By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.
And as the population rapidly ages over the next
By DAVID RUNK and JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - The Canadian operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured in southwestern Michigan two years ago, causing the most expensive onshore spill in U.S. history, failed to deal adequately with structural problems detected years ago and to
By MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Most moms have "the talk" with their daughters about their periods. Now the Poise feminine hygiene brand is initiating a "second talk" with women - this time, about menopause.
Poise on July 23 is rolling out a line of products that target 50 million
By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat's remains and is also pressing for an international investigation of his predecessor's mysterious 2004 death, a top aide
By MARGIE MASON and SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.
Lab tests have
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.
Still, methadone accounts
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government health experts said Thursday there are few reasons to continue using metal-on-metal hip implants, amid growing evidence that the devices can break down early and expose patients to dangerous metallic particles
By MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The official start of summer brought temperatures in the high 90s to the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, setting records in some spots and getting awfully close in others, with people wilting at graduation ceremonies, students trying
By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming an Illinois jail prevented him from taking his prescribed HIV medications for a week, harming his health and violating his constitutional rights.
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - World stock markets rebounded Friday on anticipation that central banks will act to keep any political instability in Greece following weekend elections from destabilizing the global economy.
Uncertainty ahead of