Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests.

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in a particular gene may help explain why some people appear more youthful than others, researchers say.

Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.

Trouble With Sense of Direction May Be Linked to Early Alzheimer's: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty remembering how to get around in new surroundings may be an extremely early sign of Alzheimer's, a small study suggests.

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smaller families may be one reason why women now outlive men, a new study suggests.

Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who were heavy pot smokers in their teens may not live as long as those who did not use marijuana when they were young, a new study suggests.