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Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.
Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21 percent, health officials reported Thursday.
More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

In more good news for those who fill up on bran cereal and quinoa, a new study suggests that older people who eat a lot of whole grains may live longer than those who hardly ever eat them.
Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.
More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports.
Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests.
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Having a strong sense of purpose in life may lower the likelihood of brain tissue damage in older adults, new research suggests.

 

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