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A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Active older adults with back pain may experience less energy efficient walking and poorer endurance, a new study suggests. “Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important,” said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

HIGHLIGHTS Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness Men with dental issues were more likely to frail Frailty is basically a medical term for becoming weak Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness; turns out it may be linked with frailty in older men. According to a study published [...]

January 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

Ford updates technology on older vehicles

Ford updates technology on older vehicles

Ford Motor Co. will offer an aftermarket plug-in device to add new technology to older vehicles. The device, Ford SmartLink, will plug in to a vehicle’s OBD-II port below the steering wheel, and enable 2010-16 model Ford and Lincoln vehicles to download the latest Ford Motor technology, the automaker said in a statement Friday. Ford [...]

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Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Using a set of lifestyle and health factors, researchers in a recent study by the American Geriatrics Society found a method of calculating risk for pneumonia that may help increase vaccination and prevent the potentially life-threatening infection. Older adults with pneumonia are hospitalized about 40 percent of the time, facing high risk of complication and [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Children of older mothers might also have a leg up on their friends

Children of older mothers might also have a leg up on their friends

Although older women can also face more ability pregnancy complications, their children seem to farehigher in a few approaches over the longer term, a new examine indicates. using statistics on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers located that human beings born to momswho were in their past due-30s or 40s tended to be taller, more [...]

April 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Children of older mothers might also have a leg up on their friends