Brain Health News

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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

11/1/2008
FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics

BPA widely used in baby bottles, food containers; has been linked to diabetes, heart disease

10/31/2008
Asleep or Awake, Brain Functions the Same

Finding may help evaluate infants, as well as psychiatric, movement disorders

10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/30/2008
Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes

These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

10/29/2008
Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'

And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/23/2008
Warm Hands Warm Your Heart

Environment shapes thoughts, feelings and actions, researchers say

10/22/2008
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

But the days of 'targeted forgetting' in humans are still long off, experts say

10/21/2008
Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/16/2008
Infants Can Tell Happy Music From Sad

Study illustrates the rapid development of the human brain

10/16/2008
Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults

Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

10/15/2008
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men

Though women have condition more often, men suffer side effects twice as much, study says

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/15/2008
Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness

A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

10/14/2008
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's

Reducing homocysteine levels doesn't slow cognitive decline, study finds

10/14/2008
Surfing the Web Stimulates Your Brain

Internet searches keep the mind active, study finds

10/13/2008
Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

10/13/2008
Excess Drinking Shrinks the Brain

Too much alcohol has a greater effect on women, study found

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/10/2008
Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice

But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

10/10/2008
Chemo Alone Effective in Treating Kids' Brain Tumors

Delaying, avoiding radiation could lessen long-term side effects, study finds

10/9/2008
People With Social Phobia Have Different Self-Image

MRI reveals altered brain response to negative comments

10/9/2008
Brain Rewires Itself After Hand Transplant

Research reveals 'plasticity' of adult neurons

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/7/2008
Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

These brain-damaged individuals show signs of awareness, unlike vegetative state

10/6/2008
Occasional Forgetfulness Tied to Loss of Brain Volume

It's unclear whether this is linked to dementia, scientists say

10/3/2008
Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study

Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

10/2/2008
Overeating Can Throw Off Metabolism

Researchers find brain pathway that's activated, increasing risk of obesity, diabetes

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/25/2008
Scientists ID Compounds That Prevent Brain Nerve Damage

Finding could help develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

9/25/2008
'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions

Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions

9/25/2008
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says