Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they might also raise the risk of stroke or dementia, a new study suggests.

Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can a slight charge of electricity improve an ailing memory?

Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that young blood may harbor clues to a "fountain of youth" for older brains.

Hockey Doesn't Seem to Hit Players' Thinking Skills: Study

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The pounding that professional hockey players take on the ice doesn't seem to damage their thinking skills in retirement, a small study suggests.

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy aging of the brain relies on the health of your heart and blood vessels when you're younger, a new study reports.

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a mental health disorder doesn't mean a person will develop Alzheimer's disease later in like, a new study suggests.

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns.

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first home genetic tests for 10 health risks, including Parkinson's disease and late-onset Alzheimer's.

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but a new review suggests that some seniors lose the ability to get deep, restorative rest.

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?

TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At 89, Donald Tenbrunsel is a bit of a phenomenon. He surfs the internet with ease, happily converses on a broad range of timely topics, volunteers and reads regularly.