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Gerontology & Geriatrics

Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan

The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 percent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows when people with cerebral palsy are most likely to break bones

Researchers at Michigan Medicine found a subset of middle-aged men with cerebral palsy are up to 5.6 times more likely to suffer fractures than men without the disorder.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To prevent delirium, increase mobility, connection and sleep

Accelerated cognitive decline in patients with and without existing dementia is one of the most disturbing outcomes of hospitalizations for older adults, affecting at least 2.6 million Americans every year.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Osteoporosis detection by a simple physical function test

Osteoporosis is a condition that does not exhibit symptoms until there is a bone fracture, so a large percentage of patients remain unaware of their condition. When people are unaware their bones have weakened, the condition ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risk factors for depression are less decisive in old age

Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases like smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes also increase the likelihood of suffering from depressive mood or depression. Until now, however, it was unclear whether this influence ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study: Sudden hearing loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccination

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have tried to address recent reports that sudden sensorineural hearing loss—a condition that occurs as a result of damage to the inner ear—has been suspected of being ...