Brain Health News

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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

10/27/2009
For Tourette Syndrome, Implanted Device May Help

Deep brain stimulation reduced tics in small study

10/23/2009
Scientists Zero in on Brain's 'Stopwatch'

Timing mechanisms in brain cells may hold clues for Parkinson's treatment, researchers say

10/22/2009
Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later

Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

10/21/2009
Brain Protein Tied to Retardation

Growth factor could help cells communicate with each other, researchers say

10/21/2009
Stroke Treatment Window May Allow a Bit More Time

Drug given within 4.5 hours still benefits patients, study shows

10/20/2009
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music

Study delves into why harmonic sounds are therapeutic for people with neurological disorders

10/20/2009
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's

But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

10/20/2009
Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment

Researchers hope to start testing in patients within five years

10/19/2009
Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter

Treatment while blood flow is blocked protects tissue, animal study finds

10/19/2009
Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain

Interactivity can help keep older people alert, study suggests

10/15/2009
Brain Yields Up Clues to Language

Scientists track neural activity as participants utter words

10/14/2009
Fine-Tuning Prosthetic Hands to Restore a Sense of Touch

In rats, researchers create junction between brain and device

10/13/2009
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

Higher-quality data see danger from long-term use, new review finds

10/13/2009
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's

But too much urate can also cause trouble, so more study is needed, experts say

10/12/2009
Gene Mutation May Speed Learning

Finding might yield insights into diseases like Parkinson's, experts say

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

10/2/2009
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together

Research explores how brain picks best way to react to messages from muscle

9/30/2009
Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

Study found it lowered risk of neurological problems later

9/30/2009
Study Debunks Link Between Strep and Brain Disorders

Infection rates are found to be no higher among those with OCD or Tourette syndrome

9/30/2009
Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players

Ex-players aged 30 to 49 are 19 times more likely to have memory problems, survey found

9/30/2009
9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/25/2009
Surgery Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Operation has modest advantage over non-surgical therapies, researchers say

9/24/2009
Sleep Deprivation Might Lead to Alzheimer's

Research in mice suggests that suspect plaques build up during waking hours

9/24/2009
Steps Start to Add Up to a Math Path in the Brain

With functional MRI, researchers see that numbers trigger distinct activity patterns

9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/23/2009
After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems

Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

9/23/2009
Successful Dieters Show Unique Brain Patterns

Scans found regions related to inhibition, self-control were more active

9/21/2009
Drinking in Adolescence May Lead to Risky Choices Later

Study showed young rats made poor decisions long after they were sober

9/21/2009
Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All

Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

9/17/2009
Study Links Epilepsy to Brain Protein

Research on mice points to possible cause of seizures

9/17/2009
Trouble With Daily Activities Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk

Unusual pattern seems to predict quicker dementia onset, study finds

9/16/2009
Tasty Foods Send Signal to Brain to Keep Eating

Beef, dairy most likely to lead to overindulgence, lab study shows

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/14/2009
3 NFL Stars to Donate Brain Tissue for Trauma Research

Program studies affects of repeated blows to the head

9/11/2009
Alzheimer's Gene Affects Brains of Young Adults

Finding might help predict who's susceptible to the disease, study says

9/9/2009
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

9/9/2009
Scientists Find Clue to Dangerous Side Effect of MS Drug

Tysabri appears to awaken dormant, common virus that crosses over into brain