Brain Health News

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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

10/9/2005
CDC Offers Free Concussion Kit for Coaches, Teens

Multimedia toolkit should help prevent, identify these dangerous injuries

10/7/2005
Saying Goodbye to Early Memories

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds

10/7/2005
ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking

Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

10/5/2005
Brain Proteins May Raise Alcoholism Risk

In rat study, two compounds boosted booze-craving behaviors

10/3/2005
New Insights into Preemie Infant Brain Injury

Neurological damage once considered harmless may not be, study suggests

9/30/2005
Pathological Liars Have Different Brains

Less gray matter, more white matter seen in scans, researchers report

9/29/2005
Brain Shifts During Sleep

Different regions stop communicating with each other, new research shows

9/27/2005
Scientists Close in on the 'Daredevil' Gene

A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors

9/25/2005
Lead Exposure Plus Hypertension May Cause Cognitive Decline

While preliminary, finding highlights need to limit lead in environment, experts say

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/23/2005
Immune Cells Key to HIV-linked Dementia

These 'scavenger cells' crowd brain's memory centers as virus invades, study finds

9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/21/2005
Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice

Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/19/2005
Stem Cells Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

Procedure regenerated tissue, improved mobility, researchers say

9/16/2005
Test Could Help Treat Hearing Loss

Screen under development spots those with autoimmune-linked trouble

9/16/2005
Blood Test Helps Spot Epileptic Seizure

It relies on prolactin, a seizure-linked hormone

9/15/2005
A Dementia That Can Kill Quickly

People with frontotemporal dementia have shorter life spans than Alzheimer's patients, study finds

9/14/2005
Cocaine-Linked Memories Might Be Erased

Researchers removed these powerful cues to addiction in rat studies

9/9/2005
Science Takes Note of Tone-Deafness

For the first time, links between brain activity and inability to recognize pitch

9/9/2005
Scientists Discover How Fish Oil Protects the Brain

The fatty acid DHA and its natural derivative fight Alzheimer's-related damage, study says

9/8/2005
Human Brain Still Evolving

Two recent gene mutations suggest our 'defining feature' is improving