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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

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? October 29, 2014

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder October 28, 2014

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

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

Fun ways to get active

Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis October 28, 2014

Meal planning can help ease the strain

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

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

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

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

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

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study October 24, 2014

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones October 23, 2014

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

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

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

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

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes October 17, 2014

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Health Tip: Pain in the Foot? October 16, 2014

See a doctor if you have symptoms of arthritis

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

Post-menopausal women at greater risk

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

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

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

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

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report October 07, 2014

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

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

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

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study October 03, 2014

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study October 03, 2014

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death? October 01, 2014

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? September 29, 2014

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds September 26, 2014

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected September 26, 2014

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese September 26, 2014

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' September 25, 2014

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests September 25, 2014

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

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

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

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

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

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study September 16, 2014

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

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