Brain Health News

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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

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