Brain Health News

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5/26/2005
Corticosteroids May Be Harmful for Head Injury

They seem to increase death risk among patients, research finds

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/25/2005
Magnetic Stimulation May Improve Stroke Recovery

Better hand function noted in small-scale trial

5/23/2005
Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Sarcasm Sensor

Without it, snappy comments are a mystery

5/19/2005
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Simply labeling something as 'smelly' may make it so, study finds

5/19/2005
Vitamin E May Ward Off Parkinson's

Experts disagree about the finding's validity, however

5/17/2005
Experimental Drug Reverses Brain Injury in Rats

Finding could lead to new treatments for traumatic brain injury and stroke

5/16/2005
Alcoholism-Linked Brain Damage Hits Women Sooner

CT scans show accelerated atrophy and shrinkage, compared to men

5/13/2005
Kids Not Wired for Slo-Mo

Youngsters' brains better at gauging fast-moving objects, research shows

5/13/2005
Monkey See, Robotics Do

Primates' brains easily learn to manipulate hi-tech arm

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/10/2005
Debate Rekindled in Homosexual Brain Research

Whether sexual orientation is innate or learned still a hot scientific and social topic

5/10/2005
Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier

Close to a seven-year gap between symptom onset in Hispanics, whites

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/9/2005
Protein Clue May Help Fight Huntington's Disease

Damage to brain cells may come from outside, too, scientists say

5/9/2005
Serotonin's Effects Extend Far Beyond Brain

Neurochemical could play key role in embryonic development, study suggests

5/9/2005
Gene Tied to Depression, Anxiety

One variation may disrupt stress circuitry, researchers find

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/6/2005
'Artificial Retina' Shows Promise in Restoring Sight

Device allows formerly blind patients to see, identify objects

5/5/2005
Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately

Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

5/5/2005
Brain-Damaged Fireman's Recovery a Mystery

Science can't provide exact explanation for this rare event

5/1/2005
Amino Acid May Harm Memory and More

Cognitive problems linked to homocysteine levels

4/28/2005
Mid-Life Obesity Linked to Old-Age Dementia

Study links higher weight to higher risk of cognitive decline later

4/28/2005
New Sleeping Pill Promises Long-Term Results

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia

4/25/2005
Brain Stem Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin

Finding could eventually lead to cure for diabetes, researcher suggests

4/25/2005
Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability

New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

4/25/2005
Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment

Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

4/22/2005
New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found

Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

4/22/2005
Gene Variant Yields Clues to Brain Cancer

Patients with specific variation survived nearly twice as long

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/21/2005
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Birth Defects

Adding the nutrient to wheat flour cut Chilean incidence in half

4/19/2005
Fluorescence Improves Brain Tumor Surgery Outcomes

Tracer lights the way for delicate procedure, extending survival

4/18/2005
Deep Brain Technique Eases Chronic Pain

Long-term success of 80 percent against tough-to-treat back trouble, study finds

4/18/2005
Brain Injections Lower Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice

The technique avoids inflammation seen in earlier trials

4/15/2005
Arctic Summer Sun Spurs Migraine

Bright light triggers headaches with aura, study finds

4/15/2005
Drug Fights MS-Linked Emotion Disorder

Individuals affected by 'pseudobulbar effect' cannot control laughing, crying

4/15/2005
Researchers Focus On Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

Two areas of brain appear equally useful targets, new study suggests

4/15/2005
Have a Drink -- and a Smoke, Too

Alcohol may boost smokers' need for nicotine, study finds

4/14/2005
Ibuprofen May Protect Against Parkinson's

Regular use of the painkiller linked to lowered risk, study finds

4/13/2005
Problem Gamblers Show Brain Impairment

Frontal lobe dysfunction mirrors that of substance abusers, study finds

4/13/2005
Spirituality May Slow Alzheimer's

Preliminary study shows belief linked to slower progression of cognitive decline

4/11/2005
Study: Cell Phones Won't Raise Brain Tumor Risk

Danish researchers examined phone records stretching back 10 years

4/8/2005
Your Eyes, Not Your Stomach, Count Calories

What you see is what you think you are eating, a new study suggests

4/8/2005
New Sealant Protects Brain After Surgery

Guards against fluid leakage from incision

4/6/2005
Newer Antidepressants Work 2 Ways

SSRIs boost serotonin levels on two fronts, study shows

4/5/2005
Brain Can Bounce Back After Meth Users Quit

Study suggests 'speed'-related damage isn't permanent

4/4/2005
Drinking During Pregnancy May Upset Child's 'Body Clock'

In rats, early alcohol exposure triggered adult sleep cycle changes

4/4/2005
Zinc Hones Teens' Thinking Skills

Study found 20 milligrams a day improved memory, attention span in seventh graders

4/1/2005
Chemo Drug May Fight Brain Tumors in Kids

In mice, rapamycin normalized growth of brain cells