Brain Health News

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10/16/2015
Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

Findings raise possibility of testing, early treatment, researchers say

10/16/2015
Big Brain Doesn't Mean Big Smarts

Researchers say brain structure plays more of a role in intelligence

10/9/2015
Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

10/2/2015
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done

9/23/2015
Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

9/23/2015
Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/21/2015
Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

9/17/2015
Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

9/16/2015
Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

Playing games with their pets yields 'quality data'

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/14/2015
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes

In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

9/14/2015
Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

9/10/2015
Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Pleasant sensation through touch may help build social bonds, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

9/2/2015
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say

9/1/2015
Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

8/26/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/24/2015
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

8/21/2015
Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

8/20/2015
Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

8/14/2015
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

8/12/2015
Scientists May Have Found 'Marker' for Schizophrenia

Brain changes exist before mental illness is diagnosed, researchers say

8/10/2015
Some Babies May Pick Up 2nd Language More Easily

Research suggests a behavior called 'gaze shifting' may be key

8/10/2015
Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

By studying brain wave activity, researchers noticed differences in how patients reacted to tunes

8/6/2015
Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

8/3/2015
Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/28/2015
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/27/2015
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

7/24/2015
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

7/24/2015
High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

7/23/2015
Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

7/21/2015
Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's

Study can't prove cause and effect, but saw dip in odds for people taking drugs such as Actos and Avandia

7/21/2015
Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

7/21/2015
Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

7/20/2015
Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

7/20/2015
Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says

Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

7/20/2015
Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

7/20/2015
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

7/20/2015
Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say