Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows.

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case.

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain is widespread in much of America, with more than 25 million adults -- 11 percent -- suffering on a daily basis, a new national survey reveals.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests.

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living'

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In Belgium and the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal, doctors are increasingly confronted by requests for such services from people with psychological illnesses or people who say they are "tired of living," a new study finds.