Brain Health News

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9/9/2004
Ears Work in Stereo Before Brain Does

They respond differently to certain stimuli, baby study says

9/9/2004
Health Tip: Narcolepsy

Daytime sleep episodes can be disabling

9/6/2004
High Blood Pressure Dulls Emotions

Elevated levels smooth out highs and lows, study says

9/4/2004
Inhalant Abuse Rising Among Teens

'Huffing' paint thinner, aerosols kills more than 100 U.S. kids a year

9/2/2004
Stress of Task Strains Brain

It may dampen estrogen's influence on cognition in women, study finds

9/1/2004
Culture Plays a Role in Dyslexia

Study finds disorder affects Chinese speakers differently

9/1/2004
Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's

Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

8/30/2004
Bad Mood Sharpens Eyewitness Skills

Those who were sad or upset provided more reliable accounts, researchers say

8/26/2004
Sweet Revenge May be a Hard-Wired Reward

It seems to activate part of brain linked with pleasurable feelings

8/18/2004
Protein Found to Regulate Sleep, Anxiety

Brain peptide may be target for new drugs to treat insomnia, ADHD

8/17/2004
West Nile Dangerous for Organ Transplant Patients

It causes serious neurological problems, study finds

8/17/2004
Strong Family Equals Strong Education

Single mothers, poverty were big factors in school performance

8/9/2004
Preemies' Brains Stay Small in Grade School

Study finds differences up to age 8, especially in boys

8/8/2004
Don't Go Off the Deep End

Divers warned to always look before they leap into unfamiliar waters

8/5/2004
Transfusion Tied to 2nd Human Mad Cow Case

Researchers concerned by new variant in victim

8/5/2004
Delay Advised in Delivering Preemies

Study finds less likelihood of brain damage by waiting

8/4/2004
Pitch Is Key in Finding Source of Sounds

Brain uses different methods to locate origin of noise

8/4/2004
Two Genes May Fuel Cocaine Addiction

Removing them caused withdrawal symptoms in mice

8/4/2004
Therapy Could Treat Early Alzheimer's

Antibodies kill off plaques and tangles in brains of mice

8/4/2004
New Therapy Speeds Stroke Recovery

Injection of immune cells into mice helped repair damage

7/30/2004
Brain Injuries Tied to Lack of Side Air Bags

Study makes case for protection in broadside crashes

7/29/2004
How Clint Eastwood Rouses Guys' Love Hormone

Think Bridges of Madison County, not Dirty Harry

7/28/2004
New Insight Into Leptin's Fat-Burning Powers

Findings may offer target to fight obesity

7/28/2004
Clues to Courting Behavior Found

Nerve cell cluster gives male fruit flies suave mating style

7/28/2004
Stutterers Process Language Differently

Study finds they do so even when not speaking

7/27/2004
Color Recognition Not Innate

Ability to discern hues develops after birth, animal study suggests

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/22/2004
New Pathway to Epilepsy Discovered

Rat study helps find previously unknown change in neurons

7/22/2004
Babies Do See World Differently Than Adults

Study finds they make distinctions they may not make once they learn language

7/21/2004
Epilepsy Predisposed Kids to Pokémon Seizures

Follow-up on bizarre TV phenomenon in Japan

7/21/2004
Smarter Kids Become Healthier Adults

Study finds link between IQ at age 7 and later problems

7/21/2004
Amphetamines Dull Your Desire to Win

Users don't care about cash reward for finishing task

7/20/2004
Health Tip: Brain Exercises

Try these techniques to keep your mind spry

7/20/2004
New Clues to Cause of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Energy centers in muscle and nerve cells malfunction

7/19/2004
Dogs Catch Like the Pros Do

Canines' keen skills at snaring flying objects akin to outfielders'

7/19/2004
Drug Delays Alzheimer's in Some

Problems develop later in those taking Aricept

7/16/2004
When Sleep Becomes a Nightmare

Restless leg syndrome affects millions, keeps sufferers up at night

7/15/2004
Studies: Overeating Akin to Drug Abuse

Good food acts in the brain 'like a drug,' expert says

7/15/2004
Nerve Cells Regenerated in Rats

Could help with spinal cord injuries in people

7/14/2004
Drug Advances Help Fight Alcoholism

Studies support use of naltrexone and acamprosate

7/13/2004
Music Hath Charms to Raise Kids' IQs

Piano, voice lessons may give 6-year-olds intellectual edge

7/12/2004
Not All Brain Connections Are the Same

Study finds some areas degenerate faster than others

7/9/2004
Mind Control Study Raises Hopes

Techniques used with monkeys may help disabled move objects

7/8/2004
Gene Shutoff Prevents Epilepsy in Mice

Could be useful target for drugs, study says

7/8/2004
New Clue to Depression

Condition linked to levels of certain brain transmitters

7/8/2004
Gene Discovery Could Change Psychiatric Care

DNA may explain varying reactions to antidepressant drugs

7/8/2004
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease to Be Tested

International study at 40 sites needs volunteers

7/7/2004
New Clue to SIDS Puzzle Found

But expert doesn't believe it's any smoking gun

7/2/2004
Helping Brains Stay Cool During Surgery

New system prevents swelling, damage during aneurysm procedure

7/1/2004
Trickery Lends a Hand to Brain Discovery

Lets researchers learn how people recognize their body parts