Brain Health News

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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

10/22/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Young Adults at Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's

They showed less activity in cells used for spatial navigation, researchers report

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

10/21/2015
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Offers Promise for Stroke Victims: Study

Noninvasive transcranial therapy had effect on arm movements, researchers say

10/16/2015
Nerve Disorder in Horses May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

Buildup of amyloid protein in the brain evident in both conditions, study says

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