Brain Health News

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11/26/2014
Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

11/25/2014
Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

11/21/2014
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

11/18/2014
Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

11/18/2014
Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test

11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/14/2014
Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/11/2014
Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

11/10/2014
Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

11/10/2014
Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

But shrinkage seen in brain scans doesn't show impact on functioning, pro-pot experts say

11/6/2014
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/4/2014
Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seemed to have the biggest impact, researchers say

11/3/2014
Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

11/1/2014
High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

10/31/2014
Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

10/31/2014
Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

10/30/2014
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

10/29/2014
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

10/29/2014
Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/27/2014
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

10/24/2014
Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

10/24/2014
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/13/2014
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/8/2014
Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

10/7/2014
MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

10/6/2014
Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

10/3/2014
Pets Really Are Like People's Children, Brain Scans Suggest

Mothers respond similarly to photos of their kids, their dogs

10/2/2014
Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

10/2/2014
Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

10/2/2014
Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

10/1/2014
Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

9/29/2014
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

9/25/2014
Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows

9/25/2014
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

9/25/2014
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

9/24/2014
Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

9/23/2014
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

9/22/2014
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

9/19/2014
Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

9/18/2014
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

9/18/2014
Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

Imaging shows brain receptor linked to emotion also has ties to some trauma symptoms

9/17/2014
Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

9/15/2014
Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

9/15/2014
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests