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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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20/11/2014 - Complex jobs boost old age brain
People who have to use "complex" thinking in their work may benefit from improved mental clarity in old age, according to Scottish researchers. More

12/11/2014 - Drug to boost vaccines for elderly
Elderly patients could be offered an immune-boosting drug to make vaccines more effective, British researchers say. More

06/11/2014 - Purpose and meaning key to long life?
A sense of meaning and purpose entering old age plays a key role in lengthening lifespan, researchers say today. More

02/10/2014 - Alarm at young adult diabetes care
Young adults with diabetes are getting much worse care than older people with the condition, according to the findings of a major study published today. More

10/09/2014 - Alzheimer's risk from tranquillisers
Taking the anxiety drugs benzodiazepine may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers warned today. More

10/09/2014 - How grief brings infection risk for elderly
Bereavement affects a person's immune system, and the impact varies with age, according to a new study. More

04/09/2014 - How sitting may shorten life
Too much sitting down may shorten life through direct impact on DNA, researchers claim today. More

21/08/2014 - Obese 30 somethings face high dementia risk
Obesity may be a cause of dementia - but people who are obese in their 30s face the biggest risk, researchers warn today. More

07/08/2014 - Elderly need sunshine vitamin - study
Elderly people may benefit from a diet rich in the sunshine vitamin, D, researchers said last night. More

17/07/2014 - Heatwave alert
The British National Health Service has been placed on alert for heatwave conditions over the next few days. More

08/07/2014 - Hope for Alzheimer's blood test
A new blood test could help identify Alzheimer's disease in its early stages, British researchers said last night. More

16/06/2014 - Plea for elderly HIV patients
A generation of people is entering old age infected with HIV, a conference heard yesterday. More

04/06/2014 - UK's centenarian challenge
More needs to be done to meet the health needs of the growing number of centenarians, experts warn today. More

02/06/2014 - Elderly flock to shingles vaccine
Britain's elderly population are flocking to get protection against the misery of shingles, it has been announced. More

17/04/2014 - Alarm as pensioners shun bowel screening
Bowel cancer screening programmes across England are having dramatically different success rates, campaigners claimed yesterday. More

09/04/2014 - Organ breakthrough may boost elderly immunity
British scientists have made a double breakthrough which could help reverse some of the effects of ageing, it was announced last night. More

09/04/2014 - Aerobic exercise boosts elderly memory
Elderly women with mild cognitive impairment benefit significantly from aerobic training, according to findings published today. More

12/03/2014 - Meat and fish plan for brain health
The brains of elderly men may benefit from diets rich in meat or fish, researchers say today. More

11/03/2014 - Professor hits at ageism in cancer care
Cancer care world-wide remains riddled with ageism, a group of British experts says. More

27/02/2014 - Elderly "overtreated"?
People in their 80s may be getting too many medicines to prevent diseases they have little risk of suffering, it was claimed today. More

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