Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/4/2003
Moderate Drinking Shrinks Brain

Study also finds it has no protective effect on stroke

11/29/2003
11/26/2003
Hiding Racial Bias Can Tax Brain

Encounter with 'different' people can drain mental skills, study suggests

11/25/2003
MRI May Predict Dementia in the Healthy

Images find greater loss of brain mass is key

11/25/2003
Right's Wrong for Speech Development

Kids with delays use wrong side of brain to process language

11/21/2003
Internet Info on Matters of the Brain

New Web site provides details on neurological problems and treatments

11/21/2003
The Use-It-Or-Lose-It Defense

Mental challenges like crossword puzzles may keep Alzheimer's at bay

11/20/2003
New Imaging Reveals ADHD Kids Have Smaller Brain Area

Best look yet into disorder could pave way for therapies

11/17/2003
Even a Little Alcohol Affects the Brain

Receptors found impact impairment from moderate drinking

11/13/2003
NSAIDs May Help Brain Heal Itself

Reducing inflammation lets new neurons develop

11/12/2003
Implants Help Parkinson Patients to a Point

Improvements seen in 5 years, but other symptoms remain

11/10/2003
How Alzheimer's May Unfold

Studies detail how free radicals may contribute to development of disease

11/7/2003
A Little Hypertension May Sharpen Seniors' Thinking Skills

Study suggests it actually improves cognition in elderly

11/6/2003
Pot Derivative for MS Has Mixed Results

Further research is needed, researchers say

11/6/2003
Stimulating Mind Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Leisure activities that work your brain may spare you from neurodegenerative disease

11/5/2003
Killer CJD Proteins Found Outside Brain

Eases diagnosis, but supports notion for extra care during any surgery on patients

11/5/2003
New Marker for Alzheimer's Found

Scientists identify protein molecule that points to mind-robbing disease

10/30/2003
Mad Cow Disease Halted for First Time

Fatal brain disorder reversed in mice

10/29/2003
How the Brain Adapts

Researchers identify 'reset switch'

10/29/2003
New Insight Into Workings of Nervous System

Mouse study could lead to better treatments for neurological diseases

10/28/2003
Emotion Takes Memory on Roller Coaster Ride

Event is recalled, but things just before it become fuzzy

10/21/2003
Gray Matter Damage Linked to MS

Previous research had focused on the brain's white matter

10/20/2003
What Leads to Cognitive Decline

Study identifies risk factors associated with mild impairment

10/16/2003
Detox Carries Its Own Cost

Repeated withdrawals from alcohol can impair cognitive function, study finds

10/15/2003
Playing Piano Comes Naturally

Hand-to-ear link established quickly in beginner pianists, study finds

10/13/2003
Monkeys Taught Mind Control

They use brain signals to move robotic arm in lab setting

10/9/2003
Rejection Hurts So Bad

A shun is as good as a kick in the shins, brain study finds

10/6/2003
Another Clue to Alzheimer's Cause

Study finds amyloid beta protein can't cross blood-brain barrier with this disease

10/6/2003
Startling Study Says People May Be Born Gay

Researchers say key is in brain's innate response to sudden noise

10/2/2003
Marijuana-Like Chemicals May Treat Epilepsy

But researchers caution against overdoing it

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

9/29/2003
High Blood Pressure Doesn't Dim Mental Function By Itself

Study finds having other conditions more likely to hurt cognition in older adults

9/26/2003
A Helpless Vigil

Peter Putnam has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, but how did he get it?

9/23/2003
New Details on Rare Genetic Disease

Study finds another chromosome behind brain disorder called Joubert syndrome

9/15/2003
Skill Sets Stay Same As We Age

It happens even as overall mental abilities decline

9/10/2003
Babies' Brains Hard-Wired for Words

They respond to language like an adult does, study suggests

9/7/2003
A Better Mad Cow Test

New screen for brain-wasting disease is faster and more accurate

9/5/2003
Senior Laugh Lines Do Smooth Out

They may not get all the jokes, but they enjoy the ones they understand, study says

9/4/2003
Ecstasy Dangerous During Pregnancy

Rat pups exposed to it in the womb suffered brain and behavior changes

8/28/2003
More Than One Sign of Concussion

Loss of consciousness not the only indicator of injury

8/27/2003
Babies' Brains Are Fragile Indeed

They're more vulnerable to serious injury than previously thought

8/25/2003
Peek-a-Boo, I Learn to See You

Study: Skills for baby's first game are acquired, not innate

8/25/2003
Surgery Effective for Some With Epilepsy

Brain operations can succeed when medications fail

8/21/2003
How Chemo Affects Cognition

Pilot study to examine impact of breast cancer treatment on daily skills

8/21/2003
People Respond to Pavlov's Bell, Too

Brain associates eating with triggers other than food

8/19/2003
Protein Identified as Alzheimer's Culprit

Scientists believe it's responsible for memory loss

8/15/2003
Snoring Kids Prone to Bad Grades

Sleep problems can lead to poor school performance, study finds

8/15/2003
Some Viruses Linked to Age-Related Dementia

Infection may help to explain Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease

8/13/2003
The Roots of Addiction

Study identifies brain area linked to drug addiction

8/13/2003
Creatine Boosts Brain Power

Compound found in meat improves memory, intelligence