Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

Supreme Court Backs Use of Drug Implicated in 'Botched' Executions

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In its latest ruling on capital punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that had raised concerns that it didn't perform as intended -- to put an inmate into a coma-like sleep before execution.

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds.

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds.

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one in 10 older heart attack survivors gets a potentially lifesaving implantable defibrillator, a new study finds.