers decided to study ... beer. Now, before you install a keg in every nurses' station in every memory care unit, you should know that they didn't exactly determine it was a cure-all for cognitive decline. But they did conclude that the study itself was a darn good idea, and one they intend to repeat every Friday afternoon indefinitely. Just to confirm their results, you understand. For the good of science.

Study: Beer ingredient boosted cognitive function in younger test subjects, not older ones

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Xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops and beer, increased critical thinking skills in young mice but not in older ones, according to a new study.

Too many hospice patients are receiving antibiotics, and for too long, researchers say

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The prevalence and frequency of antibiotic use among hospice patients is high despite little evidence of effectiveness, researchers say.

'Old' categorization based on activities, not age

New research shows that caregivers for non-institutionalized elderly consumers view them as "old" when they can't perform everyday consumption tasks on their own — not because of their age.