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Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests

Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk

Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation

Small study of rare form of disease included people aged 18 to 26

Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

Some Face Transplant Patients May Regain Sensory, Motor Function

Ability to smile, chew, speak, smell depends on whether nerves can be reconnected, surgeons say

Speed-Learning a New Language May Help Brain Grow: Study

Scans before and after 13-month program found changes in newly fluent adults

Faces 'Morphed' for Man When Scientists Tweaked His Brain

Study gives insights into how humans recognize other individuals

Preemies Born to Poor Families May Face Higher Risk for Brain Bleeds

These hemorrhages can have long-lasting effects and are expensive to treat, researchers say

Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

'Mouth Feel' Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that 'balancing' opposite tastes makes food more palatable

Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?

Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Potential in Trials

Patients with mild disease who took solanezumab had slowing of mental decline

Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Worse MS Symptoms

But it's too soon to recommend supplements for multiple sclerosis patients, researcher says

Same Part of Brain Recognizes Faces and Objects, Study Finds

Fusiform face area 'lit up' identically on MRI whether auto lovers looked at cars or people

Researchers Map Vision in Brain

Study of brain structure may boost efforts to find ways to restore sight

Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study

Fatal 'sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' is often mistaken for other degenerative conditions

'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps

Growth levels off much sooner in non-human primates, study found

Human Stem Cells Restore Hearing to Deaf Gerbils in Study

Next step is to determine if procedure is safe and recovery persists

'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

Does Studying for Law School Test Boost Your Brain?

Researchers found structural differences after people crammed for rigorous exam

Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study

But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say

Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

You Can Learn While You Sleep, Study Suggests

Participants reacted to information given as they slept, after waking

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Some Promise in Trials

Subgroup of patients with mild disease showed slowing of mental decline

Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD

But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

Tourette Patients Benefit From Behavioral Therapy: Study

Adults with condition learned to better prevent, manage symptoms like tics

Chronic 'Butter Flavoring' Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process

Working with diacetyl may raise risk of proteins clumping in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's: study

Caffeine May Help Treat Parkinson's Disease

Three cups of coffee daily seems to ease motor symptoms, study finds

In Mice, Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Shows Promise Against MS

Amyloid beta has long been tied to dementia, but injections slowed MS progression

Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab

Small study suggests the practice could enhance balance, activity levels

Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate

Although still in development, technology may help people with ALS, other movement problems

Adding More Neurosurgeons Could Cut Traffic Deaths: Study

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among people aged 34 and younger

YouTube Videos Might Help Ease Form of Vertigo

Patients who watch and follow Epley maneuver this way may benefit, experts say

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

Experimental agent similar to medicines already used to ease symptoms, but more study needed

Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

Drug Widely Used to Treat MS May Not Slow Progression

But study didn't look at interferon beta's effect on quality of life, disease flares

Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest

Research in elderly finds 'mild cognitive impairment' linked to higher risk for death, social isolation

Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia

3 studies link changes in walking skills to weakening mental state, including Alzheimer's

Scientists Pinpoint Antibody That May Be Specific to MS Patients

If confirmed, finding may someday help diagnose, guide treatment for multiple sclerosis

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study

Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

Botox May Ease Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Anti-wrinkle drug led to 'significant' improvement in small study

Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage

In tests, they had higher rates of depression, memory deficits and 'white matter' damage

Brain EEG Test Might Help Spot Autism: Study

Children with the disorder showed differences in synchronization among brain regions