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Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More bicyclists on the road make cycling safer, but head and face injuries still occur, a new study finds. From 2008 to 2017, even as the number of bike riders increased, the number of head and face injuries stayed steady, according to researchers from […]

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Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to the researchers at the University of Arizona College […]

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Many Older Americans Misuse Antibiotics: Poll

Many Older Americans Misuse Antibiotics: Poll

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new poll delivers good and bad news: Half of American seniors report taking antibiotics in the last two years, but many also say they have misused them. As many as 1 in 5 say they take leftover antibiotics without checking with their doctor, […]

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Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds. Maintaining muscle health helps seniors maintain their independence, mobility and quality of life. It also lowers their risk of falls and frailty. Researchers looked at more than 4,100 […]

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‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The HIV test came back positive and the patient, full of fear and denial, took to the STD forum on the popular social media site Reddit. “I’m really scared because they said my results showed ‘HIV-1 Confirmation.’ I have to […]

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Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds. In a survey, researchers found that more than half of seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries said they’d had major trouble paying […]

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Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]