Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests.

Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 million Americans live with a disability, health officials reported Thursday.

Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men's Bones in Middle Age

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of exercise improve bone health in middle-aged men with low bone mass and may lower their risk for osteoporosis, according to a small new study.

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds.

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans.

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.