A woman who met a tragic fate after routinely rinsing out her sinuses is thought to have died because she put tap water in her neti pot. That tap water was filled with tiny amoebas that ate away at her brain cells. The 69-year-old Seattle woman stumped doctors earlier this year, when she was admitted […]
Today, MIT released the results of a global survey on the moral and ethical decisions that autonomous vehicles should be programmed to make. The survey reveals that general preferences include prioritizing human lives over animals, younger and healthier people over the elderly and saving more lives over fewer lives. People also preferred to spare bystanders […]
Enlarge / Robots are everywhere. (credit: NBC Universal) Today we present the second installment of my wide-ranging interview with the world-renowned roboticist and AI pioneer, Rodney Brooks. Part one ran yesterday—so if you missed it, click right here. Today’s installment starts with the new robotic era that dawned when Rodney’s latest company—Rethink Robotics—launched its Baxter […]
At least three people have been confirmed killed and more casualties are feared, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit north of Osaka Prefecture in western Japan, local media report. An 80-year-old man and a young 9yo girl were killed in Japan, crushed by collapsing walls, public broadcaster NHK reported. Several others are reported in a state […]
Dr. Peter Diarmuid Davison has been suspended for three months after he asked an elderly patient with suspected dementia for a $ 10,000 loan.
Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls and death in older adults
After spending nine months apart, Edwin and Marjorie Crossland were reunited in the same nursing home. The Nova Scotia Health Authority previously evaluated them for different levels of care.
Cold housing can lead to chronic conditions, like lung and heart diseases and poor mental health, as well as heart attacks, strokes and falls. As part of the NHS’s Integrated Care System, residents who qualify will be offered stair lifts, boilers, insulation, heating and grants. Among the local authorities in England taking part in the […]
HOMES with vulnerable and elderly people will be given an “MoT” by inspectors after a report found poor housing costs the NHS £1.4bllion a year.
Israeli authorities would need to relocate some 450 USSR immigrants, many of whom are in their 80s, from a plot of land to facilitate the construction of a new US embassy. And there is no solution in sight. The plot in Jerusalem’s predominantly Jewish Arnona neighborhood is owned by the United States and currently accommodates […]