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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

Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery February 24, 2015

Quit smoking, and lose extra weight

Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study February 20, 2015

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women February 20, 2015

But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? February 19, 2015

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men February 19, 2015

Here are common risk factors

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts February 18, 2015

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior February 18, 2015

Here are answers to help you get moving

Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat February 17, 2015

But, air-conditioning is still best option when temperatures soar, experts say

Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines February 17, 2015

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly February 16, 2015

Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow February 16, 2015

Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors February 16, 2015

Small study found meditation improved sleep scores more than lessons on sleep habits

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use February 13, 2015

Ten percent of those tested for narcolepsy also had marijuana in their system, researchers found

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows February 12, 2015

Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain February 10, 2015

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks February 09, 2015

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death February 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis February 05, 2015

Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine February 03, 2015

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study February 03, 2015

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages February 03, 2015

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says February 03, 2015

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests February 02, 2015

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

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