Brain Health News

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5/18/2015
Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

5/14/2015
Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry

Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'

5/13/2015
Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting

Finding could provide new target for cessation treatments, researchers say

5/13/2015
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/12/2015
Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

5/12/2015
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/10/2015
Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

5/8/2015
Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

5/6/2015
'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

5/1/2015
Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

5/1/2015
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

4/30/2015
Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

You're never too old to learn

4/28/2015
Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

4/28/2015
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/23/2015
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/23/2015
Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

4/20/2015
Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

4/17/2015
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

4/17/2015
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

4/17/2015
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

4/15/2015
Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

4/14/2015
New Drug Shows Promise for MS

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

4/14/2015
Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth

Study findings challenge long-held beliefs about visual cortex

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/6/2015
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job

Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

4/2/2015
HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says

Findings appear to underscore need for early diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2015
Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/30/2015
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

3/27/2015
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

3/26/2015
Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

Findings suggest new avenue for identifying hidden injuries

3/26/2015
Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

3/24/2015
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/23/2015
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

But new aches develop for many, researchers report

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

3/19/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

3/18/2015
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

3/16/2015
Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected