Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.

Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows.

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors -- especially men -- who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests.

Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies andMinds

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.

'Hidden' Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds.

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.