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Elderly People's Health

Elderly People's Health

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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

20/05/2009 - Heatwave health advice published
The British public should get out its white paint if there are signs of a summer heatwave, according to advice published yesterday. More

12/05/2009 - Elderly need sunshine
Elderly people should spend time in the sunshine - to cut their risk of heart disease, British researchers have reported. More

01/05/2009 - Elderly people need support to reach five-a-day
Most elderly people are not eating enough fruit and vegetables, according to new findings. More

20/04/2009 - Older people under-treated after stroke
Older people who have had a stroke are often under-treated in primary care, it has been claimed. More

23/03/2009 - Bypass surgery backed for diabetics and older patients
Researchers have found that coronary artery bypass surgery may the best choice for diabetics and older patients with heart disease. More

06/03/2009 - Moderate drinking protect bones: study
Regular beer and wine consumption may help protect the bones of elderly people, researchers have reported. More

04/03/2009 - Elderly over-treated - heart specialist
Healthy elderly people are being turned into "anxious" patients in a relentless drive to reduce heart disease rates, a professor claims today. More

23/01/2009 - Geriatric units improve outcomes, study finds
The care provided in acute geriatric units leads to better outcomes for older people than conventional hospital care, researchers claim today. More

12/01/2009 - Heart risk check for elderly should be updated
Authors of a new study suggest that the system for assessing heart disease risk in older people should be replaced. More

31/12/2008 - Blood sugar link to brain ageing
Controlling blood sugar levels may help maintain cognitive health as we age, according to a new study. More

25/09/2008 - Researchers seek blood test for Alzheimer's disease
British researchers are working on a new method of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in its early stages. More

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