Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/26/2003
In Alzheimer's, Plaques May Alter Memory Genes

Finding could lead to new ways to treat brain disorder

6/26/2003
Dam in Brain May Halt Chronic Pain

Scientists probe whether nocistatin can be used as analgesic

6/26/2003
The Biology of Distance Perception

Study finds people make assumptions based on common experience

6/23/2003
The Brain Won't Feign the Pain

MRIs show activity lights up in those most sensitive

6/23/2003
More Education Buys Alzheimer's Protection

Study finds less loss of cognitive function in nuns, monks

6/19/2003
Decoding Depression

Certain brain areas associated with illness, study finds

6/19/2003
Stopping Brain Aneurysms Without Surgery

Procedure used to treat weaknesses in arterial walls

6/18/2003
Rx for the Mind: Mind Games

Use-it-or-lose-it theory gets boost from new study

6/16/2003
Brains of the Blind Adapt

Verbal tasks are reassigned to unused visual areas of the brain

6/16/2003
Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Brain Injury Seizures

Gene variation increases risk of attacks following head traumas

6/13/2003
Gut Reactions

Digestion speed may vary

6/10/2003
Music Mirrors Your Mind

New research shows your tastes tell a lot about your personality

6/6/2003
Dark Thoughts

Work performance affected by absence of light

6/3/2003
Abortion Pill May Save Brain Cells

New mouse study finds it extends the life of neurons

6/2/2003
Panel: Routine Dementia Screening Unnecessary

Experts see no benefit in people without symptoms

5/28/2003
Yes, Video Games Have a Health Benefit

Study: They improve visual perception, ability to multi-task

5/27/2003
Artist's Skills Blossom After Brain Disease

Researchers hope to learn how brain's right, left hemispheres interact

5/24/2003
Recalling Your Recall

Expert offers advice on improving your memory

5/23/2003
Mental Decline After Heart Bypass Not Permanent

Study finds effects generally don't last for more than three months

5/21/2003
Beef Is What's Safe for Dinner, Officials Say

Insist that mad cow disease found in Canada no threat

5/20/2003
Hearing Aides

The right side to listen on

5/16/2003
Time Passes Slowly Without a Light

Perception of 45 seconds altered when smokers quit for a day, study finds

5/14/2003
Drinking Gives Pause to Thinking

Abilities still impaired while sobering up, study finds

5/10/2003
Damaging Bolts From the Blue

When lightning strikes, you don't have to be hit to be hurt

5/8/2003
Racism Really Does Make You Stupid

Prejudice can diminish mental abilities, study finds

5/7/2003
Gene Changes by Mid-Life Affect Memory Later

Study finds 150 genes that govern what happens as people age

5/7/2003
Pacemakers Not Useful for Fainting Spells

New study backpedals from earlier research

5/5/2003
Study: Mandatory Reporting of Seizures Backfires

Most patients say they'd stop driving on own if seizure occurred

5/2/2003
Left Yes, Right No

Positive and negative parts of the brain

5/2/2003
Fish Do Feel Pain

Study found 58 nerve receptors in a rainbow trout's head

5/1/2003
Old Monkey Study Might Help Old Human Brains

Molecule found that improves cortical function

4/28/2003
Skipping Meals May Improve Your Health

Study: Fasting cuts risk of diabetes and brain damage in rodents

4/22/2003
Spinal Tap Points to Alzheimer's Disease

Two proteins in fluid mark degenerative brain disorder

4/17/2003
Alcohol Damage Continues After Drinking Stops

Brain has to tap into new regions to perform simple tasks

4/16/2003
Low Levels of Lead Damage Children

It can reduce IQ, delay puberty

4/16/2003
'Brain Pacemaker' Treats Primary Dystonia

Movement disorder has no known cause

4/15/2003
Ah Yes, I Remember It Well

Drinkers who black out have more memory problems

4/10/2003
Did Cannibalism Prevent Brain-Wasting Disease?

Study links ritual eating and prion disorders such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob

4/9/2003
Gene Linked to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

It may block needed medication from entering brain

4/7/2003
Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Empathy

Unconscious mimicry makes for an empathetic person

4/3/2003
Even Level Ground Poses Fall Risk for Elderly

Report: Most who suffer brain injuries aren't on elevated surfaces

4/2/2003
Caffeine Can Cloud MRIs

Drinking it can skew results on brain scans, study finds

4/2/2003
Type 1 Diabetes Shrinks the Brain

Loss of brain tissue might cause cognitive problems

4/2/2003
Alternative Medicine a Plus for Brain Injuries

Many with head traumas try complementary therapies, but don't tell doctors

4/1/2003
Brain Can Regroup After Injury

It can reorganize functions to regain normal motor function, study finds

3/28/2003
Headaches a Warning Sign for High School Athletes

Players often return to sports too soon after concussion, study finds

3/27/2003
When You Don't Snooze, You Lose

Sleep deprivation sneaks up without you knowing it

3/26/2003
'Silent' Strokes Linked to Dementia

Danish study finds symptomless attacks double risk

3/26/2003
The Urge to Gamble May Be All in Your Head

It appears to cause changes in brain chemistry

3/25/2003
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Dull Baby's Brain

Rat study finds cognitive and memory problems in long haul