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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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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

23/12/2009 - Should elderly blood pressure therapy be limited?
Elderly people are often over-treated for high blood pressure, an expert claims today. More

14/12/2009 - Appearances may not be deceptive
You may well be as young - or as old - as you look, doctors claimed today. More

13/11/2009 - Alarm raised over antipsychotics for dementia
Too many people with dementia are being prescribed dangerous anti-psychotic drugs, it was alleged yesterday. More

11/11/2009 - Walking speed linked to elderly survival
New evidence, reported today has underlined the importance of fitness in older age. More

26/10/2009 - How aerobics boosts elderly hearts
A programme which got high-risk elderly people exercising vigorously successfully improved the health of their hearts, a conference has been told. More

21/10/2009 - Heart disease link to hip breaks
People who develop heart disease may face an increased risk of suffering from hip fractures, researchers reported last night. More

02/10/2009 - Babies will hit century - claim
More than half of babies born in rich nations today may live to be 100, according to an analysis today. More

02/10/2009 - Vitamin D pills could prevent falls
Vitamin D supplements could significantly reduce the risk of falls among older people, researchers reported today. More

29/09/2009 - Heels and slippers warning to women
Women whose footwear is determined by extreme fashion - or extreme comfort - pay the price in later life, researchers warned last night. More

22/09/2009 - UK elders cancer risk ignorance
Young Britons know more about the risks of cancer than older people, according to a survey published yesterday. More

07/09/2009 - Gene breakthrough offers diabetes hope
British researchers have found a genetic clue to the causes of type 2 diabetes, normally linked to obesity and poor diet. More

12/08/2009 - Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's
Elderly people who keep physically active and eat a so-called Mediterranean diet may be helping themselves to stave off Alzheimer's disease, researchers claimed last night. More

05/08/2009 - Dementia studies outline healthy habits
Brain exercises can hold back memory loss in later dementia, a new study shows. More

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