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Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness March 22, 2017

These differences appear to boost hearing, smell and touch, researchers say

'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids March 22, 2017

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster March 16, 2017

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury March 15, 2017

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study March 13, 2017

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective March 08, 2017

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label' March 07, 2017

Aricept is often prescribed for mild mental impairment without actual approval

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years March 07, 2017

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It March 03, 2017

Study suggests people intuitively enjoy poems, even if they don't understand why

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage March 03, 2017

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060 March 02, 2017

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk March 02, 2017

Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain March 01, 2017

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery March 01, 2017

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners February 28, 2017

Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years February 28, 2017

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report February 24, 2017

Researchers discovered the brain makes fructose, which is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? February 23, 2017

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

NHL Veterans Pledge Their Brains to Research February 23, 2017

Donations will be used to study CTE, other conditions linked to repetitive head trauma

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia? February 22, 2017

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? February 22, 2017

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review February 22, 2017

Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind February 21, 2017

Researchers report patients showed fastest speeds seen yet in such experiments

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests February 20, 2017

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain February 20, 2017

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS? February 20, 2017

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the fatal disorder, early research suggests

Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems February 19, 2017

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD February 16, 2017

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy February 15, 2017

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players February 15, 2017

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals February 13, 2017

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside February 10, 2017

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study February 10, 2017

The longer the mission, the greater the changes, scans suggest

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