Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/22/2004
Smoking Hastens Decline of Aging Brain

Study suggests benefits of quitting even in old age

3/19/2004
Quick Surgery Urged After 'Mini-Strokes'

Artery-clearing procedure best done within two weeks, study says

3/19/2004
Common Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Respiratory bug leads to hallmark amyloid plaques in brain

3/18/2004
Cirrhosis Can Impair Driving Ability

Some with liver disease have brain dysfunction, shouldn't be behind the wheel

3/18/2004
Truth, Lies, and Language Processing

Prefrontal cortex sorts language cues simultaneously

3/17/2004
Scientists ID Enzyme That Regulates Appetite

Finding could lead to drug treatments to combat obesity, diabetes

3/15/2004
Brain Chemical Closely Tied to Narcolepsy

Mouse study finds transmitter orexin can reverse sleep disorder

3/13/2004
The Truth About Aging

Government booklet helps dispel myths on growing old

3/12/2004
Common Nutrient Boosts Memory, Learning

Study: Pregnant women, babies may benefit from added choline

3/12/2004
Baby, You Light Up My Mind

Infant's face activates mother's emotion-processing brain region

3/10/2004
Shielding Against Parkinson's Disease

Scientists identify protective protein against neurodegenerative disorders

2/26/2004
A Sleeping Pill As a Stroke Aid?

French case suggests the unusual possibility

2/26/2004
Hunger Sharpens Your Taste Buds

It boosts ability to taste sweet and salty foods, study finds

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/25/2004
Reading Is Fundamental

It even changes our brains

2/23/2004
How the Brain Makes Sense of the Senses

Study offers new information about how it processes sound, sight and touch

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/20/2004
Botox for the Birds?

Wrinkle remover is used in avian brain research

2/19/2004
Empathy Not Just an Idea

Seeing loved ones in pain activates brain's emotional circuitry

2/19/2004
Stem Cell Source Found in Human Brain

Could mark a step toward repairing brain damage

2/19/2004
Common Gene Links Learning and Addiction

Mouse study gives researchers new target for treatment