Older U.S. adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being, North Carolina State University researchers say.
Younger and older U.S. adults show less empathy, but middle-aged adults report more empathy, with women in their 50s the most empathy, researchers say.
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Credit card debt among older U.S. adults is primarily used as a safety net, not a lack of personal financial responsibility, a survey indicates.
Older U.S. adults live longer than previous generations did but high housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains for some, officials say.
Older U.S. adults with a head injury during a weekend are significantly more likely to die than those similarly hospitalized during the week, researchers say.
Older U.S. women with insufficient levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the "sunshine" vitamin, researchers say.
Older U.S. adults with a college education have higher emotional health scores than those the same age who have fewer years of education, a Gallup poll says.
Grumpy old men are just grumpy young men who grow old, but most people are happier as they grow older, U.S. researchers find.
The number of U.S. adults age 50 and older treated for substance abuse increased from 6.6 percent to 12.2 percent from 1992 to 2008, federal officials say.