News tagged with older patients
Sexually active adults aged 45 and over are being encouraged to pay more thought to safe sex in line with recent figures showing that STIs in 50-90 year olds have doubled in the past ten years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Older adults may be at increased risk of being hospitalized for lung and heart disease, stroke, and diabetes following long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard ...
Health Apr 17, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Contrary to common belief, men age 75 and older are diagnosed with late-stage and more aggressive prostate cancer and thus die from the disease more often than younger men, according to a University of Rochester analysis ...
Cancer Oct 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Age alone no longer should be considered a defining factor when determining whether an older patient with blood cancer is a candidate for stem cell transplantation. That's the conclusion of the first study summarizing long-term ...
Cancer Nov 01, 2011 | 4.5 / 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 |
Adult day care services significantly reduce the stress levels of family caregivers of older adults with dementia, according to a team of Penn State and Virginia Tech researchers.
Health Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study from the University of Haifa has found that walking around the ward during hospitalization significantly reduces the length of the older patient's stay. "Given the over-occupancy of many hospitals, this finding ...
Health Aug 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In geriatric medicine, the adage that age is just a number holds true. New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center uses a simple assessment tool to determine how well older adults diagnosed with acute myelogenous ...
Cancer Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility—but U.S. guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest ...
Medications Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
This year, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 women will not survive their battle with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. New research from the University of Missouri ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Photos of happy, smiling faces on patient education websites may engage readers, but they also may have a negative impact on older adults' comprehension of vital health information, especially ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 28, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |