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U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study ShowsFebruary 10, 2016

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study SuggestsFebruary 09, 2016

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar NationsFebruary 09, 2016

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Allergy Shots Still Effective for SeniorsFebruary 09, 2016

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?February 08, 2016

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for SomeFebruary 04, 2016

The 'dry' form of the eye disease remains the leading cause of blindness in developed world

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: StudyFebruary 04, 2016

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a ThirdFebruary 03, 2016

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study FindsFebruary 03, 2016

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

Michelangelo Likely Had Arthritis, Medical Experts SayFebruary 03, 2016

But his work may have allowed him to keep using his hands until just before his death

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: StudyFebruary 03, 2016

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: SurveyFebruary 02, 2016

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 02, 2016

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure LaterFebruary 02, 2016

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness PinpointedFebruary 01, 2016

In most cases, it was exposure to toxins employed by U.S. military, researcher says

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle AgeFebruary 01, 2016

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

Health Tip: Ready to Run a Trail?February 01, 2016

Walk it first

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study SaysFebruary 01, 2016

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?January 29, 2016

Spouses should be consulted before obesity surgery, researchers suggest

Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun RatesJanuary 28, 2016

Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides?January 28, 2016

New analysis finds much greater risk of aggression, self-harm

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

Suicide Risk Rises Among Family, Friends of Suicide Victims: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Social stigma can isolate those who are grieving, researcher explains

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out SafelyJanuary 22, 2016

Try footwear with good traction and walking carefully with low center of gravity, expert suggests

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer NowJanuary 21, 2016

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia RiskJanuary 21, 2016

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer PatientsJanuary 19, 2016

Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac ArrestJanuary 18, 2016

Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows PromiseJanuary 17, 2016

People can suffer from the same condition, dilated cardiomyopathy

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