Brain Health News

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6/26/2009
Grab a Tool and Change Your Brain

In the mind's eye, an arm or hand changes shape, study finds

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/23/2009
Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

Whether damage in women affects function remains unclear, researchers say

6/19/2009
Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia

Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients

6/19/2009
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

6/17/2009
Radiation May Raise Stroke Risk After Hodgkin's

Expert urges use of alternative to 'toxic' treatment

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/17/2009
Stroke Damage Is Less in Rats Given Opioids

Drugs induce a state of hibernation that improves recovery, study shows

6/15/2009
Drug Shows Promise Against Childhood Epilepsy

Rapamycin helped suppress seizures in mouse study

6/15/2009
Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds

6/14/2009
For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

Symptoms may not be noticeable, but fatal brain damage can occur

6/12/2009
Evolution May Have Made Humans More Cancer Prone

Scientist thinks bigger brain could explain difference from chimps

6/12/2009
Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's

Finding questions theory that certain traits hint at disease development

6/12/2009
A Robot That Reads Your Mind?

Researchers program automatons to anticipate human needs

6/11/2009
Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds

6/11/2009
Sleeping Helps Preserve Important Memories

Brain uses selective process to store most relevant information, study shows

6/10/2009
As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up

Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds

6/10/2009
Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

Experts caution that do-it-yourself test still needs doctors' interpretation

6/9/2009
Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

Networks in the brain may help you find solutions while asleep, study suggests

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/4/2009
Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

Better diagnosis, treatments behind decrease, researchers say

6/1/2009
Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study shows

5/29/2009
Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

Social behavior hypothesis contradicted in research paper

5/29/2009
Enzyme Deficiency Linked to Neural Tube Defect in Mice

Study findings may hold key to preventing spina bifida

5/29/2009
Post-Exercise 'Glow' May Last 12 Hours

Emotional uplift from even moderate workout isn't short-lived, new study shows

5/28/2009
Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say

5/28/2009
Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior

5/28/2009
Brain Can 'See' Objects Through Touch

Tactile input plays a key role in visualization, study finds

5/27/2009
Plaques, Tangles in Brain Don't Always Lead to Alzheimer's

Study raises questions about possible link

5/26/2009
Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

5/25/2009
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans

5/22/2009
Babies Come Packed With Natural Knowledge

Study furthers idea that infants don't depend on others to learn

5/22/2009
To Be More Creative, Try Living Abroad

Adapting to a new culture seems to give people an inventive edge

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/20/2009
Being a 'People Person' May Be All in Your Head

Brain areas processing sweet tastes, sexual stimuli may also key personality disorders

5/15/2009
Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

Scientists believe the case could be the first of its kind

5/14/2009
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry

Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

5/14/2009
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion

Swiss scientists tracked response to words via MRI

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/12/2009
Biomarkers May Help Measure Rate of Decline in Dementia

Cerebrospinal fluid could be key in improving Alzheimer's research

5/12/2009
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study

Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause

5/7/2009
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

5/6/2009
In Dolphins, Half the Brain Sleeps, Other Half Works

Marine researchers find that trait keeps sleep deprivation at bay

5/6/2009
Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say

5/6/2009
Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer

Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis