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People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds March 27, 2015

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death March 27, 2015

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes March 26, 2015

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee March 26, 2015

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men March 26, 2015

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study March 25, 2015

Advances in surgery, rehabilitation and pain management have hastened return to normal

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span March 24, 2015

But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced March 24, 2015

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer March 20, 2015

Simple screen used levels of two proteins to spot the disease with 95 percent accuracy, study found

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain March 19, 2015

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study March 19, 2015

Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life? March 17, 2015

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some March 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies March 17, 2015

Abnormal cells are misidentified in one-fourth of cases, research suggests

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors March 17, 2015

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds March 16, 2015

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients March 16, 2015

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels? March 13, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study March 12, 2015

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study March 12, 2015

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Excessive Use of Medical Scans Varies By Region March 12, 2015

Doctors tend to order more imaging technologies in the Northeast, study found

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia March 12, 2015

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age March 11, 2015

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds March 11, 2015

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement March 10, 2015

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis? March 10, 2015

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving? March 09, 2015

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Specially Trained Pooch Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer March 06, 2015

Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, had 90 percent accuracy at spotting tumor traces in urine samples

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk March 06, 2015

It's unclear how the conditions might be connected; experts recommend caution

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions March 05, 2015

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season March 05, 2015

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later March 05, 2015

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's? March 05, 2015

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 March 04, 2015

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths March 03, 2015

Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests March 02, 2015

It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease March 02, 2015

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds February 26, 2015

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria February 25, 2015

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers? February 24, 2015

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

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