Age Health News

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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

2/4/2013
A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/14/2013
Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking

The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

1/11/2013
Cardiac Deaths May Lead to Shortage of Donor Livers

Age, weight and diabetes status also affect quality of organs donated for transplantation, study says

1/11/2013
Marriage Might Lengthen Life

Study found those who did not have a spouse in their 40s were more than twice as likely to die early

1/7/2013
Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure

Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

12/13/2012
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

12/11/2012
As Vision Problems in U.S. Rise, Diabetes May Explain Why

Study finds many new cases of eye trouble occur in people under 40

11/30/2012
Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

The rate is twice as high among people aged 18 to 25 than among those over 50, report indicates

11/30/2012
Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots

Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

11/27/2012
Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

11/26/2012
U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

11/26/2012
1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report

Six of the top 10 states for underage drinking are in the Northeast, analysis finds

11/19/2012
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

11/7/2012
Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility

Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

11/6/2012
Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study

Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

11/6/2012
Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation

Small study of rare form of disease included people aged 18 to 26

11/1/2012
Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC

More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

11/1/2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds

People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

10/29/2012
Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

10/10/2012
U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

10/4/2012
Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery

Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/12/2012
Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds

9/10/2012
Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke

Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

8/31/2012
More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry

The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

8/17/2012
Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why

Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

8/3/2012
Extreme Heat Biggest Weather Killer, Expert Warns

Older people who live alone at greater risk for heat-related illness

8/2/2012
Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study

Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/23/2012
Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study

Those aged 14 to 39 are more likely to report unmet social, psychological and informational needs

7/19/2012
Fatal Car Crashes Less Likely in Major Cities, CDC Study Finds

Urban sprawl may be a factor in higher crash death rates in metro areas in the South, researchers say

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/17/2012
Incontinence Affects Young Childless Women, Too

Nearly 13 percent reported the condition in Australian study

7/16/2012
Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men

Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor