One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.

Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children.

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.