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Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

Wearable headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches

Preschoolers Beat College Kids at Figuring Out Gadgets

Researchers say the very young take more flexible approach to problem-solving

NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus

Agency is seeking patients suffering from chronic 'ringing in the ears'

Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently

Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night

Early Signs That High-Calorie Diet May Help With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Regimen that boosted carbohydrate intake seemed to work best, researchers say, but more study needed

Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat

Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

MRI scans showed high activity in brain areas that usually interpret sentence structure

Sea Lion Shows Non-Human Mammals Also Have Rhythm

By working with Ronan, researchers discovered it's not just mimicking birds who can keep the beat

Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients

Small study suggests sleep disorder could be missed in people with multiple sclerosis

Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

New Drug Shows Promise for Restless Legs Syndrome: Study

Symptoms improved and fewer patients experienced disease progression

Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?

Study suggests stroke hospitalizations and death rates tied to changes in temperature and humidity

West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed

Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

Aspirin Might Help Treat Brain Tumor Tied to Hearing Loss

Study found the drug slowed growth of noncancerous acoustic neuromas

Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

Amnesia Patient's Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works

Researchers based 3-D model on man who lived 55 years with condition

It's Not Just Anniversaries: Men Are the More Forgetful Sex

Survey of 48,000 people suggests women's memories tend to be sharper

Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods

Study finds people could spot high- and low-fat milk through smell alone

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

Better thinking, mood associated with higher levels, study finds

2 Alzheimer's Drugs Found Ineffective in Clinical Trials

Dashing hopes, bapineuzumab and solanezumab did not improve patients' ability to think or perform daily activities

Could Ecstasy Help People With Anxiety, PTSD?

Small study sheds light on how the club drug affects the brain

Ultrasound to Brain May Boost Sensory Perception

In experiment, people did better on subtle tests of ability to distinguish touches on skin

Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study

Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy

Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause

People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way

For instance, anxiety was consistently linked to changes in the mid-chest region, study found

Could Brain Thickness Point to Stronger Religious Belief?

'Cortical thickness' increased among people who place significance on religion, study found

Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

Skilled Typing May Rely on More Than Knowing the Keys

Brain trains fingers to fly without conscious thought, research suggests

Just Imagining Brightness Might Make Your Eyes React

Pupil size changed when people visualized sunny days in study

Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests

DNA appeared to play biggest role in sciences, but outcomes could also change based on upbringing

Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge

Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study

With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend

Scans Show Brain-Connection Differences in Those With Epilepsy

Small study used MRI to examine patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men

British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters

FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

The device helps reduce frequency of seizures, studies show

Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

Could Warmer Weather Hamper Brain Function in People With MS?

MRI study found that some brains respond abnormally to higher temperatures

Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech