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Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels

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Photo: An older man drinking beer [26/08/2015] One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status.One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels - Read more

The trick comes with age: being less tired

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Photo: Older couple sleeping together in bed [18/08/2015] The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day.The trick comes with age: being less tired - Read more

Neurological disease: 'Hidden epidemic' through modern living?

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Photo: Motorway in a city covered by smog [07/08/2015] Modern living could be responsible for an 'almost epidemic' increase in neurological brain disease, according to new research from Bournemouth University.Neurological disease: 'Hidden epidemic' through modern living? - Read more

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing

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Photo: Physician holds an ultrasound head [16/07/2015] Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. This is particularly effective for treating diabetics and the elderly.Ultrasound accelerates skin healing - Read more

Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive

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Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [30/06/2015] Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK. However, health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical.Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive - Read more


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