Brain Health News

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3/10/2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

3/6/2014
NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

Agency is seeking patients suffering from chronic 'ringing in the ears'

3/5/2014
Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's

Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

3/4/2014
Vets' Brain Damage From Blasts Not Always Apparent: Study

But scans might reveal symptomless war injuries

2/28/2014
Poor Sleep in Gulf War Vets May Be Tied to Brain Changes

Researchers say problem seems to be linked with less gray matter, which controls memory, thinking

2/28/2014
Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently

Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/21/2014
'Heading' Soccer Ball Can Damage Brain, Study Says

Researchers urge more study of long-term effects on thinking, memory

2/21/2014
Monkey Research Shows How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help the Brain

Scientists found it boosted development of complex networks involved in thinking

2/21/2014
Do You Often Recall Dreams? Your Brain Might Be More Active

In French brain-scan study, 'high recallers' remembered dreams five mornings per week

2/20/2014
Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study

That might explain why pooches are such good friends to humans, researchers say

2/20/2014
Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

2/20/2014
When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

MRI scans showed high activity in brain areas that usually interpret sentence structure

2/18/2014
Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity: Study

Stroke patients, others who must relearn motor skills might benefit from findings, researchers say

2/17/2014
Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study

Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

2/14/2014
Can High Altitudes Protect Football Players From Concussions?

Study found NFLers were a third less likely to suffer head injuries during high-altitude games

2/14/2014
Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

Researchers can't say for sure, but brain bleeds were more common among those with low levels of the vitamin

2/13/2014
Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/13/2014
Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

Sights, sounds may prove a distraction, researchers say

2/12/2014
Selective Breeding of Dogs Can Cause Harm

British researchers say dogs bred for size can have malformed brains and skulls

2/12/2014
Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes

Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter

2/12/2014
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

2/12/2014
Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

Research might reveal how thickness of cerebral cortex is linked to autism, schizophrenia

2/6/2014
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed

2/6/2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

2/5/2014
Amputee 'Feels' Objects With Prosthetic Hand

Computer-assisted technology provides his first sense of touch in almost 10 years

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/30/2014
How Your Brain 'Hears' Speech

It picks up 'acoustic signatures,' not specific sounds of letters as previously thought

1/30/2014
Aspirin Might Help Treat Brain Tumor Tied to Hearing Loss

Study found the drug slowed growth of noncancerous acoustic neuromas

1/28/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

1/28/2014
Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Researchers based 3-D model on man who lived 55 years with condition

1/27/2014
DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide

1/26/2014
It's Not Just Anniversaries: Men Are the More Forgetful Sex

Survey of 48,000 people suggests women's memories tend to be sharper

1/22/2014
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

Better thinking, mood associated with higher levels, study finds

1/22/2014
2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials

Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

1/22/2014
Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells

Study found women who ate the most omega-3s had greater brain volume

1/20/2014
Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests

But whether MS patients should take supplements is subject of debate

1/20/2014
Your Brain Structure May Influence Pain Tolerance

People with less gray matter suffer more intensely, study contends

1/18/2014
Why Parents Mix Up Their Kids' Names

Quirk in brain's information-retrieval process is to blame, researcher says

1/17/2014
Could Ecstasy Help People With Anxiety, PTSD?

Small study sheds light on how the club drug affects the brain

1/16/2014
Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

In experiment, people did better on subtle tests of ability to distinguish touches on skin

1/15/2014
Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men

Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers

1/15/2014
Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

1/15/2014
Both Sides of Brain Involved in Speech, Study Finds

Discovery might lead to new treatments for stroke victims or those with brain injuries, researchers say

1/14/2014
New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link

Researchers suggest poorer reading experiences lead to less gray matter

1/14/2014
Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Researcher compares the processing delay to a poorly dubbed movie

1/14/2014
Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?

Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

1/13/2014
Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later

Problem-solving ability surpassed memory, study finds

1/10/2014
Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study

Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories