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Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (19) | 10 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A 99-year-old woman has returned to her daily routine after doctors repaired three separate compression fractures in her spine three times in a month. Specialists at the University of Rochester ...
Other Dec 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Dr. Alexander K. Smith hopes to provoke a national discussion about being frank with the very elderly about their individual medical prognosis.
Health Dec 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2
Over the past few decades, doctors have noted a surprising trend in cancer of the tonsils and base of the tongue. Though oral cancer previously appeared predominantly in elderly patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Colonoscopies helped doctors detect a high rate of curable cancer in elderly people who had the screening for the first time, a new study indicates.
Cancer May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—A simple checklist could help doctors estimate whether an older patient will be alive 10 years from now, according to a new study.
Health Mar 05, 2013 | 3 / 5 (3) | 2 |
Hospitals that provide quality care for young people do not always provide the same quality care for the elderly, a new study has found.
Other Jun 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Don't be afraid: very old patients treated with Vitamin K antagonists, if adequately managed, benefit from anticoagulati
Results of the EPICA Study (Elderly Patients followed by Italian Centres for Anticoagulation Study), were presented at the ESC Congress 2011 today. This is the largest study on very old patients anticoagulated with Vitamin ...
Cardiology Aug 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Working memory, which consists in the short-term retention and processing of information, depends on specific regions of the brain working correctly. This faculty tends to deteriorate in patients with schizophrenia, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- To provide elderly, hospitalized patients with the best care possible, the medical community needs to reevaluate its reliance on medical technologies, says Bruce J. Naughton, MD, associate professor of ...
Health Apr 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The experimental drug ibrutinib (PCI-32765) shows great promise for the treatment of elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to interim findings from a clinical trial.
Cancer May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists at the Monell Center have identified the location and certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells on the tongue. The findings will facilitate techniques to grow and manipulate new functional taste cells ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Prostate cancer is often considered an elderly man's disease, and little is known about the approximately 2% of cases that arise in men who are aged 50 years or younger. Research published in the February 11th issue of the ...
Cancer Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a multicenter team of investigators have found that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is safe and effective in patients age 70 and older.
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The risk of serious side-effects associated with a common blood-thinning medication are related to elderly patients misunderstanding medical instructions, according to new research.
Medications Mar 01, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0