September 28, 2011 Researchers confirmed that hip fractures increase the risk of dying within a year for some older women. But the risk of death wasn't uniform, and the youngest elderly women had a risk that persisted longer than expected.
September 21, 2011 The links between red wine and longevity aren't nearly as strong as they once seemed, according to new research in the journal Nature. In fact, the research calls into question the whole mechanism used to explain wine's power to extend life.
September 19, 2011 But the president made clear that he doesn't intend to make any health cuts unless the Republicans relent on their pledge against new revenues.
September 2, 2011 The slow, shuffling walk of old age may be caused by invisible problems with tiny blood vessels in the brain. One-third of people who tested normal during life were found to have these tiny abnormalities in blood vessels at autopsy.
August 24, 2011 Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with Alzheimer's this week. Shots caught up with a neurologist for more on how the Alzheimer's diagnosis is made.
August 9, 2011 The discovery will be a big disappointment to millions of women who started taking soy after the Women's Health Initiative showed in 2002 that estrogen supplements increase the menopausal women's risk of blood clots, stroke and cognitive problems.
July 20, 2011 For people who need to escape the heat wave blanketing much of the U.S. this week, some cities are offering the public access to cooling centers. Scorching heat is a deadlier weather risk than freezing cold or even tornadoes.
May 16, 2011 Middle-aged musicians scored better on hearing tests than people who didn't play instruments. How we use our senses and brains can shape the people we become, a researcher says.
May 11, 2011 About 14 percent of elderly nursing homes residents receive a so-called atypical antipsychotic medicine despite an increased risk of death when the medicines are used to manage dementia in older people.