Age Health News

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4/8/2014
Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

4/3/2014
Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults

Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

3/21/2014
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

3/20/2014
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

3/7/2014
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

3/7/2014
Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds

However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

2/27/2014
One-Third of Young Stroke Victims Remain Disabled Years After: Study

Keys to improved function include preventing a 2nd stroke and continuing with rehab, experts say

2/27/2014
Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults

Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

2/26/2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

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