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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

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion February 10, 2017

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills February 10, 2017

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell February 08, 2017

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males February 08, 2017

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain February 08, 2017

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? February 06, 2017

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems February 03, 2017

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research February 03, 2017

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

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism February 03, 2017

Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People February 03, 2017

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study February 02, 2017

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital February 02, 2017

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain February 01, 2017

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk? February 01, 2017

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too February 01, 2017

How it may help older people

Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns January 31, 2017

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate January 31, 2017

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk January 31, 2017

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's January 30, 2017

Study found they did better on memory tests that patients who only spoke one language

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia January 30, 2017

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds January 27, 2017

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia January 27, 2017

Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's

Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers January 26, 2017

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia January 25, 2017

Though preliminary, it found symptoms of eating disorder lessened in first 24 hours after treatment

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains January 25, 2017

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain? January 24, 2017

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin January 24, 2017

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears January 19, 2017

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care January 18, 2017

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's January 13, 2017

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth January 12, 2017

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

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