Why seniors may be more vulnerable to scams

A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests. The first-of-its-kind study found a biological basis — rather than poor decision-making skills — underlying financial exploitation in the elderly. These findings might lead to a way to predict More...

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By admin On Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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Morning Rounds: Quitting cigarettes, seasonal allergies

April 15, 2017, 7:37 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss research that analyzes potentially dangerous methods for quitting cigarettes, how to stay informed More...

By admin On Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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FDA rejects drugmaker's much-anticipated arthritis pill

Drug company Eli Lilly says their much-awaited pill for rheumatoid arthritis has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s the company’s second drug development setback since November. A letter More...

By admin On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Teen denied lung transplant after smoking pot, family says

Riley Hancey was denied a life-saving lung transplant after testing positive for THC – the chief intoxicant in marijuana. YouCaring.com A Utah teen was denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive More...

By admin On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Mom shares boy's shocking X-ray as warning to parents

A mom shared a shocking X-ray image of a large grape lodged in a 5-year-old boy’s throat to send a reminder to parents — not all kids chew their food. Angela Henderson, author of “Finlee and Me,” a popular More...

By admin On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Concussion risk keeps many kids out of sports, parents say

Some parents won’t let their kids play sports due to concussion risks. A new survey found that parents are also limiting their children only to certain sports because of head injury concerns. When more than 1,000 More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Study says this may fend off Alzheimer’s later in life

Healthy aging of the brain relies on the health of your heart and blood vessels when you’re younger, a new study reports. People with risk factors for heart disease and stroke in middle age are more likely to More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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The grayer his hair, the higher his heart risk?

Beyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher risk of heart disease for men, new research suggests. But don’t panic if you sport silvery locks — the study only showed an association, More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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New screening guidelines for prostate cancer

April 11, 2017, 7:35 AM| Recommendations from a government advisory panel suggest new screening guidelines for prostate cancer. The task force said men from ages 55 to 69 should should talk to their doctors about More...

By admin On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Parents' smoking tied to genetic changes in kids with cancer

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, a new study More...