Brain Health News

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3/12/2007
Baby Talk: Silly Sounds That Carry Real Impact

Study suggests it helps promote language development

3/7/2007
Resistance to Hormone Leptin Called Key to Obesity

Study with mice could pave way to new drug therapies, researchers say

3/6/2007
Toothbrushing Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures

Rhythmic nature of brushing could stimulate brain, researchers say

3/2/2007
Sleeplessness Clouds Moral Choices

People kept up all night had more trouble weighing tough decisions, study found

3/1/2007
Some Brains May Be Predisposed to Substance Abuse

Less dopamine encourages impulsivity and addiction, rat study suggests

2/27/2007
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Lupus-Linked Depression

An "auto-antibody" may impact brain function, research shows

2/23/2007
Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

2/20/2007
Brain Changes Persist Long After Smokers Quit

Autopsy study finds high levels of addiction-linked enzymes in former smokers' brains

2/20/2007
'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline

Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

2/20/2007
Brain Gene Mutation Linked to Schizophrenia

Findings point to targets for new treatments for the disease

2/17/2007
Retinal Implant Restores Limited Sight to Blind

But second-generation device is still a far cry from full vision, experts say

2/14/2007
Gene Research Gives Clues to Childhood Brain Tumors

Cancer cells retain DNA pointing to their origins, scientists say

2/14/2007
MRI May Predict Multiple Sclerosis' Effect on Brain

The scan could become a useful treatment tool, researchers say

2/13/2007
Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment

Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

2/8/2007
Inherited Aneurysm Gene Erupts Earlier in Next Generation: Study

Blood vessel defect shows up about 15 years sooner in succeeding family members

2/7/2007
Marijuana-Like Brain Chemicals Ease Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice

The treatment is much more targeted than smoking marijuana, researchers say

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/2/2007
Science Tracks How the Brain's 'Clock' Ticks

Neurons use light, sound to monitor passage of time, research suggests

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

1/31/2007
LSD Study Probes Hallucinogen's Effect on Brain

Experiments with mice may lead to new psychiatric drugs, researchers say

1/30/2007
Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

1/30/2007
One-Quarter of Vaginal Births Cause Tiny Brain Hemorrhages

But experts say this slight bleeding doesn't cause symptoms and is probably 'normal'

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/25/2007
Brain Region That Fuels Addiction Found

Study reveals that those with damage to the insula quit smoking easily

1/23/2007
Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

1/23/2007
Taking the Hype Out of Hypnotherapy

It can ease pain, anxiety and addiction, but beware of false claims

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/22/2007
Why Do Good? Brain Study Offers Clues

Perception of others linked to altruistic behavior, scientists say

1/19/2007
Past, Future May Have Common Link in Brain

Study finds amnesiacs unable to imagine future events

1/19/2007
Folic Acid Boosts Cognition in Older Adults

Study finding is latest word in debate over the nutrient's merits

1/18/2007
Scientists Probe the Idle Mind

Daydreaming may be the brain's 'default mode,' they say

1/17/2007
New Drug Shows Promise Against Brain Tumors

Experimental agent cuts off glioblastoma's blood supply, research shows

1/15/2007
Combo Therapy Offers Hope for Krabbe's Disease

Mouse study showed life spans greatly extended in surprise finding

1/15/2007
Anesthetic Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers found evidence of neuron death and beta-amyloid plaques after use of isoflurane

1/10/2007
Lower IQs in Childhood Linked to Accident-Prone Adulthood

British study found hospitalizations correlated to intelligence levels, but better education could lower rates

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
PTSD Patients Have Diminished Pain Response

The anxiety disorder may lead to altered processing signals, study finds

1/4/2007
Impulsive Behavior Linked to Risk of Alcoholism

Finding could lead to new approaches to help those with drinking problem, researchers say

1/3/2007
Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves

Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

1/3/2007
Discovery Shows How Brain Stimulates Hunger

Researchers detail cascade of events that occurs during fasting

1/3/2007
Brain Uses Past to Peer Into Future

Memories help the mind imagine tomorrow, study suggests

1/1/2007
Resolve to Exercise Your Brain

10 steps will help you stay sharp as you age, experts say

12/29/2006
Expert Tips Can Head Off Head Injury

Helmets, guardrails and driving sober cut the risk

12/26/2006
Longevity Gene Also Keeps the Mind Sharp

It acts on HDL cholesterol in the blood, study finds

12/22/2006
Stem Cell Loss in Aging Brain May Bring Poorer Memory

Rat study also suggests new treatments for Alzheimer's, experts say

12/22/2006
Stressed Out? Grab Hubby's Hand

In happy marriages, hand-holding calms nerves, study finds

12/21/2006
Brain Is Not Wired for Consistency

Whether it's throwing a strike or teeing off, neurons have to start from scratch, study finds

12/20/2006
Imaging Compound May Catch Early Alzheimer's

New scanning technique may help researchers find novel treatments

12/19/2006
Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay

'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests