Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports.

Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Suggestive evidence" of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review.

Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcyclist deaths in the United States topped 5,000 last year -- a 10 percent increase from 2014, according to a new report.

Is Monthly Rotation of Medical Residents a Risky Time for Patients?

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients may face an increased risk of death when medical residents leave their monthly rotations, new research suggests.

Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.