News tagged with seniors

Geography affects what drugs seniors prescribed

New research shows that where seniors live makes a difference in the medications they're prescribed. Some miss out on key treatments while others are more likely to get riskier ones.

Oct 15, 2013
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A 'yes' to one drug could become 'yes' for other drugs

High school seniors who frown upon the use of drugs are most likely to be female, nonsmokers or hold strong religious beliefs, according to a study by Joseph Palamar of New York University. Palamar examines how teenagers' ...

Oct 08, 2013
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Meals for more seniors could save some states money

Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. A new study by Brown University public health researchers projects that if every U.S. state in the lower ...

Oct 07, 2013
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These apps were made for walking

Only one quarter of senior citizens meet the national guidelines for regular physical activity, according to a report from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. This is despite clear ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Is Grandma OK? There's an app for that

CSIRO researchers are trialling an app that aims to allow elderly people to live at home safely for longer by subtly collecting data on their movements around the house.

Aug 06, 2013
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