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Breast cancer screening 'should not be stopped based on age' Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.
Medical News Today | Nov 28, 2016 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Electronic prescribing of high risk medications may be contributing to falls in elderly patients Certain medications are considered high risk in elders. In a recent study of 287 individuals 65 years who experienced a fall while hospitalized at an urban academic hospital, 62 percent of falls...
Medical News Today | Nov 28, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia.
Medical News Today | Nov 24, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Young blood does not reverse aging in old mice, UC Berkeley study finds A new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice.
Medical News Today | Nov 24, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Missed connections: As people age, memory-related brain activity loses cohesion Groups of brain regions that synchronize their activity during memory tasks become smaller and more numerous as people age, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Medical News Today | Nov 24, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer's patients New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.
Medical News Today | Nov 22, 2016 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.
Medical News Today | Nov 22, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What impact do medication errors have on nursing home residents? A new analysis points to surprisingly low rates of serious impacts from medication errors affecting nursing home residents, despite the fact that these errors remain fairly common.
Medical News Today | Nov 22, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dementia rates falling in the U.S. Despite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2016 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend