Brain Health News

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12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/21/2016
Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

12/21/2016
'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

12/19/2016
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain

Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

12/13/2016
Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/8/2016
Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

12/8/2016
Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

Study suggests that it might slow signaling among cells that deliver visual information to the brain

12/8/2016
Heart Failure Protein May Signal Early Brain Damage

Higher levels indicated potential trouble, study showed

12/8/2016
Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time

Potentially serious health issue is more common in prisons, study suggests

12/7/2016
Breast Cancer Cells May Change When They Spread to Brain: Study

Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

12/7/2016
Electrical Brain Stimulation Not a Memory Booster: Study

Researchers found recall ability was impaired after treatment

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

12/2/2016
Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

11/30/2016
Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

11/29/2016
Scans Show Changes in Some Soldiers With Mild Brain Injuries

Depressed patients had disrupted connections between areas of thinking, emotional control

11/29/2016
Spiritual Experiences Seem to Trigger the Brain's Reward System

Many study participants were tearful by the end of imaging scans

11/29/2016
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

11/28/2016
Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

11/23/2016
Health Tip: Exercise Can Be a Brain-Booster

The result: clearer thinking, sharper focus

11/22/2016
Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

11/22/2016
Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

11/16/2016
Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk

Testing looks for decreased olfactory sense, combined with thinking, memory troubles

11/15/2016
Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate

Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

11/14/2016
Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

11/11/2016
Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

11/11/2016
PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

11/11/2016
Memory and Gender

Do men or women remember things better?

11/9/2016
Scientists Restore Leg Movement in Paralyzed Monkeys

Wireless connection allowed brain to send signals to spine, but human trials still a long way off

11/9/2016
Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study

Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

11/8/2016
Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

People with Lewy body dementia generally don't lose volume in the hippocampus, study shows

11/4/2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury

Here are common warning signs

11/3/2016
More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

11/3/2016
Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head? Here's Why

Common melodies, quirky 'jumps' and repeated notes can all make for an 'earworm' tune, study finds

11/3/2016
Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Athletes and non-athletes alike may overdo it, sometimes with tragic consequences

11/2/2016
Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

10/31/2016
Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study

Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

10/28/2016
Researchers: We Found Area of Brain That Responds to Placebo

Finding could lead to development of more personalized pain medication, scientists say

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/25/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain

Stem cells critical to learning, memory might be vulnerable to the virus

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

10/24/2016
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury