Joints deteriorate more slowly among heavy smokers with rheumatoid arthritis compared to nonsmokers or light smokers, leading researchers to suggest that nicotine may help slow the progression of the disease.
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Risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia is up to 80 percent higher among elderly smokers compared to people the same age who don't smoke, Australian researchers report.
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment experienced less decline in mental functioning if they consumed one alcoholic drink daily, new research finds.
Elderly people exposed to secondhand smoke for 30 years or more were 30 percent more likely to develop dementia than older adults who were not exposed to secondhand smoke, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.
A trio of Atlanta police officers who shot to death an 88-year-old woman during a 'no-knock' drug raid have been indicted by a grand jury, including two accused of felony murder.
In death, Anna Nicole Smith has become something of a poster child for the problem of prescription-drug misuse.
Smoking is linked to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly, but few people realize the risk, experts say.
Children of parents debilitated by methamphetamine addiction often end up living with their grandparents, who must put off retirement just when they thought their child-raising years were over.
Women in their 70s and 80s who consumed one or two alcoholic drinks daily were more likely to survive and maintain good health than nondrinkers.
The Sprint for D.A.R.E. event in Monroe, Conn., promotes family health and raises an average of several thousand dollars for the D.A.R.E. program.