Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.

Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists working with mice say that they've pinpointed brain cells that control sighing.

Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Henry VIII's reign was a tumultuous one, and new research suggests the monarch's erratic behavior may have been linked to brain injuries similar to those affecting some pro football players today.