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Infections in US hospitals claim 400,000 lives annually


May 7th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 7 (IANS) An estimated 400,000 people die every year due to infections in US hospitals and nursing homes, according to a new study.Infections in nursing homes have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Creative storytelling improves lives of people with dementia: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A University of Missouri study has found that creative storytelling improves communication skills and has a positive affect on people with dementia.Lorraine Phillips, John A. Hartford of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

U.S. activates system to help U.S. hospitals treat victims from Haiti


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday activated additional components of the National Disaster Medical System to help U.S. hospitals treat survivors of the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Soon, sensors to help prevent falls in older adults


April 19th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): University of Virginia researchers are developing wireless body sensors that monitor gait - a development that will reduce fall risk in elderly.A new consortium of researchers from U.Va.'s ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Houseplants have positive effects on older adults


February 27th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Caring for houseplants can have very positive effects on the lives of retirement community residents, according to a new study.Quality of life becomes an important issue for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boosting immune response may help older patients fight TB


June 10th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers from Ohio State University have revealed that boosting the immune system in elderly people is the most effective way to help them fight against tuberculosis.Joanne Turner, ... Read more...

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