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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

Use of B vitamins in stroke prevention

Potential benefits of B vitamin therapy to lower homocysteine concentrations in people at...

Married people less at risk of developing dementia

Being married may help stave off dementia, while those who lose their partner or remain...

Older people in poor health lose gripping strength faster

Older people with poorer health than their peers are more likely to have weaker muscles and...

Maintaining levels of vitamin D helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Maintaining vitamin D levels could help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases such...

Patients and families need better preparation for the 'final illness’...

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals.

Prevalence of resistant hypertension and strategies for tackling the crisis

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals.

Music-based interventions for neurological rehabilitation

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals.

Healthy lifelong diet pays dividends in older age

People who have a healthier diet throughout adulthood are more likely to be stronger and...

Support needed to promote more exercise by older people

Better training and support is needed to help health professionals promote the benefits of...

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