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Beginning of American Water Wars marked by 3,000-gallon theft from elderly woman's water storage tank

6/10/2014 - In what appears to be a crime related to widespread, ongoing drought conditions in California, police in rural Mendocino County say 3,000 gallons of water were stolen recently from an elderly couple when someone illegally drained their above-ground storage tank overnight. As reported by The Press...

Surgery, radiation provide 'no benefit' for elderly prostate cancer patients, study finds

5/23/2014 - Elderly men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may want to skip out on getting treatment, suggests a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) discovered that aggressive cancer therapies like surgery and radiation...

Long Island nursing home hired male strippers for entertainment of elderly residents

4/19/2014 - Staff members at a Long Island nursing home have been subjecting elderly residents to strip teases in the facility's recreational room. In an attempt to entertain the elderly residents, and themselves, nursing home staff members have engaged in hiring male strippers. One male exotic dancer was brought...

Allopathic doctors in America have dollar signs in their eyes over healthy elderly patients

2/20/2014 - What happens to you if you are fairly healthy, over 75 years of age and self-sufficient, and you go to the doctor or hospital because you have asthma, develop bronchitis, catch a virus or get pneumonia? Do doctors take advantage of the elderly, even after running tests and finding nothing wrong? Do...

44-year-old fetus discovered inside elderly Brazilian woman

2/20/2014 - Impregnated over 44 years ago, a Brazilian woman was shocked when doctors told her that there was a baby still inside her. The 84-year-old woman visited a doctor when she started feeling pains in her pelvic region. When the doctor told her that the pains were coming from a 44-year-old stone fetus, her...

Flu vaccines failed to provide protection this year, particularly among elderly

3/10/2013 - Even with all its number-fudging and statistic-twisting, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was unable to make the case this year that flu shots are legitimately effective at preventing the flu. Finally admitting what we have been saying for years here at Natural News, the CDC...

Japanese government tells its elderly to die sooner, saving the government money

1/25/2013 - Japan's deputy prime minister has a novel, if not insensitive and grisly, suggestion for saving his bankrupt country money: Let old people die sooner so they are no longer a burden on government coffers. Okay, first a little context, though his comments would be unforgivable in any civilized society. Japan,...

Chinese adult children legally forced to visit aging parents

1/3/2013 - On December 28, 2012 Chinese national legislation was amended so that adult children are now required to visit their elderly parents otherwise they could be subject to legal ramifications. It has been reported that in China elderly parents are often neglected and even abandoned by their working children. Elder...

Vitamin K intake cuts risk of diabetes in the elderly by 50 percent

12/13/2012 - New cases of diabetes continue to increase exponentially every five to ten years. The toll this disease takes on millions of unsuspecting children and adults places the illness in a class by itself as it is the primary cause of death from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Excess glucose in circulation...

First robot rollout to 'assist' the elderly

11/7/2012 - It can be a difficult decision as to what step to take next when our older loved ones begin needing assistance in their daily lives, but a recent study from the Georgia Institute of Technology may make the choice easier. The idea of adding a robot to someone's household might seem far-fetched or futuristic...

Common OTC acid blockers may worsen cognitive impairment in the elderly

7/31/2012 - Adverse drug reactions are ranked as the fifth leading cause of death causing more than 100,000 deaths/year, account for seven percent of all hospitalizations and costs over $100 billion annually in the United States. While within the elderly population (age 65 and above), adverse drug reactions are...

Prescription drugs' side effects are especially dangerous for the elderly

7/16/2012 - We live in a world full of drugs whose primary objective is to relieve symptoms instead of heal. Most of these drugs come with side effects, some of which may be quite dangerous. That is especially true when it comes to drugs prescribed for the elderly who are the largest consumers of prescription and...

NHS intentionally kills off at least 130,000 elderly patients every year

6/24/2012 - A controversial end-of-life care program that was allegedly designed to improve "quality of dying" for terminally ill patients in the U.K. is being widely abused as a form of back-door euthanasia, says a prominent doctor and professor. The U.K.'s Daily Mail reports that the program, known as the Liverpool...

TIME Magazine pushes death agenda: Remove feeding tubes from the dying elderly (and get a cash bonus!)

6/7/2012 - TIME Magazine is peddling a death agenda propaganda piece with a new issue that features these words on the cover: "HOW TO DIE." Inside, the magazine promotes a cost-saving death agenda that encourages readers to literally "pull the feeding tubes" from their dying elderly parents, causing them to...

Commonly prescribed drugs and hospitals are killing and harming the elderly

3/28/2012 - Prescription drugs and the combination of those drugs and other medications are taking a heavy toll on elderly Americans, leading to risky hospitalizations, mental decline and death. And some of those drugs are worse than others. A study published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine...

Depression drugs linked to falls in elderly

1/23/2012 - Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly population of adults over 65 years of age. A recent study found that elderly people who suffer from dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants. Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently...

TSA 'apology' for illicit conduct against two elderly women filled with lies, say victims

1/19/2012 - The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an apology in response to two elderly women who were allegedly molested by TSA airport screeners at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York just before Christmas. But the apology only addresses the fact that TSA screeners violated...

Nursing home scandal exposed: Lost generation of senior citizens being hospitalized for profit

10/4/2011 - A shocking new study conducted by the National Institute of Aging just revealed that one fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with Alzheimer's or other dementia were sent to hospitals for "questionable reasons" in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their...

Swine Flu Scam Continues, Exposing Elderly and Others to Needless Risks

10/24/2010 - The great Swine Flu hoax marches on, once again putting our elderly and other vulnerable people at unnecessary risk for the sake of greed and profits. While the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the end of the H1N1 pandemic-that-never-was, the untested H1N1 swine flu vaccine is...

Help your elderly parents walk, dance and exercise with this simple, low-cost nutrient

8/31/2010 - Researchers from Wake Forest University (WFU) in North Carolina recently completed a study on the physical health of seniors in relation to their vitamin D levels. The study revealed that seniors with the highest vitamin D levels had far better mobility and physical health than those with the lowest...

Playgrounds for Seniors: A Fun and Practical Idea Gets the Elderly in Motion

4/1/2010 - In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. In Japan, with birthrates falling and the numbers of senior citizens increasing, underused playgrounds are being renovated for seniors. In...

Elderly patients aggressively over-treated with pharmaceuticals

3/8/2010 - Researchers from the Cochrane Collaboration research group have determined that seniors over the age of 80 are being given too many drugs and in too high of doses. Particularly with high blood pressure, doctors are too aggressively treating the elderly with pharmaceuticals which is doing them more harm...

EXPOSED: "Scandalous Abuse" of the Elderly Being Killed With Psychiatric Medications

2/8/2010 - Elderly dementia patients are being subjected to "scandalous abuse" by being drugged with dangerous antipsychotic drugs, according to a letter by ten influential health organizations, published in The Daily Telegraph. "[One hundred thousand] people with dementia in care homes are being inappropriately...

Unneeded mammograms are being pushed on elderly women with Alzheimer's disease

2/5/2010 - Here's a story about the mammography industry that sounds almost too crazy -- and too greedy -- to be true. But the facts are documented in a new study by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers. It turns out that unneeded, expensive mammograms are being pushed on elderly women...

Statins Given to Prevent Pneumonia in Elderly Actually Increase Pneumonia Risk by 61 Percent

7/14/2009 - Published reports say that between 11 million to 30 million Americans are taking the supposedly wonder drugs called statins. These cholesterol lowering medications brought in over $34 billion in sales last year and have raked in a quarter of a trillion dollars since they were introduced two decades...

Elderly Citizens Being Medicalized Through Needless Mass Medication

4/24/2009 - Healthy senior citizens are being needlessly exposed to potentially risky medications due to blind adherence to national health guidelines drafted for younger people, a prominent cardiologist has warned. "Nowadays few elderly people are allowed to enjoy being healthy," writes Edinburgh University...

Elderly Being Poisoned by Cocktail of Prescription Drugs at Hospitals

4/10/2009 - An estimated one in seven hospital patients suffer an adverse reaction to a drug they are prescribed there, with many of those reactions caused by drug combination effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Royal...

Exercise Improves Health of Elderly with Dementia

12/19/2008 - Elderly dementia patients who exercise regularly have better mental and physical health than those who do not, according to the findings of two recent studies. In the first study, conducted by researchers from Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea, and published in the International Journal of...

Why You Need Extra Vitamin D during the Flu Season

12/2/2008 - The flu season is upon us and you may be wondering whether or not you should get vaccinated. Recent evidence would suggest that flu shots aren′t very effective, especially for those most at risk - the elderly. These are the people most likely to come down with the flu, followed by complications...

The Elderly Sleep Easier with Tai Chi

10/26/2008 - Elderly adults who practice tai chi sleep better than those who do not, according to a study conducted by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles, and published in the journal Sleep. Researchers asked 112 healthy adults between the ages of...

Common Medications Cause Elderly to Lose Thinking Skills

10/20/2008 - A commonly prescribed class of drugs may cause elderly patients to slow down both mentally and physically, researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found. Drugs in the anticholingeric family prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from binding to nerve cells. This slows...

FDA Sleeps While Common Medications Poison the Elderly

12/14/2007 - On November 29, 2007 the FDA made a rather surprising, almost honest announcement. It said that it could not protect Americans from the dangers of drugs. A 56-page report by its Subcommittee on Science and Technology stated the FDA "suffers from serious scientific deficiencies and is not positioned...

Flu Shots Don't Reduce Flu Deaths

11/24/2007 - A new study published in the October 2007 issue of Lancet by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, concludes that influenza vaccinations in the US have prevented fewer deaths than indicated by previous research (Arch Intern Med 2005; 165: 26572). Previous research...

Prominent doctors used elderly patients for medical experimentation

10/11/2006 - Four prominent doctors at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and the Hartzfeld Geriatric Hospital in Gedera -- both located in Israel -- were arrested this week on suspicion of using elderly patients as the subjects of hundreds of illegal experiments. The four doctors are suspected of wrongful death through...

Elderly at high risk of harm from toxic pharmaceutical combinations

9/11/2006 - -- A recent UK survey found that seniors run a high risk of accidentally taking lethal combinations of prescription drugs. Kim Munro, a pharmacist at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University, recently surveyed 695 elderly people aged 78 to 86, who were living in sheltered housing, and found that just 16...

Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly (press release)

8/7/2006 - Elderly patients taking anti-asthmatic medications to treat their asthma or lung disease may be more likely to develop cataracts, a new study finds. A Canadian research team studied data compiled over 14 years from more than 100,000 patients with either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Elderly patients regularly prescribed dangerous medications with severe side effects

8/19/2004 - A new study conducted at the Duke Clinical Research institute reveals that one in five older patients is currently receiving at least one prescription drug deemed unsafe according to a database of unsafe drugs. This study looked at prescriptions written for 765,000 patients, all over the age of 65,...

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