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Many older adults still homebound after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake A new study, published online in the journal Age and Ageing today, shows that the homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a...
Medical News Today | Oct 17, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Seniors 'comfortable with aging' are more likely to attend health screenings In an attempt to understand the attitudes and beliefs that prevent many seniors accessing preventive health services, a new study finds satisfaction with aging plays a big role.
Medical News Today | Oct 17, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.
Medical News Today | Oct 16, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer.
Medical News Today | Oct 14, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices Specialists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) of Mexico developed a system that achieved detecting depression in older adults, through monitoring their daily routine.
Medical News Today | Oct 13, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Active ageing is much more than exercise The global population is ageing rapidly, and the growing numbers of elderly people challenge our societal structures, not least the health sector, which is why authorities in most countries encourage...
Medical News Today | Oct 11, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tips for infection prevention as nursing home infection rates increase Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable...
Medical News Today | Oct 10, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly.
Medical News Today | Oct 9, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No couch potatoes allowed: DVD-delivered fitness plan helps at-risk older adults Human health researchers have life-saving advice for those over 65: keep moving.
Medical News Today | Oct 9, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In rat model testosterone found to promote prostate cancer A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging caution in prescribing testosterone therapy...
Medical News Today | Oct 9, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend