Brain Health News

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12/8/2010
Certain Formulations of Omega-3s Might Help With Depression

A DHA-EPA combo seemed to work, but should never be a patient's only option, experts said

12/8/2010
How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race

Problems with language, complex attention occur more often in blacks than whites, study finds

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/2/2010
New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified

Changes in lining of blood vessels appear to contribute to disease, researchers say

12/2/2010
Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism

Type of MRI showed structural differences in brain circuitry in males with the disorder

12/2/2010
Working With Pesticides May Affect Memory and More

Study of agricultural workers reveals loss of thinking skills

12/1/2010
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now diagnosed only at autopsy

11/30/2010
Kids Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Cars: Study

Young children can't tell the speed of a vehicle 5 seconds away and moving faster than 20 mph

11/30/2010
Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism

Mitochondria, energy center of cell, found impaired in some, researchers report

11/30/2010
Acupuncture Really Does Help Relieve Pain: Study

Researchers say it affects perception and processing of discomfort

11/29/2010
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

11/25/2010
Scientists Seek the Secrets of Sour Taste

Acidic foods' impact on cells brings people that bitter sensation

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/22/2010
Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers' Risk for Brain Injury

Scientists say adding face shield dulls impact of blasts

11/19/2010
Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries

Tough universal helmet laws needed to protect them, study finds

11/18/2010
Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds

Social networking seemed to increase student engagement

11/18/2010
Key Brain Area for Vision May Be Organized by Color

Finding in monkeys might further understanding of perception, attention, researchers say

11/16/2010
For Teen Boys, Heavy Drinking & Impulsivity May Be Vicious Circle

Early use of alcohol could weaken impulse control, leading to more boozing, study suggests

11/15/2010
Early 'Pot' Use May Harm Brain More: Study

Smoking before age 16 tied to greater executive function problems

11/15/2010
Brain Organizes Itself for Introspection as Children Age: Study

Scans show how activity in disparate neurological regions coalesces as kids mature

11/12/2010
Sleep Apnea May Shrink Brain's Gray Matter: Study

But research finds changes somewhat reversible with early detection, treatment

11/11/2010
Happiness Is a Focused Mind

When people's minds wandered, they reported more dissatisfaction, study found

11/11/2010
Math Skills Boost Couples' Financial Worth: Study

How well married partners score on tests of 'numeracy' seems to affect household wealth

11/10/2010
New Tool for Rapid Screening of Dementia Shows Promise

But test scores appears to have a high rate of false positives

11/9/2010
Scientists Use Tarantulas to Explore Human Fear

MRIs showed that videos of the spiders activated many different parts of the brain

11/5/2010
Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia

Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

11/5/2010
Anti-Delirium Drug May Harm Critically Ill Patients

Exelon ineffective, raised risk of death in study

11/5/2010
Vitamin E May Pose Slight Bleeding-Stroke Risk

Study finds one additional hemorrhage for every 1,250 persons taking the supplement

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

11/4/2010
Brain May Be More Developed at Birth Than Thought

Scientists found networks linked to daydreaming were fully formed in newborns

11/4/2010
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Math Skills

Adults did better on tests after painless therapy, but more research needed, experts say

11/4/2010
Sleep Appears to Aid Learning

Shut-eye helped solidify vocabulary for study volunteers

11/4/2010
Good Conversation Can Boost Brain Power, Study Finds

Thinking skills seem to improve with friendly chats, but not from competitive discussions

11/3/2010
Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions

Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

11/3/2010
Brain Can Compensate for Cognitive Damage

One area makes up for injuries to the memory and attention center, study finds

11/3/2010
Could Anger Make People Want Things More?

Items subliminally tied to the emotion held more allure, researchers found

11/2/2010
Study Unmasks the Biology of Bluffing

Brain scans spot cognitive roots of getting others to believe lies are true

11/2/2010
Brain Difference Found in Smokers

Part of decision-making center less thick than in people who have never smoked, small study finds

11/1/2010
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists

Medical evaluation needed before athlete gets cleared to play, Academy of Neurology advises

11/1/2010
Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder

Disorder causes non-cancerous brain tumors

11/1/2010
10/28/2010
Early Humans More Advanced Than Thought

In S. Africa, sophisticated tool-making techniques show up 55,000 years earlier than expected

10/28/2010
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified

Researchers identify two autonomous feedback loops in 'typo' study

10/28/2010
PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain

Neurons overfiring even when trauma sufferers were relaxed, researchers found

10/26/2010
Brain Deficits Higher in Seniors Who Survive Blood Poisoning

Severe sepsis raises odds of some brain impairment, researchers say

10/26/2010
Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain

Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

10/25/2010
NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer: Study

Team physicians appear to have adopted a more 'conservative approach to concussion management,' neurologist says

10/22/2010
Brain's Pleasure Chemical May Explain Men's Higher Alcoholism Rate

Drinking-related dopamine release is greater in males, study finds

10/22/2010
New Moms' Brains May Grow After Childbirth

Effect was greatest in those most enthusiastic about their babies, researchers say

10/21/2010
Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Can Migrate Into Brain

But this is long way away from saying the disease is 'infectious,' experts stress