Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans
Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically -- evidence that campaigns to prevent heart attacks and improve patient care are paying off, Yale University researchers said.
Burden of Autism in Teens Weighs Heaviest on Minorities, Poor
Autism exacts a heavy toll on the families of teens who struggle with the disorder, but the fight to get treatment and services is even harder among minorities who live in poverty, new research suggests.
Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social Media to Blame?
Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents' generation, and social media might be fueling that troubling trend.
Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two decades.
Flavored E-Cigarettes Hold Greatest Appeal for Youth
Candy- and fruit-flavored electronic cigarettes hold far more allure for teens and young adults than older adults, a new study shows.
Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's Risk
A grandparent's mental decline or a great uncle's waning memory may indicate you, too, have greater risk for Alzheimer's disease -- especially if closer relatives have the condition, a new study says.
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