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23/02/2021 - How UK vaccination is saving many from the virus
The first dose of the first COVID-19 vaccine has cut risk of dying from the virus by three quarters among its first elderly recipients, according to “early data”, released yesterday. More

21/12/2020 - Prehabilitation needs to be lengthy - study
Older adults should complete a lengthy programme of exercise before undergoing elective surgery to help counteract muscle-wasting effects caused by bed rest, says a UK study published today (21 December 2020). More

02/12/2020 - Early Alzheimer's markers found
Signs have been discovered in the brain of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, with the potential to allow earlier detection of the disease, Swedish researchers have reported. More

26/11/2020 - Midlife high blood pressure linked to elderly brain damage
High blood pressure in middle age is associated with the development of more extensive brain damage when elderly, researchers report today. More

12/11/2020 - Some over 70s benefit from Vitamin D and Omega-3
Taking vitamin D and omega-3 yields health benefits for some older people, according to a study published yesterday (11 November 2020). More

04/11/2020 - Frailty link to dementia "modifiable"
New links have been found between the risk of dementia and frailty, which could be a modifiable risk factor, researchers say. More

16/10/2020 - Vaccine may help over 60s - but response weaker
A COVID-19 vaccine under development in China can induce antibody responses in elderly patients, researchers have reported. More

01/10/2020 - Care homes to test anti-inflammatory virus treatment
An anti-tumour necrosis factor drug is to be tested as a community treatment for COVID-19 infection, it has been announced. More

17/09/2020 - Pandemic left stroke survivors with avoidable disabilities - report
Tens of thousands of stroke survivors have been left with avoidable, unnecessary disability – and exacerbated mental health problems – because of delayed emergency calls and cancelled therapies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published today. More

10/09/2020 - Form of natural hormone might prevent sarcopenia
A possible new treatment has been identified to restore the common age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. More

03/09/2020 - Common drugs could increase risk of cognitive decline
A common class of drugs could be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, a US study has claimed. More

27/08/2020 - Nanoscale bone inflexibility link to hip fracture risk
Flexibility and density in the bone nanostructure need to be assessed together to estimate how likely someone is to suffer fractures, according to new research. More

24/07/2020 - Alarm over low surgery rates for elderly breast patients
Women over 70 undergoing breast cancer treatment should be formally assessed for frailty to ensure treatment decisions are justified, experts say. More

09/06/2020 - Genetic risk score devised for osteoporosis patients
Genetic researchers have discovered how to predict which individuals with osteoporosis are likely to have fractures. More

20/02/2020 - Dementia projections for Europe
The number of people living with dementia in Europe will continue to increase, even though the rate of diagnosis is decreasing, according to a new analysis. More

20/01/2020 - Concerns over racial disparities in dementia treatment
Black and Asian people with dementia in the UK do not receive the same quality of care as white patients with the same condition, a new study claims today. More

18/12/2019 - Grandparent role can boost social links
Caring for a grandchild can increase the size of an individual’s social network and protect against loneliness, German researchers say today. More

16/08/2019 - Genes and apps could limit health check invites
The NHS could seek to cut the cost of screening middle-aged adults by using apps and AI, it was announced today. More

14/08/2019 - 'Ageing' gene mutation found
A newly-discovered gene mutation appears to be linked to accelerated ageing on the molecular level, British researchers have announced. More

01/08/2019 - Haemoglobin level link to dementia
Both high and low levels of haemoglobin are linked to increased risk of developing dementia in old age, Dutch researchers reported last night. More

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