Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season
The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer's disease changes depending on the season, researchers report.
New Human Brain Cell - 'Rosehip' Neuron - Discovered
A new type of human brain cell has been discovered by scientists trying to understand what makes our brains different from other animals.
Study Finds Some Patients With A-Fib Have Hidden Brain Damage
In a new study of patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), 4 in 10 had previously undetected brain damage, though none had a history of stroke or mini-stroke.
How Severe Brain Injuries Might Trigger Dementia
A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
Study: 'Heading the Ball' Riskier for Female Players
Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study Tuesday based on nearly 100 amateur players.The report in the journal Radiology suggested that sex-specific guidelines may be needed to guard against head injuries in...
Dr. Oz: The Treatable Condition That's Often Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's
A little while ago we mentioned iNPH, or idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, as a form of dementia that often masquerades as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease -- but isn't.
New Drug Offers Hope of Alzheimer's Breakthrough
There have been many setbacks on the long road to finding a treatment that might slow or stop Alzheimer's disease, but a new trial offers a glimmer of hope.Researchers report that an experimental drug called BAN2401 slowed mental decline by as much as 30 percent in...
Obesity Adds to Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury
Suffering a serious traumatic brain injury can be a permanently disabling experience, but new research shows that obesity compounds the health problems survivors face in the years after their accident.
1 in 9 US Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems
If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines.
Alzheimer's Progression May Be Slowed by Common Aspirin
Alzheimer's disease progression may be slowed by over-the-counter, low-dose aspirin that helps to clear cellular debris in the brain, a study released on Monday said.
Natural Early Birds Have Less Depression Risk
New US research has found that middle-age and older women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise may have a lower risk of depression than those who are night owls. Carried out by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network...
High Blood Pressure in 50s Leads to Dementia
Elevated blood pressure in your 50s might raise your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new European study has found. People with a systolic blood pressure of 130 or more at age 50 were 45 percent more likely to be struck by dementia than people with lower blood...
Are Your Prescriptions Making You Depressed?
One-third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their...
Depression Linked to Night Shift Workers
People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.
Past research has found that people with a circadian rhythm, or...
Many Migraine Sufferers Skip Behavioral Treatments
Even when a headache specialist refers migraine patients for proven behavioral treatments like biofeedback, relaxation training or cognitive behavioral therapy, barely half of them go, suggests a small U.S. study.
Of 69 migraine sufferers treated at a large academic...
New Research Could Help Develop a Shot for Stress and Anxiety
A shot that can help cope with stress may be on the horizon, say scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder. They discovered that immunization with beneficial bacteria - probiotics - could have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain.Although research...
Narcissists' Eyebrows Can Be a Giveaway, Study Suggests
A new study suggests the eyebrows of narcissists can be a signal of the trait.
People With Mild Brain Injuries Often Don't Get Follow-Up Care
Many adults treated at U.S. emergency rooms for mild brain injuries fail to get follow-up care within three months even when they have moderate to severe concussion symptoms, a recent study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 831 patients treated for mild brain injuries...
Mental Illness Raises Risk of Being a Crime Victim
Having a mental illness makes people more vulnerable to becoming the victims of a crime, a recent analysis suggests.
Based on nationwide data from more than 2 million people in Denmark, researchers found that in the 10 years following a diagnosis with any psychiatric...
Stroke Facts: What You Need to Know
Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. "We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural...
Yoga Breathing Techniques Benefit Brain
New research published in the journal Psychophysiology provides scientific validation of the beneficial impact on cognitive capacity of breathing techniques used in yoga and breath-focused meditation. This new scientific study based on neuroscience establishes a direct link...
7 Mistakes Boost Blood Pressure Readings
Mum's the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked.Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says."These simple things can make a difference in whether...
Weight-Loss Surgery May Worsen Teens' Mental Health
Adolescents may develop new or worsening mental health problems after weight-loss surgery, particularly those who already had symptoms at the time of the procedure, according to a small U.S. study.
Researchers followed the psychological health of 139 severely obese...
Depression May Dull Memory: Study
Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. "Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems," said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri,...
Money Worries Making More Americans Anxious: Study
Americans are becoming increasingly nervous, with anxiety levels on the rise -- and one of the main reasons is concern about being able to pay their bills, a new survey finds.More than 1,000 adults nationwide were polled in late March and asked to rate their level of...