Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.

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It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on.

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A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.

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What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian.

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Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques' hospital, which housed the island's only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center on the main island takes at least 12 hours.

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One of Barbara Bush's enduring legacies is her commitment to books and reading.

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A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face.

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As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contributed to a rise in organ transplants, made possible by overdose-death donors, across the country.

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House mice don't carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to penthouse suites.

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More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.

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Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?

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The diet and lifestyle of both parents before conceiving a child can play a crucial role in the health of their baby, and a series of three new papers shed light on how.

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Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.

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Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy nearly doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone, new research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed.

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Drinking one alcoholic drink on a daily basis could shorten your life expectancy, a new study suggests.

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