Brain Health News

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4/21/2009
Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say

4/17/2009
Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

Finding could fine-tune treatments for sleepy travelers and shift workers, study suggests

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say

4/15/2009
More Options for Less Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery

Advances in micro-instrumentation offer doctors choice of 'keyhole' procedures

4/14/2009
Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk

Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline

4/14/2009
E-Communication Might Be Outpacing Emotion

Experiences that evoke compassion take longer to develop, study finds

4/9/2009
Three Drinks a Day Doubles Risk of Tremor

And odds increase with each additional year of daily consumption, study finds

4/7/2009
Pathway to Wisdom May Be Found in Brain Circuitry

The common traits of wisdom appear to follow a universal path in the brain

4/3/2009
Accumulated Lead May Affect Older Women's Brains

Levels of the toxin in leg bones are tied to poorer scores on cognitive tests

4/3/2009
Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's

Treatment could save brain cells from ravages of neurodegenerative disease

4/2/2009
Brain Cells Give New Clues to Alzheimer's

Protein plaques disperse a free radical that can damage neurons, scientists say

4/2/2009
Drug Improves Survival in Mice With Brain Tumors

Cediranib reduces tissue swelling better than steroids, team says

4/1/2009
Researchers Test Lithium as Radiation Protector

Study in mice hints at possible use in brain cancer treatment

4/1/2009
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

3/25/2009
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight

Favorite melodies encourage brain healing, study suggests

3/25/2009
Brain 'Thinning' May Indicate Susceptibility to Depression

Cognitive problems also might be linked to right hemisphere thickness, study finds

3/24/2009
Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure

U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans

3/24/2009
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple

Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

3/23/2009
Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

3/23/2009
Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

3/20/2009
Human Brain Works Between Order and Chaos

Finding could lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders, researchers say

3/19/2009
Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome

Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

3/19/2009
Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

'Epidural hematoma' is a blood clot between the brain and the skull

3/19/2009
'Good Feelings' From Alcohol Only Come With Fewer Drinks

Rat study suggests pleasurable endorphin release ends as drinking gets heavier

3/18/2009
Brain Hemorrhage Might Explain Natasha Richardson's Death

Symptoms can take time to progress and cause irreversible damage, doctors say

3/17/2009
Musicians' Brain Waves Are Also in Tune

Study shows guitarists' minds in sync as they perform together

3/16/2009
Taser Stun Guns Can Cause Brain Injury

Case of an injured policeman outlines the danger, researchers say

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says

3/13/2009
Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue

3/12/2009
Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia

Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

3/11/2009
Malaria Drug Doesn't Boost Survival Odds With Prion Diseases

Oral quinacrine showed no benefit for brain-wasting disorders such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob

3/9/2009
Combo Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumor May Lengthen Life

Study finds longer-term survival benefit with chemo and radiation

3/5/2009
Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

3/3/2009
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease

Neurons seek input from undamaged areas to compensate, study finds

2/27/2009
Even Mild Strokes Can Do Harm

But many people ignore the 'whisper' of trouble

2/27/2009
Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

2/26/2009
Alzheimer's Plaques More Complex Than Thought

They affect neurons and nervous system cells that support brain function, study finds

2/25/2009
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note

2/25/2009
Scientists Spot New Clue to Alzheimer's

Normally harmless proteins may play key role in harming brain, researchers say

2/25/2009
Why Music Triggers a Walk Down Memory Lane

Discovery of brain area responsible for link could lead to Alzheimer's treatment, study says

2/23/2009
Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early

In fact, ruptures tend to occur later in life, large study finds

2/20/2009
Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

2/20/2009
Laser Therapy Disappoints in Stroke Trial

Treatment targeting damaged brain areas did not bring significant reductions in disability, researchers say

2/19/2009
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say

2/19/2009
Thrill-Seekers' Brains May Be Wired Differently

Region that affects addictive behavior is linked to risk-taking, too, study finds

2/18/2009
Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought

The symptomless events are 5 times more prevalent than full-blown stroke in people under 65, MRI study shows

2/18/2009
Tumors Linked to Fetal Stem Cell Transplant

Russian boy's case is deemed rare, but caution is warranted, experts say

2/17/2009
Liver Cirrhosis May Also Harm Brain, Heart

Inflammation may be the common link, study shows