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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens November 25, 2014

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable November 25, 2014

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men November 21, 2014

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds November 20, 2014

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013 November 20, 2014

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart November 20, 2014

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind November 19, 2014

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy November 19, 2014

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps November 18, 2014

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study November 17, 2014

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts November 17, 2014

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis November 17, 2014

Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says November 17, 2014

In fact, it suggests running may even help prevent painful joint condition

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development November 14, 2014

Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

Health Tip: Think You're Getting Enough Calcium? November 14, 2014

Factors that influence how much your body keeps

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters November 13, 2014

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life November 12, 2014

No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study November 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study November 11, 2014

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests November 11, 2014

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth November 06, 2014

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All November 06, 2014

Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women November 06, 2014

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years November 05, 2014

CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo' November 04, 2014

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health November 03, 2014

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble November 03, 2014

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

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