Brain Health News

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6/26/2008
Unhealthy Meals Dull Older Diabetics' Memory

Antioxidant vitamins counter cognitive decline, but experts say eating healthy is better

6/25/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Dementia in Old Age

Findings apply to vascular dementia, not Alzheimer's, researchers say

6/25/2008
Parkinson's Drugs Again Linked to Compulsive Disorders

Impulsive gambling, shopping, sex and binge eating common among patients, study shows

6/24/2008
Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Preemie Brain Injury

Memantine could protect newborns with compromised blood, oxygen supply, study suggests

6/24/2008
New Hope for Parkinson's Patients

Experimental drug, patch for current drug both control symptoms better, studies show

6/24/2008
Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly

New technique could speed the diagnosis, French researchers say

6/24/2008
Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury

They resulted in 8,000 deaths, 56,000 hospitalizations for those 65 and older, CDC reports

6/19/2008
Brain's Olfactory Bulb Grows With Sense of Smell

Finding could lead to better treatment when problems occur

6/19/2008
Star-Shaped Brain Cells Make Scans Possible

Astrocytes called missing link between neurons, blood vessels, researchers say

6/18/2008
Brain Activity May Predict Schizophrenia Behavior

Personalized diagnosis, treatment may be possible, U.K. study suggests

6/16/2008
New PET Scanner Could Improve Diagnosis

It offers much better image resolution, scientists say

6/16/2008
Gay Men, Straight Women Have Similar Brains

Scans also showed similarities between lesbians, straight men

6/13/2008
Boosting Brain Protein Quickly Cut Excessive Drinking

New approach stopped desire to imbibe in as little as 10 minutes, animal study finds

6/13/2008
Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster

Just inhaling the aroma activated anxiety-relieving genes, rat research shows

6/11/2008
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the brain, study reports

6/11/2008
Possession Is Nine-Tenths the Perceived Value

Researchers find out why people can't let go of what is theirs

6/11/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss

Study finds disorder shrinks brain cells much the way alcohol, Alzheimer's do

6/10/2008
Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia

Study found it fixed circadian rhythms, helped with depression, agitation in elderly

6/10/2008
New Treatment Shows Promise for Excessive Drinking

Boosting brain protein in animal study cut desire, relapse in as little as 10 minutes

6/8/2008
Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

Mouse study finds gene affects acids that regulate severity of convulsions

6/5/2008
Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

Researchers hope to apply novel finding to neurological disorders in humans

6/5/2008
Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness

Less of brain chemical makes people more likely to reject unfair offer, study shows

6/4/2008
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children

Experts say it's too soon to judge this therapy for traumatic brain injury

6/4/2008
Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice

Restored damaged electrical pathway seen in MS patients who lose nerve signals

6/3/2008
Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake

It's standard practice, so areas that control critical functions aren't damaged, experts say

6/3/2008
Sen. Kennedy Up and Walking After Brain Tumor Surgery

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma

6/2/2008
Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain

Drug can affect memory and result in early psychotic symptoms, researchers say

6/2/2008
Sen. Kennedy's Brain Tumor Surgery Called a 'Success'

Still faces radiation, chemotherapy treatments for what doctors say is a life-threatening malignant glioma

5/30/2008
Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement

Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

5/30/2008
Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

The science looks hopeful, but it's still too early to make a dietary recommendation, experts say

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/29/2008
Active Social Life Helps Keep Aging Mind Sharp

Another study finds institutionalization especially common after the death of a spouse

5/29/2008
Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain

Cutting-edge research shows animals learned brain signal manipulation to feed themselves

5/22/2008
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders

Study in rats finds polyphenol compounds affect areas involved with learning and memory

5/21/2008
Ted Kennedy Released From Hospital

He returns to Cape Cod home while doctors determine treatment plans for malignant brain tumor

5/20/2008
Sleep-Deprived Brains Show Lapse in Visual Processing

Seemingly normal function could give false sense of competence, study suggests

5/20/2008
Ted Kennedy Has a Brain Tumor

Doctors find malignant glioma in tests after seizure

5/14/2008
Clot-Busting Treatment Improves Bleeding Stroke Outcomes

Low dose tPA dissolved masses 2 to 3 times faster, dramatically boosting survival

5/13/2008
Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition

Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

5/12/2008
New MRI Technique Detects Subtle Brain Injuries

Changes in water around cells associated with how much patients improved over time

5/12/2008
Celebrex, Naproxen Won't Prevent Mental Decline

New findings suggest daily use of naproxen might even harm cognitive function

5/9/2008
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

5/8/2008
Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion

It's governed by a region of the brain that responds to equality, study suggests

5/7/2008
Virtual Reality Therapy May Help PTSD Patients

Coupled with medication, it helps ease the shock of trauma, study finds

5/7/2008
Some Weight-Loss Drugs Might Disrupt Brain Growth in Kids

Cannabinoid receptor blockers appear to impact rewiring needed for neural development, mouse study shows.

5/7/2008
Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression

Found in patients over 60, condition associated with loss of blood supply to the brain

5/6/2008
Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood

Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

5/5/2008
Ibuprofen Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk

Other painkillers show some benefit, but more research needed, study says

5/5/2008
Breast-Feeding May Boost IQ

Study finds children who were nursed exclusively had higher test scores

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial