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Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes

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[13/06/2012] An interactive toolkit created by a team from the University of Alberta helps palliative care patients and their care providers to deal with the physical, emotional and relationship changes that come with terminal and chronic illnesses.Palliative Care Resource Helps Ease Changes - Read more

City Kids Have More Food Allergies

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[11/06/2012] Children living in urban centres have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States.City Kids Have More Food Allergies - Read more

Ill, Older Patients Often Live Final Days in Hospital

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[11/06/2012] Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the University of California San Francisco. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there.Ill, Older Patients Often Live Final Days in Hospital - Read more

Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People

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[06/06/2012] A study of Gary Brosvic of Rider University, New Jersey has shown that taking part in a Tai Chi exercise programme reduced the number of falls and increased mobility in a group of senior citizens in assisted living in the United States.Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People - Read more

Thin as a Baby - a Diabetic in Old Age?

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[04/06/2012] Small babies had significantly higher blood glucose and insulin levels and a higher risk of diabetes at the age of 75 and older. The risk of diabetes in old age was five-fold among those born small but who were obese in midlife compared to those with higher birth weight and low body mass index in adulthood.Thin as a Baby - a Diabetic in Old Age? - Read more

Video Games Adequately for Older Adults

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[04/06/2012] Advances in technology have brought the video gaming experience closer to that of traditional physical games. Although systems, such as the Wii, that incorporate these features fly off the shelves, the increasingly complex technology may alienate certain segments of the population, including seniors.Video Games Adequately for Older Adults - Read more

Lifelong Mobility Project Gets Under Way in Mexico

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[01/06/2012] A team of global partners has tasked itself with the daunting challenge of bringing mobility to disabled children of developing nations.Lifelong Mobility Project Gets Under Way in Mexico - Read more

Low Vitamin D in Diet Increases Stroke Risk

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[30/05/2012] Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.Low Vitamin D in Diet Increases Stroke Risk - Read more

"Personality Genes" May Help Account for Longevity

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[25/05/2012] Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that personality traits like being outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, and enjoying laughter as well as staying engaged in activities may also be part of the longevity genes mix."Personality Genes" May Help Account for Longevity - Read more

Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Stroke

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[14/05/2012] Older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat are at higher risk of stroke than men. A new study shows that warfarin, the most common anticoagulant therapy used to prevent stroke in patients with Atrial fibrillation (AF) may not be as effective in women, 75 years or older, as in men.Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Stroke - Read more

 
 

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