Brain Health News

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2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
Seasons and Your Brain

Brain activity may be influenced by time of year, according to new study.

2/9/2016
Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

2/8/2016
Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

2/8/2016
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

2/8/2016
Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

2/4/2016
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

Jousting-linked brain trauma might have caused damage similar to that affecting football players today

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/2/2016
Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

2/1/2016
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

2/1/2016
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

1/29/2016
Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends

Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth

1/27/2016
MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

1/27/2016
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

1/20/2016
Why Learning a Second Language Is Easier for Some

Study found adults who learned French more easily had more connections between certain areas of brain

1/20/2016
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

1/20/2016
Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD

Findings could help doctors diagnose the condition more accurately, researchers say

1/18/2016
Mouse Study Shows Cocaine Ravages Brain Cells

Researchers believe they've also identified a potential antidote

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

1/13/2016
Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat Vets

Researchers see neuron loss similar to that in retired boxers

1/12/2016
Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain Connection

Weaker bond between two parts of brain linked to less cautious financial bets, study suggests

1/12/2016
Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

1/11/2016
Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

1/8/2016
Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' Differently

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

1/6/2016
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

1/5/2016
Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/28/2015
Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time

12/23/2015
Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

12/23/2015
Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/18/2015
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say

12/18/2015
Marijuana and Academic Performance

How does marijuana affect a college student's GPA?

12/17/2015
Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Study finds that mood improves, too

12/17/2015
Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

12/17/2015
Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study

Expert recommends aggressive screening for females

12/17/2015
Are You a Secret Santa or a Grinch? Brain Scans May Tell

Research suggests a 'Christmas spirit' nerve network in certain areas of the brain

12/16/2015
Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

12/15/2015
ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

12/15/2015
Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

Injuries largely caused by bombs in war zones, researchers say

12/11/2015
Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/10/2015
Brain's Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study

Researchers focusing on imbalance between two neurochemicals

12/9/2015
Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: Study

Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

12/9/2015
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

12/8/2015
3-D Video Games May Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

After playing every day for two weeks, volunteers did better on memory tests