Brain Health News

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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

4/6/2012
Bilingual Kids Are Better Multi-Taskers, Study Says

Researchers cite the ability to toggle back and forth between two languages

4/5/2012
Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Study found average student texted or read five texts during class

4/4/2012
Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline

Researchers suspect several factors may be linked to deterioration, not just Alzheimer's

4/3/2012
Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time

Scans show increasing anatomical changes in the brains of people with epilepsy as they age

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/2/2012
New Drug Might Reduce an Alzheimer's Marker: Study

But, research is preliminary and it's unclear if the compound would improve the brain disease

3/29/2012
The Human Brain: Not a Tangle, But a Grid

Scientists use high-tech imaging to discover simple logic of brain's layout

3/29/2012
Immersion Beats Classroom for Mastering a Foreign Tongue: Study

Either way, the brain seems to consolidate new language over time, researchers find

3/26/2012
People With Autism May Be Better at Processing Information

Small study suggests this ability might be an advantage in IT careers

3/22/2012
Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors

The belly worst place to carry extra weight, study says

3/21/2012
New Drug Bests Standard Treatment for Certain Strokes

Tenecteplase seems as safe as the usual clot-busting drug, study says

3/21/2012
Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer's Spreads

Finding shows disease moves through linked nerve cells

3/20/2012
Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes

In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

3/20/2012
Some People More Prone to Drinking Blackouts: Study

Difference appears to be in how the brain reacts to alcohol, scans show

3/20/2012
Infants' Faces Trigger Caregiving Impulse in Adults' Brains

The response occurred even when adults didn't know the baby, study found

3/19/2012
Study Explains How Shock Therapy Might Ease Severe Depression

Treatment appears to reduce connections in a part of the brain involved in thought and socializing

3/19/2012
Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

3/17/2012
Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk

Binge drinking by teens, young adults linked to long-term problems with impulse control

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/15/2012
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

3/15/2012
Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study

Women with damage to blood vessels in the eyes were more likely to experience mental declines

3/13/2012
Long Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Eyes

Studying effects of microgravity could improve understanding of 'intracranial hypertension' cases

3/12/2012
More Insight on Possible Role of Vitamin D Against Alzheimer's

Study looked at vitamin D3's function in clearing brain of disease-related plaques

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/10/2012
'Delayed Reactions' May Outlast Other Concussion Effects

Changes in physical response time can last beyond the typical 10-day recovery period, study shows

3/9/2012
Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma, Study Shows

Despite benefits, this type of treatment is used inconsistently, researchers say