Brain Health News

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1/17/2010
Why We Keep Looking and Looking for Lost Items

Understanding this response has practical application, expert says

1/15/2010
Treating Low Growth Hormone in Childhood May Thwart Later Ills

Rats given supplementation had better brain function in adulthood, researchers say

1/13/2010
Cutting Parkinson's Drug Dose Linked to Withdrawal Effects

Decreased use of dopamine agonists can lead to difficult symptoms in patients, study finds

1/13/2010
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia

Medications' role against angiotensin appears to be key, study finds

1/12/2010
Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

1/11/2010
Confidence Helps Boost Teenage Girls' Math Skills

Females perform at same level as males when given right tools, role models, researcher says

1/11/2010
Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer

Preliminary lab research suggests they could kill tumor cells

1/11/2010
Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism

Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

1/11/2010
Why Light Hurts During Migraines

Researchers discover where pain, information pathways converge in brain

1/7/2010
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, exposure to electromagnetic field prevented and even reversed brain impairment

1/6/2010
Abused Kids More Prone to Migraines in Adulthood

Stress of mistreatment or neglect affects the brain, experts say

1/6/2010
New Brain Scan May Help Spot Alzheimer's

Diffusion tensor imaging sees how healthy brain is in cases of memory loss, study shows

1/6/2010
Using Light to Silence Harmful Brain Activity

Novel tool might lead to treatments for epilepsy, Parkinson's, researchers say

1/5/2010
Restless Legs Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

But it's not clear how the two disorders are connected, researchers say

1/4/2010
Key Protein Could Put Brakes on Cancer's Blood Supply

Lowering delta-catenin levels may safely slow tumor growth, scientists say

12/30/2009
Placebo Effect Helps Some Psoriasis Patients

Researchers hope to harness mind's reaction to medication

12/28/2009
Bedside Exam Trumps Scan for Post-Brain Surgery Monitoring

Doctors beat CT at detecting need for another operation, research shows

12/24/2009
Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills

Accuracy, speed can improve depending on how product is designed, study shows

12/24/2009
Gene Mutations Behind Brain Reduction

Variations provide insight into microcephaly, researchers say

12/23/2009
Teen Marijuana Use Might Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety

Rat study found troubling changes in levels of key brain chemicals well into adulthood

12/16/2009
Smaller Fingers Give Women Better Sense of Touch

Fingertips get more sensitive as size decreases, study suggests

12/11/2009
Early Treatment of Hearing, Vision Helps in Schizophrenia

Identifying sensory problems before onset of complex disease symptoms benefits patients, study finds

12/11/2009
New Hope for Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries

Deletion of key gene could help nerve fibers regenerate, researchers say

12/9/2009
Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged

Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

12/9/2009
Caffeine Doesn't Sober You Up

Finding suggests alcoholic 'energy' drinks could boost risks from intoxication

12/9/2009
Potential New Target Found for Alzheimer's Disease

In study on mice, researchers were able to limit effects on brain

12/4/2009
Monkeys Recognize Their Pals in Photos

This is the first indication they understand what 2-D images represent, researchers say

12/2/2009
Enzyme Replacement May Help in Fabry Disease

Whether treatment prolongs life remains unclear, researchers say

12/1/2009
Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You

Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

12/1/2009
Childhood Lead Exposure Causes Permanent Damage: Study

Long-lasting effects on brain seen by researchers using functional MRI

11/22/2009
When Sleep Suffers, So Does Decisiveness

Not being well-rested can be dangerous for those whose jobs require quick reactions, researchers say

11/19/2009
Sounds May Help Solidify Memories While Asleep

Deep sleep is an important time for consolidating memories, researchers find

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/17/2009
'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals

20-year study finds adults with records were more likely as tots to not be afraid

11/16/2009
Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's

Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

11/14/2009
Gestures Processed in Brain's Language Center

Talking with your hands could be linked to evolution, research suggests

11/13/2009
New Understanding of How the Brain Detects Emotion

Study findings might further autism research

11/12/2009
Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical

Study found elevated amounts of protein involved in blood-brain barrier

11/12/2009
Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction

Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned

11/12/2009
What's for Dinner? Brain Chemical Helps People Decide

Study deciphers the role dopamine plays in day-to-day actions

11/9/2009
Brain Stimulation May Ease Treatment-Resistant Depression

Small study reports some people went from incapacitated to working again

11/7/2009
Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk

Colleges fight back to stem a growing problem across the U.S.

11/6/2009
New Smells 'Etched' in Brain: Study

Findings might play a role in boosting memories -- or forgetting them, researchers say

11/6/2009
Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns

Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests

11/5/2009
Gene Therapy for Fatal Brain Disorder 'Just the Beginning'

Pioneering work may offer hope for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy

11/2/2009
High Blood Pressure Likely in Alzheimer's Offspring

And hypertension could contribute to developing the brain disease, study finds

11/2/2009
Childhood Brain Cancer Causes Other Long-Term Problems

Treatment leaves survivors with significant cognitive decline, researchers find

10/31/2009
Negative Words Register Faster

Subliminal messages makes less of an impact if they are positive, study finds

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
Scientist Throws Curve Into Breaking-Ball Debate

Contends curveballs are an illusion; ridiculous, says former star major league pitcher