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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...

Macular degeneration

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

Recurrent stroke

More than 30% of strokes occur after a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)...

Sleep patterns in care homes

Sleep progresses through three stages, N1, N2 and N3, of non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM...

Atrial fibrillation is stronger risk factor for heart disease in women

Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke, and a growing body of...

CBT for depression after stroke

Emotional difficulties after stroke are common, distressing and likely to affect...

Shingles associated with short-term increased risk of stroke

The varicella zoster virus causes varicella, or chickenpox, before becoming latent in...

Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation is one of the most effective treatments for advanced Parkinson’s...

Dementia and marriage

Marriage is known to have a beneficial effect on dementia risk. More than two million people...

Musculoskeletal pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and one of the most frequent causes of...

New treatments aim to halt or delay osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women over 60 with age the...

Increasing calcium in diet unlikely to reduce fractures

Calcium supplements have long been recommended for older people to prevent and treat...

Extreme temperatures attract attention, but cold causes most excess deaths

This large observational study found that cold causes more excess deaths than very high...

Spicing up your life proves to have many health benefits

The beneficial effects of spices and their bioactive ingredients, such as capsaicin, are...

Countering apathy in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Apathy is a frequent neuropsychiatric disturbance that can precede the onset of motor...

Alternatives to zinc for lower limb compression

This small study evaluated two versions of a new two-layer compression system. Venous leg...

Prednisolone benefits community-acquired pneumonia patients

Treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia has improved with antibiotics, but...

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