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    1. 1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears, a condition called tinnitus, and that is likely the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, new research suggests. Of those who were struck by tinnitus, onl

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    2. Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health? A new study suggests that may be possible, particularly if you have good genes. "Chronic disease is not an inevitable part of aging," said Dr. Sofi

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    3. Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

      July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal found that during a memory-related task, a brain region

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    4. More Older Americans Cared for at Home

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds. In 2012, half of seniors with a disability had some type of home

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    5. Want to Stay Mobile as You Age?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection bet

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    6. Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers who wear contaminated gloves can transfer bacteria onto hospital surfaces, a new study warns. "Infection control is a priority for all hospitals to reduce the spread of [bacteria]," said study author Sa

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    7. 15 Minutes of Exercise May Boost Life Span

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests. The research included more than 123,000 people, aged 60 and older. The study's mean follow-up time was 10 y

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    8. Elderly Benefit From Intensive BP Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows. "These findings have substantial implications for the

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    9. 25M Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests. In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision prob

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    10. Ability to 'Smell' Food Tastes Can Lessen With Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests. Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, resea

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