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While there is no one cause that leads a person to contemplate taking their life, connections with people can help them not take that path. There is scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we feel connected with one another to have open communication about mental health.

Up to one-third of the world's dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person's lifetime, according to a new report presented Thursday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.

The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012.