Brain Health News

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11/17/2015
Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate

Researchers focus on area near the front of the brain

11/17/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study

Researchers find increased risk in those with ApoE4

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

11/12/2015
Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

11/11/2015
Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

But study was small and more research is needed before technique can be used to guide patient care, author says

11/11/2015
Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

11/9/2015
Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens

But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say

11/9/2015
Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

11/6/2015
Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Small study suggests promise, but one expert finds the idea 'alarming'

11/5/2015
Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food Cravings

Genetic discovery could lead to new treatments for obesity, researchers say

11/3/2015
Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

11/2/2015
Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

10/30/2015
'Green' Office May Boost Brainpower

Small study finds gains in employee productivity

10/28/2015
Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder

Key brain cell differences could play a role in lithium's effectiveness, researchers say

10/28/2015
Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

10/27/2015
Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

10/26/2015
Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties

Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says

10/26/2015
Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study

Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/26/2015
Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

10/23/2015
Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: Study

People with the digestive disorder may complain of 'brain fog,' but researchers say they aren't more likely to get Alzheimer's

10/23/2015
Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain

Researchers document increase in opiate receptors in arthritis patients

10/22/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

10/21/2015
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Offers Promise for Stroke Victims: Study

Noninvasive transcranial therapy had effect on arm movements, researchers say

10/16/2015
Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

Buildup of amyloid protein in the brain evident in both conditions, study says

10/16/2015
Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

Findings raise possibility of testing, early treatment, researchers say

10/16/2015
Big Brain Doesn't Mean Big Smarts

Researchers say brain structure plays more of a role in intelligence

10/9/2015
Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

10/2/2015
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done

9/23/2015
Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

9/23/2015
Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/21/2015
Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

9/17/2015
Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

9/16/2015
Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

Playing games with their pets yields 'quality data'

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/14/2015
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes

In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

9/14/2015
Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

9/10/2015
Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Pleasant sensation through touch may help build social bonds, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

9/2/2015
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say

9/1/2015
Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

8/26/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds