Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning an exercise program may help protect older adults' brains or even reverse early mental decline, a small study suggests.

Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a distinctly male or female brain, new research suggests.

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests.

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests.

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report.

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades.

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests.