Brain Health News

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10/11/2007
AIDS Drugs May Protect Brain

Study found levels of protein indicating damage returned to normal in many HIV patients

10/9/2007
Molecule Promising Against Huntington's Disease

C2-8 battles the brain illness, mouse study shows

10/9/2007
Speedy 'Mini-Stroke' Care Pays Off

It cut odds of a later, major stroke by 80%, researchers say

10/8/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's

Relatives of Parkinson's patients more likely to develop dementia, study finds

10/8/2007
Serious Injury Rare With Police Tasers

99.7% of cases ended in just scrapes and bruises, study found

10/5/2007
No Link Between Amateur Boxing, Long-Term Brain Damage

Review of 36 studies finds no good evidence of an association

10/4/2007
Hormone May Play Key Part in Creating Memories

Rise in norepinephrine levels tied to emotionally charged events, study finds

10/3/2007
Alzheimer's Drug Won't Ease Patients' Agitation

But Aricept may help stave off cognitive decline, researchers say

10/3/2007
Rat Study Gets at Root of Nicotine Addiction

Blocking a brain cell receptor might help smokers quit, researchers say

10/2/2007
Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers' Language Skills

'Imaginative learning' play may help, study suggests

10/1/2007
Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's

Living up to your responsibilities may protect brain, study suggests

9/28/2007
Brain 'Switch' Helps Doctors Deal With Patients' Pain

Area that helps them appreciate another's discomfort shuts down, study finds

9/26/2007
Music Training Helps Gets People Talking

It affects brain to enhance verbal skills, study finds

9/25/2007
Brain Activity Might Point to Early Alzheimer's

In future, quick diagnoses should mean better treatment, experts say

9/24/2007
Study Offers Insights Into Sensory Perceptions

Woman who suffered stroke starting experiencing sounds as bodily sensations

9/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades

Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

9/20/2007
Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome

The condition is leading cause of inherited mental retardation

9/13/2007
Falling Platelet Counts May Signal HIV-Linked Dementia

Study finds a strong correlation, with risk doubling as blood cells decline

9/13/2007
Stopping Tysabri May Worsen MS

Small study finds increase in disease-linked brain lesions

9/12/2007
Imaging Software Helps Track, Treat Injured Brains

It could aid children in crucial days after trauma, developers say

9/11/2007
Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch

Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say

9/10/2007
Mediterranean Diet May Boost Alzheimer's Survival

Patients eating most greens, grains, olive oil lived 4 years longer, study found

9/6/2007
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes

In 'social learning,' at least, preschoolers excelled

9/5/2007
Alzheimer's Patients May Suffer 'Silent' Seizures

Mice with similar ailment experienced these subtle attacks, scientists say

8/29/2007
Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients

It results in lower death rates compared to albumin fluid, study finds

8/28/2007
Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage

Genes connected with higher functions are changed by continued abuse, study finds

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/21/2007
Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

8/20/2007
Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

8/17/2007
Vision Restoration Therapy Might Improve Sight for Trauma, Stroke Victims

In-home computer device shows promise in stimulating affected brain areas, study shows

8/15/2007
Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

It limits malignancy's spread, but safety issues remain, experts say

8/15/2007
HIV Delivers 'Double Whammy' to Brain

Virus doesn't just destroy neurons, it prevents new ones from forming, study finds

8/9/2007
Hormone Found to Govern Desire for Food

Treatment with leptin could help fight obesity, study says

8/7/2007
Alzheimer's Protein Implicated in Glaucoma

Amyloid-beta appears to destroy retinal cells and may be new treatment target, experts say

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/6/2007
Memory Slow? Drink Some Joe

Older women who consume 3 cups a day have sharper cognitive skills, study says

8/6/2007
Maturity Brings Richer Memories

Brain area associated with higher-order thinking is responsible, study finds

8/2/2007
Antidepressant Effectiveness May Depend on Genes

Key DNA influences Celexa's level of benefit, study finds

8/2/2007
Science Explores Shift Work-Linked Fatigue

Switching from day to night hours affects serotonin levels, researchers say

8/2/2007
'Whispering Stroke' Can Cause Lasting Damage

Attacks with mild symptoms are too often ignored, experts say

8/2/2007
Researchers Watch Music Play in the Brain

As symphony movements changed, so did listeners' neurological activity

8/1/2007
Doctors 'Awaken' Man 6 Years After Severe Brain Injury

Deep brain stimulation could help others in minimally conscious state, researchers say

8/1/2007
Experts Split on Whether Chief Justice Roberts Has Epilepsy

Seizures may be caused by epilepsy, which can be controlled with medication

7/30/2007
Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer's

Study finds the drug works, just as it does in milder cases

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/27/2007
Health Tip: Causes of Fainting

Stress, medications are possible triggers

7/26/2007
Health Tip: Protect Your Head After Concussion

Avoid activities that could lead to additional injury

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds