Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.

 Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 -- Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports.

 People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.

 Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests.

 Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.

 Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates.

 Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments.

 Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin seems to halve the risk of colon cancer in people with high levels of a genetic enzyme found in the colon, a new study says.

 Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.

 People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests.

 A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.

 Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.

 Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much protein in your urine -- an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease -- often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds.

 People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with moderate kidney dysfunction may face a higher risk of developing cancer than those with healthy kidneys, a large study suggests.

 Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

 Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.

 Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.

 For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.