How going out on a limb can cut falls: Simple exercises by the elderly can reduce chance of accident by a third

How going out on a limb can cut falls: Simple exercises by the elderly can reduce chance of accident by a third | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 8 August 2012 Simple home exercises, including standing on one leg, reduces falls among the elderly by almost a third, according to new research.

Maimed by the NHS: Catalogue of errors revealed as patients are KILLED by drugs meant for others

Maimed by the NHS: Catalogue of errors revealed as patients are KILLED by drugs meant for others Officials logged 760 'serious untoward incidents' last year in the NHSMore than 4,000 needed further treatment after doctors gave them accidental injury 310,000 paid out to people who found out that surgeons operated on the wrong part of their body | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 30 March 2012 A terrifying catalogue of people have been left injured, maimed and poisoned by negligent medics, new NHS figures reveal.

Elderly people with dementia "more likely to suffer falls" if they are given anti-depressants in care homes

Elderly people with dementia 'more likely to suffer falls' if they are given anti-depressants in care homesResidents taking SSRIs three times more likely to suffer an injury-causing fall Alternative psychiatric treatments to be investigated Elderly people with dementia are at greater risk of suffering a fall if they are given anti-depressants in care homes, say experts. It is known that the medication can cause a range of side effects including dizziness and blurred vision, but a move to newer drugs, known as known as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), was hoped to reduce these symptoms

People who take prescription drugs twice as likely to fall over – regardless of their age

People who take prescription drugs twice as likely to fall over – regardless of their agePhenomenon exacerbated by medicines used to treat high blood pressure and cholesterol Taking a tumble: A study suggests those who take prescription drugs are twice as likely to suffer a fall regardless of age A new piece of research suggests that those who take prescription drugs are twice as likely to suffer a fall regardless of age. The bizarre phenomenon was found to be exacerbated by medicines used to treat high blood pressure and cholesterol

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose?

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose Taking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, researchers at Edinburgh University recently warned, as the damage can build up gradually. Each year, the average adult swallows more than 300 painkilling pills, according to the British Medical Association