Brain Health News

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2/20/2017
Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

2/20/2017
Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

2/15/2017
Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/13/2017
The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

2/10/2017
Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study

The longer the mission, the greater the changes, scans suggest

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

2/8/2017
Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

2/8/2017
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

2/3/2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

2/3/2017
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/30/2017
Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

1/26/2017
Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

1/25/2017
Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

1/25/2017
Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

1/19/2017
Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

1/13/2017
Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

1/12/2017
Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/11/2017
Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

1/11/2017
'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says

1/9/2017
Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

1/6/2017
Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain

The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

1/6/2017
Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

1/6/2017
'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor'

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

1/6/2017
Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

1/5/2017
Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School

Lingering eye problems linked to poorer academic performance

1/5/2017
Diet and Brain Health

Following a Mediterranean diet may keep your brain healthier, study finds.

1/4/2017
More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

12/30/2016
Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study

It's too early to say if this contributes to mental decline, Alzheimer's expert says

12/30/2016
Running and the Brain

Runners' brains may be more connected, according to new research

12/29/2016
Artists' Brushstrokes May Offer First Hints of Brain Disease

Researchers hope telltale changes will lead to earlier diagnosis for those with thinking, memory disorders

12/28/2016
Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/21/2016
Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

12/21/2016
'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

12/19/2016
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says