Brain Health News

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7/25/2017
Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

7/22/2017
The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'

Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

7/21/2017
Can Dirty Diapers Offer Clues to the Infant Brain?

Certain fecal bacteria tied to better functioning at age 2, study says

7/20/2017
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

7/20/2017
Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients

Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study says

7/20/2017
Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

7/20/2017
Lifestyle Habits and Brain Volume

Taking simple steps in your 20s may prevent brain shrinkage in middle age, study finds.

7/19/2017
Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

7/18/2017
Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?

Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain

7/17/2017
McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

7/17/2017
Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds

7/13/2017
Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

7/13/2017
PTSD After Head Injury May Signal Brain Changes

Study found area linked to emotions was larger in soldiers who had both conditions

7/13/2017
Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/11/2017
Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems

Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

7/10/2017
How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

7/10/2017
Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study

Young adults who took the program performed no better than those who played video games

7/5/2017
Severe Head Injury May Raise Dementia Risk Years Later

Threat even higher when injury occurs in middle age, study reveals

7/5/2017
No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog

Changes in hormones don't seem to affect the female brain, small study finds

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/29/2017
Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

6/29/2017
Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain?

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

6/28/2017
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

6/27/2017
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

6/22/2017
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/20/2017
Severe Headaches Plague Vets With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Study finds they can last up to 11 years after initial injury

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/20/2017
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory

Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role

6/13/2017
Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

6/12/2017
Could Your Breakfast Cloud Your Judgment?

Responses to unfair financial offer differed after high-carb versus high-protein meal, study found

6/7/2017
Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal

6/6/2017
Why Teen Mental Ability Surges While Brain Shrinks

Researchers say they may have answer to an enduring anatomy riddle

6/2/2017
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

6/1/2017
MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

Study might explain why some multiple sclerosis patients stop understanding what others are feeling

5/30/2017
Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/26/2017
Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

Here's what seniors can do

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/15/2017
Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span

2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/10/2017
What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

5/9/2017
Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why

New research might shed light on why women struggle with weight more than men do

5/4/2017
Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

5/3/2017
Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

5/2/2017
'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's Symptoms

Researchers suggest they're a potential target for treating the disease