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Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults May 22, 2015

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline May 22, 2015

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms May 21, 2015

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

Scientists Pinpoint a Speech Center in Brain May 18, 2015

Discovery suggests a specific area dedicated to this task

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers May 18, 2015

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry May 14, 2015

Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'

Some Smokers May Be 'Hardwired' to Succeed at Quitting May 13, 2015

Finding could provide new target for cessation treatments, researchers say

Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls May 13, 2015

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage May 12, 2015

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response May 12, 2015

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking May 12, 2015

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While May 11, 2015

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke May 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression May 08, 2015

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies May 06, 2015

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says May 04, 2015

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays May 01, 2015

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

How to Lower Your Stroke Risk May 01, 2015

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory April 30, 2015

Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory April 30, 2015

You're never too old to learn

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease April 28, 2015

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice April 28, 2015

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids April 27, 2015

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain April 23, 2015

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat April 23, 2015

Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure April 20, 2015

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome April 17, 2015

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection April 17, 2015

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk April 15, 2015

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

New Drug Shows Promise for MS April 14, 2015

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth April 14, 2015

Study findings challenge long-held beliefs about visual cortex

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise April 14, 2015

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy April 13, 2015

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism April 09, 2015

But research is still preliminary, expert says

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job April 06, 2015

Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function April 06, 2015

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says April 02, 2015

Findings appear to underscore need for early diagnosis, treatment

Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See' April 02, 2015

Findings suggest putting similar device in canes that blind people use might improve mobility

All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are April 01, 2015

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests April 01, 2015

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds March 30, 2015

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's? March 27, 2015

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says March 26, 2015

Findings suggest new avenue for identifying hidden injuries

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals March 26, 2015

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk March 24, 2015

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study March 23, 2015

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

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