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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

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years March 23, 2015

But new aches develop for many, researchers report

For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football... March 20, 2015

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain March 19, 2015

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds March 16, 2015

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ March 12, 2015

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems March 12, 2015

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices' March 12, 2015

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice March 11, 2015

Treatment is preliminary, but may have potential to combat the disease, researcher says

Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age March 11, 2015

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds March 11, 2015

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks? March 10, 2015

Heavy drinking and lesser intelligence linked in Swedish study

British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center March 09, 2015

One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique

Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence? March 06, 2015

Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions March 05, 2015

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's? March 05, 2015

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center March 04, 2015

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 March 04, 2015

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults March 03, 2015

People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means

Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes March 02, 2015

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines March 02, 2015

Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise February 24, 2015

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth February 23, 2015

Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

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