Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease can begin to have brain changes as early as childhood, according to a new study.
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Men who keep smoking after being diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die than those who quit smoking, a new study shows.
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin" are more likely a consequence -- not a cause -- of illness.
Age-Related Colon Condition Not Cause for Alarm, Study Says
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Diverticulosis -- a medical problem characterized by pouches in the lining of the colon -- is much less risky than previously believed, a new study contends.
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health officials said Thursday.
Bird Flu Virus Doesn't Spread Easily to Humans, Scientists Say
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The H7N9 bird flu virus does not yet have the ability to easily infect people, a new study indicates.
135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people worldwide living with dementia could more than triple by 2050, a new report reveals.
Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Data that details every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer's disease can now be studied by researchers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced this week.
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke deaths in the United States have been dropping for more than 100 years and have declined 30 percent in the past 11 years, a new report reveals.
Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens who wind up in the emergency room after taking the club drug Ecstasy has more than doubled in recent years, raising concerns that the hallucinogen is back in vogue, federal officials report.