Brain Health News

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5/17/2010
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children

Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/14/2010
Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry

Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

5/14/2010
Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke

After 4.5 hours, odds for good recovery decline sharply and risk of dying increases, study finds

5/13/2010
Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's

Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note

5/13/2010
Tibetans' Genes Help Them Thrive at High Altitudes

Researchers isolate unique DNA that help residents cope with lower-oxygen environment

5/12/2010
Caffeine Helps Shift Workers Avoid Mistakes

Jolt of java better than a nap to prevent mistakes, review finds

5/12/2010
Study Challenges Key Autism Theory

Brain scans show neuron system central to communication works normally in people with disorder

5/12/2010
Brain Cell Study Explains 'Eureka' Moment

Neuron activity changed suddenly after rats figured out something new, researchers say

5/12/2010
Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress

Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

5/11/2010
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to Cognitive Difficulties

Lowered blood oxygen levels may be to blame, researchers say

5/11/2010
Women Often Miss Signs of Stroke

Many don't know the facts and don't recognize the symptoms, U.S. survey reveals

5/10/2010
Fluctuating Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk

People who also have high blood pressure are at even greater risk, study finds

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
Depression After Heart Attack Tied to Brain Changes

Longer-term studies needed to see whether psychological or physical symptoms occur first

5/7/2010
No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

5/7/2010
Obesity Behind Rise of 'Phantom' Brain Tumors in Children

Pressure build-up within skull causes chronic pain, experts say

5/6/2010
When Your Mind Wanders, You Blink More

The body reflects what's happening in the brain, research suggests

5/6/2010
Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome

MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

5/4/2010
Surgery for Treatable Dementia Might Also Help in Alzheimer's

Patients may benefit from a shunt used for less common brain condition, research suggests

5/3/2010
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression

Called a gentler form of electroshock, treatment yielded 'watershed' results, researcher says

4/30/2010
An Underlying Cause for Psychopaths?

Lack of empathy similar to those in people with frontal lobe damage, researchers find

4/29/2010
Scientists Find Cause of Involuntary Mirror Movements

Gene mutation impacts how the brain communicates with limbs, researcher says

4/29/2010
Adding Surgery to Meds May Improve Life With Parkinson's

Deep brain stimulation is risky but can be beneficial, researchers say

4/29/2010
New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research

'Floating' clumps of protein, not plaques, may cause the disease, researchers say

4/28/2010
Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too

Both male and female hormones play role in making men masculine, research shows

4/27/2010
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain

People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

4/26/2010
Test Spots Potential Organ Donors Among Coma Patients

It can predict which are most likely to be good candidates upon death, study finds

4/22/2010
Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers

Twins' study shows quality instruction helps kids achieve their potential

4/22/2010
Dreams Could Give Learning a Boost

Subjects who dreamed about video game did better playing it a second time

4/20/2010
'Brain Games' Do Not Make You Smarter

British study found no evidence that popular computer games helped in any way

4/19/2010
Gene Variant Linked to Thinking Skills in Elderly

Discovery may lead to new treatments for age-related memory loss, research suggests

4/16/2010
Morphine May Protect Brains of People With HIV

Painkiller produces protein that inhibits disease-related dementia, study finds

4/16/2010
Robot-Aided Therapy Can Help Patients Years After Stroke

Adding 'power-steering' to exercises improved movement, quality of life, researchers say

4/15/2010
Brain Area That May Delay Need for Gratification Found

Vividly imagining the future helped people wait for rewards, study finds

4/15/2010
Multitasking Has Its Limits

Study shows brain can only perform two complicated jobs at one time

4/15/2010
Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders

Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

4/14/2010
Treatment Eases Involuntary Laughing, Crying Tied to Alzheimer's, MS

Calming the condition can greatly improve patients' quality of life, experts note

4/14/2010
New Alzheimer's Gene Identified

People with variant have almost double the risk of developing dementia, study finds

4/13/2010
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Eating salads, nuts, tomatoes and poultry lowered the odds, researchers say

4/12/2010
Docs Issue Guidelines for Drivers With Dementia

Memory test, input from family best gauge for who's no longer safe on the road

4/12/2010
Antidepressants May Ease Damage From Stroke

Study found neuron growth, known to be promoted by such drugs, helped mice recover

4/10/2010
Shyness May Be Rooted in Brain Processing

Scans show sensitive and non-sensitive folks process input differently

4/9/2010
Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report

IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

4/5/2010
Brain Glitch May Raise Some Girls' Odds of Depression

Study finds neural deficit in processing rewards and pleasure

4/5/2010
With Age Comes Wisdom: Study

Seniors better able to see other points of view and seek compromise to smooth social conflicts

3/31/2010
Working-Memory Gene Linked to Schizophrenia

Communication breakdown within brain disrupts executive functioning, researchers note

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/31/2010
For Vast Majority, Driving and Cell Phones Don't Mix

Only small percentage, dubbed 'supertaskers,' can do both safely, study finds

3/29/2010
Blood Gives Clues to 'Executive Thinking' Problems

High levels of C-reactive protein may affect decision-making and self-control