Brain Health News

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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

7/17/2015
Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in the Ears

Small study found it helped half of those with tinnitus

7/17/2015
Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

7/16/2015
Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

7/15/2015
Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

7/15/2015
Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

7/15/2015
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

7/15/2015
Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

7/14/2015
Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

7/14/2015
Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men

It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/8/2015
Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

7/8/2015
Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study

Test performance declined noticeably in just two years

7/7/2015
Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

7/7/2015
Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

7/7/2015
Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

7/6/2015
Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

7/4/2015
Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain

Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

6/30/2015
Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/26/2015
Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

6/24/2015
Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

6/18/2015
Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

6/17/2015
Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia

Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

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