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  1. 'Superagers' Seem to Have Younger Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study. Superagers are people aged 80 and older whose memories are as sharp as those many decades younger. Learning more about

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  2. Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows. The study included more than 500 male and female smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers who were an average of 73 years old. B

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  3. Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 3,700 ischemic stroke survivors who were started out cancer

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  4. Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed: Report

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show. The numbers reveal the rapid evolutio

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  5. Proposed Guidelines: You Can't Eat What You Want

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow a heart-healthy diet won't see much change in their eating habits if, as reported, this year's U.S. Dietary Guidelines report rescinds previous warnings against eating certain cholesterol-rich foods,

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  6. Asian-Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma

    Feb. 19, 2015 -- For years, Kathy KyoungAh Khang worked hard to build the kind of life many would covet. A university degree, followed by a rewarding job as a college ministries director. A marriage to a caring husband and a home filled with three lively children. But shortly after turning 40, Khang

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  7. HRT Tied to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause -- even for just a few years -- may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research. The new study found that when women used hormone replacement therap

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  8. Many States Mulling Medical Marijuana Bills

    Feb. 12, 2015 -- This year, more than a dozen states are expected to consider proposed laws to legalize or expand access to medical marijuana.  Bills introduced in 10 states aim to permit some form of legal medical pot for the first time. In six states, law-makers are expected to consider measures t

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  9. New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new thyroid cancer drug can delay the progression of the disease almost five times longer than a placebo in people with recurring cancer, according to results from a new clinical trial. The oral drug, lenvatinib, is

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  10. Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests. People who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke -- caused by a blood clot -- c

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