Latest Falls in older adults Stories

2013-10-30 11:14:53

Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls.

Elderly Falls Could Be Prevented By Magic Carpet
2012-09-04 10:19:09

Using plastic optical fibers on the underlay of a carpet, researchers have developed just such an ability in what’s being called a ‘magic carpet’.

2012-09-03 11:00:56

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence.

2012-08-08 22:15:12

Balance and strength training is known to reduce falls in older adults.

2010-11-01 21:16:36

While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can actually lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals.

2009-12-01 07:20:00

STAFFORD, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing due to the rapid aging of our population. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 60% of fatal falls occur in the home.

2008-07-31 00:00:42

Tel Aviv University researchers say the drug used to help manage attention deficit disorder in children may help seniors from falling.

2008-06-25 15:03:08

Traumatic brain injuries due to falls caused nearly 8,000 U.S. deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations in 2005 among people 65 and older, officials said.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").