Age Health News

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2/24/2014
Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients

Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

2/22/2014
Are Best Memories Made by Age 25?

That's when major milestones tend to occur, study author says

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/4/2014
High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age

25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries

2/3/2014
Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects

Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

1/31/2014
Possible Gap Seen in Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Survey found many primary care doctors 'somewhat uncomfortable' about treating these patients

1/29/2014
Slow Reaction Times May Be Harbinger of Early Death

Study found the effect was not altered by age, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or lifestyle

1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/16/2014
State Health Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts

Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say

1/15/2014
Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

1/6/2014
Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC

A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

12/6/2013
Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

11/21/2013
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/15/2013
Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say

Transplant success rates similar across broad range of ages, study shows

10/29/2013
Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds

Research compared symptom severity, quality of life in various age groups

10/29/2013
Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/17/2013
Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success

Decade-long U.S. study of the infertility treatment found more births of healthy, full-term babies

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

9/27/2013
HEALTH REFORM: Young Adults May Be Key to Making It All Work

Will they buy into the idea of insurance coverage? Experts are split on that question

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

9/24/2013
Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women

One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

9/13/2013
4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study

Scoring system could help determine if weight-loss procedure will help control disease in obese patients

9/6/2013
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report

Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

7/18/2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study

Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

7/10/2013
No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy

Expert says U.S. has had slow progress compared to other countries

7/4/2013
Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study

Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

6/28/2013
U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

6/20/2013
Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

6/17/2013
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study

Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

6/17/2013
Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV

Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

6/17/2013
Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay

5/17/2013
Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

5/3/2013
Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says

But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

4/23/2013
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

4/18/2013
Is the Price of Fame a Shorter Life?

Study suggests star performers, athletes may die younger, but connection isn't proven

4/17/2013
'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well

British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness

4/1/2013
Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

3/19/2013
Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death

Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

3/18/2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

3/7/2013
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

3/1/2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

2/26/2013
More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

2/11/2013
Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook

Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

2/7/2013
Young Adults Are America's Most Stressed Generation: Survey

And most feel they get little support from their doctors

2/7/2013
Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes

Number of bikers over age 65 is climbing, as well

2/4/2013
Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'

Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health