An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

Jun 30, 2015

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The ...

Jun 24, 2015

Road noise may cut life expectancy, study finds

Living in a neighborhood with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy and boost the risk of stroke, doctors reported in a study Wednesday. Researchers compared noise levels and data for deaths and hospital admissions across London, they said in a paper published in ...

Jun 5, 2015

U.S. FDA panel backs female libido pill

The drug industry’s decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women. The first-of-a-kind endorsement came with safety reservations, however, due to drug side effects ...

World's oldest person turns 116

May 24, 2015

World's oldest person turns 116

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 on Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. “There’s nothing I can do about it,” said Jeralean Talley of Inkster ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley was to celebrate her birthday twice, including at a party ...

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

May 14, 2015

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

Testing people’s hand strength could be a simple, low-cost way to screen them for the risk of heart attack or stroke, The Lancet reported on Thursday. Canadian-led researchers carried out a large-scale probe into evidence that a firm hand grip is a rough yet ...