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15 Feb

Children Exposed to ADHD Meds During Pregnancy Are Not at Increased Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Study Finds

Taking ADHD medication during pregnancy does not raise the odds of ADHD, autism, or other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to researchers.

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14 Sep
40% of Patients Recall Some Consciousness During Near Death Experiences

40% of Patients Recall Some Consciousness During Near Death Experiences

People have long talked about having near-death experiences in which they felt they were looking down on themselves while others tried to save them.

Now, researchers have documented some of those experiences. In a study published online recently in the journal

14 Sep
Across America, Many Who Need a Neurologist Live Too Far From Care

Across America, Many Who Need a Neurologist Live Too Far From Care

Many Medicare patients can’t get help close to home for brain and nervous system issues.

Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare recipients in the United States live at least 50 miles from their neurologist.

“Our study found a substantial travel burden exists for some people wi...

13 Sep
Even a Mild Head Injury Raises the Odds for Stroke

Even a Mild Head Injury Raises the Odds for Stroke

Any head injury — even a mild one — raises a person’s risk of later having an ischemic stroke.

Having multiple injuries increases that risk, even more so than the severity of a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), researchers report.

"Our study found that th...

13 Sep
Gene Test Spots Those Vulnerable to Rare but Severe Side Effect of Drugs for MS, Other Conditions

Gene Test Spots Those Vulnerable to Rare but Severe Side Effect of Drugs for MS, Other Conditions

A large number of drugs used to treat everything from multiple sclerosis to blood cancers to rheumatoid arthritis may cause a rare but often-fatal condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

But a simple genetic test can determine who has a 10-fold...

12 Sep
Dementia Risk Rises as Activity Rates Fall

Dementia Risk Rises as Activity Rates Fall

Bolstering the notion that a strong body equals a strong mind, new research indicates that the more inactive seniors are, the higher their risk for dementia.

The finding stems from a look at the onset of dementia among nearly 50,000 Brits.

All were at least 60 year...

08 Sep
An Exercise-Induced Hormone Might Help Protect Against Alzheimer's

An Exercise-Induced Hormone Might Help Protect Against Alzheimer's

Therapies based on a hormone people make while exercising may be the next frontier in treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

Researchers have found that the exercise-induced hormone irisin may reduce both the plaque and the tau tangles characteristic o...

07 Sep
In Twins Study, Concussions in Early Life Tied to Memory Issues Decades Later

In Twins Study, Concussions in Early Life Tied to Memory Issues Decades Later

Your thinking and memory skills may take a hit decades after recovering from a concussion, a new study indicates.

Scientists who studied male twins, from an average age of 67, found that earlier concussions were tied to lower scores on tests of thinking and memory....

05 Sep
Mitch McConnell's Recent Episodes Weren't Strokes or Seizures, Capitol Doc Says

Mitch McConnell's Recent Episodes Weren't Strokes or Seizures, Capitol Doc Says

The two "freezing" episodes that Sen. Mitch McConnell experienced recently weren't strokes or seizures, the Capitol physician said in a new letter released Tuesday.

“My examination of you following ...

31 Aug
Blood Test Might Help Diagnose Parkinson's Disease Much Earlier

Blood Test Might Help Diagnose Parkinson's Disease Much Earlier

As it stands, no one blood test or brain scan can definitively diagnose Parkinson's disease.

But researchers report this may soon change if a new blood test continues to show promise.

The test measures DNA damage in the mitochondria of cells, which is known to be h...

31 Aug
Taking Statins After 'Bleeding' Stroke Could Help Prevent Another Stroke

Taking Statins After 'Bleeding' Stroke Could Help Prevent Another Stroke

Taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication after a bleeding stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage, may lower the risk of a subsequent stroke caused by a blood clot, according to new research.

“Previous research has had mixed results on the risk of strok...

29 Aug
Doctors Pulled Live Worm From Australian Woman's Brain

Doctors Pulled Live Worm From Australian Woman's Brain

Doctors plucked a wriggling roundworm from the brain of an Australian woman in the world's first-known case of human infection with a parasite common in some pythons.

The woman, who had been experiencing worsening symptoms for at least a year, is believed to have gotten ...

29 Aug
Autopsy Study of Athletes Who Died Young Shows Many Had Signs of CTE

Autopsy Study of Athletes Who Died Young Shows Many Had Signs of CTE

The degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) may be striking some at much younger ages than thought possible: New research has uncovered early signs of the condition in amateur athletes who died young after playing contact sports.

The tr...

25 Aug
Adult Education Classes Could Be a Buffer Against Alzheimer's

Adult Education Classes Could Be a Buffer Against Alzheimer's

Older people who take adult education classes may lower their risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Japanese research suggests.

Middle-aged folks and older people in adult education classes had a 19% lower risk of developing dementia within five years, the ...

25 Aug
Gut Troubles Could Be Early Signal of Parkinson's Disease

Gut Troubles Could Be Early Signal of Parkinson's Disease

It might not seem like constipation or difficulty swallowing could signal a neurological problem, but new research suggests that these gut conditions could be an early indicator of Parkinson’s disease.

Gastrointestinal symptoms are also thought to precede the developme...

24 Aug
Extreme Heat Taxes the Brain, and Some Face Higher Risks

Extreme Heat Taxes the Brain, and Some Face Higher Risks

With 2023 predicted to be the hottest year on record, a new study is pointing to another potential consequence of heat waves: faster declines in older adults' memory and thinking skills.

24 Aug
What Is That Ice Cream-Induced 'Brain Freeze,' Anyway?

What Is That Ice Cream-Induced 'Brain Freeze,' Anyway?

Anyone who has quickly slurped up a milkshake or chomped on a snow cone knows the sharp, brief pain of "brain freeze."

Its cause is a mystery, but it’s not harmful, according to experts at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

“It is very c...

23 Aug
ALS Robbed Her of Speech, But Technology Is Changing That

ALS Robbed Her of Speech, But Technology Is Changing That

Many people with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), first start to lose the ability to move their arms and legs.

That's not Pat Bennett. She can move just fine. She can still dress herself, and she can even use her fingers to type.

18 Aug
Does Smoking Change the Teenage Brain?

Does Smoking Change the Teenage Brain?

Teens’ desire to start smoking, and later to keep smoking, may be linked to differences in gray matter in their brains, a new study reveals.

Researchers found that reduced gray matter in the left frontal lobe was found in kids who started smoking by age 14. This area ...

18 Aug
Gene Study Reveals Brain's Complex Organization

Gene Study Reveals Brain's Complex Organization

The brain is a complex organ, and a new study — believed to be the largest ever on the brain’s genetics — identifies more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure.

The research, involving some 36,000 brain scans, was led by a team at the University of ...

17 Aug
Most Alzheimer's Patients May Be Ineligible for Newly Approved Drugs

Most Alzheimer's Patients May Be Ineligible for Newly Approved Drugs

Two recently approved treatments offer newfound hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but most people who could benefit will likely be deemed ineligible, a new study finds.

Alzheimer's affects about 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older. ...

16 Aug
Uncovering Hidden Consciousness in Comatose Brains

Uncovering Hidden Consciousness in Comatose Brains

Some patients with acute brain injuries can't respond to verbal commands, making them appear to be unconscious though they still have some level of awareness.

Researchers recently studied this hidden consciousness to better understand this puzzling phenomenon.

“O...

15 Aug
Using Only 'Brain Recordings' From Patients, Scientists Reconstruct a Pink Floyd Song

Using Only 'Brain Recordings' From Patients, Scientists Reconstruct a Pink Floyd Song

The famous Pink Floyd lyrics emerge from sound that is muddy, yet musical:

“All in all, it was just a brick in the wall.”

But this particular recording didn't come from the 1979 album "The Wall," or from a Pink Floyd concert.

Instead, researchers cre...

14 Aug
'Magic Mushroom' Drug Psilocybin Shows Early Promise in Easing Migraines

'Magic Mushroom' Drug Psilocybin Shows Early Promise in Easing Migraines

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic" mushrooms, is getting renewed interest as a potential treatment for various health conditions. Now, a new research review argues that migraines should be added to that list.

Psilocybin mushrooms have long been used recreationa...

11 Aug
Playing Football Might Raise Parkinson's Risk

Playing Football Might Raise Parkinson's Risk

The link between pro football and the risk for a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is well known, and now a new study suggests that football may also up the risk for Parkinson's disease, even among past high school and college players.

...

11 Aug
Is Science Getting Closer to the Brain Center for Male Libido?

Is Science Getting Closer to the Brain Center for Male Libido?

A single hardwired brain circuit might be responsible for male sexual drive, a new mouse study reports.

Researchers have singled out in lab mice a brain region that controls sexual interest, libido, mating behavior and pleasure, said senior researcher

11 Aug
Brain 'Organoid' Study Hints at the Origins of Autism

Brain 'Organoid' Study Hints at the Origins of Autism

Research using three-dimensional replicas of the developing brain created in a lab dish is shedding new light on autism spectrum disorder.

Yale researchers found two paths to autism in the developing brain.

“It's amazing that children with the same symptoms end u...

07 Aug
'Brain Zap' Therapy Shows Promise in Quieting Childhood ADHD Without Meds

'Brain Zap' Therapy Shows Promise in Quieting Childhood ADHD Without Meds

A new brain-zapping technology may help ease the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children without some of the side effects stimulant medications can cause, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Marked by trouble concentrating, sitting still ...

03 Aug
Yoga Might Do Wonders for Women's Aging Brains

Yoga Might Do Wonders for Women's Aging Brains

Yoga is known for its benefits to both the mind and body. And a gentle form of yoga may be an ideal early intervention technique for older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

In a small study involving kundalini yoga, participants reported ...

02 Aug
Could Exposure to Lead Early in Life Raise Odds for Criminality Later?

Could Exposure to Lead Early in Life Raise Odds for Criminality Later?

Being exposed to lead while in the womb or during early childhood may increase a person's chance of engaging in criminal behavior as an adult, a new review claims.

To arrive at this conclusion, the review authors evaluated 17 previous studies that used varying methods to...

01 Aug
Key Ingredient in Breast Milk Could Do Wonders for Baby's Brain

Key Ingredient in Breast Milk Could Do Wonders for Baby's Brain

A micronutrient in human breast milk may provide significant benefit to developing newborn brains, according to new research that sheds light on the link between nutrition and brain health.

Scientists looked at this sugar molecule in rodents and in human neurons. They sa...

31 Jul
In Mice, a Preventive Vaccine Clears Brain Plaques Tied to Alzheimer's

In Mice, a Preventive Vaccine Clears Brain Plaques Tied to Alzheimer's

Scientists have struggled for decades to come up with something that can successfully treat Alzheimer's disease, with new drugs now showing their ability to clear the amyloid plaques that are a hallmark of the memory-robbing disease.

But what if a vaccine could do the sa...

20 Jul
Dancing With Parkinson's: New Program Helps Patients Control Movements

Dancing With Parkinson's: New Program Helps Patients Control Movements

Every week, a group of dancers meets in Chicago. Together, they follow a series of movements under the guidance of an instructor.

They flex, and reach, and point as Carly Liegel, community eng...

17 Jul
Stretch Your Brain as You Age, Lower Your Dementia Risk?

Stretch Your Brain as You Age, Lower Your Dementia Risk?

Writing letters, taking classes and playing mentally stimulating games like chess in your older years could lower your risk of dementia over the next decade, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Australia found that journaling, using a computer, taking education cl...

14 Jul
Ticks May Be Spreading 'Wasting Disease' Among Wisconsin Deer

Ticks May Be Spreading 'Wasting Disease' Among Wisconsin Deer

Ticks may be responsible for the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin's deer population, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that ticks can harbor transmissible amounts of the protein particle that cause...

13 Jul
Being Isolated May Shrink the Aging Brain

Being Isolated May Shrink the Aging Brain

Older adults who regularly spend time with family and friends may have bigger brains to show for it, a new study suggests.

Healthy brain aging is a complex matter, and researchers are still trying to understand which factors keep the mind sharp and which ones feed declin...

11 Jul
Memory Issues Could Be Another Struggle for Kids With Autism

Memory Issues Could Be Another Struggle for Kids With Autism

Children with autism have well-known difficulties with social interactions, but a new study is highlighting another area where they can struggle: memory.

Researchers found that compared with their peers, school-age kids with autism showed more difficulty managing memory ...

11 Jul
Quality Care for People With Parkinson's Is Lacking Across the U.S.

Quality Care for People With Parkinson's Is Lacking Across the U.S.

People with Parkinson's disease often aren't getting the care they need for the debilitating movement disorder, a new study reports.

Three in 10 are relying on primary care doctors to treat their disorder, and 1 in 10 aren't seeing a doc at all, analysis of Medicare data...

10 Jul
Depression That Hits After Brain Injury May Be Distinct Disease

Depression That Hits After Brain Injury May Be Distinct Disease

Depression that arises after a head injury may be its own distinct condition — one that differs from traditional major depressive disorder, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that people with post-concussion depression showed a unique pattern of activity in the br...

07 Jul
Exercise + Good Sleep Best Combo for Aging Brains

Exercise + Good Sleep Best Combo for Aging Brains

Getting regular exercise can help protect against mental decline in an aging brain. But poor sleep can take away those benefits.

A new s...

06 Jul
FDA Gives Full Approval to Alzheimer's Drug Leqembi

FDA Gives Full Approval to Alzheimer's Drug Leqembi

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave full approval to the Alzheimer's drug Leqembi, clearing the way for insurance coverage of the pricey drug.

“The full FDA approval will open the floodgates for people with early Alzheimer's to get this drug. It's a ...

06 Jul
Keeping Cholesterol Levels Stable May Help Shield You From Dementia

Keeping Cholesterol Levels Stable May Help Shield You From Dementia

Could swings in your blood fat levels increase your chances of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease?

Yes, suggests a new study that found fluctuating cholesterol levels among older adults may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Those ...

05 Jul
Australian Footballer Is First Female Athlete to Receive Diagnosis of CTE

Australian Footballer Is First Female Athlete to Receive Diagnosis of CTE

Heather Anderson, a star Australian rules football player who died last November, is the first female professional athlete to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

"She is the first female athlete diagnosed with CTE, but she will not be the last," ...

03 Jul
One Early Signal That Parkinson's Progression Could Be Swift

One Early Signal That Parkinson's Progression Could Be Swift

Patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who have early hallucinations are at greater risk of faster mental decline, according to new research on the disease.

These so-called "presence hallucinations," such as the strong sense that someone is behind you, watc...

30 Jun
Science Brings New Insight Into Origins of OCD

Science Brings New Insight Into Origins of OCD

California psychiatrist Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez once had a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who washed his hands so often that he had to wear gloves to cover his cracked and swollen ski...

29 Jun
Discovery of MS 'Severity Gene' Could Lead to Better Treatments

Discovery of MS 'Severity Gene' Could Lead to Better Treatments

For the first time, scientists have identified a genetic variant that may make some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) vulnerable to faster progression.

In a study of more than 22,000 people with MS, researchers found that those who carried a particular genetic variant ...

29 Jun
California Cases Show Home-Grown Leprosy Is Still a Threat

California Cases Show Home-Grown Leprosy Is Still a Threat

Leprosy is an ancient infectious disease, but it has not been banished to the past, or from the United States.

That's the key takeaway from a new report describing six cases of leprosy among California residents. All were diagnosed between 2017 and 2022, and all were U.S...

28 Jun
Is Coffee's Morning Jolt Mostly Placebo?

Is Coffee's Morning Jolt Mostly Placebo?

Coffee kickstarts many a sleepyhead's day, but a new study argues that it's not the caffeine alone that provides the morning wake-up.

People who took a basic caffeine pill did not experience the same sort of brain boost they did from sipping a cup of coffee, according to...

28 Jun
Growing Up Poor May Rewire a Child's Brain: Study

Growing Up Poor May Rewire a Child's Brain: Study

Growing up in poverty may harm the structural wiring of a child's brain, a new study claims.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found a link between both neighborhood and household poverty and the brain's white matter tracts. These let...

27 Jun
Singer Lewis Capaldi Sidelined From Touring by Tourette Syndrome

Singer Lewis Capaldi Sidelined From Touring by Tourette Syndrome

After appearing to lose his voice at a Saturday appearance, singer Lewis Capaldi is canceling his tour.

Capaldi, who has Tourette syndrome, cited the need to adjust to the impact of the condition, the Associ...

22 Jun
Diet Heavy in Omega-3s Might Help Slow ALS

Diet Heavy in Omega-3s Might Help Slow ALS

Consuming omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed oil and walnuts may help slow the decline in physical function related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research suggests.

ALS (formerly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that ...

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