Brain Health News

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10/18/2010
New Guidelines Issued for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's

Experts publish consensus with ultimate goal of improving patients' lives

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/15/2010
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study

Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

10/14/2010
Practice Tests Really Do Improve Learning: Study

Exams led people to develop more effective keyword memory cues, researchers find

10/14/2010
MRI Might Screen for Autism

It captures abnormal brain patterns in those with the disorder, but advocate questions its potential

10/14/2010
Romantic Love: Nature's Painkiller?

In study of lovesick undergrads, it seemed to squelch pain as much as being distracted

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/12/2010
This Is Your Brain on 'Friends': Study

Key part of prefrontal cortex lights up when discussing friends, but not strangers, researchers find

10/12/2010
Brain Damage May Not Harm Short-Term Spatial Memory After All

But injuries to hippocampus may well hurt long-term memory, experts say

10/11/2010
First Patient Treated in U.S.-Approved Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

Unnamed individual is receiving controversial cells to treat spinal cord injury

10/6/2010
Research Suggests How Brain Compensates in the Blind

Sound and touch get boost from visual cortex in those who cannot see, scans show

10/5/2010
Hypertonic Fluids Don't Seem to Aid Brain Injury Outcome

No benefit from early electrolyte treatment outside hospital in patients who aren't in shock, study finds

10/5/2010
Computer-Aided MRI Might Help Predict Alzheimer's

Swiss researchers say technique can work, but one U.S. expert is skeptical

10/4/2010
1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say

10/3/2010
Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

40% of patients with history of disease reported forgetfulness, confusion

10/2/2010
Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor

Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

9/30/2010
Monkey See, Monkey Do Understand

Rhesus display self-awareness when spotting themselves in a mirror, new research shows

9/29/2010
Anti-Inflammatory Helps Treat Bacterial Meningitis: Study

Dutch researchers report that dexamethasone, along with antibiotics, increases survival rates

9/27/2010
'OMG!': Why Cell Conversations Are So Annoying

One side of a talk is much harder to tune out than a two-way dialogue, researcher finds

9/24/2010
Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests

Therapy seemed to improve rats' memory after trauma, but more research needed, experts say

9/24/2010
'Self-Touch' May Reduce Pain, Study Finds

British researchers' experiment seems to fool the brain

9/21/2010
Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report

U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

9/16/2010
Multitasking Either Makes or Breaks Job Satisfaction: Study

New tool aims to help employers determine if worker will suffer burnout, researcher says

9/16/2010
Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key

Those good at 'thinking about thinking' have more gray matter in certain area of the brain, scans show

9/16/2010
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Aid Stroke Recovery

Small study found significant improvements in partially paralyzed patients

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'

Abnormalities in brain tissue always present with mild and moderate mental decline, study shows

9/15/2010
Scans May Aid Early Detection of Dementia, Parkinson's

Imaging tests spotted brain abnormalities before noticeable symptoms developed in study patients

9/14/2010
Action-Packed Video Games May Be Good for You After All

Decision-making improves with frequent shoot-'em-up play, study finds

9/14/2010
Kids Literally See Differently Than Adults, Research Shows

Visual and sensory information is not blended in children's brains, study finds

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/10/2010
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery

But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

9/9/2010
Obesity Worsens Brain Damage of Heavy Drinking

Study finds it is an independent risk factor for harming brain health

9/9/2010
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

9/8/2010
Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Among elderly, rate of mild impairment was 1.5 times higher in males, study finds

9/1/2010
Mental 'Exercise' May Only Hide Signs of Alzheimer's

Games, reading help mask trouble in brain, study suggests, making later progress of disease seem quicker

8/27/2010
Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study

They may believe their memory is as good as non-alcoholics, but tests show otherwise

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/27/2010
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal

After repeated blows in various sports, teen nearly dies

8/24/2010
Slowed Reflexes in Aging Could Be Due to Brain Changes

When 'cross-talk' in brain starts to overlap, reaction time is affected, study finds

8/17/2010
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation

Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

8/13/2010
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied for Alzheimer's

Small study shows "no clear clinical benefit" but warrants further research, scientists say

8/12/2010
'Baby Talk' May Play Key Role in Language Acquisition

Mother's brain may be wired to 'goo' and 'coo,' research suggests

8/11/2010
Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young

Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

8/11/2010
Video Game Technology Embraced by Med Students: Survey

Virtual reality exercises overwhelmingly seen as a good way to sharpen skills, poll finds

8/11/2010
Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women's Brains

Changes in gray matter may contribute to a worse experience of pain in general, study suggests

8/9/2010
'Biomarkers' Could Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early, Studies Suggest

Levels of 3 proteins might point to impending trouble and someday help with diagnosis, treatment

8/9/2010
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep

Bursts of brain activity called 'spindles' may keep loud noise from disturbing sleep, study suggests

8/5/2010
More Clues To Fibromyalgia Pain

Brain scans show more neural activity between certain brain networks and pain processing region