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Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
There is currently not enough evidence to suggest that multivitamin and mineral supplements prevent infections in elderly people, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. View News Article (2005-03-30)

Re-examine the approach to treatment decisions of the frail elderly in hospitals
Frail elderly persons are a growing section of emergency and hospital care, and the traditional rules around consent and care may not be meeting this group's needs. View News Article (2006-06-06)

Elderly care is inadequate, especially in nursing homes
The quality of medical care that elderly patients receive, particularly those in nursing homes, is inadequate, concludes researchers in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2003-03-12)

Infectious diseases bring millions of elderly to emergency departments each year
Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults.  View News Article (2016-01-05)

Well over half a million UK elderly have poor eyesight
Well over half a million elderly people in the UK have poor eyesight, shows research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The level of impairment rises sharply with age, and most of those affected are women, the study shows. View News Article (2002-06-25)

Study shows subjective sensitivity skin temperature change is decreased in older insomniac adults
A study in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the subjective interpretation of temperature change is decreased in older adults, particularly those who suffer from insomnia. View News Article (2008-09-02)

Nearly two-thirds of American osteoporotic hip fractures are seen in the extreme elderly
A new American study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, calls for more aggressive management of osteoporosis in the extreme elderly as the true impact of osteoporotic hip fractures in those aged 80 years or older is unveiled.  View News Article (2012-06-07)

The Coming Crisis Of Long-term Care (p 1755)
Care for the elderly--whose responsibility is it, and who pays for it--is the focus of this week's editorial. Advancement in medical science and improved quality of life means that elderly people are a fast-growing part of the world's population. It is estimated that a quarter of the US population will be over 65 years by 2030; this phenomenon is not restricted to wealthier countries-80% of... View News Article (2003-05-21)

Scan visualises poor memory in the elderly
Dutch psychologists have found that elderly persons with a poor memory demonstrate less activity in the mediotemporal lobe when storing new information than elderly persons with a normally functioning memory. Sander Daselaar from the Free University of Amsterdam made scans of the activity in various brain areas. These showed differences between elderly persons with a good memory and elderly... View News Article (2003-03-21)

Colorectal cancer is the most common malignant disease in elderly people, with over 70% of cases occurring in those aged 65 years or older. Doctors often have to decide whether surgery will be worthwhile in terms of the patient's life expectancy and the quality of life they can expect after surgery. In fact, fewer elderly patients undergo surgery for colorectal cancer than their younger... View News Article (2000-09-14)

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