Brain Health News

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5/12/2006
Mouse Study Finding May Help Battle MS

Blocking a chemical signal helped protect vulnerable nerve cells

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/11/2006
Anticipation Heightens Smokers' Desire

Watching someone puff away tugs on smokers' brains, study finds

5/11/2006
Mind's 'Daydream' Centers May Hold Clues to Autism

Scan study suggests autistic brain doesn't rest as others do

5/10/2006
Brain Shows Signs of Alzheimer's Onset

Changes in autopsied tissue give researchers clues to early disease

5/10/2006
It's Not a Real Coma, It Just Looks Like One

Movie portrayals of the condition can mislead people, producing real-life consequences, study says

5/9/2006
Pheromones Point to Sexual Orientation

Lesbians respond differently than heterosexual women, researchers find

5/4/2006
Study Explores Anatomy of Dread

Brain scans show attention is the key

5/4/2006
Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism

Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

5/3/2006
Treated Jaundice Not Likely to Leave Lasting Effects

Study finds even high levels of bilirubin don't cause neurological problems with proper care

5/3/2006
Neurologic Problems May Boost PTSD Risk

Vietnam vet twins study gives insight into cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

5/1/2006
Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms

Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

4/30/2006
The Brain: Waste Not, Want Not

Mentally challenging tasks can keep you sharp as you age, experts say

4/28/2006
Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

4/28/2006
Blood Clots From Heart Associated With Dementia

British study finds a high incidence of cerebral emboli in such cases

4/27/2006
Lighting Up Brain Tumors Improved Survival in Short Term

Study found technique helped surgeons remove more of the malignant mass

4/27/2006
Blood Test Predicts Brain Injury Outcome

Low magnesium points to worse prognosis, researchers find

4/27/2006
Gene May Help Spur Deadly Brain Aneurysms

One variant was 14 times more common in people with weakened brain vessels

4/26/2006
Hemoglobin Solution Could Limit Brain Injury

Studies with pigs suggest it stems secondary damage

4/25/2006
New Technology Spots Aneurysms Faster, Safer

Computed tomography angiography improves on standard angiogram, study suggests

4/25/2006
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise

It may extend survival for those with glioblastoma multiforme

4/25/2006
Surgical Technique Shows Promise Against Major Depression

Deep brain stimulation eased symptoms in study of six patients

4/24/2006
Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage

Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

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