Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

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

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

2/28/2006
Neural Transplant Extends Huntington's Survival

Three out of five patients gained real benefit, researchers say

2/28/2006
Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again

Two very different programs work equally well, study finds

2/27/2006
Gene Mutation Might Help Spur Mental Retardation

The variant might also play role in a movement disorder, researchers say

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/22/2006
Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction

Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

2/22/2006
Loud Music Helps Drive Ecstasy Brain Damage

Rat study shows drug's effects last days longer

2/21/2006
Helmets Make Sense for Skiers, Snowboarders

Study finds 60 percent drop in head injury risk for those using protection

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

2/21/2006
Drug Might Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mice exposed to nicotinamide appeared to be protected, scientists say

2/20/2006
Gene May Explain Men's Raised Risk for Parkinson's

Surprise discovery shows that gender-linked gene affects brain chemical, too

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/17/2006
Oxygen Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Therapy might extend the time that patients have to receive drug therapy, study says

2/17/2006
Drug Abuse Raises Brain Hemorrhage Risk

A fifth of younger patients showed evidence of pot, cocaine or other drug use, study finds

2/17/2006
Medicare's Payout for Stroke Lagging Behind Cost

Payment gap could mean cutbacks in quality of care, experts warn

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/16/2006
Stroke Survival May Depend on Staying Cool

Maintaining normal or lower-than-normal body temperature could be key, study suggests

2/16/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk

Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

2/15/2006
Alzheimer's Progresses More Quickly in the Highly Educated

But those with more schooling seem able to delay early symptoms, study suggests

2/15/2006
Trigger for Cocaine Addiction Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments, researchers say

2/15/2006
Mouse Model of Schizophrenia Should Spur Research

It's a valuable tool that could shed light on the disease's origins, researchers say

2/13/2006
Most Stroke Patients Miss Out on Clot-Busting Drug

Far too many wait too long to seek care, researchers say