Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/10/2002
Cell Phone Pluses

Some positive news, for a change

10/9/2002
Worms Need to Keep Their Wits in Place

Inactivation of a gene can cause flatworm's brain material to develop throughout its body, study finds

10/8/2002
Children with ADHD Have Smaller Brains

Study acquits drugs and parents, finds no effect on intelligence

10/7/2002
Nature, Not Nurture, Determines Head Shape and Size

Study challenges anthropological truism

10/1/2002
Hot-Headed Guys? It's All in the Brain

Sections of brain that promote aggression smaller in women than in men

9/26/2002
Just One Night of Ecstasy May Damage Brain

Monkey study shows party drug may trigger Parkinson's-like harm

9/24/2002
Group Seeks Awareness for Deadly Disease

Ataxia has no cure and is often misdiagnosed

9/18/2002
Out-of-Body Experiences Really Are In Your Head

Study: Stimuluation of part of brain makes them happen

9/17/2002
Living With Brain Tumors

National sympsosium will provide information and education

9/12/2002
Parkinson's Disease Scrambles Brain's Switchboard

Researcher says change may be irreversible

9/9/2002
It's Not All Downhill After Heart Bypass

Study finds no loss of mental function after surgery

9/4/2002
Dopamine Extinguishes Smoking

Drug dulls desire for cigarettes, study finds

8/30/2002
A Piece of the Schizophrenia Puzzle

People with illness have lower levels of important brain chemical

8/29/2002
Spinal Cord Cells Govern Ejaculation in Rats

Discovery may someday help treat sex problems in men

8/29/2002
Babies Don't Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths

Study finds babbling is more than gibberish

8/27/2002
Fish and Nuts Are Brain Foods

Contain essential fats that improve memory

8/6/2002
Stuttering Tied to Brain Abnormality

German discovery won't change treatment for now, experts say

7/24/2002
Molecular Mechanism May Hold Clue to MD Brain Defects

Researchers find it may be basis for damage in some forms of degenerative disease

7/22/2002
Emotional Memory Stronger in Women

Study finds more parts of female brain are active

7/22/2002
Brains of Autistic Children Develop Abnormally

Brains are enlarged very early in life

7/22/2002
Ecstasy: Short-Term High, Long-Term Damage

Club drug's effects can last two years, study says

7/19/2002
Journey to the Unknown

Imaging advances let docs see tiny blood vessels in brain

7/18/2002
Uncovering the Secret of Brain Size

Researchers think they know why humans have large cortexes

7/16/2002
Fruits and Veggies Boost Memory

Study: Some better than others

7/15/2002
Heart Surgery May Cause Cognitive Decline

But the effects are usually short-lived, study finds

7/11/2002
Want More Brain Power? Bingo!

Study finds game increases mental agility

6/24/2002
Molecule Rewires Brain After Stroke

Rat study on inosine hold promise for people

6/21/2002
Brain Probes Seek Origin of Phantom Limbs

Seek glimpse into why amputees 'feel' what isn't there

6/19/2002
Lost in Thought

Cell phones distract drivers, but not for the reasons you think

6/19/2002
Umbilical Cord Blood May Aid Recovery From Brain Damage

Tests on rats showed improvement in neurological and motor functions

6/17/2002
Sex And Violence Don't Ad Up

Sexually explicit and violent TV shows keep viewers from remembering the ads

6/13/2002
Two Left Feet? Blame Your Cerebellum

Study reveals how it affects motor skills

6/13/2002
Hot and Cold Tastes

How the brain processes food flavors

6/6/2002
Eyes May Hold Preview of Brain Problems

Blood vessels in retina could warn of dementia, Alzheimer's

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

5/30/2002
Discarded Fat Cells Are Showing Some Nerve

Cells from mice behave briefly like them, but it's early

5/30/2002
Reward Mechanism Found in Brain

Malfunction can cause obsession, addiction

5/29/2002
Depressed People Have Persistent Problem With Key Brain Chemical

Finding offers strong evidence that depression has genetic causes, researchers say

5/24/2002
The Mere Sight of Food Sets Brain Off

Study finds higher levels of dopamine

5/21/2002
Activity May Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's

A tale of the active mouse and the couch potato mouse

5/21/2002
Heart Disease Molecule May Also Cause Dementia

C-reactive protein tied to higher risk of cognitive loss

5/16/2002
Can High Blood Pressure Boost Your Memory?

Moderately elevated blood pressure enhanced memory, concentration in elderly, study says

5/16/2002
Monkeys Don't All Look Alike to Infants

Babies can discriminate primate faces for months

5/15/2002
Why Traumatic Events Are More Traumatic for Some

Study finds lack of brain receptors influences response

5/9/2002
Learning Your ZZZZ's

Study, followed by sleep, is very effective

5/8/2002
Report: Thrill Rides Can Be Kill Rides

Finds 8 deaths, 58 injuries to brain from g-force

5/8/2002
Natural Color Has Staying Power

People remember natural color images best, study finds

4/16/2002
Tamoxifen May Help, Not Hurt, Brain Function

Study finds it has estrogen-like neuroprotective benefits

4/15/2002
Binge Drinking's Swift Toll

Study finds too much alcohol causes immediate brain damage

4/12/2002
Misshapen Proteins Tied to Various Diseases

Changes in structure, not chemistry, cause problems