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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

31/07/2019 - Risks for elderly of stopping statins
Coming off statins at the age of 75 can significantly raise the risk of cardiovascular events, researchers warn today. More

15/07/2019 - Healthy lifestyle could reduce genetic risk of dementia
Living a healthy lifestyle could reduce a person’s genetic risk of dementia by almost one third, the first study of its kind has revealed. More

07/06/2019 - Gait speed measurements aid prognosis of elderly
A simple test of walking speed is a key prognostic indicator for elderly patients with haematological cancers, researchers have reported. More

15/05/2019 - Dementia prevention guidance released
New global guidelines set out how the public can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. More

01/05/2019 - LATE-onset dementia classified
A form of late-onset dementia has been identified by scientists linked to a specific protein, it has been announced. More

10/04/2019 - Immunotherapy questioned for the elderly
Immunotherapy is less effective for elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer than with younger patients, a conference will hear today. More

04/04/2019 - Is ageism a factor in health?
Ageism may be contributing to declining health in people of late middle age, it was claimed today. More

14/03/2019 - Plan to predict Parkinson's
Researchers have appealed for thousands of volunteers to help with a major project aimed at mapping the early development of Parkinson's disease. More

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