Brain Health News

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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

3/12/2015
Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

3/12/2015
Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

3/12/2015
Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices'

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

3/11/2015
Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

3/11/2015
Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

3/11/2015
Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

3/10/2015
Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

3/10/2015
The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks?

Heavy drinking and lesser intelligence linked in Swedish study

3/9/2015
British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

3/6/2015
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?

Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

3/5/2015
Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

3/5/2015
Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

3/4/2015
1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

3/4/2015
Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

3/3/2015
Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means

3/2/2015
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

3/2/2015
Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

2/24/2015
Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

2/23/2015
Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth

Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

2/18/2015
Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies'

Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/13/2015
'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/13/2015
Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

Cigarette use thins key area for memory, thinking skills and language

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