Senior Health

Is Potential Human Life Span Unlimited?

Maybe, says biologist, especially if technology and medicine keep improvingHave you ever thought about what it might be like to live into your hundreds? Now,...

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focusIn a finding that might bring older Dads some peace of mind about their sons'...

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher saysAmericans who are 100 years or older have lower rates of...

Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal People who drink at even moderate levels may see some of their mental skills slip faster...

‘Making the Best of It’: Families Face the Heavy Burden of...

With U.S. cases expected to triple to 16 million by 2050, support for caregivers desperately neededFor Marilyn and Tom Oestreicher, their golden years were...

New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causesNewly minted teen drivers in the United States have almost triple the...

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest Multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as E. coli, can be found in more than one-quarter of people...

Alzheimer’s Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved onesAs more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have jumped...

Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?Fiber helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and keep the bowels running smoothly, but a new study...

Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological agingLimiting calorie intake may slow aging, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown...
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