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Parent-Child Screening Urged for Inherited Heart Condition October 26, 2016

People with familial hypercholesterolemia have higher risk of heart attack before 40, researchers say

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study October 26, 2016

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

Study Links Disasters to Dementia October 25, 2016

Losing home was tied to greater mental decline among elderly tsunami survivors

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory October 24, 2016

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions October 21, 2016

Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You? October 21, 2016

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood sugar and inflammation, but there's a caveat

Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections October 20, 2016

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly October 19, 2016

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss October 19, 2016

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

Marijuana May Blunt Bone Health October 19, 2016

Study finds heavy users have lower bone density than cigarette smokers

Health Tip: Ease Stress If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis October 19, 2016

Here are some suggestions

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat October 13, 2016

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

Another Study Questions Mammography Screening October 12, 2016

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo October 12, 2016

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer October 12, 2016

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy October 11, 2016

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease October 11, 2016

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss October 06, 2016

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising October 06, 2016

CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study October 06, 2016

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 2016

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit? October 05, 2016

More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

New Clues to Sleeping Sickness October 04, 2016

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health October 03, 2016

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time? October 03, 2016

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin? September 29, 2016

Twins study finds white blood cells of sibling with acne seem to age less rapidly

Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others September 28, 2016

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice September 27, 2016

Treatment might one day help fight inflammation in human arthritis, scientists suggest

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut' September 27, 2016

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability September 26, 2016

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It September 26, 2016

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases September 26, 2016

For several arthritic and gastrointestinal conditions

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients September 26, 2016

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain September 22, 2016

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans September 22, 2016

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study September 22, 2016

Increasing device's voltage, to get bigger hit of nicotine, also inflames air passage cells, researcher says

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk September 21, 2016

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women September 20, 2016

Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms September 20, 2016

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles? September 19, 2016

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans September 15, 2016

Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused