Are we any close to a cure for Parkinson’s?

There is an article in Wired about 23AndMe’s quest for Parkinson’s.  23AndMe, as you know is a company that is decoding the human genome in search for patterns to help us understand diseases. Parkinson’s is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects 1 million Americans. The biggest risk factor is age, but certain genetic mutations can … Read more Are we any close to a cure for Parkinson’s?

Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence

Any form of incontinence, though may not be fatal, can surely rob the life of the affected. Faecal Incontinence (FI) is basically lack of control over defecation leading to involuntary loss of some or all of the bowel contents. This is a symptom and not a diagnosis. There can be several underlying reasons for FI … Read more Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence

Free Hearing test for Old is Gold Store customers

Hearing issues are often neglected.  And if not rectified in time, hearing problems can get worse, so much so that one might lose ones hearing completely. We, at Old is Gold Store, understand the importance of preserving each of our faculties and senses.  To help our customers take the first step, we have arranged for … Read more Free Hearing test for Old is Gold Store customers

A dollop of peanut butter is all it takes to test for Alzheimer’s

A University of Florida team is suggesting that there might be a real simple way to test for early stage Alzheimer’s – with a dollop of peanut butter and a ruler (scale). Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the UF McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported the findings of a small … Read more A dollop of peanut butter is all it takes to test for Alzheimer’s

Actively managing joint pain in elders

Until a few decades ago, people believed that progressive blindness was an unavoidable consequence of aging. Not anymore. With easy cataract operations and other advances in corrective surgery, vision is no longer such a big problem for most senior citizens. Similarly, in today’s world, most elders believe non-specific joint pain is inevitable. This, again, need … Read more Actively managing joint pain in elders