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U.S. birth rates continue to drop as age of new moms rises

(HealthDay)—American women are having fewer children, and they’re having them later in life, a new government report shows. “Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility,” said report author Danielle Ely, a health statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Tai chi: an ancient art may work best to prevent falls in old age

(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]

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Women care less about seeing a female doctor as they age

Most younger women booking in for a pap smear or mammogram would rather see a female doctor, but seniors are less likely to mind. According to figures from the Australian Women's Health Survey, conducted by Jean Hailes for Women's Health, just over 70 per cent of women aged 18-35 express a preference for a female […]