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JAMA Launches New Series On Caring Of The Aging Patient

To assist physicians in caring for a patient demographic that is rapidly growing in size, JAMA is launching a new series, "Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action." "The aging of the global population will be a hallmark of the 21st century, when average lifespan may reach 100 years in some countries, at least for women. Worldwide, the proportion of the population aged 60 years or older is expected to increase from 10 percent worldwide in 2005 to 22 percent in 2050, with the steepest rise in the next 25 years. Individuals aged 85 years or older are the most rapidly increasing segment of many populations, " according to an editorial in the December 23/30 issue of JAMA.

What Causes Wrinkles and What Can We Do to Fight Back Against Them?

The aging process is a tough subject to deal with. Your body just starts slowing down and the life you once knew is now changing again. This is when you have the gray hairs and the appearance of wrinkles becomes a constant worry for some. The lines in your forehead, or around your eyes, these are wrinkles and they are due to a ton of different reasons. Nowadays, it is not just old age that is causing wrinkles. To begin to understand how wrinkles are formed, you must first understand how your skin works and regenerates. First thing you have to think about is the fact that you have three different layers of skin. The first layer, called the epidermis, this is our outer layer and acts as a barrier to our external element.

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Find Out the Imperfections of Best Rated Over the Counter Wrinkle Creams

Surprised by the title? Don't be. It is a fact the almost 90% of the cosmetics products including the best rated over the counter wrinkle cream are deficient in active ingredients that are required to remove wrinkles and treat the flaws of skin. Below are the top 2 imperfections found in most of the top rated anti wrinkle creams. Imperfection 1 - Not only are they deficient in effective ingredients they contain harmful ingredients that can actually damage your skin instead of doing any good to it. Read on to find out. It is a known fact that best rated over the counter wrinkle cream contains an ingredient called fragrance. Here comes the fact - fragrances are made of harmful chemicals like phthalates, irritants, alcohol.

Find Out Why Your Age Spot Remover is Not Effective

Are you just plain fed up of using your favorite age spot remover and still waiting for miracles to happen? I don't want to sound rude, but there are chances that your age spot remover is not at all effective, it is nothing more than a moisturizer. This is the time to understand the intricacies involved and then pick up the right product. Have you ever thought why do different people have different color on skin? Skin tan is decided by a pigment called Melanin. Various shades of skin are because of its density in our body. If you have higher density, you will be dark or otherwise you will be fair. Another important point of this pigment is that it is highly unstable and gets breakdown very easily in UV rays of sun.

Top Rated Anti Wrinkle Skin Care Products - 2 Tips That Can Help You Identify Them

You will be shocked to know that many so called top rated anti wrinkle skin care products are worth dumping into the dust bin. Primarily because of a simple reason, they contain more harmful ingredients as compared to the active natural ingredients. Most of us do this mistake of buying the product that has been touted as the best without even assessing it. The result is -- no effect on wrinkles, side effects like irritation, and itching and long term extremely harmful effects like cancer. In this article I will share with you few tips you can use to lay your hands on top rated anti wrinkle skin care products that not only are safe for you but also are very effective in what they promise to deliver.

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High Blood Pressure Treatment For The Over 80s Too Aggressive, Warns Expert

People over 80 years are being treated too aggressively for high blood pressure, warns an expert in an editorial in BMJ Clinical Evidence this week. According to Dr James Wright, the latest evidence suggests that less aggressive drug therapy may be more effective at reducing mortality in this age group. Based on this evidence, he suggests clinicians change what they are presently doing and move towards a more conservative approach for people aged over 80. Despite limited evidence about high blood pressure (hypertension) treatment in the over 80s, UK and US guidelines recommend that people over 80 should receive the same treatment as people of any other age.

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