Brain Health News

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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

8/5/2010
Type 2 Diabetes Might Harm Young Brain, Study Suggests

Obese teens with blood sugar disease did worse on cognition tests

8/2/2010
Expectation May Affect Placebo Response in Parkinson's Patients

Being told there was a 75% chance of getting drug spurred neurochemical response: study

8/2/2010
Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

Poorer cardiac output correlates to lower brain volume, study finds

8/2/2010
Background Music May Play Havoc With Study Habits

Variations in sound impair brain's ability to retain information, researcher explains

8/2/2010
Hand Gestures Seem to Give Politicians' True Feelings Away

Motions used while speaking may reveal what the person is really thinking, research shows

7/30/2010
Research Illuminates How the Human Neck Developed

Using genetics, scientists discovered anatomical changes that helped the brain advance in people

7/28/2010
Higher Education Level May Help Brain Cope With Dementia

Physical changes occur in all aging brains, but more schooling seems to delay symptoms, study found

7/27/2010
Delirious Hospital Patients a High-Risk Group, Study Finds

Common complication may increase odds of dementia, institutionalization and death, researchers say

7/27/2010
Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel Patients

Comparison scans between women with and without disorder show differences in gray matter: report

7/27/2010
In Conversation, People's Brains Can Mirror Each Other

Study found neural patterns were most similar when people really 'got' each other

7/27/2010
Longer Time Frame for Clot-Busting Drug May Help Beat Stroke

Expanding the time limit from 3 to 4.5 hours doesn't appear to delay treatment, study suggests

7/22/2010
Varying Your Practice Moves May Help Improve Skills

Engaging the brain by switching things up a bit aids mastery of task, research shows

7/22/2010
'Working Memory Capacity' May Determine Music's Virtuosos

It's not just 'practice makes perfect,' research suggests

7/20/2010
Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

Once they realize it's tougher than they thought, many give up, researchers say

7/20/2010
Brain Injury May Raise Soldier's Epilepsy Risk

Seizure condition can take years to develop, researchers say

7/14/2010
New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis Proposed

First guideline changes in 25 years would seek earlier identification of the disease

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk

Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

7/14/2010
Association Found Between Alzheimer's and Anemia

Cause for link uncertain, more study needed, researchers say

7/13/2010
Brain Grows Quickest in Areas Where Apes, Humans Vary: Study

Research focuses on cerebral cortex, seat of higher mental functions

7/13/2010
Alzheimer's Research Spotlights Protein 'Tangles' in Brain

Studies in animals suggest buildup of 'tau' can be repressed, but will it help curb the disease?

7/13/2010
Emotions May Be Blunted in Alzheimer's Patients

Subdued reactions may be mistaken for depression, researchers suggest

7/13/2010
Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

7/12/2010
New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

7/12/2010
Could Having a Bigger Head Help Slow Alzheimer's?

Larger brains may have more cells in reserve when the disease strikes, research suggests

7/12/2010
Vitamins D, E Might Help Maintain Brain Health

3 studies show links between levels of the nutrients and odds for dementia, Parkinson's

7/12/2010
'Expecting the Unexpected' Doesn't Always Work, Study Suggests

People primed to see one novel occurrence can still miss others, researchers find

7/7/2010
Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression

Scans showed shrinkage in areas related to mood, memory, researchers say

7/6/2010
New Alzheimer's Clues Identified

Plasma protein seems linked to disease development and progression, study says

7/2/2010
Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

Playing style of diagnosed inmates similar to those with certain type of brain damage, study found

7/2/2010
Errands Tomorrow? Sleep May Help You Remember

Good night's shut-eye helps solidify 'prospective memory,' study finds

6/30/2010
Predicting Alzheimer's Risk in Patients With Cognitive Problems

Abnormal results on memory test, PET scan linked to 12-fold increase in risk, study shows

6/30/2010
Sleep Seems to Fuel Energy Surge in Rats' Brains

Regions needed to function during waking hours got a boost during shuteye, study says

6/30/2010
Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

6/25/2010
How Brain Organizes Info Doesn't Depend on Sight

Scans revealed that thought processes occurred in same areas for sighted and blind people, study found

6/25/2010
Your Intellect Might Be Reflected in Your Body Symmetry

People with equal measurements on right, left sides tend to be smarter, analysis suggests

6/25/2010
What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

In experiments, holding hard, heavy objects tied to tougher attitudes, scientists say