Friday August 29, 2014

Scientist Tripping Senior Citizens On Purpose

I can just hear kids on career day saying "I want to be a scientist so I can push old people down stairs."

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability.

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