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Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study July 20, 2017

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? July 19, 2017

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline July 18, 2017

Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's? July 18, 2017

Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain

Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia? July 17, 2017

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia July 17, 2017

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

One Social Hour a Week Can Help Someone With Dementia July 16, 2017

Good staff training improved patients' quality of life, lowered costs, study says

Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study July 13, 2017

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

Better Diet, Longer Life? July 12, 2017

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier July 12, 2017

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? July 12, 2017

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

Most Breast Cancer Patients Have Help Choosing Treatments July 10, 2017

Support system can be useful when weighing complex therapy options, study authors say

How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's July 10, 2017

A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly July 10, 2017

Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise July 07, 2017

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life July 07, 2017

Document lets family members know your wishes

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go July 06, 2017

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's? July 05, 2017

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

For Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old Age June 29, 2017

These relationships may even outstrip family when it comes to well-being, study suggests

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers June 29, 2017

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life? June 29, 2017

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain? June 29, 2017

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors June 28, 2017

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure in Adulthood June 26, 2017

Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests

Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells June 26, 2017

DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia June 22, 2017

The public should be aware of this encouraging research, expert says

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys? June 21, 2017

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

Health Tip: Become an Active Family June 21, 2017

Small changes add up

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report June 19, 2017

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized June 16, 2017

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery June 16, 2017

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds? June 16, 2017

The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study June 15, 2017

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again June 13, 2017

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar June 12, 2017

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend June 09, 2017

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women June 07, 2017

After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study June 07, 2017

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

Health Tip: Stress-Busting Tips for Caregivers June 07, 2017

How to ease the load

Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain June 07, 2017

Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles June 06, 2017

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC June 06, 2017

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk June 05, 2017

Average yearly rate of the attacks doubled in people with the liver disease, study found

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives June 02, 2017

Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year June 02, 2017

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's June 02, 2017

With U.S. cases expected to triple to 16 million by 2050, support for caregivers desperately needed

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