Brain Health News

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6/12/2007
New Tests, Treatments Close in on Alzheimer's

Earlier diagnosis and targeted therapies are coming, researchers say

6/11/2007
New Techniques Could Spot Alzheimer's Early

That could help both patients and researchers, experts say

6/11/2007
Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials

Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/10/2007
100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050

40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/6/2007
Study Probes Role of Stroke, Head Trauma in Alzheimer's

How brain plaque is triggered in cells could point to new dementia treatments

6/6/2007
Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Long-Term Memory

Mouse study hints at treatments for Alzheimer's, other brain diseases, in humans

6/5/2007
Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'

Small study found modafinil effective for women with breast cancer

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/30/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma

More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/24/2007
College Binge Drinking Related to Diminished Decision-Making Abilities

Adolescent brains particularly sensitive to alcohol's effects, study says

5/23/2007
New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young

Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

5/22/2007
Drug Shrinks Some Brain Tumors

A gene helps determine who'll benefit from temozolomide, study finds

5/21/2007
Light Drinking May Keep Dementia at Bay

Less than a drink a day slows cognitive decline, study suggests

5/18/2007
Sick, Sleepless Flies Give Clues to Human Immune Function

Work illuminates sleep's role in battling infection

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/16/2007
Low-Dose CoQ10 Supplements Won't Ease Parkinson's

Widely touted remedy had no impact on symptoms, study finds

5/9/2007
EEG Works at Spotting Early Alzheimer's

Brain activity monitoring achieved up to 85% accuracy, study found

5/8/2007
Protein May Be Key to Brain's Evolution

Humans developed 'neuropsin' subtype 5 million years ago, study finds

5/7/2007
Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's in Memory-Deficient Patients

Brain imaging agent highlights build-up of plaque that's a signature of the disease

5/4/2007
Rituximab Reduced Disease Activity in MS Patients

2 trials show drug may be effective new therapy

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