Age Health News

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9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

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

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

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

8/3/2016
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

7/26/2016
2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

7/11/2016
Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?

Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

6/16/2016
Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer

British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

6/9/2016
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

6/1/2016
Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

5/24/2016
Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

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

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/28/2016
'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

4/22/2016
Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

Later age when first taking drugs, injecting drugs, using tranquilizers all implicated, study says

4/22/2016
Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

4/21/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years

Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

4/19/2016
Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

4/18/2016
Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?

Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/7/2016
Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

4/5/2016
Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

3/29/2016
Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study

Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

3/28/2016
World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050

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

3/15/2016
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

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

2/25/2016
Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

2/3/2016
Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

2/1/2016
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

1/14/2016
Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

1/11/2016
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

1/11/2016
Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

1/6/2016
Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?

Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

12/27/2015
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

11/13/2015
Envy, Thy Name Is Youth

People under 30 more likely to covet others' looks or relationships, survey finds, but older folks subject to same emotion

11/10/2015
Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive

But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/21/2015
New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

10/20/2015
Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

10/13/2015
Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

9/15/2015
Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

8/5/2015
Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks

Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

6/11/2015
Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/9/2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/8/2015
Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates

Massachusetts study found 40 percent drop in serious accidents among teens once new laws passed

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/15/2015
Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

4/20/2015
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

3/24/2015
More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

3/6/2015
Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found