Brain Health News

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10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/25/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain

Stem cells critical to learning, memory might be vulnerable to the virus

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

10/24/2016
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

10/20/2016
Right-Handedness Might Go Back Almost 2 Million Years

Fossil study found evidence it was the dominant hand in a pre-Neanderthal human

10/13/2016
Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

10/12/2016
Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study

Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

10/12/2016
More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real

Study found memory skills tend to drop as estrogen levels dip, at ages 45 to 55

10/11/2016
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

10/11/2016
Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

10/10/2016
Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

10/6/2016
New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

10/5/2016
Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives

Husband of late TV journalist leads effort to educate people about the warning signs

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

9/30/2016
1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

9/29/2016
Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika

Lab study suggests possible mechanism for birth defects to develop

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/26/2016
The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

Up to 8 percent of people experience frightening episodes of the condition, experts say

9/23/2016
Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

9/22/2016
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

9/21/2016
Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme

Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

9/16/2016
Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?

Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

9/12/2016
Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

9/9/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Which Brain Cells Trigger Fear

Finding might one day lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders

9/6/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Brain Circuit Involved in Sleep-Wake Cycle

Researchers hope findings may lead to better sleep treatments

9/2/2016
Bigger Brain Just Part of the Story in Human Intelligence

Study says people got smarter as their bodies evolved to feed more blood to the brain

9/2/2016
For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

8/26/2016
Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

8/25/2016
For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?

Noninvasive technique helps patients who don't respond to medication, study says

8/24/2016
Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

8/23/2016
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

8/22/2016
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/18/2016
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

8/17/2016
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

8/12/2016
Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'

Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

8/12/2016
Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep

Study shows internal clock and hourglass may sometimes be at odds with each other

8/11/2016
Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

8/11/2016
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

8/10/2016
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

8/9/2016
Exercise and your Brain

How much you exercise may affect the size of your brain.

8/5/2016
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

8/2/2016
Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

7/28/2016
Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition