Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD Motor fluctuations, treatment with antidepressants, disease severity, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are among the risk factors that contribute to frequent falls in patients with Parkinson’s, a large-scale study reports. According to researchers, identifying predictors that put Parkinson’s patients at the greatest risk for falls can aid in early intervention to prevent these…

Old Long-Term-Care Policies Hurt Company Profits

Prudential and MetLife post gains in adjusted operating earnings Prudential Financial’s second-quarter profit tumbled nearly 60% from a year ago in the latest quarter. PHOTO: VICTOR J. BLUE/BLOOMBERG NEWS By Leslie Scism Prudential Financial Inc.’s second-quarter net profit tumbled nearly 60% from the year-earlier period as it bolstered its reserves for long-term-care insurance policies in a product line…