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Brain aging is conclusively linked to genes

For the first time in a large study sample, the decline in brain function in normal aging is conclusively shown to be influenced by genes, say …

Cost of health care rises as BMI increases

Health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight, a new study shows.<p>As reported in</i> …

Health Care

FDA Asks For Proof That Antibacterial Soaps Protect Health

In hospitals, people are bathed with soaps containing the antibacterial triclosan to reduce the risk of serious infections in surgery. But that doesn't necessarily mean we should be using triclosan soap in the kitchen and the bathroom, the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>The agency on Monday took …

Americans Still Confused about New Health Law - Consumer Reports News

More than a month into the first open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, chances are you are as confused as ever about how the …

Firms gear health-related technology toward baby boomers

When Hollywood music editor Angie Rubin, 50, worked on the 2012 film “Pitch Perfect,” she used sophisticated sound-editing software to match music tracks with the singers’ lip movements onscreen. But the movie was not the only thing she was trying to synchronize.<p>Rubin also was managing the health …

Kindred Health Names Operating Chief Breier as New CEO

Appointment Comes As Long-Term Care Provider Prepares to Absorb Gentiva<p>Kindred Healthcare Inc. on Thursday named operating chief Benjamin Breier as the company’s next chief executive, a key step for the long-term care provider as it moves forward with its acquisition of Gentiva Health Services …