Brain Health News

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7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

7/21/2016
Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

7/13/2016
Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

7/7/2016
New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study

Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says

7/6/2016
U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

6/30/2016
Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

6/30/2016
Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

6/28/2016
Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

6/28/2016
Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/24/2016
DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

6/23/2016
Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

6/22/2016
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows

Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

6/21/2016
Education and Brain Tumor Risk

Higher levels of education linked to increased risk of brain tumor in new study.

6/21/2016
Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study

But perhaps it's because they just pay more attention to their health, experts say

6/20/2016
Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

6/17/2016
Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC

Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

6/17/2016
Caffeine's Jolt Can Sometimes Be Short-Lived

Stimulant effect diminishes after days of insufficient sleep, study finds

6/16/2016
Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study

Although larger procedure carries more risk, odds of longer survival are higher, researchers say

6/15/2016
Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

Experimental device seems to help more chemotherapy reach tumors, researchers report

6/14/2016
Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences

Scans showed variation compared to teens without the blood sugar disease, researchers report

6/2/2016
The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes'

Effect is similar to eating chocolate or winning money, researchers say

5/31/2016
Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/31/2016
Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People

Contrary to previous thinking, the habenula is less active during unpleasant experiences

5/25/2016
Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/18/2016
Busy Lifestyles and Brain Function

If your day is jam-packed with things to do, your brain may actually benefit!

5/17/2016
Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

5/16/2016
Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

5/14/2016
A Barefoot Run Might Be a Brain Booster

Avoiding injury requires greater concentration and mental power, research suggests

5/11/2016
Yoga and Brain Fitness

Regular practice of yoga may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, study finds.

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/4/2016
Why Humans Have Bigger Brains

Body fat, metabolism give people an evolutionary edge over other primates, study finds

5/3/2016
Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

MRI scans found infants who drank more of it had more brain tissue, study found

5/2/2016
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/27/2016
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/25/2016
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

4/22/2016
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

4/21/2016
While Travelers Sleep, Brain Patrols for Danger

Study findings may explain why you don't feel rested after your first night in a strange place

4/21/2016
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study

Anthracyclines are widely used, but new research finds no link between the meds and survivors' mental function

4/21/2016
Do Genes That Protect Against Dementia Guard Against Chronic Diseases?

Researchers are looking for clues among disease-free elderly

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

4/15/2016
U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives

At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

4/13/2016
Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC

Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

4/13/2016
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

4/11/2016
Study Suggests Brain Damage in 40 Percent of Ex-NFL Players

More than 42 percent also exhibit problems with thinking and memory, researchers say