'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study.

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends.

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.

Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clot-busting drug known as tPA appears safe for those who wake up in the morning to find they've had a stroke, a small new study suggests.

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children who suffer a stroke are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds.

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests.

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who survive a stroke may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer in the next few years, a new study suggests.