Brain Health News

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7/2/2013
Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study

Smoking also increases risk of dangerous rupture, researchers say

6/27/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Aid Stroke Recovery: Study

Small trial found patients had faster recovery of lost language, speech skills

6/26/2013
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event

6/26/2013
Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real

Certain carbohydrates seemed to activate neurological centers focused on reward, study found

6/26/2013
Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk

Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect

6/26/2013
'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism

Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis

6/26/2013
Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows

Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

6/25/2013
Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says

Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/24/2013
HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women's Memory, Thinking: Study

Review of hormone therapy didn't find risk or benefit to brain function

6/21/2013
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Impersonation Centers'

In study, certain regions were activated as people tried out new accents or mimicked the voices of others

6/21/2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

6/20/2013
Scientists Map a Brain Down to Its Cells

New high-resolution, 3-D model could speed brain research, help doctors treat neurological diseases

6/19/2013
Scientists Use Brain Scans to 'Read' People's Emotions

Aided by a computer, researchers say they can identify how people are feeling

6/19/2013
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking

Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/17/2013
Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism

6/14/2013
Are There 2 Types of Gulf War Illness?

Small study of veterans suggests that may be a possibility

6/14/2013
Video Gamers May Have Better Visual Recall

Study compared brain function of dedicated gamers to nongaming college students

6/13/2013
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment

No major side effects seen in 3 patients over nearly 3 years

6/12/2013
Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's

Too much plaque-building protein produced in people with certain genes, study finds

6/11/2013
Otzi the 'Iceman' May Have Had Brain Damage

Foul play suspected in death of 5,000-year-old mummy

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

6/10/2013
Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes

Mental frame of reference shifts with age, researchers find

6/10/2013
Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease

Reports found four psoriasis patients who took similar drug developed rare but sometimes deadly condition

6/10/2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

6/7/2013
Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds

They spend more time 'scanning' facial features than men do, researchers say

6/7/2013
Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist

Study of 60 college students didn't find similar effect in women

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/6/2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

6/5/2013
Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

5/31/2013
Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

5/30/2013
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College

But the effect of any one piece of DNA is very minor, so educational achievement is not set at birth

5/29/2013
Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

5/29/2013
Apes Get Emotional When Choices Don't Pan Out

Primates pouted and threw tantrums in study

5/29/2013
Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study

Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

5/29/2013
Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

5/23/2013
People With Borderline Personality Disorder May Misinterpret Facial Emotions

In studies, patients sometimes saw anger in a 'neutral' face and reacted to that threat

5/23/2013
Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Itch is a sensation distinct from others, such as pain, researchers say

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/22/2013
Having Both Migraines, Depression May Mean Smaller Brain

But it's unclear what the finding might mean for patients

5/20/2013
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

Connection appeared strongest among thinner people, researcher says

5/18/2013
Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging

Small study didn't find effect in former or never-smokers

5/17/2013
Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'

People with left-brain dominance tend to listen with right ear, and vice-versa, study finds