Brain Health News

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12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds

Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits

12/11/2013
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/10/2013
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

12/10/2013
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

12/9/2013
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

It allowed many to be able to work and drive more, and was safe for those over 60

12/6/2013
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus

12/6/2013
Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

12/5/2013
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

12/5/2013
Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

12/2/2013
Even Mild Blast Injuries Tied to Long-Term Brain Changes in Vets

Small study looked at U.S. soldiers 4 years after explosions

12/2/2013
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/27/2013
Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking

Study finds PCBs still present in blood of elderly people

11/27/2013
Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats

Experiments found when region was shut down, the animals no longer made good choices

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

11/26/2013
Brain Connections Strengthen As Kids Sleep, Study Suggests

Implications of inadequate shuteye still aren't clear

11/26/2013
Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development

But researchers aren't sure if that translates into problems, disabilities down the road

11/25/2013
How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic

A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men's brains when they looked at their partner's face

11/25/2013
Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds

Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause

11/22/2013
'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study

With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend

11/21/2013
Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain

Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth

11/21/2013
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns

11/20/2013
Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

Special scans found differences in gray matter when compared to those without head injuries

11/20/2013
People With Autism May Recognize Faces in Different Way: Study

Findings may help explain focus on mouth, rather than eyes

11/19/2013
Scans Show Brain-Connection Differences in Those With Epilepsy

Small study used MRI to examine patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

11/19/2013
Human Error Usually the Cause of Lack of Oxygen During Childbirth

Condition can lead to brain damage, death in infants

11/18/2013
Giving CPR for More Than 30 Minutes May Be Worth It

Study finds keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors

11/14/2013
FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

The device helps reduce frequency of seizures, studies show

11/13/2013
Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family

Condition destroys tissue much like mad cow disease, but is inherited and not infectious

11/13/2013
Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice

Study also tested post-operative learning ability

11/13/2013
Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery

Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

11/13/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

Small study found almost half of those with anorexia, bulimia had symptom relief

11/12/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

Small study found three regions were larger, more connected than they were in more isolated people

11/12/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit

Study of experimental treatment shows some success at six months

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/12/2013
Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

11/12/2013
Baboons Shed Light on Human Brain Evolution

Researchers gain understanding of genetic changes that led to brain folds

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

11/11/2013
Study Probes Heroin Addiction's Effect on the Brain

DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse, researchers say

11/11/2013
Teens May Have Less Impulse Control When Faced With Danger

Study authors say this might make them more likely to commit crimes

11/11/2013
Can Meditation Help Paralyzed People Sync Their Brains to Computers?

Practicing mind and body awareness speeds mastery of the systems, study suggests

11/11/2013
Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says

Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/11/2013
Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory

In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

11/7/2013
Could Warmer Weather Hamper Brain Function in People With MS?

MRI study found that some brains respond abnormally to higher temperatures

11/7/2013
Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs

More neural connections, not fewer, seen in studies

11/6/2013
Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years