Brain Health News

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1/27/2016
MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

1/27/2016
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

1/20/2016
Why Learning a Second Language Is Easier for Some

Study found adults who learned French more easily had more connections between certain areas of brain

1/20/2016
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

1/20/2016
Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD

Findings could help doctors diagnose the condition more accurately, researchers say

1/18/2016
Mouse Study Shows Cocaine Ravages Brain Cells

Researchers believe they've also identified a potential antidote

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

1/13/2016
Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat Vets

Researchers see neuron loss similar to that in retired boxers

1/12/2016
Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain Connection

Weaker bond between two parts of brain linked to less cautious financial bets, study suggests

1/12/2016
Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

1/11/2016
Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

1/8/2016
Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' Differently

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

1/6/2016
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

1/5/2016
Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/28/2015
Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time

12/23/2015
Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

12/23/2015
Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

12/21/2015
Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/18/2015
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say

12/18/2015
Marijuana and Academic Performance

How does marijuana affect a college student's GPA?

12/17/2015
Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Study finds that mood improves, too

12/17/2015
Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism

GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

12/17/2015
Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study

Expert recommends aggressive screening for females

12/17/2015
Are You a Secret Santa or a Grinch? Brain Scans May Tell

Research suggests a 'Christmas spirit' nerve network in certain areas of the brain

12/16/2015
Humans Are Masters of High-Quality Sleep

Study found people require half as many hours of slumber as other mammals do

12/15/2015
ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

12/15/2015
Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

Injuries largely caused by bombs in war zones, researchers say

12/11/2015
Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/10/2015
Brain's Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study

Researchers focusing on imbalance between two neurochemicals

12/9/2015
Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: Study

Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

12/9/2015
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

12/8/2015
3-D Video Games May Boost Brainpower, Study Finds

After playing every day for two weeks, volunteers did better on memory tests

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

12/2/2015
Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

11/30/2015
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

11/30/2015
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

11/30/2015
After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

11/25/2015
Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

11/25/2015
Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

Chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island finds encephalitis more common than previously believed

11/24/2015
Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/24/2015
Health Tip: Promote Better Brain Health

Feed it knowledge and nutrition

11/20/2015
New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

11/18/2015
Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say