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Hospitalized seniors likely to need family help, study finds

Hospitalized seniors likely to need family help, study finds

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Nearly half of hospitalized seniors facing a major treatment decision require help from family members, a new study finds.

New low-cost ventilators designed for pandemics

British anesthesiologists have developed three low-cost, gas-efficient ventilator prototypes that can be mass-produced for major healthcare emergencies, such as a pandemic or a natural disaster. They also can provide support in areas where resources are limited, such as rural or military settings, the doctors say.