The U.S. government’s healthcare program for the elderly will exhaust its reserves for hospital insurance in 2026, three years earlier than the 2017 forecast, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said in a report.

Older men may face a premature death if they spend most of the day sitting around, but it does not require a huge amount of exercise to increase their chances of living longer, a study in the UK suggests.

Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation kick started 2018 by striking collaborative agreements with 15 different organizations and companies to address areas of high unmet medical need in neuroscience, oncology and other areas.

The DUO study showed statistically significant PFS improvement for duvelisib versus standard of care treatment ofatumumab.

U.S. regulators approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country’s rapidly graying society on the move.

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. said its lead experimental drug did not help elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia live longer in a late-stage study.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. said its experimental opioid painkiller was well tolerated in post-operative patients in a late-stage study.

(Reuters Health) – According to a study of 15 emergency departments, patients over age 80 who are admitted to intensive care are often not asked their opinion about admission. “The relationship between physicians and their patients has changed over the last decades and patients’ empowerment has led to a greater self autonomy in medical decisions,” […]