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The ambulance service response to emergency calls for elderly falls patients varies widely across the UK, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Health Mar 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another ...
Health Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hip fractures are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Cervical myelopathy is a common neurological condition that can diminish balance and coordination.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Its a scenario played out all too frequently: Adult children, worried about the safety of their aging parents, foist devices on them to monitor their safety. And their parents, resentful ...
Health Feb 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The first few weeks of college are a critical time in shaping students' drinking habits. Now Penn State researchers have a tailored approach that may help prevent students from becoming heavy drinkers.
Health Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 3 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Working-age adults who take combinations of prescription medication may be doubling their risk of serious falls at home according to research from The University of Auckland.
Medications Jan 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Nursing home residents with dementia who use average doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are three times more likely to have an injurious fall than similar people who don't use these drugs. The association ...
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
A survey of police officers indicated that about 40 percent have a sleep disorder, which was associated with an increased risk of adverse health, safety and performance outcomes, according to a study in the December 21 issue ...
Sleep apnea Dec 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Many young women who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their ways once they go off to college. And those who take up binge drinking may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, according ...
Health Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A world-first Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study has found that people suffering from more extensive vision loss from glaucoma are at a higher risk of having a fall than those with better ...
Health Nov 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In 2008, as part of a larger initiative aimed at reducing preventable hospital errors and lowering costs, Medicare stopped reimbursing for the treatment of injuries related to in-hospital falls.
Health Oct 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A study carried out by the Primary Care Research Group at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and NIHR PenCLAHRC, has analysed the results of an ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
Almost 60 per cent of people who have a stroke experience one or more falls afterwards most often in their own homes and some are left with serious injuries, according to a study released today at the Canadian ...
Cardiology Oct 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Windows are a part of everyday life for children in the United States. While many parents know that windows can be a hazard for their child, they may not be aware just how often things can take a turn for the worse.
Health Aug 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
ROSEMONT, Ill.While falls are a common cause of injury, particularly in older, hospitalized patients, some may not be as preventable as once thought. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy ...
Health Jul 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0