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Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment May 20, 2016

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly May 16, 2016

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old May 13, 2016

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? May 12, 2016

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening May 12, 2016

Yet, millions are at risk of osteoporosis, researchers say

Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too? May 09, 2016

Multiple studies suggest they might

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer May 04, 2016

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp April 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study April 20, 2016

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome? April 19, 2016

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers April 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes April 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces April 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA April 12, 2016

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast April 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density? April 01, 2016

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health? April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds March 31, 2016

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease' March 30, 2016

Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds March 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050 March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's? March 28, 2016

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women March 28, 2016

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport March 26, 2016

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's March 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests March 24, 2016

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay March 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls March 23, 2016

Study reinforces theory that estrogen may be why females suffer more ACL problems than males

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study March 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Disabilities March 18, 2016

Babies given Avastin were far more likely to have neurological complications, study shows

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly March 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs March 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers March 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk March 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds March 11, 2016

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study March 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some Patients March 10, 2016

Researchers say combo therapy worked well for about 1 in 4 women with HER2-positive breast cancer

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

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