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Topic of the Month June: Geriatrics
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Due to demographic developments in the western world the field of medical science and old people receives a lot more attention than in recent years. And it is about time since a disease in old years is not just the same as in young years plus a few complications.
Therefore, MEDICA.de sheds light on research being done around the elderly in June as can be seen in our Topic of the Month.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), primarily seen as a cause of illness in infants and children, often affects the elderly and high-risk adults as much as influenza, a study by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers demonstrates.
- Vaccines: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Poses Risk to Elderly
Men with higher levels of physical activity may reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer and slow the progression of the disease, according to new research.
- Prevention: Regular Physical Activity Protracts Prostate Cancer
Undetected osteoporosis in the elderly might be discovered if chest x-ray images that are done for other reasons were examined for fractures of the vertebrae.
- Elderly: Chest X-Rays May Help Detect Osteoporosis
Nearly three out of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, according to a new study.
- Survey: 70 Percent of Older Adults Use Alternative Medicine