Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests.

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says.

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something.

Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- What weighs upwards of 14,000 pounds, can live well past 70 years, and almost never gets cancer? The elephant.

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who break a hip receive the best care in skilled nursing facilities with the most experience handling such fractures, a new study suggests.

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the mental strain on people caring for loved ones recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, with men accounting for far more of those costs than women, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new federal report on suicide finds that young adult Native Americans continue to be at a much higher risk of killing themselves than other racial or ethnic groups in the United States.