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Natural Environment Linked to Physical Activity of Elderly

Features of a natural environment in the home neighbourhood associated with physical activity of older people, according to a new study. The study findings indicated that higher habitat diversity within natural areas correlates with higher PA among older people without walking difficulties and the presence of water correlates with higher PA among those with walking difficulties.

TBI Increases Dementia Risk

Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of a dementia diagnosis for more than 30 years after a trauma, though the risk of dementia decreases over time, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Anna Nordström and Peter Nordström of Umeå University in Sweden.

Antibiotics with Narrower Targets are Better in Respiratory Infections

When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better. A study of 30,000 children with earaches, strep throat, and other common infections found that narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a smaller range of bacteria, had fewer adverse effects than broad-spectrum antibiotics, which target a broader variety of bacteria. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.