elderly patients

Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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Australian nurse charged with five murders


November 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 19 (IANS) A 35-year-old male nurse in Australia was Saturday charged with five murders after a nursing home blaze in Sydney killed five elderly patients.Three people died when ... Read more...

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Body chemical may help critically ill to improve


August 4th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 4 (IANS) The presence of a natural chemical in the body, procalcitonin (PCT), may be an effective way to improve the results of critically ill patients, a latest ... Read more...

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British patients shake tambourine to call nurse


June 22nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Elderly patients at a hospital in Britain were told to shake a ­tambourine to alert the staff in an ­emergency as there was no proper alarm ... Read more...

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Japan ill equipped for post-quake health crisis


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Japan is unprepared and ill equipped to face the post earthquake-cum-tsunami health crisis, says medical journal The Lancet.According to the journal, rural parts of the earthquake-struck region are facing ... Read more...

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India bans two drugs


March 18th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The government Friday banned the drugs Gatifloxacin and Tegaserod with immediate effect, saying that the use of the drugs is "likely to involve risk to ... Read more...

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Tai chi ‘cuts depression in elderly people’


March 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Combining the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art tai chi with a standard anti-depressant drug can effectively reduce symptoms of depression in elderly people, suggests a new study.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Elderly man trying to park his car rams into restaurant


March 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 4 (IANS) An elderly man rammed his car into a southeast Melbourne restaurant, causing chaos all around and injuring 17 people. It is believed he was probably trying ... Read more...

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A few steps could lead to big gains for hospitalized elderly patients


December 11th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that hospitalized elderly patients who take even short walks around a hospital unit tend to leave the hospital sooner than their more ... Read more...

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Probiotics cut duration of stomach upsets


November 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Probiotics cut the duration of stomach upsets like diarrhoea, says a comprehensive new review study. A review of 63 studies involving more than 8,000 people found that ... Read more...

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Even short falls can be deadly for 70-plus adults


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A study has revealed that simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless but they can actually lead to severe injury and ... Read more...

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Benefit of exercise in patients with hypertension insufficiently investigated


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new report has suggested that informative clinical studies are necessary to measure the implications of regular exercising on patients with increased blood pressure (hypertension).People with increased blood ... Read more...

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Now eating before operation can help you recover!


September 28th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Even those who have never had an operation know the drill -- stay off food before surgery. But a radical new approach pioneered by bowel cancer surgeons in ... Read more...

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Drugs to treat nausea and vomiting raise clotting risk


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Common drugs to treat nausea and vomiting increase the risk of deadly blood clots by a third, say researchers. Hundreds of thousands of people in England take the ... Read more...

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Drugs to treat nausea, vomiting ‘up clots risk’


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Drugs, which are commonly prescribed for nausea and vomiting leads to one-third increase in the risk of potentially deadly blood clots, according to a Brit study.Hundreds of thousands ... Read more...

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Medicare In America To Bequeath Therapy To Help Smokers Quit


August 31st, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men At Work): A recent account of the Associated Press (AP) has mentioned that Medicare intends to help approximately 4.5 million smokers in America jettison the practice ... Read more...

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Lighter weights too can build bulging biceps


August 13th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Gym goers keen on building bulging biceps might be tempted to rely on the heavy dumbbells. But researchers in Canada have found that lifting lighter weights for longer ... Read more...

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You don’t have to lift heavy weights to build muscle, suggests study


August 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): It is widely believed that lifting heavy weights is the key to build muscle size. However, a new study has shown that a similar degree of muscle building ... Read more...

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Delirium in elderly patients linked to greater risk of death, dementia


July 28th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Review and analysis of previous research has indicated that delirium in elderly patients is associated with an increased risk of death, dementia, and institutionalisation."Delirium is a syndrome of ... Read more...

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‘Silent’ brain damage could point to increased stroke risk


June 8th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Being young doesn't imply you are immune to a stroke.According to result of research from Hopital Notre Dame in Montreal, two silent factors − leukoaraiosis and silent ... Read more...

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Spitting debris helps brain’s tiny blood vessels survive


June 5th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Capillaries have a unique method of ejecting debris, such as blood clots, cholesterol or calcium plaque, that blocks supply of vital nutrients to brain cells. The facts have ... Read more...

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Cochlear implants ‘less beneficial’ for the elderly


May 18th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Cochlear implants are less beneficial for older adults as compared to younger patients who have similar levels of hearing impairment before surgery, according to a report.The study has ... Read more...

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Removing kidney of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer does not prolong their lives


May 10th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, then removal of an entire kidney doesn't prolong lives of patients aged 75 and above who have confined kidney tumours.In ... Read more...

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California nurse arrested for stealing from several elderly patients, kidnapping one with Alzheimer’s


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 am ICT by BNO News
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – A California nurse was arrested for stealing from several of her elderly patients, prosecutors said Monday.Concepcion "Connie" Pinco Giron, 51, of Richmond, California, was the assistant administrator ... Read more...

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Heart patients using herbal remedies may be at risk


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Many of today's popular herbal supplements, including St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba, garlic and even grapefruit juice can pose serious risks to people who are taking medications for ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 12 injured in Orissa road accident


January 25th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 12 seriously injured Monday when a vehicle carrying them collided with a truck in Orissa's Bolangir district, an official said. The vehicle was carrying ... Read more...

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Now, heart can be repaired through the wrist


January 8th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): For the first time, cardiologists at the University of Illinois and Jesse Brown VA medical centers have repaired an ailing heart by clearing blocked arteries via the wrist.Called ... Read more...

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GE Healthcare unveils low-cost device for heart check-up


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) GE Healthcare, the $17-billion unit of General Electric, Monday unveiled a low-cost portable electrocardiogram (ECG) device for early detection of heart disease. "Our new device (MAC-i) is priced ... Read more...

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Thyroid surgery safer for patients above 65:Study


October 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that thyroid surgery is safe for people aged 65 and above.The study's researchers found only slight differences in rates of complications and hospital ... Read more...

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Dialysis may affect mobility in frail elderly with end-stage renal disease


October 15th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers suggest that before offering the treatment, kidney specialists need to weigh which elderly patient suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) would benefit the most from either dialysis ... Read more...

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Chemical ’switch’ that reverses biological clock pinpointed


October 1st, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a chemical 'switch' that can reverse the "biological clock" by making human muscles younger and stronger.As time passes, our muscles slowly ... Read more...

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New drugs for Alzheimer’s may also treat traumatic brain injury


July 13th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on how two brain disorders are linked -- both Alzhemier's and traumatic brain injury trigger destruction of cellular pathways. This finding could pave the way ... Read more...

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Elderly patients at risk from side-effects of dementia drugs


May 28th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Side-effects associated with commonly-prescribed dementia drugs may be exposing the elderly to risk, says a new study led by an Indian Canadian. Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) are ... Read more...

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Delirium hastens memory decline in Alzheimer’s patients


May 5th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): An episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ... Read more...

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