Brain Health News

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4/14/2015
New Drug Shows Promise for MS

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

4/14/2015
Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth

Study findings challenge long-held beliefs about visual cortex

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/6/2015
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job

Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

4/2/2015
HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says

Findings appear to underscore need for early diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2015
Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/30/2015
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

3/27/2015
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

3/26/2015
Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

Findings suggest new avenue for identifying hidden injuries

3/26/2015
Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

3/24/2015
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/23/2015
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

But new aches develop for many, researchers report

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

3/19/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

3/18/2015
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

3/16/2015
Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

3/12/2015
Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

3/12/2015
Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

3/12/2015
Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices'

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

3/11/2015
Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

3/11/2015
Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

3/11/2015
Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

3/10/2015
Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

3/10/2015
The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks?

Heavy drinking and lesser intelligence linked in Swedish study

3/9/2015
British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

3/6/2015
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?

Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

3/5/2015
Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

3/5/2015
Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

3/4/2015
1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

3/4/2015
Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

3/3/2015
Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means

3/2/2015
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

3/2/2015
Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

2/24/2015
Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

2/23/2015
Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth

Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

2/18/2015
Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies'

Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/13/2015
'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/13/2015
Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Cigarette use thins key area for memory, thinking skills and language

2/12/2015
Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

2/11/2015
Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

2/10/2015
Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings