April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 15, 2014: Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

April 15, 2014: Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 09, 2014: Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

April 09, 2014: Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

April 09, 2014: Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

April 07, 2014: Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay
Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

April 07, 2014: Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

April 07, 2014: DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

April 04, 2014: Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study
But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study
Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 03, 2014: Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

April 02, 2014: Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study
You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

April 02, 2014: Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D
One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

April 01, 2014: New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

April 01, 2014: Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

March 31, 2014: New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease
Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

March 31, 2014: Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study
Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

March 31, 2014: More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study

March 31, 2014: Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass
Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

March 31, 2014: Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

March 31, 2014: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study
But men shouldn't take statins for that effect alone, researcher says

March 28, 2014: Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study
And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

March 28, 2014: Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study
Researchers followed British patients taking allopurinol

March 28, 2014: New Repair Option for Compression Fractures in Spine
Implant might provide similar benefits as other treatments with fewer risks, study suggests

March 28, 2014: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

March 27, 2014: Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

March 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

March 26, 2014: CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

March 25, 2014: Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online
Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves

March 25, 2014: Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer
In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

March 24, 2014: Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise
But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

March 22, 2014: Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

March 21, 2014: Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

March 21, 2014: For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

March 20, 2014: Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect
6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

March 20, 2014: Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC
Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

March 20, 2014: Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

March 19, 2014: Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

March 19, 2014: Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke
But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

March 19, 2014: New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

March 19, 2014: Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Joints
Help ward off arthritis

March 18, 2014: Smokers' Broken Bones May Heal Less Quickly: Study
British researchers compared bone-healing stem cells in smokers, nonsmokers

March 18, 2014: Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say