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'Smart Pill' May Enhance Thinking
Pop a pill to boost your brainpower — it’s been a theory for a while but may now be closer to reality.
Dangerous Weight Loss Linked to Common Dementia Rx
It's probably not your imagination that Grandma is becoming increasingly fragile over time. And her dementia medication may be partly to blame.
Knee Pain? This Common Surgery May Be No Help
A common knee surgery to relieve pain may not be worth the risks for middle-aged and older patients.
Diabetes Rx May Do Double-Duty for Parkinson’s Disease
Sometimes important scientific discoveries occur secondhand. For Parkinson's disease, that may be exactly the case.
What Pumping Iron Could Do for Men's Bones
For men, losing some bone mass as they age is natural. But that doesn't necessarily mean they can't slow it down — and possibly reduce their risk for conditions like osteoporosis in the process.
Knee Surgery: Not Always Worth It
Older people with painful arthritic knees or torn cartilage often turn to surgery to fix the problem. Such operations, however, may have short-lived benefits and do more harm than good in some cases.
Better Sleep, Less Knee Pain
For many older people, joints can get stiff and painful from osteoarthritis. This disease often settles in the knee. While it can be hard to sleep with an aching knee, poor sleep may be contributing to the pain.
Mind Your Bones
Older adults are commonly prescribed drugs to strengthen their bones and combat injury. But these may be unnecessary when it comes to preventing one dangerous ailment.
How Depression and Parkinson's Might Be Linked
Depression is a complex illness with many possible causes and many treatments. And it may increase the risk of another serious health condition.
This Rx Wasn't Much Help for Back Pain
One steroid thought to help some patients with back pain may not be all that helpful.