Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've won a prize" voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for ...

Medications

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive ...

Health

Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization

Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before—high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Daily aspirin might ease COPD flare-ups

(HealthDay)—Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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