July 23, 2016

 

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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6 steps to prevent a fall (Greek)

The National Council on Aging has made an info-graphic about taking control of your health. This Greek leaflet...

 

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Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients [...]
Fri, Jul 22, 2016
Source: ScienceDaily
Neuroprotective compounds have been developed by scientists that may prevent the development of epilepsy. The researchers explained that the compounds prevented seizures and their damaging effects on dendritic spines, specialized structures that allow brain cells to communicate. In epilepsy, these structures are damaged and rewire incorrectly, creating brain circuits that [...]
Fri, Jul 22, 2016
Source: ScienceDaily
A new study upends the status quo to combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. The team suggests that the spread of the parasitic disease is curbed more effectively with ecological intervention than drug treatment alone. [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
Source: ScienceDaily





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Professor Finbarr Martin becomes President-elect of EUGMS

OSLO, 18 SEPTEMBER: Professor Finbarr Martin, former President of the British Geriatrics Society, has been ele...