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Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage' May 31, 2016

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Health Tip: Coping With Hip Arthritis May 30, 2016

Exercise can promote joint flexibility

Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests May 25, 2016

Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees May 23, 2016

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment May 20, 2016

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture May 20, 2016

Don't push too hard during exercise

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050 May 19, 2016

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly May 16, 2016

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age May 13, 2016

Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old May 13, 2016

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? May 12, 2016

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening May 12, 2016

Yet, millions are at risk of osteoporosis, researchers say

Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S. May 12, 2016

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery May 11, 2016

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Obesity May <i>Not</i> Take Years Off Your Life: Study May 10, 2016

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

Meditation May Sharpen Memory May 10, 2016

Small study finds benefits for older adults

Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk May 09, 2016

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too? May 09, 2016

Multiple studies suggest they might

Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries May 06, 2016

Study found the cholesterol-lowing drugs associated with reduced risk of amputation, death

Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health May 06, 2016

Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Stay Lean, Live Longer May 05, 2016

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer May 04, 2016

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older April 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp April 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men April 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests April 21, 2016

Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

Americans' Longer Life &#61; Poorer Health April 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk April 18, 2016

Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight uptick in spinal fractures, too

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities April 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study April 14, 2016

But overall chances of experiencing often fatal ruptures remain small, doctors say

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers April 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes April 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age April 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces April 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA April 12, 2016

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan April 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast April 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought April 07, 2016

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade April 06, 2016

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles April 06, 2016

Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying April 05, 2016

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

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