April 23, 2017

 

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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Active up until old age (German)

This newspaper article in German was published in "Arzt im Ländle", a magazine for physicians in Vorarlberg br...

 

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Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular importance here is a genetic program that is controlled by the insulin receptor. A team of researchers has now discovered how protein aggregation affects this genetic program and thus [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: ScienceDaily
Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: ScienceDaily
The lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, new research in mice shows. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
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Falls now commonest type of major trauma in England and Wales, report reveals

The first national report on major injury in older people has been released by the Trauma Audit & Research Net...