Brain Health News

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6/5/2014
Study Supports Durability of Parkinson's Treatment

Transplanted brain neurons appear to remain healthy for up to 14 years, research shows

6/4/2014
Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says

Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

6/4/2014
Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

6/3/2014
Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

6/3/2014
Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

6/2/2014
Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

6/2/2014
Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats

In the future, the mind tweak might have applications for Alzheimer's patients, researchers say

5/30/2014
Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

5/27/2014
Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/23/2014
Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

5/15/2014
Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

5/15/2014
Stem Cells Reverse MS-Like Illness in Mice

Crippled rodents walked again, but it's uncertain if same approach will help people

5/13/2014
Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble

Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

5/13/2014
Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study

Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

5/13/2014
Music May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds improved blood flow to left side of the brain after musical training

5/12/2014
Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems

Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

5/12/2014
Mild Electrical Zaps to Brain Induce 'Lucid Dreaming' in Study

Research offers insight into line between consciousness, unconsciousness

5/9/2014
Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/8/2014
Is Your Brain Overheating? Try Yawning

Study offers up new theory on why people yawn

5/6/2014
Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

5/5/2014
Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

5/5/2014
Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds

Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

5/2/2014
Brain Scans Spot Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Inflammation may play a role, small study suggests

5/2/2014
Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

5/1/2014
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women

Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

4/29/2014
Japan Quake Shows How Stress Alters the Brain

Victims had shrinkage in certain regions, but some areas rebounded with emotional recovery, study finds

4/29/2014
Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

Loss of gray matter can lead to dementia, experts say

4/28/2014
Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

Finding applies only to pot in pill or spray form, neurologists say

4/28/2014
Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain

Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos

4/27/2014
Like Humans, Ravens Understand There's a Pecking Order

Study suggests the birds are smart enough to gauge another's status, even in other groups

4/24/2014
Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

Patients with relapsing-remitting form of the disease showed fewer brain lesions with ofatumumab

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/22/2014
Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

4/21/2014
Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery

Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

4/21/2014
Adjusting Your Thermostat Might Improve Your Thinking

Study found people did better at mental tasks in rooms with preferred temperature

4/17/2014
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

4/16/2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

4/16/2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

4/16/2014
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

4/15/2014
Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

4/11/2014
Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power

But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/9/2014
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

4/8/2014
Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

4/8/2014
Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores