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'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients October 29, 2014

But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble October 29, 2014

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers October 28, 2014

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All October 28, 2014

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds October 28, 2014

And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

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

Fun ways to get active

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future October 27, 2014

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

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

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports October 27, 2014

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

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

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

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression October 24, 2014

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk October 24, 2014

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

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

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later October 23, 2014

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds October 23, 2014

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts October 22, 2014

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women October 22, 2014

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

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

Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health October 22, 2014

Symptoms to watch for

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says October 21, 2014

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says October 21, 2014

Genetic variation also linked to less dense tissue

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports October 20, 2014

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood October 17, 2014

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

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

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression October 16, 2014

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds October 16, 2014

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression October 15, 2014

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment October 15, 2014

'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved October 14, 2014

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says October 14, 2014

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? October 14, 2014

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression October 14, 2014

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis October 14, 2014

Post-menopausal women at greater risk

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study October 13, 2014

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

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

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows October 13, 2014

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain October 13, 2014

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

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

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

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

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say October 08, 2014

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

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

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds October 06, 2014

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State October 03, 2014

Benefits unclear, harms unknown, researchers report

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