Death & Dying

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early deathThink smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless? Think again, a new study...

It’s Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers findYou're never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking,...

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It’s Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggestsSeniors who struggle to make out what people are saying around the...

Never Too Old for a Mammogram?

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90 Women who think they're too old to worry about mammograms may want to...

Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the diseaseWhile the rest of the United States makes major...

Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix

Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study findsWhile smoking is tough enough on health, adding...

‘Yo-Yo Dieting’ Hard on Older Women’s Hearts: Study

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusionsMillions of Americans have a lifelong struggle with their waistlines -- dieting,...

West Nile’s Long-Term Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

Texas study estimates mortality rate from the mosquito-borne disease at 13 percentA new study suggests that the death toll from the mosquito-borne West Nile...

Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not provenMarijuana use might raise the risk of a rare, temporary heart muscle malfunction that...

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their familiesFor older adults, a fractured hip is often life-changing: The majority...
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