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20 Jul

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.

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19 Aug
Major Gene Study Spots DNA Tied to Autism, Other Disorders

Major Gene Study Spots DNA Tied to Autism, Other Disorders

More than 70 genes are very strongly associated with autism and more than 250 are linked to the condition, a major new genetic analysis has revealed.

The analysis is the largest of its kind ...

19 Aug
Is It Parkinson's? These 10 Signs Could Tell

Is It Parkinson's? These 10 Signs Could Tell

Parkinson’s disease can be hard for the average person to identify, but 10 warning signs may offer an early clue that you or a loved one may be developing the disease.

The P...

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

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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

15 Aug
Nerve Block Plus Lidocaine Clears Psoriasis in Small Study

Nerve Block Plus Lidocaine Clears Psoriasis in Small Study

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Spinal injections of a common anesthetic may help clear the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, a small pilot study suggests.

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...

12 Aug
When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When dogs' hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia

11 Aug
Who Fares Worse After Multiple Sclerosis Strikes?

Who Fares Worse After Multiple Sclerosis Strikes?

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For people with multiple sclerosis, certain factors early in their disease may determine their quality of life in the years to come, a new study suggests.

In medicine, there are ways to objectively measure a ...

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

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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 ...

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...

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

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

FRIDAY, July 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- 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 ofte...

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...

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

Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.

A

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

25 Jul
Most Post-Stroke Depression Still Goes Untreated

Most Post-Stroke Depression Still Goes Untreated

While depression is common after a stroke, most stroke patients who need mental health care aren't getting the help they need, new research reveals.

Roughly one in three stroke victims have depression. But about two-thirds of those received no mental health treatment. Pa...

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

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...

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 ...

23 Jun
Acupuncture Might Ease Tension Headaches

Acupuncture Might Ease Tension Headaches

Tension headaches can make you feel like a vice is squeezing your entire head, and if you're among the millions prone to these crushing headaches, a new study brings some welcome news.

Acupun...

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...

22 Jun
Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Keeping your bedroom dark not only helps you get a good night's sleep, but may significantly lower your odds of developing three major health problems, a new study suggests.

Older men and women who used night lights, or left their TV, smartphone or tablet on in the room ...

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...

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 ...

16 Jun
Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds Is Soaring

Cost of Brand-Name Epilepsy Meds Is Soaring

Managing epilepsy is an increasingly expensive process in the United States, with prices of brand-name anti-seizure drugs nearly quadrupling over eight years, a new study finds.

From 2010 to 2018, the cost of brand-named epilepsy drugs, including meds like Vimpat (lacosa...

13 Jun
'Feverish': Healthy Human Brains Are Hotter Than We Thought

'Feverish': Healthy Human Brains Are Hotter Than We Thought

New research gives new meaning to the term "hotheaded" - your normal brain temperature is higher and varies much more than previously thought.

The findings could lead to future research into whether disruption of daily brain temperature rhythms might trigger

10 Jun
Neurodevelopmental Issues Double in Babies Exposed to COVID in Womb: Study

Neurodevelopmental Issues Double in Babies Exposed to COVID in Womb: Study

The babies of women infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy may have developmental difficulties during their first year, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that pregnant women with COVID-19 were more likely to have preterm births and infants with developmental probl...

10 Jun
Veterans May Face Lower Risk for CTE Than Ex-Athletes

Veterans May Face Lower Risk for CTE Than Ex-Athletes

A degenerative brain condition uncovered in some former professional athletes has been reported in military veterans as well, but a new study suggests it's uncommon and questions whether service itself confers the risk.

At issue is a condition called

10 Jun
Brain Changes May Be Hallmark of Anorexia

Brain Changes May Be Hallmark of Anorexia

People with anorexia nervosa show significant shrinkage in three important areas of the brain, new research reveals.

The researchers said their ...

09 Jun
Fever, Fatigue: Scientists Pinpoint the Brain's 'Sickness Center'

Fever, Fatigue: Scientists Pinpoint the Brain's 'Sickness Center'

A small area of your brain triggers the familiar symptoms of fever, chills, fatigue and loss of appetite when you have a viral or bacterial infection, new animal research suggests.

The findings could eventually lead to ways to reverse this process when symptoms pose a ri...

09 Jun
Isolation May Raise Odds for Dementia, Brain Study Suggests

Isolation May Raise Odds for Dementia, Brain Study Suggests

Staying connected to others may help protect your brain as you age, new research reveals.

The study showed that

08 Jun
Nightmares Can Sometimes Warn of Parkinson's Onset

Nightmares Can Sometimes Warn of Parkinson's Onset

Nightmares can be unsettling for anyone, but new research from Britain suggests that bad dreams may signal the start of

06 Jun
'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

Holocaust survivors have a lower risk of delirium after surgery than others their age, and a new study suggests it may owe to mental resilience developed in response to their horrific experiences.

"Given that

25 May
Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Many COVID-19 patients who didn't wind up in the hospital continue to battle lingering health issues more than a year later, a new study finds.

These long-haulers continue to suffer neurologic symptoms, fatigue and a compromised quality of life long after their initial ...

24 May
Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Show Signs of Brain Changes

Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Show Signs of Brain Changes

The football gridiron and the boxing ring have come to be understood as danger zones for the brain, with repetitive hits to the head causing long-term damage to some athletes.

The same might be true of the MMA octagon as well, a new study says.

The more that partic...

20 May
Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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19 May
Study in Rats Offers Hope for New Parkinson's Therapy

Study in Rats Offers Hope for New Parkinson's Therapy

Experimental stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease shows promise in rats and will soon be tested in a human clinical trial, researchers say.

"We cannot be more excited by the opportunity to help individuals who suffer from [a] genetic form of Parkinson's ...

12 May
Nerve Gas Sarin Probably Caused Gulf War Syndrome

Nerve Gas Sarin Probably Caused Gulf War Syndrome

After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin.

Gul...

10 May
The 3 Midlife Factors That Raise Your Odds for Alzheimer's

The 3 Midlife Factors That Raise Your Odds for Alzheimer's

Certain lifestyle factors can sway the risk of dementia, and a new study points to the top threats to Americans these days: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma.

Researchers found that in just the past decade, there has been a shift in the most ...

09 May
What Long Periods in Space Do to Astronauts' Brains

What Long Periods in Space Do to Astronauts' Brains

Scientists have unearthed new details about how astronauts' brains are affected by extended trips in space.

"These findings have important implications as we continue space exploration," said study co-author Dr. Juan Piantino. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics (...

06 May
Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years: Study

Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years: Study

A serious bout of COVID-19 can prompt a serious loss of brain power, new research warns, triggering a drop in IQ that's equivalent to aging from 50 to 70 in a matter of months.

"Previous research has indicated that people who have recovered from COVID-19 may suffer from ...

05 May
Understanding How COVID Can Trigger Loss of Smell

Understanding How COVID Can Trigger Loss of Smell

It has happened to millions during the pandemic: a sudden loss of smell that heralds the start of a COVID-19 infection. But scientists have been stumped as to why.

Until now.

New research suggests the symptom is due to inflammation rather than directly caused by th...

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