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Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study July 22, 2015

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear, experts say

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be July 13, 2015

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients July 07, 2015

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early June 24, 2015

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early June 24, 2015

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters June 16, 2015

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65 June 09, 2015

Fracture risk was very low for younger postmenopausal women with no osteoporosis, study found

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Summer Motorcycle Season Is Here, Stay Safe June 07, 2015

Number of motorcycles on U.S. roads has grown 84 percent since 1998

Injuries From High Heels on the Rise June 05, 2015

Most of those seeking ER treatment are in their 20s, study says

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History June 04, 2015

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s June 03, 2015

But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study June 03, 2015

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds June 02, 2015

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study May 29, 2015

Research suggests risk of nighttime breathing problem rises with severity of post-traumatic stress disorder

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study May 26, 2015

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It May 25, 2015

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study May 22, 2015

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' May 19, 2015

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines May 18, 2015

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too May 15, 2015

Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking May 12, 2015

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women May 12, 2015

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage May 11, 2015

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

When to Ice, When to Heat May 10, 2015

Sports medicine experts lay out guidelines for injuries, sore muscles

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease May 07, 2015

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC May 07, 2015

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says May 06, 2015

Concerns about high calcium blood levels led to 10-year study

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