/ Mar 20, 2017

Funeral discounts deployed to rein in elderly drivers

With traffic accidents involving elderly drivers a growing problem, more incentives are emerging to entice seniors to give up their driver’s licenses. Heiankaku Co., a funeral provider in Aichi Prefecture, has been offering 15 percent discounts at its 89 funeral homes there since March ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Short, white men more likely to go bald: study

Add enhanced risk of premature balding to the list of illnesses and indignities faced by diminutive men of European descent, according to a new study. “It seems that men with a relatively shorter body height have a higher chance of losing their hair,” said ...

/ 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 ...

/ 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 ...