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More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder October 28, 2014

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

Is Violent Crime in Some People's Genes? October 28, 2014

New study shows certain DNA may raise odds for aggressive behavior

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore October 28, 2014

Fun ways to get active

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults October 24, 2014

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other October 23, 2014

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 2014

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men October 22, 2014

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex October 20, 2014

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do October 17, 2014

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows October 17, 2014

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn October 16, 2014

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study October 15, 2014

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests October 13, 2014

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School, Study Says October 13, 2014

Children caring for mentally, physically ill relatives suffer from stress, researchers note

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim October 13, 2014

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age October 08, 2014

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study October 08, 2014

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds October 07, 2014

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study October 06, 2014

Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height October 06, 2014

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says October 01, 2014

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death? October 01, 2014

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study September 30, 2014

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery September 30, 2014

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades September 29, 2014

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' September 25, 2014

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia September 24, 2014

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says September 19, 2014

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C. September 19, 2014

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study September 17, 2014

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later? September 17, 2014

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia September 17, 2014

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men September 15, 2014

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

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