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Study shows potential treatment for brain cancer

Study shows potential treatment for brain cancer

Videotaping advance directives would allow people to express medical decisions to their physicians and families more easily

Videotaping advance directives would allow people to express medical decisions to their physicians and families more easily

Five basic steps to help doctors identify and treat insomnia in elderly patients

Five basic steps to help doctors identify and treat insomnia in elderly patients

Teenage IQ linked to risk of dementia

Teenage IQ linked to risk of dementia

Obese older women may be more prone to frailty

Obese older women may be more prone to frailty

Yaktrax Walker - new footwear reduces falls in the elderly

Yaktrax Walker - new footwear reduces falls in the elderly

Study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults

Study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults

Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication

Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication

Association between chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) and frailty syndrome

Association between chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) and frailty syndrome

Physical activity in old age is beneficial for physical, cognitive and psychological health

Physical activity in old age is beneficial for physical, cognitive and psychological health

Disturbingly high rate of home care patients are being admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia

Disturbingly high rate of home care patients are being admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia

The inability to care for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death in a hospital

The inability to care for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death in a hospital

Older adults with insomnia report falling asleep faster with Ramelteon

Older adults with insomnia report falling asleep faster with Ramelteon

High nighttime blood pressure linked to increased blood sugar levels

High nighttime blood pressure linked to increased blood sugar levels

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

Contrary to common wisdom, sleeping pills may not increase fall risk

Contrary to common wisdom, sleeping pills may not increase fall risk

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

First study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults helps independent living

First study to report that successful treatment of depression in older adults helps independent living

More standardized geriatric training needed across all medical specialties

More standardized geriatric training needed across all medical specialties

People drink less alcohol as they age

People drink less alcohol as they age