Brain Health News

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7/19/2006
Alzheimer's Patch Could Replace Pills

Delivering Exelon via the skin easier on patients, caregivers, study finds

7/17/2006
Drug Slows Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Shrinkage

But Aricept's effects were minor, and the disease will progress, researchers say

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/17/2006
Weight Loss May Yield Alzheimer's Clues

Gradual declines in body mass may be linked to changes in appetite, experts say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/14/2006
Single Gene Flaw Can Cause 'Face Blindness'

The condition involves an inability to distinguish unfamiliar faces

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/13/2006
Aphasia: A Virtual Prison That Can Be Escaped

Brain disorder can leave patients unable to communicate

7/12/2006
Neurologists Can Improve 'Deep Brain' Therapy for Parkinson's

Having a brain expert on hand does make a difference, study found

7/12/2006
Brain-Computer Link Aids Paralyzed Patient

In a first, a computer enables quadriplegic to move simple devices

7/12/2006
Transgendered Professor Stirs Debate Over Women in Science

Stanford neurobiologist blames bias, not genes, for gender gap

7/10/2006
Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's

Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/10/2006
Sleep Strengthens Memory

Sound slumber essential to retain facts, researchers say

7/6/2006
Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test

When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

7/6/2006
Enron Founder's Death Linked to Heart Disease

While stress contributed, Kenneth Lay also had coronary-artery disease, autopsy shows

7/6/2006
Brain May Be Hard-Wired to Track Team Sports

Uniforms' colors allow fans to keep up with play, study finds

7/5/2006
New Clues to Neurological Diseases Discovered

Findings could lead to new treatments, two studies suggest

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/4/2006
Doctors Probe 'Miracle' Rebirth of a Long-Dormant Mind

Find new scientific reasons for a man's recovery after 20 years in a 'minimally conscious' state

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/28/2006
B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's

Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

6/28/2006
Proteins Could Help Re-Grow Damaged Nerve Cells

Discovery could be important to those with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's

6/27/2006
Thrill-Seekers at Higher Alcoholism Risk

And cautious types may be protected against drinking problems, study finds

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

6/26/2006
Cell Phones Found to Activate Brain Areas

Italian research shows devices 'excite' or 'inhibit' brain cells

6/26/2006
Pesticides Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

Type and duration of exposure needed isn't yet clear, researchers say

6/23/2006
Could a Low-Carb Diet Slow Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, fewer carbs meant fewer brain-robbing plaques

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/22/2006
Researchers Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms in Animals

Findings could lead to new drug treatments for humans

6/20/2006
Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke

Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

6/15/2006
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk

But the mouse study finding needs much more investigation, experts say

6/15/2006
Health Tip: Know the Signs of NPH

Condition caused by fluid buildup on the brain

6/15/2006
Seizures Don't Always Signal Epilepsy

Hard-to-diagnose psychogenic seizures can be triggered by emotional trauma, studies find

6/14/2006
Study Shows Impact of Parkinson's Gene

Even a single mutated copy can speed symptoms

6/14/2006
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Brain translates a mix of chemicals into what the nose knows

6/12/2006
Hypoglycemic Episodes Won't Damage Brain

Finding is good news for diabetes struggling to control blood sugar

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/6/2006
Whole Brain Radiation Doesn't Aid Brain Cancer Survival

But the therapy does prevent new tumors from developing, study finds

6/6/2006
Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work

PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

6/5/2006
Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients

Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

6/2/2006
Two Drugs Help Shield Newborns From Toxoplasmosis

Treatment eases eye and brain damage linked to the infection

6/1/2006
Seniors Who Don't Drive More Likely to Require Care

Being tethered to the home may put elderly at risk, study suggests

5/31/2006
Research Reveals Blood Sugar's Effect on Wakefulness

Finding could lead to treatments for problems like sleep disorders and obesity

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/26/2006
Study Compares Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Both 'coiling' and 'clipping' work well over long term