Brain Health News

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9/9/2009
Nicotine Plays Tricks on Brain: Study

Environmental cues then trigger urge to smoke, researchers say

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/4/2009
Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories

It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

9/3/2009
Rewards Are Key to Cooperation

Positive interaction beats punishment when trying to reach a goal, researchers say

9/2/2009
Playing Tetris May Build Up Your Brain

Girls engaged in the video game gained 'gray matter,' study found

8/28/2009
Dementia More Likely With One Subtype of HIV

Most untreated Ugandans infected with type D were affected, study found

8/28/2009
Scans Shed New Light on Concussions

Technology helps detect hidden brain damage, study shows

8/28/2009
Brain May Use Its 'Mind's Eye' to Control Chaos

MIT findings may someday aid in understanding ADD and more

8/27/2009
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works

Scans show that treatment regulates brain's pain centers, researchers say

8/26/2009
For Bilingual Folks, Both Languages Always Present

Overlaps between the two forms of communication may speed comprehension, study finds

8/26/2009
As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

The obese and overweight have less neurological tissue, study finds

8/25/2009
Adding a Stent May Help Resolve Brain Aneurysm

Enhanced embolization procedure is a viable option, study suggests

8/24/2009
Chronic Media Multi-Tasking Makes It Harder to Focus

Study found those who did it a lot fared worse on tests of concentration

8/24/2009
Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age

Increases in diastolic pressure lead to decreases in cognition, study shows

8/21/2009
Dopamine Lets Bad Experiences Linger

Interfering with neurotransmitter prevented memories from forming, taking root, study finds

8/21/2009
Depression's Effect on Pleasure Is Real

Using scans, researchers spot changes in the way the brain responds to music

8/20/2009
Nostrils Compete to Relay Key Fragrance

Faced with different scents, the nose detects them individually, study finds

8/14/2009
Backyard Raccoon 'Latrines' Harbor Hidden Dangers

Transmission of infectious parasite, though rare, can damage the brain, experts say

8/10/2009
Kids With High IQs Live Longer

Nurturing family environment may be the key to longevity, an expert says

8/10/2009
Radiation for Brain Tumors May Affect Cognition

Whether finding applies to today's treatments remains unclear, experts say

8/10/2009
Dogs and 2-Year-Olds on Same Mental Plane

Research shows canines can count, learn words

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

8/6/2009
Rooks Show Intelligence in Catching the Worm

Experiment shows that these birds can use tools to solve problems

8/5/2009
Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar

Lab study may point to new direction for diabetes treatment

7/30/2009
Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds

7/29/2009
Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says

7/28/2009
Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/27/2009
Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up

Research reveals more about how information is processed, stored in the brain

7/24/2009
Babies Can Comprehend 'Canine' Language

They matched type of bark with right canine expression, researcher says

7/23/2009
Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

Program to improve focus got mixed results, researchers say

7/17/2009
Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control

Gene, brain activity may determine child's temperament, study finds

7/15/2009
Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say

7/15/2009
Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

Study finds fetuses showed short-term memory of 10 minutes at this stage in development

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/14/2009
Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

7/14/2009
Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth

Discovery could help change disease from fatal to chronic, researcher says

7/10/2009
Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

7/9/2009
Technology Takes a Step Toward Treating Paralysis

Microelectrodes placed directly on the brain allow movement in study participants

7/9/2009
For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

Bilingual youngsters become 'more flexible learners,' researcher says

7/8/2009
Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

Small study found women who wrote more articulate essays were protected from symptoms

7/8/2009
Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments

7/7/2009
Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

Hong Kong researchers implicate silent infarcts in glaucoma

7/6/2009
Brain Quickly Detects Happiness in Others

Study finds people perceive positive expressions more accurately than sad ones

7/2/2009
Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

Adjustments for behavior dampen the negative effect, study finds

7/1/2009
Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

Brain imaging study sheds light on empathic response

6/30/2009
Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk

Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

6/29/2009
Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore

Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says

6/26/2009
Smoking May Trigger Brain Damage

Compound in tobacco causes attack on healthy cells, study finds

6/26/2009
Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

Noisy nightclub experiments show a bias against left-side listening