Baby Boomers Aging

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report


As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. More >

Less Likely to Have Caregivers

Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?


Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds. More >

Ketogenic Diet for Kids

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail


For children with epilepsy who don't find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests. More >

Protection Against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?


Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. More >

Keep Kids Safe

Be Careful About Giving Laser Toys This Holiday Season


Many kids (and parents) who have seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a light saber think lasers are cool. More >

1/3 of Patients Are Under 64

Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old


More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. More >

How to Spot an Eating Disorder


Eating disorders are common in the United States. But they're hard to identify and tough to fix. More >

Babies Start Connecting Words Earlier Than You Think


Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think. More >

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk


If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road. More >

Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk


New research confirms that breast-feeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). More >