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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia August 26, 2016

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery? August 25, 2016

Noninvasive technique helps patients who don't respond to medication, study says

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects August 24, 2016

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice August 23, 2016

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage August 22, 2016

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds August 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait' August 12, 2016

Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep August 12, 2016

Study shows internal clock and hourglass may sometimes be at odds with each other

'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement August 11, 2016

Combination regimen jump-started reconnection between mind and body

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly August 11, 2016

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too August 10, 2016

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study August 05, 2016

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development August 02, 2016

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory? July 28, 2016

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

What Happens When You're Hypnotized? July 28, 2016

Three distinct changes occur in the brain, scientists find

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's July 28, 2016

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness July 27, 2016

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER July 25, 2016

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes July 25, 2016

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk July 25, 2016

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed July 21, 2016

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood July 13, 2016

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study July 07, 2016

Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says

U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine July 06, 2016

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble? June 30, 2016

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads June 30, 2016

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible' June 28, 2016

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers June 28, 2016

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections June 24, 2016

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women June 23, 2016

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows June 22, 2016

Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study June 21, 2016

But perhaps it's because they just pay more attention to their health, experts say

Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It? June 20, 2016

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC June 17, 2016

Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

Caffeine's Jolt Can Sometimes Be Short-Lived June 17, 2016

Stimulant effect diminishes after days of insufficient sleep, study finds

Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study June 16, 2016

Although larger procedure carries more risk, odds of longer survival are higher, researchers say

Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves June 15, 2016

Experimental device seems to help more chemotherapy reach tumors, researchers report

Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences June 14, 2016

Scans showed variation compared to teens without the blood sugar disease, researchers report

The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes' June 02, 2016

Effect is similar to eating chocolate or winning money, researchers say

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage' May 31, 2016

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care May 31, 2016

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People May 31, 2016

Contrary to previous thinking, the habenula is less active during unpleasant experiences

Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer May 25, 2016

Discovery might eventually lead to better treatment for glioblastoma multiforme

Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries May 20, 2016

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp! May 17, 2016

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice May 16, 2016

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

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