As much as 5 percent of the population past the age of 70 could develop a type of memory loss known as mild cognitive impairment every year -- far more than previous estimates, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
Patients with early Alzheimer's disease who exercised regularly saw less deterioration in the areas of the brain which control memory, according to a study released Sunday at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago.
Adoption officials said Wednesday that DNA tests indicate a Guatemalan baby reported stolen from her mother was being adopted by a U.S. couple, the first strong sign that the Central American nation's troubled adoption system relied in part on abducted children.
For someone who finished the runner-up by just 23 seconds last year, it is understandable that Cadel Evans is taking this year's Tour de France one day at a time.
Falls by elderly people are cut significantly when health care providers take basic steps such as prescribing physical therapy, monitoring medications and checking standing blood pressure, researchers said on Wednesday.
People age 75 or older recover just as well as younger patients from knee or hip replacements to correct the ravages of arthritis, researchers said on Monday.
Candace Parker scored a career-high 40 points and had 16 rebounds, six assists and five blocks to help the Los Angeles Sparks rally for a 82-74 overtime victory against the Houston Comets on Wednesday night.
When older workers learn new skills, their brain cells develop, German scientists said Wednesday after a study that used computer tomography to peer deep inside the brain.
Regular daily exercise benefits elderly women with dementia and these benefits appear to accrue over time, researchers from the Republic of Korea report.
The number of Alzheimer disease patients in Taiwan is increasing at a rate of 5,800 a year, and the care of these patients should be stepped up, Taiwan Alzheimer's Disease Association said yesterday.