With a deadly dose of barbiturates stashed in his home in a small eastern Dutch town, pensioner Hans Hillebrand is a "self-determinist": he alone wants to decide when it's time to die with dignity.
Other Mar 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Are today's youth really more materialistic and less motivated than past generations, or do adults tend to perceive moral weakness in the next generation?
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
New research from Uppsala University shows that reduced insulin sensitivity is linked to smaller brain size and deteriorated language skills in seniors. The findings are now published in the scientific journal Diabetes Ca ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 01, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?
Cardiology Apr 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The odds of having heart failure appear to be higher in seniors with a low income even among those with a college or higher education according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific ...
Cardiology Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
As we get older, the trillions of cells in our body do too. And like us, they become less resilient and able to weather the stress of everyday life. Our skin especially tells the tale of what's happening throughout our bodies.
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Go ahead - do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down. Awkward, right?
Health Jun 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activitiesgoing beyond just diet and exerciseare critical to healthy aging, according to a new USC study.
Health Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Because healthy enrollees cost them less, Medicare Advantage plans would profit from selecting seniors based on their health, but Medicare strictly forbids practices such as denying coverage based on existing conditions. ...
Health Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia will cost the United States about $200 billion this year, a total that includes $140 billion paid by Medicare and Medicaid, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- The costs of the obesity epidemic to the United States and the economic value of curbing it are not captured fully by current methods, according to a new report.
Health Mar 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Rose Ferrara looks as spry at 97 as some people do at 77, but if a health concern arises outside of a regularly scheduled doctors appointment she would rather not leave her comfortable home to get evaluated. A University ...
Health Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.
Health May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, suggests that an active lifestyle in late life protects grey matter and cognitive functions in humans. The findings are now published in the scientific journal ...
Neuroscience May 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Elderly adults with rheumatoid arthritis have a considerable risk of serious infection, with antirheumatic drug use increasing the risk, according to a study published online July 25 in Arthritis Ca ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Aug 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0