Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are.

Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is on track to become the leading cause of death in the United States, closing in on heart disease as America's number one killer, a new government study shows.

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer even mild head trauma are more likely to have serious issues later on, including psychiatric problems and premature death, a new study suggests.

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A British bagpipe player died after contracting a lethal fungal infection from his instrument, researchers say.

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

SUNDAY, Aug. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among older folks, close family relationships appear more important than dear friends in extending life, a new study finds.

Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study

SATURDAY, Aug. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twitter and other social media are erasing a 20th century taboo against discussing death and mourning in public, researchers report.

Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics might carry genetic advantages that allow them to age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups, a new study finds.

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older stroke victims suffering from anemia -- a lack of red blood cells -- may have higher odds of dying, researchers report.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet and regular exercise might be the keys to keeping your brain free of changes that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests.