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Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study November 25, 2015

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow November 24, 2015

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests November 20, 2015

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age November 20, 2015

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer November 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning November 16, 2015

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease November 13, 2015

Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors November 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration November 12, 2015

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind November 11, 2015

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial November 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study October 29, 2015

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead October 28, 2015

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds October 27, 2015

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes October 26, 2015

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age October 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems October 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently October 20, 2015

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers October 14, 2015

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls October 09, 2015

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People October 08, 2015

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows October 08, 2015

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults October 06, 2015

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients September 22, 2015

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC September 17, 2015

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study September 15, 2015

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery September 09, 2015

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows September 04, 2015

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages September 02, 2015

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are September 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study September 01, 2015

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence August 31, 2015

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women August 27, 2015

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe August 27, 2015

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies August 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat August 24, 2015

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease August 24, 2015

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too August 20, 2015

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study August 20, 2015

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA August 19, 2015

Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds