April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 10, 2014: Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds
People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

April 09, 2014: A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

April 09, 2014: Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

April 04, 2014: Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults
Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 02, 2014: Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds
There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

April 02, 2014: Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds

April 01, 2014: Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

March 31, 2014: More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

March 28, 2014: Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study
And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

March 26, 2014: NIH Launches Online Resource for End-of-Life Issues
Website offers insights into emotional, physical and financial aspects of terminal care

March 25, 2014: Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?
More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

March 21, 2014: Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

March 19, 2014: Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

March 18, 2014: Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

March 18, 2014: More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests
Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

March 18, 2014: COPD May Damage Aging Brain
Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

March 17, 2014: Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

March 12, 2014: Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well
But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women

March 11, 2014: U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

March 10, 2014: 'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

March 10, 2014: Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

March 06, 2014: Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

March 05, 2014: Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

March 04, 2014: High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span
But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age

February 21, 2014: Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures
Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

February 20, 2014: Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?
Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

February 19, 2014: Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

February 19, 2014: Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors
Overuse raises risk for hospitalization, study finds

February 19, 2014: Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

February 18, 2014: Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation
Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

February 17, 2014: Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles
In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

February 14, 2014: Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

February 13, 2014: Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

February 10, 2014: Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

February 04, 2014: Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths
Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

January 31, 2014: Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

January 29, 2014: High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

January 28, 2014: Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age
Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

January 28, 2014: Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries
Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

January 27, 2014: Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

January 24, 2014: My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

January 24, 2014: Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study
Regular eye exams are best way to diagnose the condition, expert says

January 23, 2014: For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

January 22, 2014: Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells
Study found women who ate the most omega-3s had greater brain volume

January 20, 2014: Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience
Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found