Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/22/2005
Fish Oil May Keep Alzheimer's Disease at Bay

In mouse studies, diets high in omega-3 fatty acid reduced harmful brain protein

3/21/2005
Most Migraines Won't Raise Women's Stroke Risk

Small increase in risk seen in migraines with aura, however

3/18/2005
Virtual Reality Victorious Against Pain

It's easing the discomfort of dentistry, burns, even cancer care

3/16/2005
Immune System May Help Fuel 'Meth' Binges

Increasing tolerance for the drug means users need more to stay high, study finds

3/14/2005
Study Links Alcoholism, Poor Childhood Coordination

Toddlers who were slow to walk more apt to become alcoholics, study found

3/14/2005
Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong

Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

3/14/2005
Brain's Own Stem Cells Might Fight Alzheimer's

Novel strategy would avoid the use of transplanted cells

3/10/2005
Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's

Fewer signs of disease seen in brains of mentally active mice

3/9/2005
Test Pressure Toughest on Smartest

Anxiety can cause brainy types to lose their edge, study shows

3/1/2005
Blood Vessel Disorder Linked to "Mini" Strokes

Misshapen brain arteries associated with damage to speech, movement and cognition

2/28/2005
Battle of the Sexes a Matter of Perception

Males better at spatial memory, but females quickly catch up, monkey study shows

2/23/2005
Marijuana-like Ingredient Could Slow Alzheimer's

Cannabinoids could reduce inflammation associated with disease

2/21/2005
Steroids Risky Treatment for Brain Injury

Commonly used medications boost death risk, study finds

2/10/2005
Scientists Find Clue to Brain Development

Overlooked glial cells help form synapses, study finds

2/9/2005
Gene May Spur Childhood Brain Cancer

It's needed for brain development but doesn't switch off, study finds

2/3/2005
Mini-Strokes Need More Medical Attention

Fewer tests and treatments raise risks for full-blown stroke later, study says

1/31/2005
'Birdbrain' Gets Some Smart Backers

International group of scientists wants the common meaning banished

1/27/2005
Early Surgery No Benefit for Brain Hemorrhage

Conservative medical treatment just as effective, study finds

1/20/2005
Antibody Helps Reverse Alzheimer's Nerve Damage

Mouse study shows brain cells can recuperate after plaques are removed

1/20/2005
Behavior, Diet Therapies Fight Cognitive Decay

Combination curbed beagles' age-related decline in learning ability

1/20/2005
Magnetic Stimulation Alters Brain

Technique could one day be used for Parkinson's, stroke victims

1/18/2005
New Insights Into Fat's Effect on the Body

Studies detail discovery of fat-burning gene, show how leptin controls glucose levels

1/17/2005
Poor Visual Memory May Signal Alzheimer's

Second study shows gene therapy may provide new treatment for neurological disease

1/14/2005
Possible Cocaine Addiction Treatment Found

Narcolepsy drug blunts euphoric effect of cocaine, study suggests

1/10/2005
Emotions Color Your Sense of Smell

They influence whether or not you like a scent

1/10/2005
Delirium Can Be Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplant

Suffered by half of cancer patients who had it, researchers say

1/5/2005
Some Cases of Sudden Cardiac Death May Start in Brain

Disrupted signals to heart may be fatal in stressful settings, study finds

1/4/2005
Shy Kids Process Facial Expressions Differently

Have more trouble reading hostile or neutral emotions, researchers note

1/3/2005
Protein Plays Key Role in Alcohol Abuse

Study finds it's the same one that dissolves blood clots

12/29/2004
Recognizing Movement in the Mind's Eye

Dancers' brains reveal the art of imitation, study suggests

12/27/2004
Exercise Keeps the Old Mind Healthy

Wards off mental decline in senior citizens, study finds

12/21/2004
Worst Menopause Symptoms May Start in Brain

Study challenges old notion that it's all in the ovaries

12/20/2004
Early Learning Has Lasting Effects

Research with owls offers insights into how children learn language

12/16/2004
Study Disputes the Randomness of Dreams

Researchers find brain compartmentalizes dreams in two sleep periods

12/15/2004
Getting Out and About Good for Seniors

Exercise and social activity improve their cognition and sleep

12/15/2004
Smoking Worsens Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage

Researchers used MRI to tease out cigarettes' effect

12/15/2004
Where Fear Lives

Study finds brain area that stores unconscious dread

12/14/2004
Heart-Healthy Behaviors Can Avert Mixed Dementia

Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol could slow decline

12/14/2004
Migraines Increase Stroke Risk

The chances of having a brain attack are doubled for those who have the headaches

12/14/2004
Dementia of Parkinson's Similar to Alzheimer's

Both show equal decline in cognitive function each year

12/13/2004
Third Language Area in Brain Identified

Researchers think it may be critical to acquisition of language in childhood

12/10/2004
Inflammation Sends SOS to Body Defenses

Researchers find the brain summons stem cells for help

12/7/2004
Epilepsy Patients Say Seizures Under Control

Survey finds many want more help with drugs' side effects

12/6/2004
More Proof That Chimp, Human Brains Share Similarities

New research shows close matches in structure between the two

12/6/2004
Shampoo Ingredient Kills Rats' Brain Cells

Industry sees no harm to consumers

12/3/2004
Emotional Disorders Linked to Brain Chemicals

Some, like serotonin, seem to contribute to anxiety, researchers say

12/1/2004
Novelist Showed Signs of Alzheimer's in Final Book

Study reveals slippage in Iris Murdoch before her diagnosis

12/1/2004
Surface Brain Stimulation May Ease Parkinson's Symptoms

Animal study found it helped with movement problems

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/30/2004
Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid

Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment