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Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise does little to reduce the amount of time that seniors are sedentary, researchers say.

The new study included more than 1,300 people, average age 79, who wore devices that measured their amount of movement during waking hours. All of them were inactive (such as watching televisi...

FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive, while also making other nicotine products -- including patches and gum -- safer, agency officials said Friday.

In addition, the FDA is delaying implementation of last year's r...

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Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug ketamine -- known as Special K on the party scene -- shows promise as a depression treatment. But researchers aren't ready to recommend it because its long-term effects remain unknown.

That gap in knowledge must be filled before ketamine can be widely used to treat depression, said Col...

Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor eyesight can make life harder for people at any age, but it can really take a toll on children's school performance and well-being, vision experts say.

If left untreated, certain eye-related conditions can lead to developmental delays, learning issues and vision loss, warned specialists fr...

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Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking that you're less active than others may increase your risk of dying at a younger age, a new study claims.

"Our findings fall in line with a growing body of research suggesting that our mindsets -- in this case, beliefs about how much exercise we are getting relative to others -- can pl...

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age.

University of Michigan researchers report that eye ...

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