Brain Health News

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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

9/13/2014
Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain

Activity is centered in the hippocampus, but in a way that's distinct from simply remembering

9/12/2014
New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study

Brain scans show gray matter damage associated with advanced form of disease

9/12/2014
Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

9/12/2014
Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

9/11/2014
Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism

Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

9/11/2014
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

9/10/2014
Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

9/9/2014
Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

People taking the low-dose omega-3 supplements had fewer monthly seizures, but more research is needed

9/3/2014
Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

9/1/2014
Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

8/27/2014
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

8/27/2014
Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

8/26/2014
2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

8/26/2014
Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

8/26/2014
'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues

But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

8/26/2014
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/26/2014
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

8/26/2014
When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

8/25/2014
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say