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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

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest December 01, 2014

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds December 01, 2014

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion December 01, 2014

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual November 26, 2014

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You November 26, 2014

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies November 25, 2014

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets November 21, 2014

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show November 18, 2014

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory November 18, 2014

Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test

Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact November 17, 2014

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too November 14, 2014

Either sitting beside you or via videophone would be safer than standard cellphone call, study contends

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease November 11, 2014

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn? November 10, 2014

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests November 10, 2014

But shrinkage seen in brain scans doesn't show impact on functioning, pro-pot experts say

Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows November 06, 2014

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure November 05, 2014

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports November 04, 2014

Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seemed to have the biggest impact, researchers say

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion November 01, 2014

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? October 31, 2014

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study October 31, 2014

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome October 30, 2014

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy October 29, 2014

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments October 29, 2014

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists October 29, 2014

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? October 24, 2014

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study October 23, 2014

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests October 10, 2014

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate October 08, 2014

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds October 07, 2014

But scientists stress this doesn't mean seniors should rush to get the scans, more study needed

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