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Death Rates for Young Americans Drop, But Still Too High

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While death rates among infants, teens and young adults in the United States have dropped in recent decades, they're still higher than in other developed countries, a new study finds.

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests.

Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.

Tennis Skills Decline Equally in Male, Female Pros

SATURDAY, Sept. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the U.S. Open championship set to conclude Sunday in New York City, a new study shows that male and female professional tennis players have the same rate of age-related declines in physical ability.

Health Tip: Find Activities You Enjoy

(HealthDay News) -- Most people know that regular exercise and healthy eating can help you age better.

Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen

SUNDAY, Aug. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease.

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more than 40 percent.

Could Pot-Linked Drug Help Ease Agitation in Alzheimer's?

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The active ingredient in pot that gets you high can calm agitation in people with advanced Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.

The Right Lighting Can Calm Alzheimer's Patients

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lighting that mimics natural night-day patterns might improve sleep and mood problems for Alzheimer's patients living in nursing homes, new research suggests.

Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age

SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your age doesn't determine how long you'll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends.