University Of California Los Angeles

'Magic carpet' could prevent nursing home falls, researchers suggest

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The placement of plastic optical fibers under a carpet or flooring has the potential to greatly reduce falls among nursing home residents, an interdisciplinary team of researchers said at a scientific conference this week.

Researchers say cataract removal surgery lowers risk of hip fracture in the very elderly

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Elderly adults who undergo surgery to remove cataracts dramatically lower their risk for a hip fracture within the first year of surgery, new research finds.