THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- When loved ones develop dementia, it's hard to know how to make their lives better. But now researchers have pinpointed ways to help these folks live as well as possible.
"While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it's equally vital that we understand how we can optimize quality of life for the 50 million people worldwide who have dementia," said researcher Linda Clare. She's a professor at the University of Exeter in England.
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a "nightmare" superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.
In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found 221 instances of "unusual" antibiotic-resistance genes that had developed in bacteria causing illnesses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- With aging often comes worry about falls and the bone fractures they cause. Now, a panel of U.S. experts has new advice on what helps and what doesn't when it comes to staying upright.
For starters, get off the sofa. And don't rely on vitamin D to keep you from falling.