Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/30/2004
Scans May Spot Bipolar Disorder

Can detect metabolic differences in key areas of brain

11/29/2004
Antibiotic May Stave Off Parkinson's

Rifampicin shows promise as potential treatment

11/29/2004
Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences

Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

11/29/2004
Study Reveals How Brain Adapts After Stroke

'Cyberglove' experiments could improve rehabilitation

11/29/2004
Liars Can't Hide From fMRI

Real-time brain scans spot fibbers, study finds

11/22/2004
Chronic Back Pain Shrinks Brain

It can reduce gray matter by 11 percent in one year, researchers say

11/22/2004
Obesity Bad for Brain, Study Finds

But doesn't raise death risk after heart attack

11/22/2004
System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging

Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

11/19/2004
Heavy Drinking Dulls Mind Even After You Sober Up

Memory, learning skills are hindered the next day, study finds

11/18/2004
Problems Linger for Recovering Alcoholics

Visual, cognitive deficits continue even after prolonged sobriety

11/17/2004
Brain's Judgment Center Smaller in Coke Addicts

Low-volume amygdala may predispose some to addiction

11/17/2004
Cell's 'Pain Switch' a Target for New Drugs

In mice, changes in a nerve cell receptor eased discomfort

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/16/2004
Autism Linked to Brain Inflammation

Immune system dysfunction could play role in the disorder

11/11/2004
Brain Wave Activity Seems Slower in Schizophrenics

But some suggest the finding may be due to medication

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/4/2004
Nicotine Addiction Gene Identified

Brain work on mice might help smokers quit

11/4/2004
Study Gauges Dopamine Effect on Parkinson's Patients

It shows how drugs prescribed for the disease may produce learning problems

11/3/2004
How Nerves Navigate the Developing Brain

Study offers new insight into spinal cord nerve cell growth

11/2/2004
Health Tip: This Sounds Scary

A rare condition called 'exploding head syndrome'

10/29/2004
Novel Approach Targets Alzheimer's Development

'Chaperone' protein blocks clumping of beta-amyloid

10/27/2004
Smoking Ups Flow of 'Feel Good' Brain Chemicals

Finding could lead to better understanding of how habit affects people

10/27/2004
Sleep Tucks Away Information

Learning consolidated during slumber, study finds

10/26/2004
Device Lets Monkey's Brain Move Robot Arm

Research could one day aid amputees or paralysis victims