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2011-10-19 08:17:05

Despite substantial reductions in the hospital death rates for heart attack patients across all age groups, there are still worrying inequalities in heart attack management for the elderly, a new study has shown. The research, carried out by the University of Leeds, UK and funded by the British Heart Foundation, showed that the risk of a heart patient dying in hospital almost halved across all age groups between 2003 and 2010. Specialist treatments — such as coronary angioplasty...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

Professionals praised but concerns voiced over mental health and breast checks HEALTH SERVICES for older people have improved markedly over the past three years, but concerns remain over mental health and palliative care, nurses and campaigners said last week. They were responding to a report published by the Department of Health's national director for older people's health, Ian Philp, on progress since the publication of the National Service Framework for Older People (NSF). Professor...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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