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Yoga can improve older people’s mental health

This study showed a decrease in depression and anxiety scores and an increase in self-esteem...

Eyeball exercise can improve balance ability in older people

This study suggests that eyeball exercise programmes affect vestibular function by the...

Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care

The global epidemic of type 2 diabetes demands innovation in care delivery, and supporting...

Tooth loss linked to increased risk of dementia

Older people who have less teeth have an increased risk of developing dementia, new study...

Pelvic fractures increase risk of dying in older people

Older people have an increased risk of dying in the first eight months after a pelvic...

Parenthood may help stave off death in older age

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than being childless, particularly in old age,...

Vitamin D supplementation effective in preventing acute respiratory tract infections

Consistent studies have shown low levels of vitamin D will leave people more susceptible to...

Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome and cognitive impairments

Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea can occur at any age, but its prevalence increases with age.

Nutritional standards needed for ready meals to avoid micronutrient deficiencies

How to avoid micronutrient deficiencies that contribute to age-related disorders

Get your ‘five a day’ to reduce dementia risk

Having at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day could help...

Education does not protect against age-related memory problems

While older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, this does...

Hip fractures associated with increased risk of dying in older people

Older people who experience a hip fracture have an increased risk of dying both immediately...

Continuity of care in general practice could reduce avoidable hospital admissions in...

Older people who see the same GP over time have fewer avoidable hospital admissions for...

Screening for type 2 diabetes

Systematic review concludes that rather than screening for high risk it would be better to...

Older people and pedestrian deaths

Older people are vulnerable road users with a disproportionate number of pedestrian deaths...

Screening for age-related hearing loss

Study assesses how effective an app could be in screening older people for heaing loss.

People who speak more than one language cope better with dementia

People who speak two or more languages cope better with the symptoms of dementia, new study...

Improving quality of life through self-management

Identifying the ways the NHS can use self-management to improve services

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