Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While cigarette smoking is a known killer, many people don't realize that smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year, British researchers report.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may be more prone to developing the brain "tangles" associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms.

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought.

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whatever your religious beliefs, they're unlikely to get addressed in the intensive care unit, a new study finds.

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds.

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.