Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/24/2003
High Blood Pressure Can Go to Your Head

Study finds link to decline in thinking ability

3/14/2003
The Recognition Factor

Part of brain that identifies faces also identifies other objects

3/10/2003
Damage of Drug Use Lingers

Attention, motor skills impaired for year after use of cocaine, amphetamines

2/21/2003
Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Ick' Factor

Further explore area that processes disgust

2/20/2003
No 'Mad Deer 'Disease, for Now

CDC rules it out in deaths of 3 men who ate wild game

2/20/2003
Scientists Find 'Ouch' Gene

It determines who reacts to the slightest discomfort

2/19/2003
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Leaves Clues in Nose

Discovery could make diagnosis of brain-wasting disease possible before death

2/12/2003
Your Kiss Is All Right With Me

Study finds most turn heads to right before puckering up

2/11/2003
Smallest Babies Can Make Big Gains in IQ

New research confirms low birth weight babies improve mental abilities as they age

2/11/2003
Bacteria May Cause Mental Decline in Bypass Patients

Wayward germs cause brain inflammation, researchers say

2/5/2003
Anesthesia for Kids Damages Rat Brains

Drugs caused brain cell death, impaired memory and learning

2/3/2003
High Blood Sugar Tied to Memory Woes

Abnormal levels may shrink brain, study suggests

1/30/2003
Bringing Proteins into the Fold May Prevent Disease

Getting them to fit right a new approach, study suggests

1/29/2003
Minor Oxygen Deprivation at Birth Can Dull Mental Skills

Threshold for damage is lower than previously believed, study finds

1/29/2003
Keeping Your Mind Fit

Physical exercise benefits your brain as you age

1/28/2003
Counting Calories Can Protect Your Brain

Lifelong, low-fat diets guard against cell death, study finds

1/28/2003
Cell Phones: Hands-Free Not Risk-Free

Use of phones while driving cuts attention, response time

1/24/2003
Gene Controls Aggression, Anxiety in Mice

Altered animals attacked, hid in corners

1/23/2003
Can't Remember Names?

Blame your hippocampus, a new study says

1/20/2003
The Smell of Strong Emotions

Study finds similar brain response to pleasant and unpleasant scents, settings

1/16/2003
Soccer Headgear Offers Little Protection

Study finds padded bands don't help when heading the ball

1/14/2003
Spasticity Tougher to Treat Than Thought

Study says such stiff muscle cells differ greatly from normal muscle cells

1/10/2003
Interleukin's Good Side

Study finds hormone associated with disease protects brain cells in mice

1/2/2003
Cocaine Damages the Brain's Pleasure Cells

Reaction severest in those who are depressed

12/23/2002
High-Fat Diets Not Linked to Dementia

Study finds no connection between Alzheimer's and cholesterol levels

12/12/2002
Mapping the Music of the Mind

Study details brain area that processes melodies

12/10/2002
A Spark of Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain areas that regulate feeling and movement stay active, study says

12/6/2002
Remembrance of Things Past

Memory undergoes subtle changes as people age

12/2/2002
Brain Structure Difference Linked to Disruptive Teens

Two studies say adolescents who act out have abnormal frontal lobes

11/28/2002
Head Injuries

Know when they're serious

11/28/2002
Eat Turkey, Be Happy

Chemical in bird may affect mood and memory, study suggests

11/27/2002
Walking Problems May Predict Dementia

But researchers say preventive measures are possible

11/25/2002
Scientists Identify Memory Genes

Finding in rats could help Alzheimer's patients

11/20/2002
Aggressive Treatment Urged for 'Mini-Strokes'

Experts say most are actually full-fledged strokes

11/18/2002
Spinal Tap May Help Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Proteins in fluid may predict which memory loss will become dementia

11/14/2002
Study Suspects How Alzheimer's Vaccine Failed

Brain hemorrhaging may have caused inflammation in patients

11/7/2002
Stroke Fighters

New drugs may help protect brain against attacks

11/6/2002
Scared? Stressed? Forget About It

Researchers bypass fear factor in rat brains

11/6/2002
Aging Brain Doesn't Lose Language Skills

Study finds older people may even perform some linguistic tasks better than the young

10/29/2002
Social Butterflies Have Sharper Brains

Studies find people who schmooze are mentally engaged

10/25/2002
Women And Men Often Feel Strokes Differently

Females report more nontraditional signs, study says

10/25/2002
More Time to Give Clot-Busters a 'Double-Edged Sword'

Drugs may be given directly into artery, but doing so causes more brain bleeding

10/24/2002
Slinky-like Coils Foil Brain Aneurysms

Study finds they work better than surgery

10/23/2002
The Brain Makes Sense of Scents

Study suggests it plays big role in learning new smells

10/21/2002
Recall Tricks Can Help Memory in Alzheimer's Patients

Drilling leads to some improvements on specific tasks

10/17/2002
Roller Coasters Don't Scramble Your Brain

But a U.S. lawmaker wants to regulate the thrill rides

10/16/2002
Neutralizing the Fear Factor

Discovery of trigger for overcoming fear can lead to treatment of anxiety disorders

10/15/2002
PTSD Linked to Hippocampus

Brain region smaller in victims of post-traumatic stress disorder -- and their twins

10/15/2002
Antibody Identified as MS Villain

Nerve-damaging molecule elevated in patients with aggressive form of disease

10/14/2002
Antioxidant Shows Promise in Staving Off Parkinson's

Small study says coenzyme Q10 slowed disease's progress