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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st September 2007
Dudwell St Mary has entered a team into the tenth annual 'Funraisers' Dragon Boat Festival. Led by general manager Geoff Price, the Barchester Bravehearts raised money for the local Hastings Alzheimer's Society. Mr Pride, an experienced open-canoeist, has competed in two previous Dragon Boat races, while Greig Fulton, from Barchester's Inverness Office, is a member of Inverness Rowing Club. Other...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st September 2007
Scientists have long known that calorific restriction can extend life expectancy, but now new research is unlocking the secrets of the process. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, working with scientists from Cornell Medical School and the National Institutes of Health, have discovered two genes in mammal cells that direct cellular longevity, SIRT3 and SIRT4. Senior author David Sinclair...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
20th September 2007
US researchers have published the results of their genome-wide examination of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other disorders. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and cigarette smoking are among the influences considered by the landmark Framingham Heart Study (FHS). Lead author Dr Philip Wolf commented: "It is our hope that the results from the genome-wide association study will...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
20th September 2007
Elderly patients who are underweight experience more cognitive decline over time than peers with higher body masses, according to Chicago scientists. Furthermore, being obese does not increase one's risk of developing memory problems, though remains medically inadvisable in light of its link to heart disease and stroke. The six-year study involved 3,885 people aged over 65. Study author Dr...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
20th September 2007
Women with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer a hip fracture, according to a new study. A seven-year study of 400 women determined that those whose vitamin D levels were lowest had a 77 per cent higher chance of experiencing a hip fracture. Lead researcher Dr Jane Cauley, who specialises in postmenopausal women, commented: "The risk of hip fractures was 77 percent higher among...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th September 2007
Breast cancer survivors can avoid loss of bone density by taking a drug designed for sufferers of osteoporosis, according to the findings of a new study. A two-year study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that a weekly dose of risedronate, sold as Actonel, helped to prevent diminishment of bone mass. "After 24 months, women in the placebo group had significant bone loss...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th September 2007
Scientists are one step closer to understanding cholesterol's role in increased susceptibility to heart attack and stroke. Researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found that cholesterol inhibits the activity of a protein that protects the heart and blood vessels. High blood cholesterol was long ago identified as a key risk factor for developing atherosclerosis, or...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th September 2007
Europe is a major player to the global cancer research effort, according to the second European Cancer Research Managers Forum (ECRM) study. The survey shows that Europe and the USA generate similar numbers of cancer research publications. Per capita, the average spend across Europe is €3.42 (£2.37), a 34 per cent increase since the 2005 survey. Despite a narrowing of the gap, this remains well...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
18th September 2007
Four familiar faces at Newton House and Hilton Park are celebrating the completion of their overseas nurses programme. Cristina Monville, Maria Agular, Karmela Aquno and Estella Ladrido completed the programme through Northampton University. They now have the approval of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to work as registered nurses in the UK. In other blooming marvellous Newton House news, four...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
18th September 2007
People should not feel powerless because there are steps individuals can take to ward off dementia, the Alzheimer's Society said today. A spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Society said: "You can do things to reduce your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease through diet and exercise. There are other factors too; things like making sure you don't smoke and only drinking in moderation. "Also...

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