Brain Health News

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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

2/10/2015
Creatine Doesn't Treat Parkinson's Disease, Study Says

Research in mice had suggested this amino acid might help

2/4/2015
Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

1/30/2015
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

1/30/2015
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

1/29/2015
Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

1/28/2015
Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

1/28/2015
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

1/27/2015
'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

1/27/2015
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/26/2015
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

1/23/2015
Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies and Minds

Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says

1/23/2015
'Hidden' Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

Autopsies showed broken, swollen nerve fibers in regions related to memory, reasoning

1/22/2015
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

1/21/2015
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

1/16/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

1/16/2015
Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory?

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

1/12/2015
The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster

Mental imagery reduces muscle loss associated with immobilization, study suggests

1/12/2015
Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain

In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/8/2015
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

12/26/2014
Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

12/24/2014
Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study

Mood swings, memory problems may be triggered by inflammation, researchers say

12/23/2014
Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

MRI looks at a brain structure in patients who haven't benefited from standard treatments

12/23/2014
Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

12/23/2014
Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp

Study reveals that as the mind ages, knowledge gained over a lifetime makes all the difference

12/23/2014
Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

Study finds boost in brain signals from fingertips in people who use touch screens

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/22/2014
Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

12/18/2014
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

12/18/2014
'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

12/16/2014
Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

12/15/2014
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

12/14/2014
Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts

Accomplished aviators process visual information more efficiently than less experienced ones

12/10/2014
Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/10/2014
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

12/10/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/10/2014
Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

12/10/2014
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

12/9/2014
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

12/4/2014
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

12/4/2014
Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

12/1/2014
Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

11/26/2014
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

11/26/2014
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says