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Tag: home care

  • Breakthrough drug for coronavirus can save lives

    A cheap and widely available drug worldwide can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. This came from Michelle Roberts, who was reporting on BBC News on June 16. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say. The drug is part…

  • Tinnitus

    That darn ringing in your ears (tinnitus) is probably driving you crazy. Is there anything that can be done about it? The Mayo Clinic in the US looks at the options. Your doctor will examine your ears, head, and neck to look for possible causes of tinnitus. Tests include Hearing (audiological) exam. As part of…

  • Seniors wary of increased bathroom visits

    For many seniors, drinking too much water means having to get up too often in the night to go to the bathroom, and just getting there could be like crossing a minefield. Yet, dehydration is the cause of many disorders, including the very worrisome falls! The Deseret News reports. At the retirement community where Helen…

  • Lewy Body Dementia

    Lewy body dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It’s the third most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. This report is from DailyCaring. It can be confusing because some symptoms are similar to those found in Alzheimer’s, but loss of short-term memory isn’t common. It can also be tough to diagnose…

  • Robots to the rescue with COVID-19

    Robots are often cast in popular science fiction as the villains – soulless automatons that take over the world and enslave mankind. But with the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, robots are increasingly being employed as helpers, taking on often dull, difficult, and dangerous tasks and thus reducing humans’ exposure to COVID-19. US News…