High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsewhere.

Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking.

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthier diet might reduce the risk of problems with certain brain functions as you age, findings from a recent study suggest.

Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds.

Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may be the best medicine for seniors facing the onset of dementia, according to three new clinical trials.

Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boa constrictors kill their prey by constricting their blood flow, not by suffocation, a new study shows.

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans with dementia who live at home may need help managing their pain, a new study suggests.

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of diabetes meds that include widely used drugs such as Actos and Avandia may help protect users against Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.