Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests.

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease.

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday.

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An MRI scan that measures blood flow in the brain may help predict which older adults are at risk for future memory loss, a preliminary study suggests.

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A researcher is reporting success in a small study of reversing memory problems associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease by using a complex program of lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones.

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer's, the moment can be bittersweet -- will the patient even remember or care that the loved one was there?

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia -- even late in life, according to new research.