April 17, 2014: Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

April 16, 2014: Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 16, 2014: Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

April 15, 2014: Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 09, 2014: Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says
Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

April 09, 2014: Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

April 08, 2014: Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

April 08, 2014: Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study
Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

April 08, 2014: 'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics
Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men ability to flex toes, ankles and knees, but it's no cure, researchers report

April 04, 2014: Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults
Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 03, 2014: Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

April 01, 2014: Computer Program Spots 21 Distinct Facial Expressions
Identifying these universal expressions might help scientists better map emotions in brain

March 31, 2014: More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

March 31, 2014: New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease
Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

March 28, 2014: Scientists Spot Brain's 'Off' Switch for Water Intake
MRI scans tracked neurological activity in non-thirsty people pressed to drink water

March 26, 2014: Crows' Problem-Solving Skills Equal to Human 5-Year-Olds: Study
New Caledonian crows quickly figured out the cause-and-effect of water displacement

March 26, 2014: More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

March 26, 2014: Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

March 26, 2014: Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease
The hereditary brain disease can destroy patients' ability to walk, talk and swallow

March 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

March 26, 2014: Goats Aren't Dummies
Study finds they can learn complex tasks, remember them for a long time

March 20, 2014: Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought
Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors

March 19, 2014: Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke
But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

March 19, 2014: Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

March 19, 2014: Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions
Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

March 19, 2014: Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression
Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin

March 18, 2014: COPD May Damage Aging Brain
Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

March 17, 2014: Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests
Routine use of imaging tests not recommended, but more docs ordering them anyway, researcher says

March 17, 2014: Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men
Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years

March 14, 2014: Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'
People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

March 14, 2014: Why It's Hard to Kick the Smoking Habit
Brain scans showed nicotine withdrawal weakens parts of the brain tied to ability to control cravings

March 13, 2014: Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions
Study found levels of a protein linked with brain damage spiked right after injury, dropped with recovery

March 12, 2014: Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study
Scans showed less response to negative images of habit's consequences

March 12, 2014: Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key
But many factors likely play a role in Mozart-like musical genius, experts say

March 11, 2014: Preschoolers Beat College Kids at Figuring Out Gadgets
Researchers say the very young take more flexible approach to problem-solving

March 10, 2014: 'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

March 10, 2014: Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

March 06, 2014: NIH Launches 'Nerve Stimulation' Trial to Ease Tinnitus
Agency is seeking patients suffering from chronic 'ringing in the ears'

March 05, 2014: Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer's
Research suggests genes play key role in each person's susceptibility to the disease

March 04, 2014: Vets' Brain Damage From Blasts Not Always Apparent: Study
But scans might reveal symptomless war injuries

February 28, 2014: Poor Sleep in Gulf War Vets May Be Tied to Brain Changes
Researchers say problem seems to be linked with less gray matter, which controls memory, thinking

February 28, 2014: Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently
Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night

February 26, 2014: Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines
Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

February 21, 2014: 'Heading' Soccer Ball Can Damage Brain, Study Says
Researchers urge more study of long-term effects on thinking, memory

February 21, 2014: Monkey Research Shows How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help the Brain
Scientists found it boosted development of complex networks involved in thinking