People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Far from the "grumpy old men" stereotype, people may actually become more trusting -- and happier -- with age, a new study suggests.

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21 percent, health officials reported Thursday.

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In more good news for those who fill up on bran cereal and quinoa, a new study suggests that older people who eat a lot of whole grains may live longer than those who hardly ever eat them.

Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports.