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Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly October 19, 2016

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss October 19, 2016

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

Marijuana May Blunt Bone Health October 19, 2016

Study finds heavy users have lower bone density than cigarette smokers

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability October 14, 2016

But significant side effects remain an issue for Lemtrada, researcher says

Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat October 13, 2016

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

Another Study Questions Mammography Screening October 12, 2016

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer October 12, 2016

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy October 11, 2016

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease October 11, 2016

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study October 06, 2016

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 2016

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women October 04, 2016

But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

New Clues to Sleeping Sickness October 04, 2016

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk September 28, 2016

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut' September 27, 2016

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability September 26, 2016

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients September 26, 2016

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans September 22, 2016

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk September 21, 2016

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms September 20, 2016

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger September 14, 2016

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All September 12, 2016

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

Health Tip: Osteoporosis Affects Men, Too September 12, 2016

Here are common risk factors

FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable September 09, 2016

May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career September 08, 2016

Study found tendon, ligament troubles are hardest to recover from

Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home September 08, 2016

Signs it's a good place for a loved one

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition September 07, 2016

Humira reduced inflammation that can lead to vision loss, researchers say

Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly September 06, 2016

Heart rate, core body temperature rose more with fan use than without in 108 degree heat, study finds

Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds September 01, 2016

Approaches such as acupuncture, massage and tai chi may ease discomfort

1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80 September 01, 2016

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

In Mice, a Way for Stem Cells to Build Bone August 31, 2016

Study results could lead to engineering human cells and tissues, researchers say

FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis August 31, 2016

Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials August 30, 2016

But human studies have yet to be done

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise August 29, 2016

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia August 26, 2016

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

Hopes Dashed for Rare Bone Cancer Treatment August 26, 2016

Extra chemo drugs failed to change course of osteosarcoma, researchers say

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study August 26, 2016

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter August 25, 2016

If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk August 24, 2016

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness August 24, 2016

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation