Brain Health News

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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

1/9/2014
Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA

Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products

1/6/2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time

1/2/2014
Hormone Takes the High Out of Weed, Rodent Study Finds

Researchers hope findings will lead to drug to treat marijuana abuse

1/1/2014
Fido Really Can Recognize Your Face

Study tracked dogs' eye movements as they viewed images of familiar people, pooches

12/31/2013
Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause

12/30/2013
Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

12/30/2013
Underactive Thyroid Not Linked to Memory Problems

New findings contradict previous research suggesting that poor thyroid function might be tied to dementia

12/30/2013
People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way

For instance, anxiety was consistently linked to changes in the mid-chest region, study found

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/26/2013
Could Brain Thickness Point to Stronger Religious Belief?

'Cortical thickness' increased among people who place significance on religion, study found

12/23/2013
Girls' Brain Connectivity Happens Sooner Than for Boys: Study

Researchers say this might explain why girls mature faster

12/20/2013
Insights Gained Into Tourette Syndrome

Finding might point to non-drug treatments for telltale tics, study says

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/18/2013
Could Deep Brain Stimulation Make Parkinson's Patients Better Drivers?

Study found that they made fewer slight errors than healthy patients and those using meds

12/18/2013
Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease

Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

12/17/2013
Brain Chemicals May Signal Which Preemies Will Have Delays

Goal is to improve these babies' quality of life, researcher says

12/17/2013
NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

The goal: Understanding long-term effects of head injuries and improving diagnosis

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/16/2013
Skilled Typing May Rely on More Than Knowing the Keys

Brain trains fingers to fly without conscious thought, research suggests

12/13/2013
Just Imagining Brightness Might Make Your Eyes React

Pupil size changed when people visualized sunny days in study

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

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests

DNA appeared to play biggest role in sciences, but outcomes could also change based on upbringing

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