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Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continually broken down and reformed throughout life. from shutterstock.com

Both men and women need strong bones, but their skeletons grow differently across ages

Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects. from www.shutterstock.com

How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
How can we help the one in three people in hospital end-of-life care who suffer from delirium? from www.shutterstock.com

Drugs for delirium don’t work, and may in fact harm

Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?

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