University Of California Los Angeles

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


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


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.