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Old drivers and 20-somethings equally dangerous Elderly drivers are no more likely to die on the road than those in their 20s, according to a UK study that looked at fatal road accidents over a 20-year period.
MSNBC | Aug 24, 2012 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report: Older Americans are getting fatter More and more Americans are enjoying longer lives, but they are also getting fatter and paying more for housing in old age, according to a new report from U.S. health officials.
MSNBC | Aug 17, 2012 8:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study: Older Americans upbeat about aging * Definition of aging has changed
MSNBC | Aug 8, 2012 6:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Younger people can't read emotions on wrinkled faces Having wrinkles adds well, a new wrinkle for young people trying to gauge the emotions seen on older people's faces. A new study suggests that younger people may make more mistakes when judging the emotions of older folks.
MSNBC | Jul 26, 2012 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
High-dose vitamin D prevents fractures in elderly A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones.
MSNBC | Jul 5, 2012 8:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FDA panel favors Pfizer's new arthritis drug Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a first-of-a-kind drug from Pfizer appears to be safe and effective for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, though they recommended follow-up studies to gauge the pill's long-term side effects.
MSNBC | May 9, 2012 11:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Computer use and exercise may help fight memory loss MyHealthNewsDaily.comUsing a computer may protect against memory loss late in life, as long as you also make sure to exercise, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | May 1, 2012 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Emergency rooms designed for the older set Hospitals around the country are creating customized emergency rooms for patients 65 years and older.
MSNBC | Apr 22, 2012 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Japan's population to drop by 1 million each year Japan's rapid aging means the national population of 128 million will shrink by one-third by 2060.
MSNBC | Jan 30, 2012 12:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accident when she drives to the grocery store. What if she has a medical emergency and no one's there to help? What if, like her father
MSNBC | Jan 26, 2012 6:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend