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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...

Long-term proton pump inhibitor use does not increase hip fracture risk among people...

Despite slight increase in risk over first year, study shows no increase in number of...

Ultra-processed foods may increase cancer risk

Study shows greater consumption leads to higher risk but research is needed to determine...

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-...

Some types of eyelid cancer rising steadily in England

Certain types of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over the past 15 years in England, with 2...

Older people with fewer teeth found more likely to be frail

Older people who lose the most teeth are at greatest risk of becoming frail because they can...

Hip fractures among older women reduced by community screening

More than a quarter of hip fractures in older women could be prevented by community...

Tapeworm medicine may hold clue to new treatments for Parkinson’s

New treatments for Parkinson’s disease could be developed from a molecule found in a...

Long-term approach needed to ensure the well-being of older adults with cancer

Research explores factors in physical, psychological and social domains that could affect...

Better care for patients with dementia in the recovery room

Study looked at improving recovery room care for patients with dementia after surgery

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