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One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests.
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.
Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

It's no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday.

 

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