Brain Health News

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12/10/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/10/2014
Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

12/10/2014
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

12/9/2014
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

12/4/2014
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

12/4/2014
Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

12/1/2014
Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

11/26/2014
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

11/26/2014
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

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