Age Health News

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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

11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/10/2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages

The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

11/1/2011
'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer

One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

10/18/2011
Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause

Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

9/27/2011
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

8/31/2011
Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60

But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

8/29/2011
Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says

Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

8/9/2011
Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women

Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

8/3/2011
Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise

But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

8/3/2011
Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100

Male centenarians even more likely to have been slothful, although fewer are obese

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

7/19/2011
Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call

Study found surrogate decision-making causes delay, boosts costs

7/19/2011
More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp

Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

7/15/2011
Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report

Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

7/12/2011
Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study

Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

7/11/2011
Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds

But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

7/1/2011
Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study

Repetitive joint movements may play a role, researchers suggest

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

6/20/2011
Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined

Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/8/2011
Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study

Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

5/25/2011
Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

5/24/2011
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure

Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say