Brain Health News

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12/24/2008
Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinson's, researchers say

12/24/2008
Bling Makes Your Brain Sing

'Rewarding' objects receive star status in neurological vision systems, study shows

12/23/2008
Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

Finding may help unravel how diseases form

12/22/2008
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error

Researchers say finding suggests alternate vision routes in the brain

12/22/2008
2 Cardiovascular Proteins Tied to Severity of Alzheimer's

Their interaction cuts blood flow to brain, limiting its ability to shed plaques

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/18/2008
Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke

Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

12/17/2008
Older Drugs Better at Fighting Depression in Parkinson's Patients

Study finds more success when multiple brain receptors are targeted

12/16/2008
Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims

Mouse study showed it reduced brain damage after attack

12/16/2008
Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets

Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images

12/15/2008
Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

12/11/2008
Most Mt. Everest Deaths Occur Near Summit During Descent

Study says high-altitude cerebral edema is a common problem for climbers

12/11/2008
Playing Video Games May Boost Older Brains

Study suggests video gaming could be part of mental exercise routine for older people

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says

12/10/2008
MRI Can Spot Presymptomatic MS

A third of patients with suspect scans develop the disease within 5 years, study finds

12/10/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death

Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

12/9/2008
Dementia Often Missed as Cause of Death

This could skew the truth about deadliness of Alzheimer's, report says

12/5/2008
To Sleep, Perchance to Remember

Study links shut-eye to improved learning skills

12/4/2008
Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression

12/4/2008
Robotic Device Could Help Stroke Patients

Through exercise, it seems to boost activity in a key region of the brain

12/3/2008
Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say

12/2/2008
Scientists Report Mental 'Body-Swapping'

In experiments, people felt physical sensation when a mannequin's body was touched

12/2/2008
Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

But too few patients are having the procedure, study says

12/2/2008
Drug Effective for Temporary Sleep Disruptions

Trials of tasimelteon show it could aid shift workers, people affected by jet lag

12/1/2008
Older Adults Who Exercise Boost Blood Flow in Brain

Aerobic workouts may prevent cognitive decline in some, study says

12/1/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders

While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

12/1/2008
Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids

Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says

11/28/2008
Study Recruiting From Alzheimer's-Prone Families

The findings might boost understanding of the disease generally, researchers say

11/24/2008
Molecular Switch in Brain May End Smokers' Cravings

A key receptor cuts the urge for nicotine, rat study suggests

11/24/2008
Growth Hormone Won't Fight ALS

Study shows 'disappointing' results against Lou Gehrig's disease

11/21/2008
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young

Experiments in mice find running increases production of neural stem cells

11/19/2008
Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

A promising approach in mice disappoints in human trial

11/19/2008
Compound Tied to Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

High kynurenic acid levels like 'gasoline on the fire' of affected neurotransmitters

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/17/2008
Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain

Even when given before birth, glucocorticoids tied to cognitive, motor control problems in mice

11/17/2008
Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age

Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

11/17/2008
Finding Points to Possible Blood Test for Brain Tumors

Tiny sacs, released by glioblastoma cells, can be detected, study shows

11/14/2008
IV 'Ice Slurry' Quickly Cools Body for Surgeries

Innovative approach could give heart attack victims, other patients more time, developers say

11/12/2008
Only Half of MS Patients Respond to Interferon Therapy

Finding may support idea that multiple sclerosis isn't a single disease, one expert says

11/11/2008
'Cognitive Reserve' May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Study sees less damage from brain plaques in those with more education

11/8/2008
Written Instructions Cut Bleeding Risk for Blood Thinner Use

Study found additional guidance led to fewer side effects

11/7/2008
Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain

MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort

11/7/2008
Brain Scans Show Bullies Enjoy Others' Pain

Neurological 'reward centers' lit up as they watched injuries occur, study found

11/6/2008
New Pathways Studied to Repair Nerves

Two different approaches seek to interfere with mechanisms that inhibit cell regeneration

11/6/2008
Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Lower estrogen levels among sufferers may be the reason why, researchers say

11/5/2008
Vitamin Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatment cured memory problems in mice, researchers found

11/4/2008
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

11/3/2008
Scans Reveal Brain Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Patients

Finding offers more evidence that the condition is 'real,' researchers say

11/3/2008
Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance

Finding suggests complaint of a 'racing mind' is not just in patient's head