November 27, 2014

 

The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is an EC funded initiative dedicated to the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe. ProFouND aims to influence policy and to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes, amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public. Through this work ProFouND will facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across the EU.

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Falls awareness on the national news in Norway 4th Oct 2014

The first week of October is the falls awareness week. In Norway the fall prevention exercise groups was prese...

 

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Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill, more than half of seniors with these symptoms haven't seen a doctor about them, a new study finds. [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Source: ScienceDaily
A major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years -- has been made by scientists. The study examined an antibody (MPDL3280A) which blocks a protein (PD-L1) thought to help cancer cells evade [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Source: ScienceDaily
Removing ovaries at hysterectomy does not increase a woman's risk of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause. In fact, removing ovaries lowers the risk of prolapse. This surprising finding from a Women's Health Initiative study has just been published. [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Source: ScienceDaily





Selected News

The NY Times – Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation

As the population ages and people live longer in bad shape, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer...