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Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster January 18, 2017

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect January 18, 2017

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds

Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life January 17, 2017

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too? January 16, 2017

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature January 10, 2017

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young January 09, 2017

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans January 09, 2017

Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds January 09, 2017

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults January 06, 2017

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030 January 06, 2017

Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

Is Running Bad for Your Knees? January 05, 2017

Study suggests it may slow development of osteoarthritis

Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Quality-of-life boost seen in obese patients who lost significant amounts

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain January 04, 2017

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too January 03, 2017

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year January 03, 2017

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

Health Tip: Avoid Straining Your Hip January 02, 2017

Here are some risk factors

Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others December 29, 2016

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

Health Tip: What's Behind My Foot Arthritis? December 21, 2016

Some potential causes

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study December 16, 2016

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening December 16, 2016

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing December 15, 2016

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis? December 15, 2016

Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S. December 15, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years December 14, 2016

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S. December 13, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds December 13, 2016

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

Strength Training May Prevent Side Effect of Breast Cancer Surgery December 09, 2016

Women who worked out twice a week saw less swelling in arms and chest, small study finds

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern December 08, 2016

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly December 07, 2016

Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide? December 07, 2016

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Baby Boomers Going to Pot December 06, 2016

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture December 06, 2016

Here's how to protect yourself

Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking November 30, 2016

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears November 30, 2016

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? November 29, 2016

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

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