Brain Health News

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7/9/2012
First Is Viewed as Best When Making Quick Decisions

People consistently prefer what they are presented with initially, study shows

7/6/2012
Parkinson's Patients Experience Declines Years Before Diagnosis

Physical abilities, quality of life start to deteriorate up to 7 years earlier, study says

7/6/2012
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Mimic Huntington's Disease

Discovery marks a step closer to a cure, researchers say

7/5/2012
Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?

New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

7/2/2012
Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study

Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

7/2/2012
Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury

More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says

6/29/2012
Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage

In tests, they had higher rates of depression, memory deficits and 'white matter' damage

6/28/2012
Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/26/2012
Magnets in iPad2 May Alter Settings on Brain Shunt Devices: Study

Effect seen only when tablet computer was within inches of the patient's head, researcher noted

6/26/2012
Brain EEG Test Might Help Spot Autism: Study

Children with the disorder showed differences in synchronization among brain regions

6/25/2012
Intuitive 'Number Sense' Makes Daily Life Easier

Ability peaks for adults in their 30s, study finds

6/25/2012
Sleep Can Sharpen Your Memory

External stimulation during sleep can reinforce what you have already learned, study shows

6/20/2012
'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study

Researchers want to pinpoint how seniors change their lives to avoid such mistakes

6/20/2012
Deep Brain Stimulation May Offer Longer-Term Relief for Parkinson's

3-year study found similar benefits from stimulating two different areas

6/20/2012
Few Migraine Sufferers Referred for Behavioral Treatments

Researchers say relaxation training, other non-drug therapies can help some patients with headaches

6/20/2012
Headaches Worse With Mild Head Trauma Than More Severe Trauma

Researchers say even seemingly mild head injury should be taken seriously

6/20/2012
For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years

'Mild' injury doesn't mean quick recovery, researchers say

6/19/2012
Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/14/2012
Vision Problems Tied to Extreme Prematurity in Study

Danish researchers found link between brain damage, sharpness of eyesight

6/14/2012
Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study

Health professionals should account for self-perception before making a diagnosis, researchers say

6/14/2012
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives and Dollars: CDC

Yet, states are repealing these laws, experts warn

6/13/2012
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

Review of earlier studies found no benefit for thinking skills, but more research urged

6/13/2012
Raucous Music May Tap Into Your Inner Animal

Researchers say discordant tunes evoke cries of distress

6/12/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women

Study looked at common gene variant and brain disruption

6/12/2012
'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study

Differences seen in white matter with 'integrated body-mind training'

6/12/2012
Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm

Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

6/11/2012
Low Levels of Brain Chemical May Boost Aggression

Study found those with less dopamine, linked to pleasure and reward, were more competitive

6/11/2012
Junk Food More Appealing When You're Sleepy: Study

Sleep-deprived snackers are less likely to make good choices, brain studies show

6/8/2012
Head Injury's Location Key to Concussion Effects

Study of new imaging technique showed brain differences

6/7/2012
Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study

Transformed cells could lead to better ways of testing drugs for Alzheimer's, researchers say

6/5/2012
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Risks Seem to Outweigh Gains for Many: Study

Cases of gastrointestinal, cerebral bleeding higher than expected, except for diabetics

6/5/2012
Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills

Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

6/4/2012
Who's Touching You Affects How It Feels: Study

Brain's response to a caress appears less objective than previously thought

5/30/2012
'Cooling' Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study

While not a cure, hypothermia treatment may boost long-term survival

5/30/2012
Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows

And coming from the healthy elderly, the odor isn't unsettling, participants said

5/30/2012
Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study

But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

5/29/2012
Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age

Seniors whose connections had deteriorated processed information more slowly, study finds

5/29/2012
Education May Protect Brain From Exposure to Solvents

More schooling seems to preserve thinking skills as chemical workers age, study says

5/24/2012
Some Heavy Kids at Risk of Blindness, Study Says

Brain condition that can steal sight more common among overweight girls, researchers report

5/24/2012
FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto

Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

5/23/2012
Mouse Study Sheds Light on How Diet May Affect Epilepsy

Strict diet seems to protect against seizures by altering brain metabolism, research shows

5/23/2012
Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

5/21/2012
New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA

Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

5/17/2012
Study Explores Distraction's Role in Pain Relief

It found mental focus, bodily reactions work together

5/17/2012
Athletes Really Do Play Through the Pain

Study finds endurance and 'game athletes' have higher tolerance for pain than the rest of us

5/16/2012
Study Shows MS Patients at Most Risk for Drug-Linked Brain Illness

Small number of Tysabri users develop rare but potentially fatal infection

5/16/2012
Head Blows May Hamper Learning in College Athletes

Some football, hockey players show postseason decline, study finds

5/16/2012
'Blast Wind' Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military

Force created by an explosion causes similar effects as repeated concussions in athletes, study finds