Wearable sensors using technology developed by NASA and the Hollywood film industry are being trialled by the NHS to help identify older patients at risk of falls.
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Just one in ten MPs in England believe the current social care system is suitable for the UK’s ageing population, while almost nine in ten (86%) agree that political parties must work together to secure a lasting solution.
We’ve all heard of ‘hypochondria’ – the condition in which people constantly worry about having a serious illness without any medical evidence, or even in spite of medical tests and advice.
Yesterday’s Acorn blog, on how to measure your ‘heart age’, touched on high blood pressure, sometimes called “the silent killer” because it often has no symptoms yet can be extremely serious.
How old is your heart? The obvious answer is that it’s as old as the rest of you, but in reality there are many lifestyle factors which can damage your heart and mean your ‘heart age’ is significantly higher than your actual age.