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Pimavanserin provides short-term benefit in Alzheimer’s disease psychosis

A study suggests pimavanserin may be safer than traditional medications for Alzheimer’s

Retinal examinations may help assess and prevent cardiovascular events

A study suggests retinal examinations might help assess and prevent strokes and heart attacks

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Prescribers should think twice before using gliptins for some patients with type 2 diabetes

Understanding alcohol-related liver disease patients’ illness beliefs

Survey measured patients' views about medicines relating to alcoholic liver disease

Clinical presentation of scabies in older care home residents differs from classic...

Prospective study of scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for older people

Haloperidol associated with slight increased risk of death in acute myocardial...

Comparing the use of haloperidol versus atypical antipsychotics and risk of in-hospital death

Socioeconomic

Independent association between socio-economic status and physical functioning in older...

Focusing on prioritising healthy ageing globally in the face of poor socio-economic...

Weight loss

Remission of type 2 diabetes is a practical target for primary care

Study highlights the importance of reducing fat in the liver and pancreas and weight-loss...

Anticoagulant

Study advocates continued use of anticoagulants in patients with resolved atrial...

Treatment with anticoagulants reduces risk of stroke by two thirds

Memory loss present years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear

Cross-sectional study examined forgetfulness in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Regular lifelong exercise may prevent arterial stiffening

Research shines more light on exercise effects in older people

Incontinence-associated dermatitis: cleaning and protecting skin is vital

The treatment of urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis

Higher vitamin D level associated with lower risk of total cancer

Japanese study suggests beneficial effects for prevention of cancer in all sites

Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia

Clinicians should consider long-term effects of some anticholinergic medications

Drug-eluting stents reduce cardiac events in older people

Trial indicates polymer-coated stents reduce risk of stroke

Sham operation casts doubt on back treatment

Surgery to repair spinal fractures was no more effective than a sham procedure

Cognitive impairment linked to less need for pain relief

Pain is less frequently reported in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment

Why older people experience muscle loss

Study shows reinnervation of muscle fibres does not expand motor unit size in those with...

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