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Feb. 7, 2017 Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics Doctor's prescription pad and medications.

Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Jan. 19, 2017 New guidelines may reduce heart failure complications in long-term care homes

Communication lapses during shift changes, limited staff training, and inadequate specialist support can lead to misdiagnosis and complications in long-term care (LTC) residents with heart failure, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. 

Dec. 29, 2016 Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma Professor Ken Stark takes a sample of blood to determine the levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.