Brain Health News

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8/17/2012
Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why

Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

8/16/2012
New Brain Measurements Can Pinpoint Children's Age

Taken together, they might help detect developmental disorders, researchers say

8/16/2012
High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage

Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

8/15/2012
Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia

Protein related to inflammation is linked to lower risk, study shows

8/15/2012
New 'Brain-Cleaning' System Discovered in Mice

It drains the brain of waste products, researchers report

8/15/2012
More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD

Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

8/14/2012
Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Cerebral Bleeding in Some Women

Blood vessel tangles more likely to rupture in brain when expecting, research shows

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/13/2012
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?

In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

8/13/2012
Condition Commonly Seen in Aging May Alter Brain Function

Small study suggests 'leukoaraiosis' is not harmless after all

8/10/2012
Dyslexia May Be Caused by Signal Processing Problem in Brain

Researchers hope study findings will lead to more treatment options

8/10/2012
Migraines Not Linked to Decline in Thinking Skills

No difference seen over long term between those with or without the painful headaches

8/9/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation Curbs Epileptic Seizures in Rats

Implantable device short-circuits attacks, researcher says

8/9/2012
Two Languages Better Than One for Kids' Brains: Study

Bilingual children excel at problem-solving, creative thinking, research suggests

8/8/2012
Brain Scans May Spot Teens at Risk for Problem Drinking

Findings also point to harms of excessive alcohol use

8/6/2012
Brain's Connections May Predict Intelligence: Study

Intelligence based on prefrontal cortex's effective communication with rest of brain

8/6/2012
Brain Scans of 'Hoarders' Show Unique Abnormalities

Researchers say finding shows behavior is different from other obsessive-compulsive disorders

8/6/2012
Hormone May Boost Aging, Failing Brains

Treatment might help healthy adults and those with early memory problems, study finds

8/6/2012
Chronic 'Butter Flavoring' Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process

Working with diacetyl may raise risk of proteins clumping in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's: study

8/3/2012
Sleepiness Hampers Job Performance, Study Confirms

Effects get worse over time and can affect vision-oriented tasks, even in folks who don't feel tired

8/3/2012
Human Culture May Date Back 44,000 Years

Artifacts found in South Africa reveal earliest use of poison and beeswax

8/2/2012
Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study

Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

8/1/2012
Boys' Impulsiveness May Add Up to Edge in Math

Because they're risk-takers, they get more practice, researchers say

8/1/2012
Caffeine May Help Treat Parkinson's Disease

Three cups of coffee daily seems to ease motor symptoms, study finds

8/1/2012
In Mice, Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Shows Promise Against MS

Amyloid beta has long been tied to dementia, but injections slowed MS progression

8/1/2012
Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says

Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

7/30/2012
Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA

Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

7/30/2012
Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

7/30/2012
Humans Might Be Hard-Wired to 'Love Thy Neighbor'

Researchers report people were less likely to punish those standing closer to them

7/26/2012
Illegal 'Bath Salts' Mimic Cocaine in the Brain: Study

Bath salt is street name for a group of powerful, synthetic stimulants

7/24/2012
Adding More Neurosurgeons Could Cut Traffic Deaths: Study

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among people aged 34 and younger

7/24/2012
Neglect May Harm Brain Growth in Children

Moving to a more nurturing environment can partially restore some of the lost white matter, study suggests

7/23/2012
Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children

Even in kids without fetal alcohol syndrome, study found higher risk for mental abnormalities

7/19/2012
Monkey Study Suggests Long-Term Use of ADHD Drugs Safe

Brain development wasn't affected, and no raised risk of drug abuse was found

7/18/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

Experimental agent similar to medicines already used to ease symptoms, but more study needed

7/18/2012
Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain

Studies suggest potential problems, like memory issues, but don't prove a link

7/17/2012
Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

7/17/2012
Drug Widely Used to Treat MS May Not Slow Progression

But study didn't look at interferon beta's effect on quality of life, disease flares

7/17/2012
Alzheimer's Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial

However, findings on immune-based drug therapy are preliminary, experts say

7/17/2012
Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients

Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

7/16/2012
Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain

Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

7/16/2012
Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

Weight training, walking helped older adults' memory, according to new studies at Alzheimer's meet

7/12/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities

Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

7/12/2012
Surge Seen in Concussions Among College Football Players

Changes in NCAA reporting rules may have contributed to rise, researchers say

7/11/2012
Scientists Pinpoint Antibody That May Be Specific to MS Patients

If confirmed, finding may someday help diagnose, guide treatment for multiple sclerosis

7/11/2012
Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

7/11/2012
Brain Scans Using New Dye May Predict Alzheimer's

The dye binds to amyloid plaques, which are implicated in the disease