Senior Health

Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study findsThe stereotype that older men are usually attracted to...

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year:...

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher saysEach year, about 10,000 generally healthy U.S. Medicare patients...

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study findsMentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even...

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study findsOlder women treated for a very early form of breast cancer,...

Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia

Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer'sParking yourself in front of the...

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers sayThe risk of premature or early menopause is higher among women who...

High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly:...

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggestsDeveloping high blood pressure in very old age may provide some protection from dementia,...

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors saySnow looks beautiful while it's falling, but each year thousands of Americans are hurt while...

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers reportWant to cut your chances for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias?...

Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study

It's too early to say if this contributes to mental decline, Alzheimer's expert saysMarijuana appears to hamper blood flow to the brain, which theoretically...
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