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Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.
Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

Stroke survivors -- especially men -- who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests.
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.
Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

Sleeping on your stomach may boost your risk of sudden death if you have epilepsy, new research suggests.
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends.
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds.
Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds

Regular exercise doesn't erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too much each day, a new review reveals.
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds.

 

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