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Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising November 30, 2015

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study November 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study November 30, 2015

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds November 30, 2015

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints

Why You Need Flexibility Exercises November 28, 2015

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees November 27, 2015

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study November 25, 2015

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response November 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow November 24, 2015

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study November 23, 2015

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says

Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC November 23, 2015

Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age November 20, 2015

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests November 20, 2015

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids November 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say November 17, 2015

But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer November 16, 2015

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning November 16, 2015

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease November 13, 2015

Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors November 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration November 12, 2015

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study November 11, 2015

Commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications tied to greater risk of type 2 disease

Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind November 11, 2015

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Hand Arthritis November 11, 2015

Including pain and swelling

Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising November 10, 2015

Two studies test out old and new treatments for the debilitating ailment

Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study November 09, 2015

These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease

Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis November 09, 2015

Healthy eating might help prevent debilitating joint disorder, researchers say

Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study November 05, 2015

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial November 04, 2015

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study November 03, 2015

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases November 02, 2015

Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study October 29, 2015

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines October 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests October 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead October 28, 2015

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds October 27, 2015

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes October 26, 2015

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills October 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function October 21, 2015

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age October 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems October 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy October 21, 2015

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study October 20, 2015

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society October 20, 2015

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently October 20, 2015

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

Count the Moles on Your Arm to Predict Melanoma Risk? October 20, 2015

Researchers recommend primary care doctors look for 11 or more

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test October 19, 2015

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers October 14, 2015

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls October 09, 2015

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People October 08, 2015

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows October 08, 2015

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration