Brain Health News

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12/5/2011
Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive

Incidence is roughly 30 percent among teens with both conditions, study finds

12/5/2011
Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle

'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

12/4/2011
Rare Seizure Disorder Gives Clues About Brain's Laughter Center

Brain lesions in the hypothalamus trigger laughing seizures, study shows

11/30/2011
Recovery From Concussions in Young Athletes May Take Longer Than Thought

But most in small study returned to normal within a month

11/29/2011
Scans Reveal Differences in Psychopathic Brains

Findings could explain their anti-social tendencies, researchers say

11/29/2011
Creative Minds More Prone to Cheating

Study shows creative thinkers are more likely to act dishonestly during tests than others

11/29/2011
Do Men Think About Sex All the Time? Maybe Not

Study debunks notion that males focus on the subject far more often than females do

11/29/2011
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

11/28/2011
Violent Video Games May Alter Brain Function: Study

It's not clear what those changes mean though, experts note

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/25/2011
Yawning May Cool the Brain When Needed

Study also found sinuses act like a bellows, help keep brain the right temperature

11/22/2011
Study Looks at Nude Images' Effect on the Brain

Human mind more readily processes photos of naked vs. clothed people

11/22/2011
Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain

Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their minds from wandering

11/21/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study

Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

11/21/2011
Could Weight Loss Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

If confirmed, findings eventually could help in diagnosing condition

11/21/2011
Passing Through Doorways Might Spur Forgetfulness

A doorway can act as an 'event boundary,' study suggests

11/20/2011
Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study

Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

11/19/2011
Think 'It's Not Me, It's You,' When Dealing With Angry Person

Study participants felt better when they 'reappraised' images of angry faces

11/17/2011
Routine Head Hits in Sports May Injure Brain, Experts Warn

Scans of young athletes reveal concussion-like damage from repeated mild blows

11/15/2011
Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults

High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/13/2011
After Brain Injury, Oxygen Monitoring Vital, Study Finds

Disability more likely for patients deprived of oxygen, researchers say

11/11/2011
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

11/10/2011
Brain Study Suggests Some Vegetative Patients Are Aware

EEG technology might one day lead to way to communicate to the outside world, researchers say

11/8/2011
Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

Small study finds excess number of neurons in region responsible for communication

11/8/2011
New Drug Shows Promise Against Huntington's Disease

Study suggests pridopidine eases symptoms, but doesn't attack origins of the disease

11/7/2011
Scientific Brilliance Doesn't Always Peak Young

New study of Nobel Prize winners suggests many discoveries made in late adulthood

11/3/2011
Brain Stimulation May Help Kill Cigarette Cravings, Study Finds

Targeting certain regions affects smokers' satisfaction, which plays role in addiction

11/3/2011
Some Smokers More Likely to Quit After Stroke Than Others

The part of the brain affected by the event seems to make a difference, researchers find

10/31/2011
Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?

It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

10/29/2011
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect, Study Suggests

With chess players, other variables -- like memory, high IQ -- might separate the good from the great

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/26/2011
Tapping to Music May Help You 'Hear' It

Findings are important for musicians, performers, teachers, researchers say

10/25/2011
Pot Can Mimic Brain Changes Seen in Schizophrenia

Rats given a marijuana-like drug showed disrupted communications between brain regions, or 'cognitive chaos'

10/25/2011
Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene

But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

10/21/2011
New Animal Study Might Explain Jet Lag Differences

Traveling west to east? Blame your brain for the added disruption

10/21/2011
To the Brain, Seeing a Caress Is as Good as Getting One

In humans, the brain seems to react to other people's sensations, researchers say

10/19/2011
New Guidelines Issued for Common Tremor Disorder

American Academy of Neurology has updated recommendations for treating essential tremor

10/19/2011
Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time: Study

Changes in test scores were reflected in changes in certain brain areas, scientists say

10/19/2011
More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?

Finding could explain why some people are more social than others, researchers say

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

10/14/2011
Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases

American Academy of Neurology Foundation marks 20th anniversary with call for research support

10/14/2011
Protein May Help Spot Newborns With Brain Damage

Doctors already track GFAP levels to measure brain injury in adults

10/14/2011
For Many, Epilepsy Surgery Effective Long-Term

Almost half of patients are seizure-free 10 years later, study finds

10/12/2011
Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter

British study found growth rate of the cortex predicted scores on intelligence tests

10/11/2011
10/10/2011
After Stroke, Crossed Legs a Welcome Sign

Patients who crossed their legs within 15 days functioned better a year later, study shows

10/7/2011
Winning May Take All Your Brain Power

All areas of brain activate when playing games, study finds

10/6/2011
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC

Increased awareness of traumatic brain injury may be driving this trend, researchers say

10/5/2011
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk

Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed