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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

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

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

'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

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears January 19, 2017

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's January 13, 2017

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth January 12, 2017

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery? January 11, 2017

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors January 11, 2017

Altered thinking must be acknowledged as 'one of the difficulties of treatment,' specialist says

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young January 09, 2017

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain January 06, 2017

The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults January 06, 2017

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor' January 06, 2017

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer! January 06, 2017

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School January 05, 2017

Lingering eye problems linked to poorer academic performance

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain January 04, 2017

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study December 30, 2016

It's too early to say if this contributes to mental decline, Alzheimer's expert says

Artists' Brushstrokes May Offer First Hints of Brain Disease December 29, 2016

Researchers hope telltale changes will lead to earlier diagnosis for those with thinking, memory disorders

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study December 28, 2016

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study December 26, 2016

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury December 21, 2016

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia December 21, 2016

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain December 19, 2016

Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting December 19, 2016

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC December 15, 2016

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

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