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Pain profiling could improve quality of life for older people

Pain profiling in older people can improve quality of life and help target healthcare

Whole grain consumption and mortality

Latest research from the nursing and scientific journals

Changes to the gastrointestinal tract

Latest research from the nursing and scientific journals

Complications of deep vein thrombosis

Latest research from the nursing and scientific journals

Volunteering in middle age linked to better mental health

The positive association between volunteering and good mental health is apparent from around...

Computer modelling sheds light on Alzheimer's

New research puts scientists a step closer to tackling the degenerative disease

Too many older people taking medications inappropriately

Taking medications inappropriately is putting older people at risk of death and...

Carers are not always seeking support

A study found barriers preventing people from identifying as carers

Higher potato intake linked to hypertension

Eating fewer potatoes could decrease hypertension risk

The role of genetic factors in pain after hip replacement

Patients with a form of IL6 gene were more likely to need higher doses of pain medication

Role of genetic factors in pain after hip replacement

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to the contribution of genetic factors...

Higher potato intake associated with hypertension risk

The aim of three US prospective longitudinal cohort studies was to determine whether a...

Carers are not always seeking out the support they may need

‘Hidden carers’ refers to informal carers who may not recognise themselves as carers and so...

Signs to look for when ageing affects body’s glucose levels

A hypoglycaemic episode in an older adult can lead to complications including falls,...

Exercise and dance offer multiple benefits after breast operations

Radiotherapy is administered to most women after breast-conserving surgery for cancer and to...

Saturated fat may not be as bad for us after all

The traditional diet-heart hypothesis predicts that replacing saturated fat with vegetable...

Aspirin can aid bandage as the best treatment for leg ulcers

Best practice for venous leg ulcers is a firm graduated compression bandage to reduce venous...

Macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.