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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel is recommending the use of a new vaccine to prevent shingles over an older one that was considered less effective. The decision was made just days after the Food and Drug Administration announced approval of the new vaccine, manufact...
Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) want to improve the lives of older Americans by harnessing the potential of smartphone apps.
Major health organizations in the United States and Great Britain are revising their guidelines on the benefits of exercise in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Now they believe that exercise can make the disease worse unless doctors and patients "exercise" caution.
U.S. health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter flu season. One reason for the concern is that the Southern Hemisphere, particularly Australia, was hit hard over the last several months with a flu strain that caused severe illness, especially in seniors. Small cluste...
The Stanford Center on Longevity announces its 2017-18 Design Challenge theme of “Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design.” Students from across the globe in any discipline are invited to develop and submit ideas that create and support healthy habits -- including financial, physical, and social behaviors -- which are shown to improve quality of life.
The CDC projects that the expected 2030 population would result in an estimated 48.8 million falls and 11.9 million fall injuries unless effective interventions are used nationally.
Blood clots can be lifesavers when it comes to healing a wound. But if a clot forms in a vein deep within the body, that’s a different story. Known as a venous thromboembolism, or VTE, this type of clot can cause pain, swelling, and redness in an affected limb, and can even be deadly.
OK, you’re getting older and you’re beginning to dislike your nose. Well, you’re not alone. More than a half million people seek consultation to change or enhance something about their nose each year. But in all likelihood, there’s still quite a lot you don’t know about this uber-popular facial plastic surgery procedure.
Older Adults have increased vulnerability to foodborne illness for several reasons: They typically have decreased stomach acid (the body’s natural defense from foodborne bacteria) or they may have a weakened immune system from an underlying illness such as diabetes, kidney disease or from undergoing cancer treatment.
Based on rising concerns over safety and cardiovascular risks, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for clinical trials to examine safety and efficacy of testosterone supplements used to combat age-related low testosterone in men, often known as “age-related hypogonadism.”
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