Brain Health News

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6/10/2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

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

5/16/2013
High-Frequency Noise Boosts Math Skills in Study

But the treatment isn't ready for prime time yet, expert says

5/15/2013
Multiple Head Injuries Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk, Study Finds

20 percent of those with two or more brain traumas had thoughts of killing themselves

5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/13/2013
Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds

Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly

5/13/2013
Size of Frontal Lobes May Not Matter for Brain Power: Study

Networks linking many different regions most important for human intelligence, researchers say

5/13/2013
Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People

Study found 'clock' in brain was disrupted in autopsies of those who suffered mental disorder at time of death

5/9/2013
Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC

While 1 in 8 has memory problems and confusion, too few seek help

5/8/2013
Scientists Explore Secrets of the Well-Hit Fastball

Human brain 'predicts' the path of objects hurtling toward it, researchers report

5/8/2013
High Blood Sugar May Add to Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Brain scans suggest possible link between the two

5/6/2013
Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids

Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

5/2/2013
'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

5/2/2013
Brain Wiring May Explain Unhealthy Obsession With Looks

Scans show abnormal circuitry in people who fixate on their flaws, real or imagined

5/2/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

5/2/2013
Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests

Patients who don't respond to drugs might benefit, but larger trials needed

5/1/2013
Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp

Older gamers may gain more mentally than crossword puzzle solvers, study suggests

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

4/30/2013
Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind

Experimental robotic technology may someday help people with amputations as well, experts hope

4/29/2013
Why Johnny Can't Add, Even After Tutoring

Brain structure may predict math improvement more than intelligence, study finds

4/29/2013
Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

4/29/2013
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers say a more holistic approach to therapy would help patients and families

4/26/2013
Psychopaths May Lack Capacity for Empathy

Brain imaging study compared prison inmates

4/26/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving

Early study tested the noninvasive treatment on smokers

4/25/2013
Study Explores the Cost of Creativity

Some people with laser focus may miss big-picture details, research suggests

4/25/2013
Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain

Study offers clues on causes of condition and how commonly prescribed meds work

4/25/2013
Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer's Treatments

Research focuses on changes in immune cell activity within the brain

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/24/2013
Clenching Your Fist to Boost Your Memory?

Hand-to-brain link may spur mind activity, study suggests