Brain Health News

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3/22/2017
Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

3/22/2017
'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

3/20/2017
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

3/16/2017
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

3/15/2017
Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

3/10/2017
Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

3/8/2017
Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

3/7/2017
Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

3/3/2017
Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

3/3/2017
Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

3/1/2017
Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

3/1/2017
Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

2/28/2017
Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

2/28/2017
Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

2/24/2017
The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report

Researchers discovered the brain makes fructose, which is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes

2/23/2017
More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

2/22/2017
For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review

Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

2/22/2017
Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

2/21/2017
Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind

Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

2/20/2017
Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

2/15/2017
Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/13/2017
The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

2/10/2017
Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study

The longer the mission, the greater the changes, scans suggest

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

2/8/2017
Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

2/8/2017
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

2/3/2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/30/2017
Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

1/26/2017
Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

1/25/2017
Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

1/25/2017
Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

1/19/2017
Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

1/13/2017
Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

1/12/2017
Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/11/2017
Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

1/11/2017
'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says