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  • Could Newborn Stem Cells Rejuvenate Old Hearts?
  • Stem cells from young hearts might breathe new life into aging ones, research in rats suggests. In the study, a special type of stem cells was taken from the hearts of newborn rats and injected into the hearts of old rats, average age 22 months. Other rats from the same age...
  • Cheaper Hearing Aids May Be on the Horizon
  • William Demant, the world's largest producer of hearing aids, said it could start producing cheaper over-the-counter hearing devices for the U.S. market if demand rises sharply once new legislation comes into effect.Shares in William Demant and other hearing aid makers GN...
  • Can Drinking a Little Bit Help You Live Longer?
  • Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn't routinely turn into more, a new study confirms. Researchers examined health survey data on more than 333,000 U.S. adults, following them for an...
  • Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer and Fight Disease
  • Coffee gives you much more than just a morning energy boost, say recent studies which point to health benefits that cover you head to toe. They also show that the more coffee you drink throughout the day, the more health benefits your caffeine fix provides. Here's a rundown...
  • Regular Drinkers Less Likely to Have Dementia
  • People who drink moderately on a regular basis have a better chance of reaching the ripe old age of 85 free of dementia and other age-related cognitive impairments, according to a study led by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.While other studies...
  • Living Healthily, Learning More Could Cut Dementia Cases by a Third
  • Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent a third of dementia cases, health experts said on Thursday. In a wide-ranging analysis of the risk factors behind dementia, the researchers highlighted nine as...
  • Running a Minute a Day Tied to Better Bone Health
  • Women who run a single minute a day have better bone health than those who run less than a minute, say scientists from the U.K.'s University of Exeter and the University of Leicester.The researchers found women who did "brief bursts" of high-intensity, weight-bearing...
  • Daily Crosswords Linked to Sharper Brain
  • People who regularly report doing word puzzles such as crosswords as they age have sharper brains that function equivalent to 10 years younger than their biological age.Experts at the U.K.'s University of Exeter Medical School and Kings College London analyzed data from...
  • Want to Live to 100? Adopt These Healthy Anti-Aging Habits
  • Since 1980, the number of Americans reaching and surpassing age 100 has exploded. So what's the secret to living long enough to celebrate your 100th birthday? While there are no sure-fire strategies, here are seven healthy habits that can boost your odds.
  • Strawberries Reduce Mental Effects of Aging
  • A natural compound found in strawberries called fisetin reduces the mental effects of aging, says a study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A. Researchers found it could help treat age-related mental decline and conditions like Alzheimer's or stroke."Companies...
  • Some Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids are Effective
  • A handful of over-the-counter "personal sound amplification products" fared as well as an expensive hearing aid in helping people pick up more words in conversation, researchers report.While the study took place in a sound booth, "in this controlled environment, some of...
  • Chocolate is Good for Your Brain
  • Is your idea of a balanced diet chocolate in both hands? If so, you may be onto something - at least as far as your brain is concerned, according to a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition. Cocoa beans, they found, are a rich source of flavanols, a class of...
  • Popular Prostate Drugs Can Cause Harm
  • Popular hormone-based drugs for treating an enlarged prostate could increase men's risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.A group of German men taking the drug Avodart (dutasteride) for three years wound up with higher blood sugar and...
  • Is This Hidden Condition Robbing Your Strength?
  • Most people are familiar with osteoporosis, but there is a lesser known condition that can rob your muscle strength, leaving you vulnerable to fractures when you're aged.
  • Drinking Ages Cells
  • The more alcohol people drink, the faster their cells appear to age. Researchers from Japan's Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomeres which placed them at greater risk for age-related illnesses.Telomeres are the...
  • 10 Unusual Warning Signs of Disease
  • Some simple things – gray hair, skin rashes, or even hiccups – can sometimes be your body's way of signaling that something is wrong. Here are 10 unusual symptoms that could be indications of a deeper health problem.
  • Fish May Ease Arthritis Pain
  • Eating fish twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.
  • 12 Ways to Ease Low-Back Pain While Traveling
  • Thousands of Americans suffer low back injuries when traveling each year — from lifting heavy luggage, sitting for long periods on planes, and sleeping on soft hotel mattresses. But experts say a handful of strategies can help your vacation be pain free.
  • Statin Drugs Don't Benefit Healthy Seniors
  • Older adults who don't have a history of cardiovascular problems don't benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, says a new study of seniors with high blood pressure and moderately high cholesterol.Researchers from New York University School of Medicine studied...
  • Drugs May Not Prevent Fractures in Older Women
  • Bisphosphonates, which are sometimes used to treat osteoporosis, do not prevent fractures in women who take them for more than 10 years. The drugs include popular prescription drugs such as Boniva, Fosamax Plus D, and Reclast.Osteoporosis causes thinning of the bones,...