Brain Health News

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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

7/11/2012
Does Stress Management Slow MS?

Therapy seems to stop new brain lesions but only for duration of treatment, study finds

7/10/2012
Nutrient Drink Might Boost Memory in Early Alzheimer's: Study

But mixture wouldn't have to meet same strict FDA approval as drugs, expert says

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