Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.

2016-01-21 20:30:04  

An elderly man exercises with a jog along the beach as surfers head into the ocean in La Jolla, California

An elderly man exercises with a jog along the beach as surfers head into the ocean in La Jolla, California January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

2016-01-21 19:44:11  

Aetna's deal for Humana will push up costs for seniors: think tank

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aetna Inc's plan to buy smaller insurer Humana Inc for $31 billion will mean seniors will pay higher Medicare Advantage premiums, according to a new report by the think tank Center for American Progress

2016-01-21 17:03:13  

Aerobic exercise could help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease

A recent study led by Dr J. Eric Ahlskog, a neurobiologist at Mayo Clinic, USA, has found that aerobic exercise such as using an elliptical trainer or brisk walking may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. In an editorial in the JAMA

2016-01-21 15:12:39  

Some 200,000 at risk in Turkey's fight against Kurdish militants: Amnesty

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Security operations in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, righ

2016-01-21 13:07:04  

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washin

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House. In In 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Sa

2016-01-21 03:48:27  

China busts child trafficking ring, recovers 15 infants: Xinhua

Police in China have broken a child trafficking ring that they say had been selling children from the remote southwest to buyers near the coast 2,000 km (1,245 miles) away for as little as about $3,000, the state news agency Xinhua has reported.

2016-01-21 00:57:48  

After mastectomy, women may lack facts on breast reconstruction

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women deciding whether to get breast reconstruction after a mastectomy may not have all the facts needed to make an informed decision, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey responses from 126

2016-01-20 21:13:57  

Eating green leafy vegetables may lower glaucoma risk

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who eat more green leafy vegetables, a good source of nitrate, may significantly decrease their risk of developing glaucoma, according to a large study. Based on long-term data for more than 100,000 U.S.

2016-01-20 18:54:16  

Physical therapy no help for Parkinson's patients: study

Routinely assigning people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease to physical or occupational therapy offers no improvement to their quality of life, said a British study out Tuesday. The findings, published in the Journal of the American

2016-01-20 10:45:42  

Acupuncture needling doesn't ease menopausal hot flashes

By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Women with menopausal hot flashes who get acupuncture do experience some decrease in symptoms, but so do others who get a placebo version of acupuncture, with no needle insertion, according to a new study. “The r

2016-01-19 19:42:12  

Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone's mental fitness

Doctors Stephen Read and James Spar are collaborators on a chapter of a forthcoming psychiatry textbook, colleagues at UCLA’s medical school and go-to court experts on the evaluation of mental fitness in the elderly. In the 2014 fight over whethe

2016-01-18 19:28:16  

Sanders lashes out at Clinton in contentious Democratic debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Democratic White House candidate Bernie Sanders went on the offensive against front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday in the most contentious of their four presidential debates, acc

2016-01-18 05:55:12  

Sanders releases universal healthcare plan before Democratic debate

By Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details on Sunday evening about his "Medicare-for-all" universal healthcare funding plan and how he would pay for it. The plan

2016-01-18 01:20:05  

Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world he says are holding back progress on er

2016-01-16 04:12:11  

Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death

The Grim Reaper has got his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly and dwindling population to stay in good shape. "Human life is naturally valuable, but here it has a social value as

2016-01-15 16:42:11  

Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.

2016-01-15 08:38:38  

The small village of Sellia in southern Italy’s Calabria region has ordered its elderly and dwindling population to have regula

The small village of Sellia in southern Italy’s Calabria region has ordered its elderly and dwindling population to have regular medical tests (AFP Photo/Tiziana Fabi)

2016-01-15 04:38:41  

Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint

DETROIT (AP) — A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money. But Michigan officials stunned the community this week

2016-01-15 03:07:03  

Sleep disruptions in seniors tied to unhealthy brain changes

By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Older people who have trouble sleeping through the night are at an increased risk of unhealthy changes in the brain, a new study found. The brain changes are tied to increased risks of strokes and other proble

2016-01-14 22:38:51  

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