July 01, 2015

 

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.

Latest Resources

 

Latest News
Local police forces have launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity crimes in the UK. The 'Not with my name' campaign, produced in partnership with the City of London Police (the National... [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
Source: AgeUK
Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals by the time they are nine months old: they have thinning grey hair, osteoporosis, poor hearing, infertility, heart problems and have lost weight. Dietary fat, coupled with a natural hormone, can relieve symptoms [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily
Human urine contains factors that prevent a common culprit in urinary tract infections (UTIs), uropathogenic Escherichia coli bacteria, from properly attaching to bladder cells, a necessary step for infection. The research reveals a weakness that could be exploited to develop more effective, non-antibiotic treatments for UTIs. [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Source: ScienceDaily





Selected News

Exergames measure patients’ fear of falling

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website hosts a news item on Exergames developed by the University of M...