Brain Health News

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2/1/2012
Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke

Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

2/1/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People

Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's

2/1/2012
Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too

Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

2/1/2012
Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind

Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

1/31/2012
For Kids, Laughter Really May Be the Best Medicine

Scans show that humor activates parts of the brain linked to resilience, well-being in children

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/26/2012
Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Rare Autism-Related Disorder

Research sheds light on Joubert syndrome, which causes physical and mental disabilities

1/26/2012
Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study

Differences in responses to eye contact detected in brains of at-risk infants as early as 6 months

1/25/2012
Men at Higher Risk for Mental Decline That Precedes Alzheimer's

Odds worst for people without college education, study finds

1/25/2012
'Inner Dialogue' Might Aid People With Autism

Learning strategy may help with planning, functioning independently, small study says

1/24/2012
Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite

Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain over time, researchers say

1/24/2012
Could 'Magic' Mushrooms Ease Depression?

Small studies found key ingredient lowered activity in areas of brain linked to mood disorder

1/23/2012
Steady Diet of Mental Stimulation Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Lifetime of reading, games lowered levels of brain plaques, researchers report

1/23/2012
Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read

Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

1/23/2012
Severe Brain Injury When Young May Have Long-Term Effects

Good home environment helps overcome some deficits, studies find

1/21/2012
Texting, Talking on Cellphone Slows Walking Pace: Study

Findings may shed light on ways to improve functional walking in physical therapy patients

1/20/2012
British Troops Have Lower Rate of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Study looked at prevalence among U.S., U.K. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan

1/20/2012
Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism

The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

1/19/2012
Repeat Scans Urged for Head Injury When Blood Thinners Involved

Italian study confirms recommendation for 2 CT scans 24 hours apart to detect bleeding in brain

1/19/2012
Hungry Families Admit to 'Formula Stretching '

Better methods needed to identify those without enough to eat, researchers say

1/18/2012
Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life

Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

1/18/2012
Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

1/18/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/17/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/17/2012
Heavier Ex-NFL Players May Be Prone to Brain Decline

But experts say the new study findings may not include all contributing factors

1/16/2012
Brain Structure Adapts to Arm Injury, Study Says

Finding could influence post-stroke rehabilitation

1/15/2012
Heading Soccer Balls Could Injure Brain

Players of all skill levels must use proper techniques, study says

1/14/2012
Deaf 'Signers' Quick to Interpret Body Language: Study

Hearing-impaired show skill in detecting others' subtle gestures

1/12/2012
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?

Small Chinese study found abnormalities in white matter in brains of teenage Web junkies

1/11/2012
Alcohol Targets Brain 'Reward Centers' in Heavy Drinkers

Study highlights changes that make drinkers more likely to gain pleasure from booze

1/10/2012
Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome

Patients taking memantine had more serious adverse events than those given placebo

1/9/2012
Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's: Study

Sedentary people with gene variation had more brain changes

1/6/2012
Paranoid or Placid? Scans Show Pot's Effect on Brain

Two ingredients in cannabis may affect neurology in very different ways, study shows

1/6/2012
Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

1/4/2012
Race, Gender, Dementia May Affect Parkinson's Survival

Large study found higher death risk among men

1/3/2012
Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study

Finding runs counter to notion that thought processes slow down with age

1/3/2012
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years

1/3/2012
Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients

Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

12/30/2011
Multiple Sclerosis May Cause Changes in Thalamus: Study

Small study finds that MS might reduce volume in area of brain affecting thought process

12/29/2011
Music May Help Ease Pain for Anxious People

By engaging the mind, melodies compete with pain pathways, researchers say

12/29/2011
'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study

More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

12/28/2011
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

12/28/2011
Know the Signs of Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis benefits patients and their families, experts say

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/24/2011
Study Shows How Busy Reindeer Keep Their Cool

Research involved monitoring the animals' brains while they trotted on treadmills

12/22/2011
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's

In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

12/21/2011
Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

But medical value of screening isn't obvious yet

12/21/2011
Scientists Probe the Origins of Dyslexia

Differences in how people process sounds might be one cause of this learning disability, study suggests