Dr. Ayati will be speaking about Brain Fitness: Function and Longevity, at the Forum on May 24 from 11:00-12:00 AM.
Read a very interesting article about the fact that most widely recommended medical treatments and prescribed medications are ineffective in prevention and treatment of illnesses and could sometimes even be detrimental to our health. It also suggests that culturally we reward discovery and innovation while discouraging replication and solid, evidence based science.
A VERY SAD AND YET EYE OPENING ARTICLE ABOUT THE SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY IN NURSING HOMES AND ELDERLY CARE FACILITIES
CNN has published an article about sexual and physical abuse of the elderly in nursing homes and elderly care facilities across the US: "Sick, Dying and Raped in America's Nursing Homes"
"HOW SAFE ARE YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONES? There’s no way to know about abuse that goes unreported. But you can look up the name of a nursing home in federal inspection data and see whether it has been cited for sexual abuse or other issues in the past three years. Here's how:
Dr. Ayati will be talking about Strategies to Improve your Sleep on Thursday June 15th at 10:30 AM in Campbell Library.
STANFORD RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO ‘SAFETY TEST’ CANCER DRUGS EARLIER IN DEVELOPMENT BEFORE THEY ARE ADMINISTERED TO PATIENTS
Stanford Scientists have created an assay in which they use heart muscle cells made from stem cells to test the toxicity of commonly used chemotherapy drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors used for the treatment of many types of cancers. These drugs could have severe and sometimes fatal side effects and this assay will help determine their likelihood of causing lasting heart damage in patients before they are administered to the patients.
In a study researchers found that video chats such as Skype, between dementia patients in nursing homes and their family members, combining visual with auditory sensory inputs, reduce agitated behaviors in dementia patients. Telephone conversations involving auditory inputs alone also decreased agitated behaviors in dementia patients but to a much lesser extent.
Researchers have found a modest link between levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D) and sex hormones in men and women aged 45 to 84. Lower levels of vitamin D were associated with lower levels of sex-hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) and higher levels of free testosterone in men and women and lower levels of estradiol and higher levels of dehydroepandrosterone (DHEA) in women. Further studies are needed to determine whether treating vitamin D deficiency can improve the low testosterone state.
Dr. Ayati, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanfornd university School of Medicine and Director of Geriatric Concierge Center will be speaking at the Stanford Geriatric Care Series on Thursday Feb 16th.