Senior Health

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...

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013Diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than...

U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special...

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study saysFamilies in the United States spend 1.5 billion hours each...

Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'In what sounds like a sci-fi movie come true, researchers say they used gene...

The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death"Don't worry, be happy" is not only a motto for enjoying life, it...

Was Football Safer Back in the Day?

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementiaIn a finding that suggests football used...

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...

Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

People with Lewy body dementia generally don't lose volume in the hippocampus, study showsTens of millions of people worldwide suffer from memory loss and...
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