Death & Dying

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study findsThe county you call home may have a lot to...

Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winterScientists have a double-shot of bad news about...

Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different countiesHow long you will live depends a lot on where you...

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free lifeIt may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach...

Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study findsCan a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you're over 50? Possibly,...

In America’s Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention effortsGrowing up in a poor family is a well-known risk factor...

Seniors’ Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimizedA pair of key differences in the brain may...

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel functionHot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some...

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteriesBeyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher...

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problemsMost people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but...
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