Brain Health News

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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

5/16/2012
Paralyzed Patients Use Mind to Move Robotic Arm

But there's a long way to go to make this approach practical, experts say

5/16/2012
Could Nasal Spray of 'Love Hormone' Treat Autism?

Preliminary study of 7 children saw more activity in 'social' areas of the brain

5/10/2012
Smell Tests Don't Predict Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Misleading reports may create false hope -- or false alarm

5/9/2012
Evolution May Explain 'Runner's High,' Study Says

Brain reward center boost seems to spur humans, dogs to run long distances

5/7/2012
Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia

Study suggests, but doesn't prove, a link between the two

5/7/2012
People Love Talking About Themselves, Brain Scans Show

Self-disclosure on social media might serve evolutionary purpose, researcher says

5/3/2012
New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain

Gene event 2.5 million years ago may explain why humans are smarter than great apes, researchers say

5/3/2012
In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals

Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

5/2/2012
Clues to 'Slacker' Behavior Found in Brain, Study Says

Levels of the chemical dopamine in key regions of the brain may influence motivation

5/1/2012
Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

4/30/2012
More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills

Study finds speaking two languages boosts the brain's response to sound

4/30/2012
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

4/29/2012
Study Recommends Putting Your Left Face Forward

This half of the face is more expressive, making it more attractive, researchers say

4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

4/24/2012
Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging

Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

4/24/2012
New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Brain scans show less activity in area related to reward response, researchers report

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/23/2012
'Ice Cream Headaches' Might Offer Clues to Migraines

Cold-induced 'brain freeze' seems linked to expansion of a key brain artery, small study finds

4/20/2012
Men More Prone to Complications After Brain, Spine Surgery

They also spend longer in the hospital after neurosurgery, study finds

4/20/2012
Talking to Yourself Could Have Mental Benefits

People who name objects as they look for them seem to find them faster, study suggests

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/19/2012
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age

Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

4/19/2012
Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach

The 59-year-old Hall of Famer revealed last year that she has early-onset Alzheimer's

4/18/2012
When Does Boxing-Related Head Trauma Become Too Much?

Study suggests there is a point at which lasting brain damage can set in

4/18/2012
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study

Tendency to worry may have evolved along with intelligence in humans, researchers say

4/17/2012
Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age

But special training may slow the decline, researcher says

4/17/2012
Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD

Long-term study shows cingulotomy helped improve severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms

4/16/2012
Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness

Genetic links to brain size, intelligence also examined in study

4/13/2012
Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

4/10/2012
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors

Study found increased risk, but connection was not conclusive

4/9/2012
Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study

Inability to keep eye stable during test linked to disease, findings suggest

4/6/2012
Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats

Small study finds feeling anxious heightens the ability to detect potentially threatening odors