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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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24/08/2010 - Coffee boost for arteries
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of rich dark coffee can improve the health of their arteries, researchers have reported. More

21/07/2010 - Aids hits baby-boomers
Aids is spreading rapidly among Britain's over-50s, a government watchdog warned today. More

16/07/2010 - Late diet may extend age
British scientists say they have taken some key steps to explaining why a period of dieting can extend life-span. More

12/07/2010 - Heatwave warning
Death rates among elderly people in Britain have begun to climb amid an extended spell of warm mid-summer weather, officials have warned. More

25/06/2010 - Dangerous myth of creativity
The idea that great artists are stimulated by drugs and alcohol is a "dangerous myth," a psychiatrist said yesterday. More

14/05/2010 - 70 somethings miss screening
Most British women over the age of 70 would like to continue attending regular breast-screening - but do not realise they are able to do so, researchers warned yesterday. More

12/05/2010 - Doubts over vit D therapy
Vitamin D has been touted as a treatment for fragile bones - but a new analysis warns it may increase the rate of injuries among the elderly. More

26/04/2010 - Health MOT plan could be cheaper
Health services could run effective screening programmes for heart disease by testing only high risk individuals, it was claimed today. More

01/04/2010 - Price of package holiday era
Cheap package holidays have created a generation of British pensioners facing a massively increased risk of developing deadly skin cancer, experts warned today. More

12/02/2010 - Plan for long hot summers - Lancet
Public health advice may need a rethink if long hot summers return to Britain through global warming, an expert says today. More

08/02/2010 - Ageing genes found
Some people age faster than others because of their genes, British researchers reported last night. More

01/02/2010 - Shingles vaccine hope
Pensioners in England may be offered vaccination against shingles, ministers have announced. More

28/01/2010 - Old may benefit from weight
Some extra weight may be helpful for elderly people, researchers said today. More

25/01/2010 - Falls and fractures prevented with sunshine vitamin
Vitamin D can reduce the risk of falls among older people in hospital or nursing facilities, according to a new analysis. More

22/01/2010 - Welcome for Dads' Guide
Parent and midwife groups welcomed plans, published yesterday, to boost support for families, including an official guide for fathers. More

15/01/2010 - Eye test for brain disease
British scientists have developed a simple eye test that could provide fast diagnosis of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, it was announced yesterday. More

13/01/2010 - Heart drugs may cut dementia risk
Drugs for high blood pressure and heart disease may confer protection against Alzheimer's disease and dementia, researchers reported today. More

07/01/2010 - Mobiles boost brain - scientists
Mobile phones may boost memory and help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to controversial findings announced today. More

05/01/2010 - VitC may treat gene age disease
People at genetic risk of accelerated ageing may benefit from taking vitamin C, researchers have reported. More

30/12/2009 - Brain herb blow
The herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba does not prevent mental decline in elderly adults, researchers reported last night. More

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