News tagged with falls
(Medical Xpress)—One in three people with rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of their age, will fall once or more times a year, according to a new University of Manchester study.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 11, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Teen-age college students are significantly more likely to abstain from drinking or to drink only minimally when their parents talk to them before they start college, using suggestions in a parent handbook ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Equipping hospital beds with alarms does not decrease patient falls and related injuries, according to University of Florida researchers and colleagues. The findings, published Nov. 20 in the Annals of ...
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A drug commonly prescribed to help patients sleep in hospitals has been associated with an increased risk of falls, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have completed the first ever objective, real-life analysis of the causes and circumstances of falls in elderly people, which could lead to improvements in the understanding and prevention and of falls in this ...
Health Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
New research, launched today and funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), shows that playing video games can help older people improve their balance and make them less ...
Health Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Engineers at Texas Tech University are developing technology that can predict when a person might fall – even days in advance.
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Balance and strength training is known to reduce falls in older adults. However, less than 10% of older people routinely engage in strength training and it is likely that this is much lower for activities that challenge balance.
Health Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When an elderly person suffers a fall it is in their best interests that help arrives as soon as possible, and for this reason most elderly people wear some form of alarm system that lets them contact emergency ...
Health Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research has shed light on the high risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis among epilepsy patients using antiepileptic drugs with most patients unaware of the risks associated with taking the drugs.
Neuroscience Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study in the Journal of the American Ge ...
Health Jun 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- A new NeuRA study has found that people suffering from depression are more likely to fall, pointing to a complex relationship between mental illness, a sense of balance, and falling in ...
Health Jun 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The recent dramatic increase in the fall death rate in older Americans is likely the effect of improved reporting quality, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report ...
Health May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC)’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) found that one fall requiring first responder emergency medical services response ...
Health Apr 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0