Brain Health News

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7/15/2014
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

7/15/2014
Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS

7/14/2014
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out

Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

7/11/2014
Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

7/10/2014
Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes

DNA seems more important than upbringing or gender when it comes to intelligence, study found

7/4/2014
Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

7/3/2014
Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain

MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

6/27/2014
Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the 'Fog' of Celiac Patients, Study Says

Scores on attention, memory tests improved after one year

6/25/2014
Veterans With Brain Injury May Be at Risk for Dementia: Study

They were 60 percent more likely to develop disease, and to develop it earlier, researchers say

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/20/2014
Hypnosis May Help Improve Deep Sleep

Study finds that those highly suggestible to hypnosis can have deeper sleep after hypnotic suggestion

6/19/2014
Head Injuries Tied to Higher Migraine Risk for Veterans

Blast wounds and wartime stress are both known to increase headache risk, study authors say

6/19/2014
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

'Feel-good' hormones respond to daily UV light exposure, researchers find

6/17/2014
Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

MRIs show larger 'fear center' in those who are more anxious

6/16/2014
Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast Milk

Babies' brains and IQs don't seem to be affected by mother's medication, study finds

6/16/2014
Study: Similar Outcomes From Combat Head Injuries, Regardless of Cause

Researchers looked at blast- and nonblast-related trauma in Iraq-Afghanistan veterans

6/12/2014
MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier

Larger research trials needed to confirm study's encouraging findings, experts say

6/11/2014
Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

Poor heart health linked to mental impairment: study

6/11/2014
Levodopa May Beat Newer Meds for Long-Term Parkinson's Care: Study

Largest such trial finds the older drug 'edging out' others, but treatment is made on case-by-case basis

6/10/2014
Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences

Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

6/6/2014
Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

6/5/2014
Study Supports Durability of Parkinson's Treatment

Transplanted brain neurons appear to remain healthy for up to 14 years, research shows

6/4/2014
Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says

Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

6/4/2014
Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

6/3/2014
Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

6/3/2014
Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

6/2/2014
Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

6/2/2014
Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats

In the future, the mind tweak might have applications for Alzheimer's patients, researchers say

5/30/2014
Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

5/27/2014
Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/23/2014
Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

5/15/2014
Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

5/15/2014
Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

Crippled rodents walked again, but it's uncertain if same approach will help people

5/13/2014
Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble

Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

5/13/2014
Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study

Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

5/13/2014
Music May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds improved blood flow to left side of the brain after musical training

5/12/2014
Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems

Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

5/12/2014
Mild Electrical Zaps to Brain Induce 'Lucid Dreaming' in Study

Research offers insight into line between consciousness, unconsciousness

5/9/2014
Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/8/2014
Is Your Brain Overheating? Try Yawning

Study offers up new theory on why people yawn

5/6/2014
Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

5/5/2014
Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

5/5/2014
Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds

Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/2/2014
Brain Scans Spot Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Inflammation may play a role, small study suggests

5/2/2014
Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

5/1/2014
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women

Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years