April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 17, 2014: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

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 15, 2014: Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 10, 2014: Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success
And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers 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: Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

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: More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report
Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

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 27, 2014: Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement
Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

March 26, 2014: Medical Marijuana's Legalization Doesn't Raise Crime Rates: Study
Nationwide data helps inform debate as restrictions on pot use continue to ease, researchers say

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 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

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 24, 2014: Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study
Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

March 21, 2014: For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

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

March 20, 2014: Hobbies Important for Stroke-Victim Caregivers
Happier caregivers help loved ones do better, researcher says

March 20, 2014: Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood
Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

March 20, 2014: Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

March 19, 2014: Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

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 17, 2014: Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

March 17, 2014: Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans
American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

March 14, 2014: When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?
Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

March 13, 2014: Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.
National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

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

March 11, 2014: Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds
Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

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: Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition
Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

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: Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

March 10, 2014: When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter
Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

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