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Elderly ‘housebound’ by fall fear

Elderly ‘housebound’ by fall fear

30 October 2012 Last updated at 20:45 ET A fear of falling is making many elderly people prisoners in their own homes, a survey has suggested. More than one in five of the 500 people aged 75 and older, interviewed by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service charity, lived in fear of falling. And 5% are so fearful that they will not leave their homes unaccompanied, the report found. Continue reading

Elderly ‘housebound’ by fall fear

Elderly ‘housebound’ by fall fear

30 October 2012 Last updated at 20:45 ET A fear of falling is making many elderly people prisoners in their own homes, a survey has suggested. More than one in five of the 500 people aged 75 and older, interviewed by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service charity, lived in fear of falling. And 5% are so fearful that they will not leave their homes unaccompanied, the report found. Continue reading

Call for asbestos test in schools

Call for asbestos test in schools

30 October 2012 Last updated at 03:25 ET Growing concern about asbestos levels in schools has led to calls for routine testing for airborne fibres in classrooms in Wales. A BBC Wales investigation has found there is no acceptable safe limit for exposure to asbestos dust in schools. Campaigners have said airborne testing must be introduced Continue reading

Breast screening advice updated

Breast screening advice updated

29 October 2012 Last updated at 21:33 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Women invited for breast cancer screening in the UK are to be given more information about the potential harms of being tested. An independent review 1 was set up to settle a fierce debate about whether the measure did more harm than good. It showed that for every life saved, three women had treatment for a cancer which would never have been fatal. Continue reading

Quick release bandage tape: No more tears from tears

Quick release bandage tape: No more tears from tears

ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2012) — Commercial medical tapes on the market today are great at keeping medical devices attached to the skin, but often can do damage — such as skin tissue tearing — once it’s time to remove them. Continue reading

More than good vibes: Researchers propose the science behind mindfulness

More than good vibes: Researchers propose the science behind mindfulness

ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2012) — Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. Continue reading

Influenza vaccine may reduce risk of heart disease and death: Flu shot may reduce risk of major cardiac event by 50 percent

Influenza vaccine may reduce risk of heart disease and death: Flu shot may reduce risk of major cardiac event by 50 percent

ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2012) — Getting a flu shot may not only protect you from getting sick, it might also prevent heart disease. Two Toronto-based researchers presented studies at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress which found that the influenza vaccine could be an important treatment for maintaining heart health and warding off cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks Continue reading

Advanced cancer patients overoptimistic about chemotherapy’s ability to cure, study finds

Advanced cancer patients overoptimistic about chemotherapy’s ability to cure, study finds

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Antibodies to immune cells protect eyes in Pseudomonas infection

Antibodies to immune cells protect eyes in Pseudomonas infection

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Contact lenses, particularly the extended wear variety, render wearers vulnerable to eye infections from Pseudomonas aeruginosa . These infections can cause severe damage, including blindness. Continue reading

Women more likely to die from myocardial infarction than men

Women more likely to die from myocardial infarction than men

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2012) — Women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. The gender gap in mortality was independent of patient characteristics, revascularisation delays and revascularisation modalities. Continue reading