THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Have you just turned 60 and feel like you’re in great health? Well, new research suggests that unseen dangers lurk: Scientists found that cancer-free people older than 60 have at least 100 billion cells with at least one cancer-associated mutation. But there’s goodContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While strokes and related deaths have declined in rich nations, they remain stubbornly high worldwide, a new study says. Author Liyuan Han attributed the overall decreases to “better medical services in high-income countries, which may offer earlier detection of stroke risk factors andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — “Medicare For All” gets tossed around a lot by advocates of universal health coverage, but a new study finds that today’s Medicare is far from free for seniors and people with disabilities. Instead, a large number of beneficiaries are sliding into medical debtContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older adults have a higher risk of delirium after hip and knee surgery if they’re taking anxiety, depression or insomnia drugs, researchers say. “Our findings show that different classes of medicine are riskier than others when it comes to causing delirium after surgery,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dirty air could cancel out some of the brain benefits of exercise, a new study suggests. “Physical activity is associated with improved markers of brain health in areas with lower air pollution,” said study author Melissa Furlong. “However, some beneficial effects essentially disappearedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When a woman’s periods begin to slow down and finally stop, digestive problems often pick up — and new research suggests race and ethnicity play a role. With menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, while cortisol levels increase, triggering an adrenaline boost that changesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who undergo surgery to treat cataracts may have a lower likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Of more than 3,000 older adults with the eye disease, those who had surgery were about 30% less likely to be diagnosed withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden promised cheaper prescription drugs for all Americans on Monday as his social agenda legislation winds its way through Congress. Biden tried to shift Americans’ focus to pocketbook provisions overlooked in his $2 trillion legislation, which deals with everything from climateContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Checking older adults’ resting heart rate could help identify those who are more likely to experience a decline in mental function, a Swedish study suggests. The researchers found that a high resting heart rate was associated with a greater risk of dementia. “WeContinue Reading