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Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a family caregiver may not be as hazardous to your health as most people think, researchers say. Decades of research papers and media reports have warned that family caregivers are at risk for health declines. One suggested reason is that the stress of […]

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FDA Orders Label Warning on Alcohol Use With ‘Female Viagra’

FDA Orders Label Warning on Alcohol Use With ‘Female Viagra’

Latest Sexual Health News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A drug touted as a “female Viagra” can cause severe low blood pressure and fainting when used with alcohol, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. As a result, the agency has ordered the drug’s maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals to make a safety labeling change […]

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People are living longer despite care inequalities

People are living longer despite care inequalities

The World Health Organization report that life expectancy has increased by 5 years, but data show inequalities in access to health services among countries. A new global report finds that people are living longer, despite disparities in healthcare access. The World Health Statistics series is an annual snapshot of global health compiled by the World […]

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More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports. HPV is one of the most common sexually […]

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Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday. Between 2002 and 2016, the rate of assaults among men 60 and older jumped 75%, while it rose 35% among women between […]

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Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Richard McIntosh hadn’t had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life filled with Golden Retrievers. Now McIntosh, 59, of Cornelius, Ore., can’t imagine growing old […]