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Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline

In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.

Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens

Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.

Smoking Rate Hit All-Time Low

Efforts to reduce smoking like public bans and media campaigns may be having an effect. The number of Americans who smoke may be smaller than it has ever been.

Coffee Buzz May Keep Minds Sharp

Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.

Many Dementia Patients Were Never Screened

Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.

Sleep Apnea Treatments May Also Ease Depression

A common sleep disorder may be tied to depression. The good news? Treating that disorder may also ease depression symptoms.

Teens May Abuse Their Prescription Medications

Prescribing anti-anxiety and sleep medications may backfire with some teens. The authors of a recent study found that teens who had received prescriptions for these medications were much more likely to abuse them.

Complex Job Now, Sharp Mind Later

The problem-solving, negotiating and analytical skills you use at your job might pay off in the long run. New research suggests that people with more complex jobs may have better thinking skills when they're older.

Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Unhealthy Hearts

A bad marriage can be a real heartbreaker. That’s the message from a new study that looked at how marriage affects the development of heart disease over time.

Home Exercise: Help for Hopelessness in Heart Disease

What can improve heart disease patients' mood and outlook? A new study suggests that exercising at home could help the emotional health status of these patients.