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Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret? April 04, 2017

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids March 30, 2017

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness March 22, 2017

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids March 22, 2017

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster March 16, 2017

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury March 15, 2017

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective March 08, 2017

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It March 03, 2017

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage March 03, 2017

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery March 01, 2017

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report February 24, 2017

Researchers discovered the brain makes fructose, which is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review February 22, 2017

Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind February 21, 2017

Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain February 20, 2017

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests February 20, 2017

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD February 16, 2017

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy February 15, 2017

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players February 15, 2017

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals February 13, 2017

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside February 10, 2017

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills February 10, 2017

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study February 10, 2017

The longer the mission, the greater the changes, scans suggest

Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males February 08, 2017

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain February 08, 2017

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems February 03, 2017

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People February 03, 2017

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism February 03, 2017

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain February 01, 2017

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate January 31, 2017

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk January 31, 2017

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia January 30, 2017

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers January 26, 2017

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia January 25, 2017

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains January 25, 2017

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin January 24, 2017

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

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