Brain Health News

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4/11/2016
At the Store or Work, a To-Do List Helps

Unfamiliar items or tasks don't come to mind easily, research finds

4/5/2016
Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

4/5/2016
Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

People with insomnia said to have more white matter abnormalities

4/1/2016
Mindfulness Training May Ease PTSD

Study of war veterans shows the therapy triggers brain changes that seem to help manage thoughts, memories

3/31/2016
Scientists Reduce Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques in Mice

Team used gene therapy, but there's no guarantee same method will help humans

3/31/2016
Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study

It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

3/28/2016
Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

3/25/2016
Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia

Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says

3/23/2016
Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

3/22/2016
Scientists Debunk 'Dumb Blonde' Myth

People with lighter locks have IQs equal to -- and sometimes higher than -- those with dark or red hair

3/18/2016
Thought Processing a Concern of Parkinson's Patients, Study Says

Those with thinking difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words

3/17/2016
The Heart-Brain Connection

A healthy heart may lead to a healthier brain, new study finds.

3/16/2016
Women With Alzheimer's May Keep Verbal Skills Longer Than Men

Gender difference could slow diagnosis in women, researchers say

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/15/2016
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

3/13/2016
Research Offers Clues to Dementia With Language Loss

In this rarer form of brain illness, protein plaques appear to clump more prominently in certain areas

3/11/2016
Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/1/2016
Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences

Study finds changes in gray matter in those who develop the anxiety disorder

2/29/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Graphic Cigarette Warnings May Target Brain's 'Quit Centers'

Areas linked to emotions, decision-making and memory are triggered, researchers suggest

2/26/2016
Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

Regular marijuana users who started smoking before 16 had marked differences on MRI scans

2/25/2016
New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery: Study

Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occurs

2/25/2016
Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

2/24/2016
Ebola May Leave Lasting Neurological Problems

Six months after active illness, headaches, memory loss, depression were still being reported

2/24/2016
Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

2/24/2016
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Cancer-fighting drugs were able to reach tumors, but the technique still in preliminary stage

2/18/2016
Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?

Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

2/17/2016
Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

2/17/2016
Study Sees Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium in Patients

Temporary confusion often caused by drugs, including common antimicrobials, research suggests

2/11/2016
New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

2/11/2016
Physical Fitness and Brain Health

Couch potatoes may have smaller brains later in life, study finds.

2/10/2016
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
Seasons and Your Brain

Brain activity may be influenced by time of year, according to new study.

2/9/2016
Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

2/8/2016
Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

2/8/2016
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

2/8/2016
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

2/8/2016
Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

2/4/2016
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests

Jousting-linked brain trauma might have caused damage similar to that affecting football players today

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/2/2016
Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

2/1/2016
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

2/1/2016
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

1/29/2016
Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends

Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth