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Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands? July 07, 2015

Swelling, stiffness and pain may be symptoms

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others July 06, 2015

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears July 03, 2015

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? July 01, 2015

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females June 28, 2015

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery June 26, 2015

But it's too soon to change standard practice, researchers say

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts June 26, 2015

5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100 June 25, 2015

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk June 24, 2015

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas June 24, 2015

One-third with kidney failure come from low-income neighborhoods, study finds

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster June 23, 2015

Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Health Tip: Competing in Marathon Races June 22, 2015

Suggestions to help you stay well

Only 1 in 5 Wants to See Subsidies for Health Insurance Eliminated: Poll June 22, 2015

HealthDay/Harris Poll finding comes on eve of Supreme Court ruling on legality of the Obamacare subsidies

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals June 19, 2015

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious? June 19, 2015

Review found link between the two, but not cause and effect

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home June 18, 2015

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia June 17, 2015

Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds June 17, 2015

Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients June 17, 2015

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

Latest Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare Looms June 16, 2015

At issue: eligibility of 6.4 million people in 34 states for tax credits for insurance premiums

Many Americans Ill-Informed About Heart Failure: Survey June 16, 2015

Recognizing symptoms is key to effective treatment, cardiologist says

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women June 13, 2015

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis June 12, 2015

Researchers said effect was even stronger if bones or joints were involved

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study June 12, 2015

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Health Tip: Creating a Compost June 12, 2015

Can lead to a thriving garden

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer June 11, 2015

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds June 11, 2015

Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study June 10, 2015

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says June 10, 2015

Both animal and plant sources are important

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65 June 09, 2015

Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds June 09, 2015

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk June 09, 2015

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates June 08, 2015

Massachusetts study found 40 percent drop in serious accidents among teens once new laws passed

Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study June 08, 2015

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

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