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High burden of non-genuine antibiotic allergies The high prevalence of labelling of older patients as having an antibiotic allergy is associated with clinicians prescribing alternative antibiotics that are restricted by antimicrobial stewardship...
Medical News Today | Apr 10, 2016 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lithium brings anti-aging drugs a step closer By blocking a molecule linked to age-related diseases, low doses of the mood-stabilizing drug lithium increased the lifespan of fruit flies by up to 18% in a new study.
Medical News Today | Apr 10, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New low-cost workforce extends primary care to homes of older adults A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be...
Medical News Today | Apr 8, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Osteoarthritis: carbohydrate-binding protein promotes inflammation More and more people, particularly older people, are suffering from osteoarthritis due to wear and tear on their joints. This primarily affects the knee and hip joints but also the spine.
Medical News Today | Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Age and mobility predict death better than one's 'molecular clock' Advances in technology allow scientists to measure intricate details about the human body that greatly enhance understanding of health, disease and aging.
Medical News Today | Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pitt report suggests urgent need for policies to support family caregivers of aging and disabled Americans Family members and friends provide the vast majority of care for aging Americans experiencing chronic conditions, trauma or illness.
Medical News Today | Apr 6, 2016 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
University research encourages older adults to 'carry on shopping' Being able to shop for food in later life is an important aspect of remaining independent and staying well.
Medical News Today | Apr 6, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'It's not worth me having a long-life lightbulb' - Rare insight into attitudes to death among the very old Death is a part of life for people over 95 years old, who mainly live day-to-day, concludes a rare study of attitudes to death and dying amongst the very old.
Medical News Today | Apr 6, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aging impacts therapeutic response of melanoma cells New research highlights how vital it is to treat melanoma in an age-appropriate manner, suggesting anti-oxidants may be a more effective treatment for older patients.
Medical News Today | Apr 5, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Technique may reduce complications in elderly patients undergoing bladder cancer surgery A retrospective study indicates that for certain elderly patients undergoing surgery for bladder cancer, diverting urine from the bladder can be safely achieved with what's known as a cutaneous...
Medical News Today | Apr 5, 2016 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend