Feb 22, 2017

U.S. studies on testosterone treatment show mixed results

Five new U.S. clinical studies on testosterone treatments for older men showed mixed results on whether the male hormone therapy carries cardiovascular risks, according to research published on Tuesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015 stepped up its warning about testosterone products, ...

Feb 14, 2017

Use of mind-altering drugs spikes among U.S. seniors: study

The number of older Americans taking multiple prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics and painkillers has more than doubled in the past decade, researchers said Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine raise concerns about risks ...

Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114

Feb 10, 2017

Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114

Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, has died at age 114. Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. She became the country’s oldest person in July 2016 following the death of 113-year-old Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, ...

Jan 26, 2017

New Alzheimer's drug compound 'worth investigating'

A new approach to slowing the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease has shown promise in early studies on mice and monkeys, and is “worth investigating” in humans, U.S. scientists said Wednesday. The method involves injecting a synthetic compound in the brain that reduces the amount ...

101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

Dec 17, 2016

101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict

A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls. Ralph Clarke, a retired truck driver, was convicted of abusing and raping two ...

Dec 8, 2016

Flickering lights may hold potential to treat Alzheimer's

Scientists have used flickering LED lights to shrink, in mouse brains, the beta amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in humans, they reported on Wednesday. While too early to say if this could translate into a much-needed treatment for the debilitating illness, it does ...