Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/14/2002
Paying Attention No Easy Feat

It taxes different parts of the brain, research says

10/14/2002
Cross Train Your Brain

Here's how to keep it limber

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