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

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart September 19, 2014

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

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

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says September 18, 2014

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

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

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study September 15, 2014

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

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

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

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain September 13, 2014

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis September 12, 2014

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids September 12, 2014

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing? September 12, 2014

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says September 12, 2014

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress September 11, 2014

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity September 10, 2014

Trends can last up to 10 years after a movie is released, researchers report

Health Tip: Use Gardening Tools Safely September 10, 2014

When using power tools, wear long pants and goggles

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might protect against damage to small blood vessels, researchers report

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage September 09, 2014

Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

More Young Adults Insured Since Passage of Affordable Care Act: Study September 08, 2014

But number of insured fell in the 26-34 age group, researchers report

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects September 08, 2014

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers September 05, 2014

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom September 05, 2014

Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? September 04, 2014

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study September 03, 2014

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant September 03, 2014

Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain September 03, 2014

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says September 02, 2014

Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery September 02, 2014

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

Health Tip: Aging Well September 02, 2014

Don't smoke

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says September 02, 2014

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study August 28, 2014

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice August 27, 2014

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study August 26, 2014

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study August 25, 2014

Finding illustrates need for better outpatient care, researchers say

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