Age Health News

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12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/14/2010
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread

150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

12/9/2010
Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic

Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

12/9/2010
40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Most are aged 16 to 25, a new federal study finds

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

11/12/2010
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/15/2010
Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report

Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/22/2010
Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young

Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says

9/14/2010
Kids Literally See Differently Than Adults, Research Shows

Visual and sensory information is not blended in children's brains, study finds

9/10/2010
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery

But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

9/9/2010
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

9/9/2010
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults

And many more are unemployed, unmarried than in early 1990s, study says

9/8/2010
Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression

Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

8/23/2010
Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults

Actual number of cases among those under 40 still small, but trend raises flags, researcher says

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk

Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

7/13/2010
Gene Linked to Obesity May Also Raise Dementia Risk

But finding is early and needs to be replicated in other research, experts say

7/4/2010
Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

6/21/2010
Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening Results

The recommended A1c blood test cutoff didn't accurately diagnose elderly Asians, study found

6/10/2010
New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected

Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

6/9/2010
Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

6/3/2010
Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot

Couples less likely than singles to abuse substances after high school, study finds

6/1/2010
Certain Popular Antidepressants Linked to Cataracts in Seniors

More study needed to confirm findings, researcher suggests

5/19/2010
Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems

Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/18/2010
Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery

Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/17/2010
More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery

Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

5/17/2010
Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed

Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

5/14/2010
Most High Schoolers Today Cheat

But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

5/5/2010
Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders

But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

5/3/2010
For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study

Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

4/30/2010
Rates of Premature Adult Death Declining Worldwide

But even with overall lower mortality, some nations have lost ground, report shows

4/28/2010
Even Moderate Drinking Puts Many Older Adults at Risk

Regular alcohol use may harm those over 60 with health issues, prescription meds, research shows

4/16/2010
Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults

Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

4/13/2010
Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger

Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

4/12/2010
Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old

One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/2/2010
Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

2/23/2010
Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors

Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/15/2010
Elevators Can Bring Injury to Seniors

Researcher urges installation of bigger buttons to stop closing doors

2/15/2010
Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Actos Tied to Fractures in Women

Those over 65 at greatest risk from thiazolidinedione use, study indicates

2/9/2010
Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

1/28/2010
Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life

Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

12/29/2009
Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter

Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say