Brain Health News

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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

12/18/2006
9/11 Study Offers Insight Into How Memories Are Formed

The brain's fear center created stronger memories for those nearest Ground Zero

12/18/2006
Tinnitus Type Affects Severity, Symptoms

Study found wide variance in this 'ringing in the ears'

12/18/2006
Moderate Alcohol Levels May Protect Brain After Trauma

But high blood levels are deadly, new study finds

12/18/2006
Human Sense of Smell Nothing to Sniff At

In open-field tests, volunteers effectively tracked 'scent trails,' researchers say

12/14/2006
Drug Blocks Brain System Involved in Alcoholism

Study in rats shows the therapy inhibits 'high' that people feel after drinking

12/14/2006
Study Finds Laughter Is Truly Contagious

Positive sounds trigger brain response that helps us interact socially

12/13/2006
Rare Gene Brings Life Without Pain

The discovery could lead to new pain medications, experts say

12/13/2006
Brain Lesions After Stroke May Predict Future Episodes

MRI scans could help foretell patients' risk for subsequent incidences

12/12/2006
Protein 'Fingerprint' Could Spot Alzheimer's in Living Patients

Right now, a true diagnosis comes only after death, researchers note

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

12/11/2006
Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study

Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

12/8/2006
Huntington's Disease Linked to High Brain Cholesterol

Progressive neurological illness may stem from lipid overdelivery

12/7/2006
Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'

Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

12/6/2006
Cats Can Get Alzheimer's: Study

Watching the disease's progress in felines could help humans, experts say

12/6/2006
Study Identifies Key Gene in Nicotine's Reward Effect

Changes in dopamine system signaling result in long-lasting effects on brain

12/1/2006
Common PTSD Drug May Be Useless

Study finds guanfacine offers no benefit and carries risks

11/30/2006
Study Offers More Clues to 'Chemo Brain'

Standard cancer drugs killed off nervous system cells in mice

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Smoking Upsets Pleasure/Pain Neurochemistry

But quitting restores levels to normal, researchers report

11/28/2006
Stressful Sleep Loss May Impair Memory

Sleep-deprived rats show link between brain impairment, stress hormones

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/28/2006
Popular Brands May Brand the Brain

Top products' logos hit the neurological spot linked to rewards, study suggests

11/27/2006
Parkinson's May Lower Driving Safety

Drivers with the illness made more mistakes while distracted, study found