Brain Health News

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4/24/2006
Technology Could Bring Safer Brain Tumor Surgery

Tracking brain activity during procedure may prevent damage to language centers

4/24/2006
Genes May Tie Smoking, Drinking

Alcohol and nicotine hit similar genetic targets in brain, study finds

4/24/2006
Researchers Spot Brain's 'Choice Cells'

These neurons assign relative values to actions or things, experts explain

4/21/2006
High Rate of Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Kids

But parents might not spot the problem without proper testing, experts add

4/20/2006
Publicly Funded Medical Research Pays Off

It saves thousands of lives and generates billions of dollars, U.S. study shows

4/20/2006
Transplanted Nerve Tissue Can Cause Human 'Mad Cow' Disease

British study finds seven patients affected over past few decades

4/18/2006
New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe

Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

4/17/2006
Chronic Stress May Help Cause Depression

Mouse studies are clarifying the link

4/13/2006
Amphetamine-Linked Free Radicals Damage the Brain

Study suggests drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine do long-term harm

4/12/2006
Emotions Plus Brain Hormone May Strengthen Memory

Rat study might point to human memory-enhancers

4/12/2006
Amphetamines Have Bigger Impact on Male Brain

Finding may explain why men abuse these drugs more than women

4/12/2006
Brain's 'Oops' Center Gives Clues to OCD

It lights up when people worry about making costly mistakes, study finds

4/11/2006
Sleep Cycle Might Explain Near-Death Experience

Peacefulness, 'seeing the light' linked to specific sleep-wake pattern

4/10/2006
Age-Related Vision Trouble May Be Tied to Memory Problems

Study finds an association, but no definite proof

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

4/9/2006
Stem Cells Could Boost Stroke Recovery

In rat studies, they also show promise against cerebral palsy

4/7/2006
Spirituality Can Soothe Body and Soul

Experts contend strong spiritual bent and positive outlook can boost your health

4/7/2006
Techniques Push Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Nerves

Potential breakthroughs from marrow transplants and seaweed

4/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young

Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

4/6/2006
Calcium May Lessen Stroke's Toll

Study finds less severe attacks, better outcomes in patients with high intakes

4/6/2006
Testosterone Might Help Men With MS

Early study suggests it lessens disease's impact on the brain

4/5/2006
Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints

They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

4/5/2006
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Heavy gambling, hypersexuality reported in rare cases

3/30/2006
Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke

Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

3/30/2006
Impaired Thinking Boosts Elderly Falling Risk

Cognition may be key to safe walking, study shows

3/29/2006
Intelligence Linked to Childhood Brain Growth Patterns

A specific thickening, then thinning of the brain's cortex reflected high IQ

3/29/2006
Brain Produces Growth Hormone

The finding could impact on individuals taking hormone supplements

3/28/2006
Sweetness Gives Up Its Secrets

Lack of bitter, sour flavors explains sugar's appeal

3/27/2006
Energy Drinks and Alcohol Don't Mix

Red Bull won't make drinkers less drunk, study finds

3/27/2006
Human-to-Human 'Mad Cow'-Like Infection Possible

Mouse studies suggest blood transfusions, surgeries could transmit disease

3/24/2006
Alzheimer's May Be Diabetes-Like Illness

Rats without insulin in brain developed symptoms, researchers report

3/23/2006
Drug Appears Effective for Severe Alzheimer's Cases

Aricept seems to reverse some of the advanced deterioration

3/22/2006
Enzyme Slows Alzheimer's Disease

Natural chemical blocks build-up of 'plaques and tangles' in brain

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains

Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

3/20/2006
Don't Lose Sleep Over Ambien Reports: Experts

Incidents of driving, eating while asleep are troubling, but very rare

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/14/2006
Many ALS Patients Suffer Cognitive Deterioration

But mental declines won't affect survival, researchers say

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/14/2006
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains

Hamster study suggests the technique might someday aid humans, researchers say

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/13/2006
Running Alone May Offer Diminished Rewards

Study with rats shows less benefit to the brain

3/8/2006
Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline

One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

3/8/2006
Serotonin Levels Tied to SIDS

Infants can't gasp and wake themselves up, researchers speculate

3/7/2006
Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research

A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

3/4/2006
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood

The fish oil nutrient may make people more 'agreeable,' study finds

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/2/2006
Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span

Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

3/1/2006
Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice