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 NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

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The National Institutes of Health is releasing $10.1 million in supplemental funding for healthcare grant recipients to explore gender differences in their research. Men are overrepresented in studies, which can obscure findings, the NIH noted. This can be especially true of diseases affecting the elderly, such as cardiac disease.

White women still constitute majority of oldest LTC residents, CDC finds

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Elderly white women still make up the majority of the oldest nursing home residents, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although other researchers have found the number of white residents is on the decline.

Poor dental care habits tied to dementia risk: study

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Poor dental hygiene habits are tied to an increased risk for developing dementia in older age, a new study found.

Spouse's age determines women's nursing home admission risk, study finds

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The age difference between married couples likely accounts for why women are 40% more likely to become nursing home residents than men, new research reveals.

Statins linked to diabetes risk in women, study finds

In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.