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New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: StudyFebruary 11, 2016

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study ShowsFebruary 10, 2016

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesFebruary 10, 2016

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study FindsFebruary 09, 2016

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?February 08, 2016

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, DepressionFebruary 08, 2016

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later SuicideFebruary 08, 2016

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your SighsFebruary 08, 2016

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study SuggestsFebruary 04, 2016

Jousting-linked brain trauma might have caused damage similar to that affecting football players today

Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study FindsFebruary 03, 2016

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sFebruary 02, 2016

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle AgeFebruary 01, 2016

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain TumorsFebruary 01, 2016

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study ContendsJanuary 29, 2016

Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth

MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain VirusJanuary 27, 2016

Patients taking Tysabri were more prone to show signs of exposure to JCV, which can cause a brain disease

Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of SchizophreniaJanuary 27, 2016

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

Why Learning a Second Language Is Easier for SomeJanuary 20, 2016

Study found adults who learned French more easily had more connections between certain areas of brain

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSDJanuary 20, 2016

Findings could help doctors diagnose the condition more accurately, researchers say

Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

Mouse Study Shows Cocaine Ravages Brain CellsJanuary 18, 2016

Researchers believe they've also identified a potential antidote

Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?January 18, 2016

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat VetsJanuary 13, 2016

Researchers see neuron loss similar to that in retired boxers

Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain ConnectionJanuary 12, 2016

Weaker bond between two parts of brain linked to less cautious financial bets, study suggests

Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in MiceJanuary 12, 2016

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: SurveyJanuary 11, 2016

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' DifferentlyJanuary 08, 2016

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of SchizophreniaJanuary 06, 2016

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar DisorderJanuary 05, 2016

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain TraumaJanuary 04, 2016

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?December 31, 2015

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study FindsDecember 28, 2015

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time

Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for AutismDecember 28, 2015

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's DiseaseDecember 23, 2015

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After ConcussionDecember 23, 2015

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: StudyDecember 21, 2015

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in FootballDecember 21, 2015

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia RiskDecember 11, 2015

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

Brain's Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: StudyDecember 10, 2015

Researchers focusing on imbalance between two neurochemicals

Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: StudyDecember 09, 2015

Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?December 09, 2015

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

3-D Video Games May Boost Brainpower, Study FindsDecember 08, 2015

After playing every day for two weeks, volunteers did better on memory tests

Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain DiseaseDecember 03, 2015

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged BrainDecember 02, 2015

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers SayDecember 02, 2015

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative'

Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start ExercisingNovember 30, 2015

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study SaysNovember 30, 2015

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May PersistNovember 30, 2015

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain DiseaseNovember 26, 2015

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain InfectionNovember 25, 2015

Chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island finds encephalitis more common than previously believed