Brain Health News

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6/17/2015
Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test

6/17/2015
Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

Employment gap widens over time, study finds

6/15/2015
Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

6/15/2015
Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor

For use after medication alone proves inadequate

6/12/2015
Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows

With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

6/12/2015
Can't Remember Exact Colors? Science Points to Why

Human memory classifies all shades of a particular color under one broad category, researchers say

6/12/2015
Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

6/11/2015
Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

6/10/2015
Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

6/10/2015
Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

6/9/2015
Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study

MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

6/9/2015
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings

Medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say

6/9/2015
Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

6/8/2015
Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

6/8/2015
More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

6/3/2015
Scientists Explore Morality's Home in the Brain

People with higher levels of 'moral reasoning' have more gray matter in key brain areas, study finds

6/2/2015
Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

6/1/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

6/1/2015
Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

5/27/2015
White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

Study finds widespread changes using specialized MRI

5/26/2015
Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

Lab experiment with 'scent samples' suggests humans pick up on others' positive emotions via sweat

5/22/2015
Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

5/22/2015
Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

5/21/2015
Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

5/19/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

5/18/2015
Scientists Pinpoint a Speech Center in Brain

Discovery suggests a specific area dedicated to this task

5/18/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

5/14/2015
Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry

Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'

5/13/2015
Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting

Finding could provide new target for cessation treatments, researchers say

5/13/2015
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/12/2015
Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

5/12/2015
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/10/2015
Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

5/8/2015
Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

5/6/2015
'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

5/1/2015
Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

5/1/2015
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

4/30/2015
Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

You're never too old to learn

4/28/2015
Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

4/28/2015
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/23/2015
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/23/2015
Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

4/20/2015
Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

4/17/2015
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say