Brain Health News

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3/13/2013
Certain Men May Face Higher Risk of Brain Injury

Falls, assaults and traffic crashes most common causes in Swedish study

3/12/2013
Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study

Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher says

3/12/2013
Accidental Awareness During Anesthesia Is Rare, Study Finds

U.K. researchers report only 1 case per 15,000 general anesthesia patients

3/12/2013
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Small study found measurable MRI changes in single-concussion patients

3/11/2013
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds

While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says

3/8/2013
Does Chewing Gum Give Your Brain an Edge?

In small study, people who were chewing had better recall of numbers

3/8/2013
Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

AAN asks doctors, patients to question procedures as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

3/7/2013
Human Brain Cells Used to Make Mice Smarter

Findings could advance research on conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, experts say

3/7/2013
Brain 'Pacemaker' May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Anorexia

In very small study, deep brain stimulation helped women regain weight, curb problem behaviors

3/7/2013
Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

3/6/2013
Brain May Treat Wheelchair as Part of the Body

Study suggests that devices that aid the disabled become part of mind's eye

3/6/2013
Brain Scans May Explain Thinking, Memory Problems in Some MS Patients

Study found more damaged white matter in brains of those with mental decline

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

2/28/2013
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia

Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game

2/27/2013
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism

Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections

2/25/2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward

2/24/2013
FDA Panel Backs Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

Implantable device pre-empts seizures, device maker says

2/21/2013
FDA Panel to Consider Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

Implantable device pre-empts seizures, device maker says

2/20/2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/19/2013
Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

A bright pink glow showed the precise pathway a glioma took to spread through the brain

2/18/2013
Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females

Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys

2/18/2013
Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels in Brain May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could point to new targets for treatment, prevention

2/18/2013
U.S. Plans Billion-Dollar Project to Study the Brain

Hope is the initiative will lead to breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

2/14/2013
'Bilingual Babies' Can Tell Languages Apart

Study found even 7-month-olds can start to learn both languages

2/14/2013
Those Childhood Piano Lessons Should Start Early

Research shows that musical training that begins before the age of 7 boosts motor skills

2/13/2013
Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Early Stages of Parkinson's

Study finding suggests therapy could be useful for more than just advanced cases

2/6/2013
Electrical Brain Stimulation Plus Drug Fights Depression: Study

Combination of approaches appears to give the most relief, researchers say

2/6/2013
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Narrowed blood vessels and pressure in the brain need to be tracked and managed in these patients, expert says

2/4/2013
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious

Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

2/4/2013
A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests

1/31/2013
Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems

Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

1/31/2013
Some Parkinson's Patients Discover an Artistic Side

Cases suggest prescribed medicine may help unleash creativity

1/28/2013
Scientists Complete 1st Map of 'Emotional Intelligence' in the Brain

Scans of injured Vietnam vets show overlap of these skills with general intelligence

1/28/2013
PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

New guidelines address which patients might benefit from imaging test for brain plaque

1/23/2013
Drivers Who Multitask Often Overestimate Their Skills

Those who do it most are least capable, study suggests

1/22/2013
Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players

The small study isn't definitive, but hope is the findings could one day help prevent devastating injuries

1/21/2013
Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found seniors who struggled with hearing had earlier problems with thinking skills

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/16/2013
Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections

Study upends common beliefs, they say

1/15/2013
Got Nobel? Milk-Guzzling Countries Win More of the Esteemed Prizes

Finding may be associated with a brain boost from vitamin D -- or strong educational systems

1/14/2013
Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking

The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

1/14/2013
Pot Use-Low IQ Link Challenged in Study

New report suggests poverty plays a role, and may have thrown off results of first study

1/11/2013
Humans and Birds May Have Music in Common

Mating sparrows respond to birdsong like people do to favorite tunes, a brain study found

1/11/2013
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

1/11/2013
More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors

Study found similar results in preventing recurrence, but with less impact on mental function

1/10/2013
Texts, Other Distractions Tied to Errors at Work

In certain jobs, these distractions can have disastrous results, study says

1/10/2013
NFL's Seau Had Brain Trauma at Time of Suicide, Report Finds

Not the first pro football player with chronic traumatic encephalopathy to kill himself, neurologist notes

1/10/2013
Boredom at Work Can Spur Creativity, Studies Find

More research needed to see if that creativity is channeled toward job or not, study author notes

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study