Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/31/2005
Science Discovers Where Trust Begins

Hint: It may have something to do with love

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/29/2005
Lab May Have Answer to Stem Cell Contamination

Growing cells with human protein avoids threat of animal taint

3/28/2005
Hair Today, Stem Cells Tomorrow

Mouse whisker study shows follicle stem cells grow into brain cells

3/23/2005
Mouse Model May Unlock Secrets of Rare Brain Disease

Multiple system atrophy is often mistaken for Parkinson's

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