Brain Health News

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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

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

12/2/2015
Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

11/30/2015
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

11/30/2015
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

11/30/2015
After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

11/25/2015
Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

11/25/2015
Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

Chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island finds encephalitis more common than previously believed

11/24/2015
Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/24/2015
Health Tip: Promote Better Brain Health

Feed it knowledge and nutrition

11/20/2015
New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

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