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U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar NationsFebruary 09, 2016

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Allergy Shots Still Effective for SeniorsFebruary 09, 2016

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, UrologistsFebruary 08, 2016

Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a ThirdFebruary 03, 2016

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

Michelangelo Likely Had Arthritis, Medical Experts SayFebruary 03, 2016

But his work may have allowed him to keep using his hands until just before his death

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: StudyFebruary 03, 2016

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by HospitalFebruary 03, 2016

Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 02, 2016

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure LaterFebruary 02, 2016

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle AgeFebruary 01, 2016

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study SaysFebruary 01, 2016

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: StudyJanuary 28, 2016

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDCJanuary 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: PanelJanuary 26, 2016

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon CancerJanuary 25, 2016

Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye InflammationJanuary 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC UrgesJanuary 21, 2016

Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer NowJanuary 21, 2016

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia RiskJanuary 21, 2016

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't HelpJanuary 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger AgeJanuary 18, 2016

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for SeniorsJanuary 15, 2016

Healthy older people have greater risk of death if blood bicarbonate level too low, research suggests

For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: StudyJanuary 13, 2016

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel SaysJanuary 11, 2016

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From CancerJanuary 08, 2016

Screening and a healthy lifestyle are key, physician says

Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term HealthJanuary 08, 2016

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly WomenJanuary 07, 2016

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: StudyJanuary 06, 2016

Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?January 04, 2016

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

Researchers: Retract Study That Claimed Nitroglycerin Might Boost Bone DensityDecember 29, 2015

Investigation found that lead author fabricated data used to support the finding

Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, TooDecember 25, 2015

Recipients say they feel less lonely, study finds

New Drug for Severe Form of Arthritis Shows Promise in TrialDecember 23, 2015

Already approved to treat psoriasis, higher dose of Cosentyx helped 60 percent of patients

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