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Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second August 26, 2015

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain August 26, 2015

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study August 21, 2015

Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women August 14, 2015

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

Scientists May Have Found 'Marker' for Schizophrenia August 12, 2015

Brain changes exist before mental illness is diagnosed, researchers say

Some Babies May Pick Up 2nd Language More Easily August 10, 2015

Research suggests a behavior called 'gaze shifting' may be key

Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy August 10, 2015

By studying brain wave activity, researchers noticed differences in how patients reacted to tunes

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study August 06, 2015

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks August 05, 2015

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them August 05, 2015

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids August 03, 2015

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk July 27, 2015

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes July 24, 2015

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains July 24, 2015

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's July 21, 2015

Study can't prove cause and effect, but saw dip in odds for people taking drugs such as Actos and Avandia

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's July 21, 2015

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study July 21, 2015

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age July 20, 2015

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says July 20, 2015

Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia July 20, 2015

Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in the Ears July 17, 2015

Small study found it helped half of those with tinnitus

Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More? July 17, 2015

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response July 16, 2015

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study July 15, 2015

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows July 15, 2015

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed July 15, 2015

Be cautious about taking both together, researcher says

Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids July 14, 2015

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men July 14, 2015

It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say

Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study July 13, 2015

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds July 08, 2015

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Thinking Skills: Study July 08, 2015

Test performance declined noticeably in just two years

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People July 07, 2015

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death July 07, 2015

Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline July 07, 2015

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others July 06, 2015

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain July 03, 2015

Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain June 30, 2015

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions June 26, 2015

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD? June 26, 2015

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk June 24, 2015

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue June 18, 2015

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

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