Brain Health News

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12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

12/28/2005
Clinical Trial to Test Stem Cells for Pediatric Brain Injuries

The technique could offer new hope, better results, researchers say

12/27/2005
Vitamin B Deficiency a Danger After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Case study notes need to monitor patients for resulting neurological condition

12/27/2005
Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth

Rat study offers new mechanism by which SSRIs like Paxil, Zoloft, may work

12/23/2005
'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's

Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

12/19/2005
Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

12/16/2005
Robotic Treadmill Helps Partially Paralyzed

Guided walking seems to retrain brain's movement center, study finds

12/16/2005
Drug Reduces MS-Linked Brain Lesions

Imuran also cuts relapse rates for patients with the neurological disorder

12/15/2005
Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted

Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

12/15/2005
'Engineered' Stem Cells May Help Treat Parkinson's

They are able to penetrate the brain's blood barrier, researchers report

12/12/2005
Pain Sufferers Use Brain to Find Relief

They tap into area of brain responsible for processing pain, study finds

12/12/2005
Testosterone May Improve Life for Men With Early Alzheimer's

But hormone didn't sharpen cognitive skills in small study

12/9/2005
Fear Response, Personality Share Same Space in the Brain

Finding could explain why the more courageous are often more outgoing, too

12/9/2005
Study: Men, Women Don't Think Alike

Brain scans reveal differences in activity while performing similar tasks

12/8/2005
Brain Scans Track Human Game Strategies

High-tech imaging allowed researchers to predict who'd win and lose

12/8/2005
Stroke's Deadly Toll: 2 Million Brain Cells Each Minute

Statistics on stroke's impact show how urgently immediate help is needed

12/8/2005
Uncertainty Activates Brain's Emotion Centers

Feelings take center stage when outcomes are unclear, imaging study reveals

12/7/2005
Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism

Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

11/30/2005
Smart Brains Toss Out Trivia

Clearing the mind of useless facts boosts memory, study finds

11/30/2005
Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones

Researchers warn about replacing the newer meds that carry warnings

11/30/2005
Coffee Perks Up Short-Term Memory

Study finds equivalent of two cups of java boosts brain activity

11/30/2005
Alzheimer's Could Be Diabetes-like Illness, Study Suggests

Brain insulin levels fall as the disease progresses

11/21/2005
Early Neglect Can Hinder Child's Relationships

Orphan study suggests trouble with bonding even years later

11/18/2005
Stress Hinders Thinking, But a Drug Might Help

The blood pressure medicine propranolol eases anxiety-linked confusion, study found

11/18/2005
Study Puts a New Face on Autism

Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

11/17/2005
Scientists Face the Fear Gene

Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

11/15/2005
Brain Scan May Spot Alzheimer's Progression

In the future, new technologies could identify who's at risk, researchers say

11/14/2005
Exercise Plus Gene Therapy Could Slow ALS

Mouse study shows promise for the fatal neurological disorder, also called Lou Gehrig's disease

11/11/2005
Lipid Could Be Key to Nerve Growth

The finding might further neurological repair, researchers say

11/11/2005
Anger May Be Healthier Than Fear

Stress-linked hostility easier on the body than becoming anxious, study suggests

11/11/2005
Jet Lagged? Lighten Up

A light box plus melatonin may let travelers arrive refreshed

11/9/2005
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Stroke, Death

Study provides first real link to troubled nighttime breathing

11/8/2005
Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials

Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

11/8/2005
For Women, Laughter Is a Just Reward

Brain's 'reward centers' show heightened activity if something is funny, study finds

11/7/2005
Ravenous Rodents Give Dieting Clues

Rat studies suggest stress plus tempting treats triggers binge-eating

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

11/4/2005
Peyote Use by Native Americans Doesn't Damage Brain

Its use in religious practices deemed safe by Harvard-affiliated researchers

11/2/2005
Fondness for Fatty Foods May Be Built In

Could tongues be equipped with a 'fat sensor'?

11/1/2005
Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot

They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

10/31/2005
Gas-Blockers Slow Alzheimer's in Mice

Inhibiting an enzyme boosted the rodents' survival, researchers report

10/22/2005
New Device Measures Brain Oxygen Levels

Technique could make surgery safer, study suggests

10/19/2005
Hormone Linked to Aggression in Mice

Research might yield insights into treatment for autism, experts say

10/17/2005
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Could Curb Alzheimer's

The study was only conducted in mice, however

10/14/2005
Lighting Up May Dumb Smokers Down

Study finds increased thinking problems, lower IQ among long-term tobacco users

10/13/2005
Stenting Can Open Blocked Brain Arteries

Study finds short-term benefits for stroke patients; longer-term research needed

10/12/2005
Cooling Newborns May Help Prevent Brain Damage

Whole-body hypothermia can reduce effects of oxygen deprivation, study suggests

10/12/2005
Sound Sleepers May Have Genes to Thank

Discovery could explain why some experience deeper slumber than others

10/11/2005
HIV Thins Regions of the Brain

Even seemingly healthy patients show signs of damage, study finds

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/10/2005
Brain Dysfunction May Link Suicide, Epilepsy

Epileptics four times more likely to attempt to take their own lives, study finds