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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Seniors: Intentional Weight Loss Is Not Harmful

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[05/05/2010] A new study refutes the widely held belief that intentional weight loss in older adults leads to increased risk of death.Seniors: Intentional Weight Loss Is Not Harmful - Read more

Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance

[19/03/2010] Total knee replacement (TKR) relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis, according to a study. The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.Elderly: Knee Replacement Improves Balance - Read more

Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure

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[18/03/2010] Chronic feelings of loneliness take a toll on blood pressure over time, causing a marked increase after four years, according to a new study.Ageing: Feeling Lonely Increases Blood Pressure - Read more

Ageing: Estrogen not Cause of Osteoporosis

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[04/03/2010] Marking a shift in decades of thought on the cause of osteoporosis, researchers have identified an age-related mechanism – not a decrease of the hormone estrogen – as the primary culprit.Ageing: Estrogen not Cause of Osteoporosis - Read more

Stroke: No Longer Disease of Old Age

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[25/02/2010] More young people are having strokes while older people are having fewer, according to data from the American Heart Association.Stroke: No Longer Disease of Old Age - Read more

Elderly: Untreated Poor Vision Linked to Dementia

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[18/02/2010] Elderly people with visual disorders that are left untreated are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease - the most common form of dementia, according to a new study.Elderly: Untreated Poor Vision Linked to Dementia - Read more

Arthritis: Special Gloves Help Understand Arthritis

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[10/02/2010] A pair of arthritis simulation gloves, which reproduce the reduction in functional capacity experienced by persons with arthritis, helps better understand how arthritis affects a person's ability to grasp, pinch, turn, lift and twist objects.Arthritis: Special Gloves Help Understand Arthritis - Read more

Rheumatism: New 'Suicide' Molecule Halts Arthritis

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[29/01/2010] A researcher has invented a novel way to halt and even reverse rheumatoid arthritis in mice. He developed an imitation of a suicide molecule that floats undetected into overactive immune cells responsible for the disease.Rheumatism: New 'Suicide' Molecule Halts Arthritis - Read more

Brain: Elderly Make Good Use of Useless Information

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[28/01/2010] A study has found evidence that the older brain's weakened ability to filter out irrelevant information may actually give aging adults a memory advantage over their younger counterparts.Brain: Elderly Make Good Use of Useless Information - Read more

Technology: Safety Net for Fall-Prone Elderly

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[12/01/2010] Falls are the main cause of injuries among elderly people, but until now doctors have had few ways of monitoring and counteracting mobility problems among patients. New research aims to change that.Technology: Safety Net for Fall-Prone Elderly - Read more