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For Women, Healthy Diets May Help with Mobility when Aging

In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy ...

How to Avoid Medication Interactions As You Age

Madison, Wisconsin - As your age increases, it's likely that your arsenal of over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications and dietary supplements will grow, ...

Aging gay men face challenges after living through AIDS, cultural shifts

UCLA researcher draws from study following the lives of 5,000 gay and bisexual men for three decades ... Full story

Research aims to improve care to prevent the mistreatment of older adults

A professor’s research within the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) is helping to advance a better understanding about best practices to address the abuse of older persons. ... Full story

Fractures in the over-70s – staying out of care homes

Age-related injuries such as femoral neck fractures often result in care dependency. But it does not necessarily have to be that way, as confirmed by Prof Tim Pohlemann at the 17th EFORT Annual Congress in Geneva. Thanks to multidisciplinary orthoegeriatric rehabilitation concepts, people aged over 70 can now reap the rewards of the latest advances in traumatology – enabling them to continue to go about their day-to-day lives independently. ... Full story

Sense of hopelessness in old age is worse for least educated

USC findings contribute to evidence that education affects a person’s well-being and health in later years predicts that Americans aged 65 and older will represent one-fifth of the U.S. population in 2020, up from roughly one-seventh today. ... Full story

Radar, Bed Sensors Help Health Providers Detect Problems Early

Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults “age in place” has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents. Now, two new studies demonstrate how monitoring walking speed using radar and heart health by utilizing bed sensors help maintain older adults’ health and warn of impeding issues. ... Full story

A Smartphone to Help Keep the Elderly Safe

Rutgers engineering students program an app to measure predictors of accidental falls ... Full story

Penn-Coordinated Study Confirms Long-Term Benefit of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Half of patients had 20/40 vision or better after five years of treatment with Avastin or Lucentis ... Full story

Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study

Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study. One in four men of the same age received similar prescriptions. ... Full story

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