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Assisted Suicide: Women More Likely to Receive Help Than Men

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Photo: Two female hands holding each other [20/02/2014] Organisations involved in assisted suicide help women die more frequently than men. In addition, those living alone, the divorced and well-educated people make above-average use of assisted suicide. This has been demonstrated by a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).Assisted Suicide: Women More Likely to Receive Help Than Men - Read more

UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death'

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Photo: Union Jack, Red Bus, Signs of London [13/02/2014] Dr Alex Scott-Samuel and colleagues from the Universities of Durham, West of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, sourced data from over 70 existing research papers, which concludes that the former prime minister's legacy "includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and loss of well-being."UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death' - Read more

Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved

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Photo: Eye [23/01/2014] The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a recent study.Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Older Persons

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Photo: Nutrition [09/12/2013] Many older people are ingesting too much magnesium and vitamin E in the form of dietary supplements. This was discovered by scientists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a population-based study.Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Older Persons - Read more

Hospital: Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident

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Photo: Elderly patient and doctor [05/12/2013] Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles.Hospital: Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident - Read more

Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor

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Photo: Eye [28/11/2013] Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age. Corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most recipients.Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor - Read more

Older Adults: Delaying Age Rather Than Fighting Fatal Diseases

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Photo: Aging happily [15/10/2013] A new study shows that research to delay aging and the infirmities of old age would have better population health and economic returns than advances in individual fatal diseases such as cancer or heart disease.Older Adults: Delaying Age Rather Than Fighting Fatal Diseases - Read more

World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013

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Photo: Rheumatism [07/10/2013] Rheumatic and muscosceletal diseases span a lot of different conditions that can have strongly differing forms. Still, most of these conditions have in common that they cause strong pain and reduce the functions of the affected limbs and organs.World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013 - Read more

Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point

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Photo: Weighing [20/09/2013] Some overweight older adults do not need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. People who are slightly overweight in their 50s but keep their weight relatively stable are the most likely to survive over the next 16 years.Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point - Read more

Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test

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Photo: Osteoporosis [18/09/2013] A handheld device for diagnosing the early signs of osteoporosis could be available for clinical use within five years. Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test - Read more

 
 

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