News tagged with aging population

Family care taking toll on workplace

(Medical Xpress)—Caring for aging family and friends is putting the squeeze on the Canadian workplace, with an average 1.5 million workdays being missed per month by middle-aged caregivers who are also ...

Nov 26, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Ageing linked to cancer

Ageing is an unavoidable part of life, and it is often accompanied by a number of age-related illnesses. One of the biggest diseases associated with ageing is cancer, which as a result is often referred to ...

Oct 08, 2012
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

What makes surgeons happy?

(Medical Xpress)—Lack of control over operating rooms and other resources as well as a lack of work-life balance are among the main reasons general surgeons may be dissatisfied with their jobs, a new study ...

Sep 28, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Quitting driving: Families key but docs have role

(AP)—Families may have to watch for dents in the car and plead with an older driver to give up the keys—but there is new evidence that doctors could have more of an influence on one of the most wrenching ...

Sep 26, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Reported Dutch euthanasia cases rise

(AP)—The number of doctor-assisted suicide cases reported in the Netherlands grew by 559 between the years of 2010 and 2011, a commission says.

Sep 26, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Palliative care experts call for better home care

Improved home care resources for people with conditions such as dementia, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the UK's ageing population on the NHS, according ...

Sep 25, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Montreal technology uses cold to treat heart condition

A team of cardiologists from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) specializing in cardiac arrhythmias has used for the very first time in Canada, a technology developed in Montreal to treat a patient with atrial fibrillation. ...

Sep 25, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Most baby boomers 'under the doctor' at retirement

(Medical Xpress)—The vast majority of the post-war baby boomers have had at least one medical condition requiring regular GP visits in the run-up to retirement, and just one in six was completely condition free, according ...

Sep 21, 2012
popularity 3 / 5 (1) | comments 0