Legionnaires’ hiding in hospital plumbing systems

Deadly Legionnaires’ disease is lurking in the water systems of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, putting the most vulnerable patients at risk, U.S. health officials said.

New clues to age-related hearing loss

When background noise makes it hard to carry on a conversation, many older people chalk it up to hearing loss. But a new, small study finds that the problem may not just be in your ear but also in your brain.

High-impact exercise strengthens men’s bones

Men who engage in high-impact physical activity and resistance training as teenagers and young adults are likely to have greater bone density by middle age, according to new research.