FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say.
The researchers compared how biological age changed in the United States compared to age in years (chronological age). For the study, the investigators looked at national health surveys conducted 1988-1994 and 2007-2010.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely.
"Many adults believe that hearing loss, particularly due to aging, is 'normal' and therefore of little consequence other than, perhaps, social difficulties," said senior study author Dr. Neil Bhattacharyya. He is an otolaryngologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 -- People who've had a heart attack are more likely to be prescribed and take recommended blood-thinning drugs if they get vouchers to waive their co-payments, a new study shows.
The finding comes from a study of 11,000 people treated for heart attack at 300 U.S. hospitals. All of the patients had health insurance: 64 percent had private insurance, 42 percent were covered by Medicare and 9 percent had Medicaid.
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.
"Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' -- increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life," said study author Dr. Peter Cnudde. He's an orthopedic surgeon with the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register in Gothenburg.