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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

Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies' February 18, 2015

Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study February 16, 2015

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study February 13, 2015

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Cigarette use thins key area for memory, thinking skills and language

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests February 11, 2015

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep February 10, 2015

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

Creatine Doesn't Treat Parkinson's Disease, Study Says February 10, 2015

Research in mice had suggested this amino acid might help

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia February 04, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls January 30, 2015

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage January 30, 2015

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly January 29, 2015

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect January 28, 2015

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study January 28, 2015

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players January 27, 2015

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says January 26, 2015

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

Exercise May Tone Up Women's Bodies <i>and</i> Minds January 23, 2015

Regular physical activity appears to boost oxygen supply to the brain, study says

'Hidden' Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries January 23, 2015

Autopsies showed broken, swollen nerve fibers in regions related to memory, reasoning

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover January 22, 2015

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction' January 16, 2015

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory? January 16, 2015

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster January 12, 2015

Mental imagery reduces muscle loss associated with immobilization, study suggests

Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain January 12, 2015

In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study January 09, 2015

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions January 05, 2015

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise December 21, 2014

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows December 18, 2014

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says December 16, 2014

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds December 15, 2014

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts December 14, 2014

Accomplished aviators process visual information more efficiently than less experienced ones

Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations December 10, 2014

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier? December 10, 2014

Study suggests link between fructose and obesity

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows December 10, 2014

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide December 09, 2014

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk December 04, 2014

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk December 04, 2014

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

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