Brain Health News

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8/10/2017
Number of Americans With Epilepsy at Record Level

3.4 million people live with the disorder, government researchers say

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/9/2017
Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

8/8/2017
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

8/8/2017
Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull

Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

8/7/2017
Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

8/4/2017
Resistance Training May Slow MS, Study Says

Scans revealed less brain shrinkage in exercise group

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

8/3/2017
Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers

Pro fighters, like football players, are at risk of mental impairment

8/2/2017
Know the Signs of Concussion

This serious health threat affects kids as well as adults

8/1/2017
Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

7/31/2017
Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

7/31/2017
Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

7/27/2017
How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out

Study suggests body amplifies fatigue signals, even during periods of rest

7/26/2017
Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

7/26/2017
In Mice, Brain Cells Discovered That Might Control Aging

These stem cells might hold valuable clues to time's effects on the body

7/26/2017
Teaching an Old Brain New Tricks

Do's and don'ts for brain health

7/26/2017
Football and Brain Disease

Degenerative brain disease may be related to participation in football, even in high school, new study finds

7/25/2017
Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

7/22/2017
The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'

Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

7/21/2017
Can Dirty Diapers Offer Clues to the Infant Brain?

Certain fecal bacteria tied to better functioning at age 2, study says

7/20/2017
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

7/20/2017
Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients

Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study says

7/20/2017
Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

7/20/2017
Lifestyle Habits and Brain Volume

Taking simple steps in your 20s may prevent brain shrinkage in middle age, study finds.

7/19/2017
Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

7/18/2017
Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?

Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain

7/17/2017
McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

7/17/2017
Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds

7/13/2017
Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

7/13/2017
PTSD After Head Injury May Signal Brain Changes

Study found area linked to emotions was larger in soldiers who had both conditions

7/13/2017
Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/11/2017
Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems

Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

7/10/2017
How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

7/10/2017
Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study

Young adults who took the program performed no better than those who played video games

7/5/2017
Severe Head Injury May Raise Dementia Risk Years Later

Threat even higher when injury occurs in middle age, study reveals

7/5/2017
No Such Thing as Menstrual Memory Fog

Changes in hormones don't seem to affect the female brain, small study finds

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/29/2017
Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

6/29/2017
Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain?

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

6/28/2017
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

6/27/2017
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

6/22/2017
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/20/2017
Severe Headaches Plague Vets With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Study finds they can last up to 11 years after initial injury

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests