Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatmentOne in five elderly insomnia sufferers have never had drugs reviewed by GPFour out of five of those surveyed have trouble sleeping despite taking pills By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 3 April 2013 One in five elderly insomnia sufferers told a survey they have never had their drugs reviewed by a GP – which breaches official guidelines (file picture) Doctors are still prescribing powerful sleeping pills for months at a time to older people who risk becoming addicted, warn experts.
New hope for millions tormented by tinnitus: Sound-wave machine relieves ringing in ears that drives victims to despair | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 24 April 2012 Loud ringing: Robert McIndoe, 52, was diagnosed with tinnitus after going to a rock concert Heading out to a rock concert in July 2010, Robert McIndoe forgot his ear plugs.
Worried yoga will be a bit of a stretch Read our expert advice for beginners | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 30 March 2012 Fancy trying out a yoga class but afraid to get stuck in a room full of super-slim women chanting and doing the 'downward dog' Never fear! Here experienced yoga teacher Diana Holland, 53, reveals just what to expect…
An hour of tai chi twice a week helps people with Parkinson's disease to walk Tai chi entails regular practice of measured breathing and slow, gentle movementsIt helped improve balance making patients steadier on their feet People with Parkinson's disease often suffer from shaking limbs and stiff muscles, which makes moving increasingly difficult.