Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/1/2004
Trickery Lends a Hand to Brain Discovery

Lets researchers learn how people recognize their body parts

6/30/2004
Cutting Down on Stroke Damage

Mouse study finds creatine may decrease brain cell death

6/25/2004
Alzheimer's Drug Treats Stroke-Related Dementia

Studies find Aricept improves cognition, daily functions

6/24/2004
Study Details Possible Cause of Autism

Brain cell differences may help to explain the disorder

6/22/2004
Brain Lesions Appear After Temporary Amnesia

Delayed MRI scanning detects tissue damage

6/21/2004
Chemo's Effect on Cognition is Debated

New research suggests mental impairment may be present before the therapy

6/17/2004
Work Progresses Toward Anti-Aging Pill

Targeting a specific gene can prevent cell death

6/14/2004
Being Bilingual Could Protect Your Brain

Speaking more than one language may slow down some age-related decline

6/10/2004
Changing Seasons Linked to Start of Menopause

It peaked in spring, autumn among women in European study

6/10/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Don't Forget Everything

Study finds part of brain used for rote learning remains intact

6/9/2004
Where Long-Term Memories Go

Brain starts them in one spot, stores them in another

6/9/2004
Brain Genes Can Go Bad Early

Finding could lead to early detection, prevention

6/9/2004
Possible Marker for Alzheimer's Disease Found

Measuring antibody levels may lead to early diagnosis of mind-robbing condition

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/6/2004
Diabetics Can Regain Lost Memory

Lowering blood sugar levels leads to cognitive improvements

6/4/2004
Most People Are Their Own Worst Judge

Many overestimate, underestimate their abilities, study finds

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

6/3/2004
Sniffing Out the Secrets of Smell

Studies discover the details of how odors are detected

5/31/2004
Making a Vivid Memory

Study examines how brain creates detailed recollections

5/28/2004
Death Does Not Take a Holiday

No evidence people can delay it to celebrate important events

5/26/2004
Good Workout Works Your Brain

Study finds exercise stimulates neuron growth

5/25/2004
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Has Lingering Cognitive Effects

But home environment may play a bigger role, new research says

5/24/2004
The Left Brain May be Your Infection Fighter

Research suggests the hemisphere influences the immune system

5/20/2004
Regrets Are Few if Brain is Damaged

Study finds people who've had stroke or injury gambled more and cared less

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says

5/13/2004
How Memories Are Made, Stored

Researchers find two different areas of brain responsible for process

5/4/2004
Brain Cells Show Gender Difference

They die differently after brain injuries, may need different treatments, study says

5/3/2004
Immune System May Protect Against Cognitive Disorders

Researchers say mouse study could lead one day to preventive vaccine

4/30/2004
Blood Cells Can Become Brain Cells

Finding may lead to treatments for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

4/30/2004
Anger Fuels Prejudice

In stressful settings, decisions are altered

4/28/2004
Hormone May Govern Emotional Responses

Finding could offer insight into treatment of behavioral disorders

4/28/2004
Language Centers in Brain Shift With Age

Capacity evens out between hemispheres as people get older, study found

4/26/2004
Better Bypass Outcomes

Slower rewarming reduces risk of cognitive decline after heart surgery

4/26/2004
Body's 'Fat Hormone' Gives Up More Secrets

High blood fat may prevent leptin from telling brain to curb appetite in obese

4/23/2004
Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine Spells Trouble Later

Study suggests lasting brain damage and susceptibility

4/23/2004
Obesity May Be in Your Head

Sight and smell of food increases brain metabolism, study found

4/19/2004
Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's

Rasagiline first to show evidence of slowing brain deterioration

4/19/2004
Iron Pills May Boost Brain Function in Women

Those who are anemic and iron deficient showed vast gains

4/19/2004
New Diagnostic Markers for ALS Found

Discovery will speed confirmation of Lou Gehrig's disease

4/15/2004
New Genetic Clue to Parkinson's Found

Mutation causes rare, early-onset form of the disease

4/12/2004
Trial Drug Targets Impotence Via the Brain

Could be useful for those not helped by Viagra

4/12/2004
Brain Regions Work in Tandem in Math Wizards

The two hemispheres relay and integrate information, study finds

4/9/2004
Dental Pain Memory May Be 'All in Your Head'

Stress affects how much pain is recalled

4/8/2004
Eye Medication May Reduce Stroke Risk

Finding might benefit those with hypertension

4/8/2004
Lack of Brain Protein Causes Learning Woes in Mice

New study offers first evidence that absence causes serious deficits

4/1/2004
Leptin Works on Brain Before and After Birth

Studies shed light on activity of appetite hormone

3/31/2004
Music Pumps Brain During Exercise

Listening to tunes while you work out gives your mind a workout

3/24/2004
Stopping the Damage of Lead Poisoning

Researchers find molecule linked to lead-induced brain swelling

3/23/2004
Statins May Speed Stroke Recovery

Taking them before brain attack improves outome

3/23/2004
More Clues to Autism's Origin

Study finds it closely linked to slow language development