Brain Health News

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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

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