Brain Health News

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5/4/2007
Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words

They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

5/3/2007
Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces

Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

5/3/2007
'Mad Cow' Vaccine Effective in Mice

Shot could be developed for use in deer, cattle, experts say

5/3/2007
Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's

In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert

5/2/2007
Severe Low Blood Sugar Won't Harm Brain

Type 1 diabetics shouldn't worry about past hypoglycemic episodes, study suggests

5/2/2007
Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Alzheimer's

But it only helped women younger than 65, preliminary study found

5/2/2007
Drinking Alcohol Shrinks the Brain

Even moderate consumption reduced brain volume, study found

5/2/2007
Amateur Boxers Also Hit by Brain Injury

Spinal fluid study shows signs of post-fight damage

5/1/2007
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

5/1/2007
High Calcium, Vitamin D Intake May Harm Aging Brain

Rising levels were associated with larger brain lesions, study found

5/1/2007
Health Tip: Signs of a Concussion

Including headache and dizziness

5/1/2007
Vets From First Gulf War Show Brain Differences

But findings don't prove toxic wartime exposures are to blame, experts say

4/30/2007
Scientists Restore Lost Memory in Alzheimer's-Like Mice

They used new drugs, highly stimulating environments

4/27/2007
Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

4/26/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain

Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/26/2007
Study Probes Parkinson Drugs' Effect on Motivation

Agents that act on dopamine may trigger compulsion, apathy

4/25/2007
Rural Patients Benefit From Phone-Guided Stroke Therapy

Experts from larger centers instruct on use of powerful clot-busting drug

4/25/2007
Good Sleep Wakes Up Memory

Getting shut-eye before tests boosted performance, study found

4/24/2007
White Matter Defects May Lead to Schizophrenia

Study suggests a genetic connection that could lead to new therapies

4/24/2007
Genetic Susceptibility Linked to Rare Brain Tumor

Meningioma findings could impact radiation protection standards

4/23/2007
Migraines May Boost Memory

Unexpected finding shows sufferers' recall less prone to decline

4/20/2007
Brain Structure Changes Before Memory Loss: Study

Scans reveal makeup altered about 4 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment

4/19/2007
Brain Protein Makes for Lasting Memories

'CREB' is crucial to total recall, scientists say

4/17/2007
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Thwart Alzheimer's Disease

It's found in fish, eggs, certain meats, among other sources, study says

4/16/2007
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory

It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

4/13/2007
Glucose Triggers Brain Damage After Hypoglycemic Coma: Study

Work with rats shows damage happened in effort to normalize blood sugar levels

4/12/2007
Faulty Brain Network May Cause Fragile X, Down Syndromes

Cells appear to have trouble making connections, researchers find

4/9/2007
Coffee Lovers, Smokers at Lower Parkinson's Risk

Family study supports a link, although reasons behind it remain unclear

4/9/2007
Meth, Cocaine Abuse Boosts Stroke Risk

The drugs trigger spasms in blood vessels, researchers say

4/9/2007
Health Tip: Brain Health

Keep your mind sharp as you age

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/4/2007
Mild Brain Injury May Cause Chronic Sleep Trouble

And that could make rehab even tougher, researchers say

4/3/2007
Kids' Head Injury is Often Repeated: Study

Having one such trauma doubles the risk for a second head injury, researchers find

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

3/30/2007
Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness

A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

3/28/2007
Arthritis Pain Processed in Emotion-Linked Brain Area

Findings may offer a new target for treatment, study suggests

3/28/2007
Diabetes-Parkinson's Link Grows Stronger

Overweight diabetics 83% more likely to get the brain disease, study found

3/21/2007
Brain Defect Tied to Diabetes-Related Erectile Dysfunction

Study in rats may help lead to improved treatments, researchers say

3/20/2007
More Than 5 Million Americans Now Have Alzheimer's

Finding confirms predictions that the disease could reach epidemic proportions as population ages

3/19/2007
Video Racing Games Linked to Risky Road Behavior

Study finds higher levels of aggressiveness and potentially dangerous behavior

3/16/2007
Antidepressants Don't Help Kleptomaniacs

But study authors say the drugs may eventually prove beneficial

3/14/2007
Research Reveals How Memories Are Made

Brain uses chemical processes similar to those of developing cells

3/14/2007
Grocery Lists Don't Guarantee Healthy Choices

Fat, sugary food selections can sneak in unless you check yourself, study finds

3/14/2007
Social Stress May Kill Off New Brain Cells

Rat finding suggests link between anxiety, depression

3/13/2007
Women Benefit Less From Clot-Busting Stroke Drug

But the finding is no reason to change how doctors use tPA, experts say

3/13/2007
Imaging Compound IDs Telltale Signs of Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to better diagnosis, treatments, experts say

3/13/2007
Sleeping Pill Wakes Woman After 2 Years in Coma

Ambien 'mini-miracle' may give more insight into how the brain works, experts say

3/12/2007
Weight-Loss Surgery Caution: Take Your Vitamins

Post-op thiamine deficiency can trigger rare but serious brain condition, experts warn