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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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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

15/07/2009 - Healthy diet and sustained exercise protects brain in later life
A healthy diet and moderate exercise seem to protect against mental decline and dementia, a major international conference was told yesterday. More

06/07/2009 - Coffee clue to Alzheimer's treatment
Five cups of coffee a day might have dramatic benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported yesterday. More

29/06/2009 - No consensus on aneurysm screening
Two new studies have reached different conclusions on the cost-effectiveness of national aortic screening programmes. More

26/06/2009 - 'Urgent action' needed on older cancer deaths
New figures show that the death toll from cancer among people over 75 is higher in the UK than most Western countries. More

24/06/2009 - Osteoporosis drug monitoring 'unnecessary'
Monitoring women on anti-osteoporosis treatment is a waste of resources, experts say today. More

10/06/2009 - Fast new dementia test for non-specialists
A new rapid cognitive test has been developed to diagnose early dementia. More

28/05/2009 - Supplements that boost bones - Vienna conference
People who need to protect the health of their bones need to take calcium and vitamin D supplements together, a European conference heard yesterday. More

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