Brain Health News

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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
Reading, Games Help Keep Aging Memories Sharp

But too much TV is linked to poorer recall, study finds

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

Inflammation may be the common link, study shows

2/17/2009
Aging Brain May Contribute to Some Hearing Loss

Reduction in size of auditory cortex might lead to problems, study suggests

2/16/2009
Beta Blocker Blocks Feelings of Bad Memories

Propranolol erases physiological effects of trauma, study finds

2/13/2009
College Kids and Monkeys About Equal on Math

It doesn't take language to do numbers, researcher explains

2/13/2009
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Dementia

Exposure may increase risk by 44%, researchers say

2/11/2009
'Near-Wins' Boost Desire to Keep Gambling

Brain sees these as special events, even though result is technically a loss

2/10/2009
New Technology May Boost Artificial Arms

Surgery, computer allow better nerve link to brain, researchers say

2/10/2009
Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study

Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

2/9/2009
2 Genes Implicated in Autism

Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

2/9/2009
Tests Gauge Alzheimer's Patients' Ability to Drive

Doctors need a standardized method to make these tough decisions, experts say

2/8/2009
Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer's

Study in animals finds memory improvements and less cell degeneration

2/5/2009
Quick Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

Rapid action cuts death rate, costs, length of stay and risk of recurrence, study finds

2/4/2009
Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

2/3/2009
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

2/3/2009
Insulin May Protect Against Alzheimer's

In lab study, diabetes treatments are found to slow damage

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/31/2009
Aggressive Treatment Effective in Kids' Brain Cancer

Newer radiotherapy delivery systems cut dose, side effects after rare disease surgery

1/29/2009
Blood Test for 'Mad Cow' Disease May Be Near

It detects the brain illness in cattle months before symptoms appear, scientists say

1/28/2009
'Time Stamp' in Brain Cells Encodes Memories

New neurons allow events to be recalled from a certain period, study suggests

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/28/2009
Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder

1/27/2009
Newborns Feel the Rhythm

Research suggests infants can detect off beats in music

1/26/2009
Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains

Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found