News tagged with falls

Social media gives helping hand to fall-prone elderly

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 ...

Jul 16, 2012
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Epilepsy drugs increase risk of fractures and falls

(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.

Jun 28, 2012
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Hearing loss linked to 3-fold risk of falling

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 ...

Feb 27, 2012
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Sleep disorders common among police officers

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 ...

Dec 20, 2011
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