New Device May Help Many Diabetics

According to new research, there may be new hope for people who suffer from type 1 diabetes. A new device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that may eliminate manual insulin injection tools. The device, developed by Medtronic Inc, is the very first artificial pancreas system that reads blood sugar levels and automatically controls the flow of insulin to the body. The system has the potential to help millions of Americans who suffer from type 1 diabetes lead better and more comfortable lives. More here

Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Slow Aging

A new study has shown that people who consume a healthy daily diet, control stress levels and exercise may slow the aging process at the genetic level. Healthy lifestyle changes have had a surprising effect on telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that hold one’s DNA. People who live healthy lifestyles have longer telomeres, which helps to reduce cellular aging. Dr. Dean Ornish, professor of medicine at UCSF said, “people often think that it has to be a new drug or a new laser, something really high-tech and expensive to be powerful. What we are finding is the simple choices that we make every day are more powerful.” More here

Arsenic Exposure May Cause Cardiovascular Disease

Research has confirmed that being exposed to arsenic may increase the risk of heart disease. Researchers warn that even low levels of arsenic can cause heart complications or even death. Arsenic can be found in certain foods and drinking water. People with high arsenic levels are 32% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease according to an experiment conducted on 3,575 Americans living in locations with low to moderate arsenic levels in their drinking water. More here

New Reverse Mortgage Rules Intended To Help Retirees

The new reverse mortgage rule changes may seem to complicate the process for many older Americans who are already struggling during their retirement years. But, The new changes, which will take place on October 1st are intended to help seniors be more cautious throughout retirement. Mike Anderson, Nerd Wallet Columnist said, “the changes are intended to make people more careful about how they fund their retirement. The FHA wants borrowers to take out only what they need and what they can afford. The program strives to be less a safety net for financial emergencies and more a longer-term financial planning tool.” More here

Married People Less Likely To Suffer Heart Complications

A new study has shown that marriage may have benefits for individuals who have undergone certain heart surgeries. The study states that married people who have had blocked blood vessels cleared are at a lower risk of having heart related complications within the next year. Unmarried counterparts were twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular complications, or even death when compared to married people. Experts suggest the difference may be that married individuals have someone to watch after and take care of them, while the single person may not. More here

Additional Funds Needed For Cancer Research

According to a new report, cancer may soon become the number one leading cause of death in the U.S. Many experts and researchers agree that cancer could easily take the top position over heart disease if the government does not provide more essential funding needed for research. According to the American Association of Cancer Research, 75% of Americans age 55 and above have been diagnosed with cancer. As a large part of the U.S. population ages, that percentage is expected to increase. Researchers have requested that the government make funding cancer research a top priority. More here

Severe Allergies Predicted This Fall

According to recent data, this fall could be especially bad for allergy sufferers. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that approximately 40 million Americans are sufferers of seasonal allergies. Experts say that due to climate changes, redistributing allergens and pollen levels may be extremely high. The vice-president of external affairs at AAFA, Mike Tringale said, “AAFA encourages the approximately 40 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies to learn more and consult an allergy specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment of seasonal allergy symptoms.” Experts suggest allergy shots for those who are known to experience problems with seasonal allergies. More here

Changes In Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging

A new study has released evidence that shows lifestyle changes may reverse aging on a cellular level. The study states that men who led a healthy lifestyle, exercising moderately, eating a healthy daily diet and having low levels of stress may have an increased length in their telomeres, parts of chromosomes that aid in protecting deterioration. Dr. Dean Ornish, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California said, “a number of studies have shown that as telomeres get shorter, the risk of premature death and most chronic disease, from heart disease to cancer, even dementia goes up.” More here

Baby Boomers, Millennials, Expected to Aid Multi-Family Housing

New statistics state that multi-family housing has declined over recent years. According to Fannie Mae, multi-family housing has declined from 44.8% of occupied rental stock in 2005 to 41.3% in 2001. While experts acknowledge the decrease, construction companies are looking into the future. Experts say that, as job growth continues to increase in the U.S., more millennials will be looking to rent, and baby boomers going into retirement will be considering downsizing. Construction for multi-family housing units has increased over the last six years and is expected to continue to increase in hopes of accommodating both the younger and older generations. More here

Healthy Diet May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A new study has found that pancreatic cancer and an unhealthy diet may be linked. The
study consisted of data from more than 500,000 Americans, age 50 and
older. Research has indicated that individuals who eat a healthy
diet on a daily basis are approximately 15% less likely to suffer from
pancreatic cancer when compared to individuals who have poor daily diet
plans. Hannah Arem, lead author of the National Cancer Institute in
Bethesda, Maryland said, “our study showed an association between diet and
pancreatic cancer risk, rather than cause and effect. In general,
maintaining a healthy diet has many health benefits.” More
here