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A post in The New York Times' The New Old Age blog covers a new study that examined disability rates for the final two years of a person’s life. Researchers found that at 2 years before death 28% of people were disabled. Disability rates increased in older participants: half of those who died after age...
A post in The New York Times' Well blog reports on an "authoritative and ambitious new analysis" that found that people who take high daily doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) "increase their cardiovascular risk by as much as a third, compared with those taking a placebo." The analysis...
An article in The Journal of Neuroscience connects "a sprouting of autonomic sympathetic fibers into the upper dermis of the skin" following joint inflammation with some of the pain associated with arthritis. Researchers found that "the pharmacological suppression of sympathetic fiber function with...