Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school seniors, with some students engaging in extreme binge drinking of as many as 15 or more drinks, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics.
Only one quarter of senior citizens meet the national guidelines for regular physical activity, according to a report from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. This is despite clear ...
The older we get, the greater our risk of developing osteoporosis becomes. The fragile bone disease affects about 9 million Americans, and experts from the National Osteoporosis Foundation predict that it will be responsible ...
They're called "super agers"—men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger.
Emergency departments are not meeting the needs of senior citizens, according to a new international study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
CSIRO researchers are trialling an app that aims to allow elderly people to live at home safely for longer by subtly collecting data on their movements around the house.
The Obama administration says the average monthly premium for Medicare prescription drug plans will inch up by $1 next year, to $31.
Growing numbers of elderly people in Norway are being offered by the welfare services to use tablet computers for controlling functions in their home. But many find an iPad too difficult to understand.
(HealthDay)—Concern for other people and the environment rose among American teens during the recent recession, a new study indicates.
President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.
A five-year programme that mobilised communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives in rural Malawi.
Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar.
A Dominican official says Haiti erroneously reported that his country has an outbreak of avian flu when it cited the disease as a reason for imposing a ban this week on the import of Dominican meats, chicken, eggs and other ...
An Indiana University study that compared the performance of elite track and field athletes younger than 20 and those 20 and older found that only a minority of the star junior athletes saw similar success as senior athletes.
The majority of Germans feel healthy: their self-rated health has improved, particularly among the elderly. Tests on functional capabilities in old age show: restrictions in everyday life affect only a minority ...