Seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries, with 37% of people experiencing head impact in falls, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials are urging families to do even better this time around.
(HealthDay)—The so-called global Alzheimer's epidemic is leading to a shortage of caregivers for seniors and a lack of support for family members who look after elderly relatives, according to a new report.
(HealthDay)—Low-income Americans' access to health care and the quality of care they receive vary widely based on where they live, according to a new report.
For many senior drivers, it is only a matter of time before they are forced to give up their car keys due to failing eyesight or other health issues. Now, University of Missouri researchers have studied how aging adults' ...
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.