Brain Health News

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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

7/28/2016
What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

Three distinct changes occur in the brain, scientists find

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/27/2016
Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

7/25/2016
Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

7/21/2016
Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

7/13/2016
Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

7/7/2016
New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study

Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says

7/6/2016
U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

6/30/2016
Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

6/30/2016
Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

6/28/2016
Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

6/28/2016
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/24/2016
DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

6/23/2016
Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

6/22/2016
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows

Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

6/21/2016
Education and Brain Tumor Risk

Higher levels of education linked to increased risk of brain tumor in new study.

6/21/2016
Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study

But perhaps it's because they just pay more attention to their health, experts say