Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older men with low levels of vitamin B-12 are at increased risk for bone fractures, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium
(HealthDay News) -- Calcium is essential for strong, healthy bones. And there are plenty of nutritious food sources to choose from.
Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson's-Related Depression
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term exercise program may help ease depression in people with Parkinson's disease, according to a new, small study.
Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of people over the age of 65 need help completing the tasks of daily living, either from special devices such as canes, scooters and bathroom grab bars or from another person, new research shows.
Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- No single personality profile or set of warning signs can accurately predict who might commit a mass shooting such as occurred a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a new report says.
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Often-conflicting results from studies on the value of routine mammography have only fueled the debate about how often women should get a mammogram and at what age they should start.
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients long thought to be helpful for neurological health -- can cross the usually impenetrable blood-brain barrier and make their way into the brain, a new study suggests.
Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged, a new study contends.
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.