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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

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response November 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

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

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

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

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids November 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study November 18, 2015

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study November 17, 2015

Researchers find increased risk in those with ApoE4

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

Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study November 16, 2015

And cost of treatment in hospitals has jumped in the past decade, researchers add

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

Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect November 12, 2015

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

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

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study November 04, 2015

Researchers find no benefits from raloxifene in those with mild to moderate dementia

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

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study October 30, 2015

Restaurant chains that advertise on children's networks exert strong pull on 3- to 7-year-olds

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

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines October 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests October 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

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

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills October 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds October 23, 2015

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's October 22, 2015

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

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

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test October 19, 2015

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's October 16, 2015

Buildup of amyloid protein in the brain evident in both conditions, study says

Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year October 15, 2015

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers October 14, 2015

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice October 09, 2015

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

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

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

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds October 09, 2015

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence October 08, 2015

Scientists say they can help predict which personnel may need intensive intervention

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

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital October 06, 2015

These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

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

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression October 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

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

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds October 01, 2015

For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse September 24, 2015

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

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

Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too September 23, 2015

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals