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Too Much Medicine in Older People? Deprescribing Through Shared Decision Making
Health & Wellness  (tags: BMJ, older people, too much medicine, deprescribing )

Rosie
- 16 hours ago - bmj.com
Too much medicine is an increasingly recognised problem and one manifestation is inappropriate polypharmacy in older people.
The 7 Riskiest Drugs Big Pharma Wants You To Swallow
Health & Wellness  (tags: Over 55? Big Pharma, 7 Riskiest Drugs )

Rosie
- 16 hours ago - thedailyhealth.co.uk
If you're over 55, chances are good one of these potentially dangerous medications is in your medicine cabinet right now... approved by the very authorities whose job it is to protect you!
Petition: Tell the Feds: Save Giraffes From Extinction
Animals  (tags: wildlife, protection, animalrights )

Chrissy
- 16 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Take action - tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately give giraffes the lifesaving protection of the Endangered Species Act before it's too late.
5 Common Medication Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Posted On 30 Oct 2013
Health & Wellness  (tags: NIH, study, 5 common medication mistakes )

Rosie
- 15 hours ago - aplaceformom.com
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study recently found that 40% of seniors aged 65 and older take five or more prescription medications, and 90% take at least one prescription and that as many of 55% of them take their meds. incorrectly.
Sex Boosts Brain Power in Old Age, New Study Suggests
Health & Wellness  (tags: study, suggests sex boosts brain power, old age )

Rosie
- 15 hours ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Having more sex is good for the brains of older adults, according to a study. Frequent sexual activity has been linked to higher cognitive function, including memory, language skills, and spatial and visual awareness, researchers have found.
11 Foods Scientifically Proven To Lower Your Blood Pressure
Health & Wellness  (tags: 11 foods, scientifically proven, lower blood pressure )

Rosie
- 15 hours ago - bodybuilding.com
High blood pressure affects 70 million U.S. adults. Check out this list of foods that can help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Don't Be Scared to Let Animals on Wards, Say Nurses
Health & Wellness  (tags: let dogs and other animals onto wards, nurses )

Rosie
- 3 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Hospitals should let more dogs and other animals onto wards and even into operating theatres to help patients, the Royal College of Nursing says after it collected scores of anecdotes of therapy animals, and sometimes pets, helping recovery.
Animal Assisted Intervention Research (AAIR)
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dogs' role in treatment/recovery )

Rosie
- 14 hours ago - humanimaltrust.org.uk
Therapy dogs who bring smiles to the faces of patients have become more recognised in recent years, providing support to those in ill health, but can dogs really play an instrumental role in the treatment and recovery of patients?
Make Dog Theft a Criminal Offence
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, dogs, protection, law, pets )

Tina
- 14 hours ago - change.org
Dog theft has exploded in the last few years to the point that thieves are breaking into homes to steal animals and using physical intimidation and violence to steal pets from owners on the street. Stronger laws need to be put in place
Police Remove Disabled Protesters Outside Mitch McConnell's Office
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activism, protests, police brutality, health care, Trumpcare )

Freya
- 12 hours ago - motherjones.com
Capitol police were seen physically removing demonstrators, many of whom were in wheelchairs and holding medical equipment, as they chanted their disapproval of the draft legislation.
 
 
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