Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The influence of a husband or wife on their spouse's quality of life remains strong even after death, a new study says.

Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll.

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mice lived more than one-third longer than normal after scientists eliminated a certain type of cell from their bodies, according to a new study.

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Football fans, take note: You run the risk of being blindsided by the flu if you let your defenses down on Super Bowl Sunday, researchers warn.

U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other Nations

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.