Older adults who suffer from depression age faster than their peers

Older adults who suffer from depression age faster than their peers

Resume: Older adults with depression showed more signs of accelerated biological aging, including poorer brain and overall health compared to their peers without depression. Source: UConn Older adults with depression are actually aging faster than their peers, report researchers at the UConn Center on Aging. “These patients show signs of accelerated biological aging and poor … Read more

Common artificial sweetener linked to risk of heart attack, stroke

Common artificial sweetener linked to risk of heart attack, stroke

New research from Cleveland Clinic has found that a commonly used artificial sweetener is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The sweetener is called erythritol. “It’s being used almost one-to-one as a replacement for sugar in many of the processed foods,” explains Dr. Stanley Hazen, a physician-scientist for Cleveland Clinic. “Because … Read more

Man nearly dies while gardening ‘after a World War I insect lurking in the ground got into his sore’

Man nearly dies while gardening ‘after a World War I insect lurking in the ground got into his sore’

A man spent four months in hospital after contracting a deadly World War I fly while gardening. The 64-year-old had to have half his back muscle excised and his legs cut wide open to kill the gas gangrene-causing bacteria. Without immediate treatment, the infection is often fatal. It quickly destroys tissue and blood cells. Horrifying … Read more

Nearly 1 in 5 adults may have misophonia and experience significant negative reactions to sounds

Nearly 1 in 5 adults may have misophonia and experience significant negative reactions to sounds

Resume: Up to 18% of the population suffers from misophonia, or an increased intolerance to certain sounds, such as a person’s chewing. Some people with misophonia report more than just frustration when exposed to certain sounds, they say they feel trapped and helpless when they can’t escape noises that disturb them. Source: PLOS According to … Read more

Experts say magnesium has clear uses, but is not the cure, says all social media

Experts say magnesium has clear uses, but is not the cure, says all social media

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve probably seen people touting the benefits of magnesium (and the different types of magnesium). Influencers – and even some doctors – claiming on social media platforms that it can improve almost everything from constipation to sleep to brain fog. But experts say it’s hard to know if … Read more

Winter diseases, COVID, laryngitis, stomach, respiratory viruses

Winter diseases, COVID, laryngitis, stomach, respiratory viruses

Here’s our weekly roundup of which diseases are most prevalent in Metro Detroit communities, according to our local doctors and hospitals. Local doctors share their notes on What’s Going Around: Wayne County: Strep throat, stomach viruses, respiratory viruses, Covid, asthma flare-ups, pink eye Dr. Jen Stevenson — Emergency Department, Henry Ford Medical Center Dearborn ‚ÄúThis … Read more