U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014 … FDA to review skin patch therapy for Alzheimer’s … U.S. outperforms peers in flu vaccination among seniors, underperforms in other healthcare measures … Blood pressure drug tied to lower gout risk
Residents report improved health with weekly smartphone interaction … Lithium may halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers claim … Some residents receive fewer prescriptions due to lack of Medicare coverage … Purell receives FDA warning over claims the product prevents ebola and flu
Shortness of breath and cough increasingly the first symptoms of lung cancer … Older refugees suffer from depression decades after immigration … Two major kidney dialysis treatments have ‘identical’ survival outcomes in study … FDA approves triple-combo pill, Trijardy XR, for type 2 diabetes
Alzheimer’s initiative aims to enhance clinical care … FDA proposes rule allowing drugs to be imported from Canada … New Parkinson’s drug meets safety criteria in mid-stage trial … Medicinal cannabis substitute may treat side effects of Parkinson’s drugs
Loneliness linked to poorer cognition in older adults … Protein in the brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease … U.S. FDA approves Tandem’s predictive insulin pump software … Collagen: ‘fountain of youth’ or edible hoax?
Opinion: FDA’s lax generic drug oversight puts seniors at risk … Study supports non-drug treatment for early diabetes symptoms … Bipartisan bill would create Office of Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida … Negative temperament in men predicts more couch time