Age Health News

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7/16/2012
High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study

Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

7/10/2012
Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

6/21/2012
Eating Disorders Hitting Women Over 50, Study Finds

Researcher says new treatment strategies needed to target this older population

6/19/2012
High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly

Prevalence of advanced kidney disease among older adults underestimated, researchers say

6/12/2012
Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds

DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

6/8/2012
Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity

Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

6/8/2012
6.6 Million Young Adults Joined Parents' Health Plans in 2011: Report

Affordable Care Act may have expanded access to coverage, but many under 25 still go without

6/7/2012
Two-Thirds of Osteo Hip Fractures Occur After 80: U.S. Study

Researchers urge greater push to diagnose, prevent, treat osteoporosis in extreme elderly

6/7/2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

6/6/2012
Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly

However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

6/5/2012
Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

5/29/2012
Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

5/24/2012
Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC

Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/18/2012
Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC

Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

5/8/2012
Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

5/4/2012
Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated

Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

4/27/2012
Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study

Researchers created tool to measure patient risk following surgery

4/26/2012
Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'

Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

4/26/2012
College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study

Students seem to have 'misplaced confidence' in their ability to multitask, researcher says

4/25/2012
Early Menopause Tied to Osteoporosis in 29-Year Study

Nearly doubled risk seen in women who went through 'change' before age 47

4/24/2012
Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging

Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

3/29/2012
Immersion Beats Classroom for Mastering a Foreign Tongue: Study

Either way, the brain seems to consolidate new language over time, researchers find

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/22/2012
Age of Live Kidney Donor Makes Little Difference in Organ's Health

Researchers hope finding will increase participation in 'kidney-swap' transplants

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/13/2012
75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans

Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/1/2012
Older Adults Do Get a Good Night's Rest, Survey Finds

Sleep disturbances, daytime fatigue not a given in later years

2/29/2012
Older Prostate Cancer Patients Might Be Overtreated: Study

Men with short life expectancies are put at risk for complications, researchers say

2/28/2012
Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders

Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

2/25/2012
Size, Experience Matter on Rugby Field, Study Finds

Players' height, weight and playing time in finals add up to World Cup victories, researchers say

2/20/2012
Face Lifts Erase an Average of 7 Years Off Age, Study Finds

Panel of medical students looked at before and after photos in guessing ages

2/17/2012
Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think

Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80

2/17/2012
Exercise Can Build Young Adults' Bones, Study Finds

Physical activity in your 20s can help prevent osteoporosis later on, researchers say

2/7/2012
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

2/3/2012
Hard Drug Use in Middle Age Could Prove Fatal, Study Finds

Those who continue to 'dabble' into their 50s tend to be at greater risk for bad outcomes in general

2/3/2012
Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study

21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

1/18/2012
'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds

Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

1/17/2012
Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study

Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

1/10/2012
Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome

Patients taking memantine had more serious adverse events than those given placebo

12/21/2011
'27 Club' Debunked: Musicians Aren't Prone to Die at That Age

But, they do face a higher risk of premature death, researchers report

12/12/2011
After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

12/8/2011
Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence

Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

11/21/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study

Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

11/20/2011
Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study

Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

11/16/2011
Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows

Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

11/16/2011
Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study

Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack