Brain Health News

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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

12/16/2011
Sense of Smell Helped Separate Humans From Neanderthals

Larger olfactory bulbs in brain gave evolutionary advantage, study says

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/14/2011
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Help Some Stroke Patients

Small study finds quicker recovery from 'hemispatial neglect'

12/13/2011
'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

12/13/2011
'Ecstasy' May Cause Long-Term Changes in Brain Chemistry

Lower levels of serotonin found in women who had used 'rave' drug up to two years earlier

12/12/2011
Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson's Dementia

Study finds differences between patients with and without mental decline

12/12/2011
Blink Patterns May Be a Window Into Autistic Mind

Watching a video, toddlers with autism reacted to action, not emotional content

12/12/2011
Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'

Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds

12/10/2011
Can Chewing Gum Boost Exam Scores?

Study also finds that chewing throughout exam could backfire

12/9/2011
Abuse May Alter Child's Brain Activity

Exposure to violence has a measurable effect, researchers say

12/8/2011
Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain

New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

12/7/2011
MS May Take a Different Pathway Than Previously Thought

'Outside-in' disease progression could change approach to diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/6/2011
Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

What seniors can do to help stay sharp

12/5/2011
Abuse in Childhood May Alter Teen Brain

Study found reductions in 'gray matter,' with changes differing by gender