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Why Do Some People Stay Sharp into Old Age?

SuperAgers who retain their memories into old age appear to have super neurons in a key area of the brain, a new study finds.

When Mom is BRCA+, Should the Kids Be Told?

Teens and young adults adapt well to family genetic information, reporting relatively low psychological stress, researchers say.

High Out-of-Pocket Costs For Childbirth, Even With Insurance

Giving birth in the U.S. now costs nearly $19,000 and insured patients are responsible for paying about $3,000 of that bill, researchers say.

Why Are People Kinder as They Get Older?

A new study finds the brain releases more oxytocin as we age, which makes us kinder and more satisfied with life.

Certain Personality Traits May Protect Your Aging Brain, Study Finds

People who are organized, hardworking and responsible are less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment as they age, researchers say.

COVID-19 May Cause Long-Term Brain Changes in Some Patients, Study Finds

Patients with COVID-19 may experience brain changes in areas associated with smell and memory, researchers say.

Having an Unhealthy Heart in Midlife Is a Big Threat to Women’s Brains, Study Finds

Heart disease and cardiac risk factors appear to hurt women’s brains more than men’s, researchers say.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Eases Most Cases of Severe Depression: New Study

Nearly 80% of patients with severe depression achieved remission after being treated with a new type of brain stimulation, researchers say.

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04 Oct
Babies Might Trigger Brain Changes in New Dads

Babies Might Trigger Brain Changes in New Dads

When men become parents, a lot changes in their lives -- less sleep and more time devoted to taking care of their children come to mind -- but new research now suggests that distinct changes also unfold in a new father's brain.

Researchers scanned the brains of new fathe...

30 Sep
FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new drug for

28 Sep
New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay) -- Japanese drugmaker Eisai on Wednesday said its experimental drug lecanemab helped slow thinking declines among people in the early stages of Alzheimer's diseas...

15 Sep
In Boxers and MMA Fighters, Brain May Make Some Recovery After Retirement

In Boxers and MMA Fighters, Brain May Make Some Recovery After Retirement

Professional fighters take a lot of knocks to the head, but a new study suggests they may find themselves thinking more clearly again after they retire.

Many studies have pointed to the perils of repeated blows to the head in sports like boxing and football.

12 Sep
In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

Though the risk appears small, a new review suggests that, in rare instances, monkeypox may trigger serious neurological complications, including seizures and brain inflammation.

The...

12 Sep
Research Reveals Cause of 'Freezing' Gait in Parkinson's

Research Reveals Cause of 'Freezing' Gait in Parkinson's

Researchers think they've figured out why Parkinson's disease causes a person's limbs to become so stiff that at times they can feel frozen in place.

Using a robotic chair equipped with sensors, a research team has linked the activation of leg muscles in Parkinson's pati...

08 Sep
In Rare Move, FDA Panel Gives Support to Controversial ALS Drug in 2nd Review

In Rare Move, FDA Panel Gives Support to Controversial ALS Drug in 2nd Review

In a rare second review, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday recommended approval for an experimental drug for

07 Sep
Blood Test Shows Promise for Quick Diagnosis of ALS

Blood Test Shows Promise for Quick Diagnosis of ALS

Patients suspected of having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may soon be abl...

06 Sep
FDA Panel Skeptical of Controversial ALS Drug Ahead of Vote

FDA Panel Skeptical of Controversial ALS Drug Ahead of Vote

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel will once again consider approval for an experimental drug for

01 Sep
In Small Study, Hormone Boosts Thinking Skills in Men With Down Syndrome

In Small Study, Hormone Boosts Thinking Skills in Men With Down Syndrome

Men with Down syndrome may think and remember better when treated with a brain hormone normally associated with f...

01 Sep
How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer's disease a...

31 Aug
Widely Used Steroid Meds Could Alter the Brain

Widely Used Steroid Meds Could Alter the Brain

Long-term steroid use can reshape the structure of the brain, causing some parts to shrink and others to grow, a major new study reports.

People taking steroids -- even inhaled steroids -- appear to have less intact white matter structure in their brains compared with th...

31 Aug
Tight Blood Sugar Control Boosts Brain Power of Teens With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Tight Blood Sugar Control Boosts Brain Power of Teens With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

When teenagers with type 1 diabetes get better control of their blood sugar, their brains may benefit, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that when teenagers started treatment with a newer technology — often dubbed

31 Aug
Brain Study Shows How Fentanyl Kills

Brain Study Shows How Fentanyl Kills

Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that's driving a surge in drug overdose deaths, kills by stopping breathing even before someone loses consciousness, a new study reveals.

To come to that conclusion, res...

30 Aug
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

Electrically stimulating the brain's "reward" circuity may hold promise as a treatment for binge eating disorder, a small pilot study suggests.

28 Aug
School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that c...

26 Aug
Hate Listening to People Chewing? You Might Have Misophonia

Hate Listening to People Chewing? You Might Have Misophonia

Most people have cherished memories of their grandparents reading to them as children.

Ekaterina Pesheva's memories are quite different.

"I remember distinctly being very irritated and very angry listening to my grandmother reading children's books to me, like fair...

23 Aug
Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Older adults who get a lot of "screen time" may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends...

22 Aug
In Trial, Brain Zaps Gave Seniors a Month-Long Memory Boost

In Trial, Brain Zaps Gave Seniors a Month-Long Memory Boost

If you're a senior who struggles to remember where you put your car keys, could

22 Aug
Why Coffee & Cigarette Is a Morning Ritual for Millions

Why Coffee & Cigarette Is a Morning Ritual for Millions

Smokers in the throes of nicotine withdrawal when they wake up in the morning may crave not just a cigarette but a cup of coffee along with it.

Science can explain that.

16 Aug
Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

It's well known that exposure to lead can harm young children's brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children.

The

12 Aug
Your Brain Gets Tired, and Scientists Now Know Why

Your Brain Gets Tired, and Scientists Now Know Why

Preparing your taxes is a purely mental activity, but one that leaves many exhausted by the end of the effort.

The same goes for reading a dense report, picking apart reams of spreadsheet data, or writing a fact-laden paper.

That feeling of

12 Aug
Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Reading, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends might help lower your risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

"Previous studies have shown that leisure activities were associated wi...

05 Aug
COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.

When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.<...

03 Aug
Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

For peak performance, school-age children need more than a healthy diet and exercise. They also need plenty of sleep.

A new study finds that elementary school kids who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions respons...

02 Aug
Experiences of Racism Tied to Worsening Memory, Thinking in Older Black Americans

Experiences of Racism Tied to Worsening Memory, Thinking in Older Black Americans

Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and ...

29 Jul
Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Children with ADHD may have less flexibility in the brain circuitry that allows for seamless "multitasking," a new study suggests.

Research has shown that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often have more difficulty with so-called

29 Jul
Rapid Loss of Smell May Be Alzheimer's Precursor

Rapid Loss of Smell May Be Alzheimer's Precursor

Could the future of dementia screening include a test of a person's sense of smell?

It may, suggests a new study that found the decline in a person's sense of smell cou...

28 Jul
Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.

A new study looked at lifestyle habits...

28 Jul
Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Diets Heavy in 'Ultra-Processed' Foods Could Harm the Brain

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China.

Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice ...

27 Jul
8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

The notion that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has become widespread among the general public.

But there's actually no hard evidence that the brain chemical

21 Jul
Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercising your body and mind can help stave off memory problems as you age, and some of these benefits may be even greater for women, a new study suggests.

The study looked at cognitive reserve, or the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like

21 Jul
Dogs' Keen Sense of Smell May Help Them 'See'

Dogs' Keen Sense of Smell May Help Them 'See'

While humans typically use their sight to orient themselves, dogs navigate the world by combining their sense of smell with their vision.

So claims a new study that found dogs' sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of their brain.

...

18 Jul
Special Brain Scans May Diagnose Early Parkinson's

Special Brain Scans May Diagnose Early Parkinson's

It may not be long before highly sensitive scans might spot Parkinson's disease in its early stages, rese...

18 Jul
Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Brain Risks

Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Brain Risks

Even moderate drinking may be related to higher iron levels in the brain - a potentially risky situation for memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

Researc...

18 Jul
Mindfulness Can Help Ease Pain, and Scientists Think They Know How

Mindfulness Can Help Ease Pain, and Scientists Think They Know How

For thousands of years, people have used meditation to help diminish their pain -- but how the process works has always seemed rather mysterious.

Today, advanced brain scan technology has revealed how this ancient practice alters brain function and

18 Jul
Thyroid Trouble May Raise Dementia Risks

Thyroid Trouble May Raise Dementia Risks

Millions of older adults try to manage an underactive thyroid gland with daily medication, but a new study suggests they may still be vulnerable to developing

15 Jul
Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Memory loss is a common symptom after a stroke, but there's hope for some that those memories could return.

A new study from Norway examined 86 patients with relatively mild strokes and found many had improved mental functioning after 12 weeks.

"Our study shows th...

12 Jul
Brad Pitt Believes He Has Rare 'Face Blindness' Disorder -- What Is It?

Brad Pitt Believes He Has Rare 'Face Blindness' Disorder -- What Is It?

Award-winning actor Brad Pitt believes he suffers from a rare condition that interferes with his ability to recognize people's faces.

In a new interview with GQ magazine, Pitt said that he thinks he has

07 Jul
Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

Feeling 'Hangry'? It's Natural, New Study Finds

The concept of "hangry" helps sell candy bars, and it's a convenient excuse to snap at someone when you're in a foul mood.

But is hangry -- being angry when you're hungry -- a real thing? Do people really become more irritable when they want food?

"My wife sometime...

07 Jul
Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD Meds Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Could ADHD drugs also treat degenerative brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease?

British researchers say there is good evidence that some medications used for attention-deficit/h...

06 Jul
Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults

Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than adults to develop an addiction to mariju...

04 Jul
Research Spots Gene That Raises Alzheimer's Risk for Women

Research Spots Gene That Raises Alzheimer's Risk for Women

Researchers studying genes involved in Alzheimer's disease have identified a new gene, called MGMT, that increases risk for this common dementia in women.

"This is one of a few and perhaps the strongest associations of a

30 Jun
Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men, and a new study shows that certain brain changes known to increase this risk may accrue during menopause.

Women who have gone throug...

29 Jun
First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

When former professional Major League Soccer (MLS) player Scott Vermillion died at age 44, he had stage 2 CTE, his family announced Tuesday.

He is the first former MLS player diagnosed with

29 Jun
Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer's disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once ...

22 Jun
Inhaled Pollutants Go Directly From Lungs to Brain: Study

Inhaled Pollutants Go Directly From Lungs to Brain: Study

Breathing in air pollution can lead to toxic particles entering the brain -- and not just through the nose. New research suggests they have a direct pathway through the bloodstream, potenti...

20 Jun
Neuro Symptoms of Long COVID May Persist for Months

Neuro Symptoms of Long COVID May Persist for Months

Many COVID-19 long-haulers still have neurological symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and memory problems six months later, new research shows.

The findings are the first from an ongoi...

20 Jun
Squeaky or Furry: New Insights Into Dogs' Love of Toys

Squeaky or Furry: New Insights Into Dogs' Love of Toys

What goes through your dog's mind when you tell him to find his favorite toy?

Hungarian researchers say Fido relies on a mental image based on sensory features. Dogs call to mind the way that toy looks, feels and smells.

The finding - from the Family Dog Project at...

17 Jun
Salsa Is Smart: Latin Dance May Boost Your Aging Brain

Salsa Is Smart: Latin Dance May Boost Your Aging Brain

Latin dance classes may be a great workout and social outlet, but new research suggests that learning the intricate steps of the salsa, samba and merengue may also improve your memory.

In the ...

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