Senior Health in the News

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

10/24/2014 - Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

10/24/2014 - Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

10/24/2014 - But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

10/24/2014 - Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia

10/24/2014 - The bleeding disorder affects both males and females

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

10/24/2014 - Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

10/24/2014 - Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Nurse Nina Pham Declared 'Free' of Ebola Virus

10/24/2014 - She contracted virus caring for Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan but should return home soon, officials said

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds

10/24/2014 - Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014

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Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

10/24/2014 - Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples

10/24/2014 - Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

10/24/2014 - Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

10/24/2014 - Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

10/24/2014 - Be careful of trick-or-treaters

Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

10/24/2014 - Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

10/23/2014 - Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

10/23/2014 - People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

10/23/2014 - Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

10/23/2014 - Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Did You Know?

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Older Americans are the least physically active age group, according to the Foundation for Health in Aging. Only about 20 percent of older adults are moderately active.