Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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