Calorie Restriction: A Boost for Your Brain
While restricting calories will certainly help you lose weight, research already suggests that it also may slow aging, prolong life, and even cut the effects of certain diseases. But a new study takes it further by probing into whether or not it can delay nerve cell loss in...
Natural Supplement Fights Parkinson’s, Researchers Find
A common natural food supplement sold in pharmacies and health stores has been shown to improve the functioning of genes involved in Parkinson's disease and other degenerative brain disorders such as familial dysautonomia (FD).
Scientists Discover Simple Therapy That Helps Autistic Kids
A new therapy program - involving basic sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons, and sponges - has been shown to produce significant improvements in children with autism.
B Vitamin Cocktail Delays Alzheimer's: Study
A cheap regimen of vitamins in use for decades is seen by scientists as a way to delay the start of Alzheimer s disease and dementia, a goal that prescription drugs have failed to achieve.Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Eli Lilly Co....
Sleep Apnea Linked to Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease.
What Ear You Use for Phone Reveals Brain Type
New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cell phone. The dominant side of your brain is where your speech and language center resides.
Ninety-five percent of the human population is...
Study Links Concussions to Suicide
People who've sustained multiple brain injuries throughout their life were more likely to report suicidal thoughts than people with one or no concussions, according to a new study of deployed U.S. military personnel.
Personnel who had sustained more than one concussion in...
High-Frequency Noise Hikes Math Skills: Study
Could you someday zap your way to a smarter brain? Preliminary new research suggests that it's a possibility: Scientists report that they were able to improve the math-calculation skills of college students by buzzing their brains with doses of random high-frequency noise.
Had Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer? Good News: You Have Less Alzheimer's Risk
There's some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease may be significantly lower than it is for others.People who had non-melanoma skin cancer were nearly 80 percent less likely...
New Psychiatric Manual Comes Under Fire
In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one's death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain senior moments are called mild neurocognitive disorder.
Those changes are just some...
Biomarkers Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms
A team of U.S. scientists has determined several biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease can predict which patients are likely to develop the disorder later in life, years before symptoms appear.
New Drug Improves Advanced Alzheimer's: Study
An experimental drug improved the memory and brain function in older mice with advanced symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers from the Salk Institute in San Diego found that the drug, known as J147, increased levels of proteins that form the...
Flu in Pregnancy Raises Baby's Bipolar Risk 400%
Children born after being exposed to the flu during pregnancy may have a nearly four-fold higher risk of later developing bipolar disorder, according to a small new study.
The senior researcher said the results can't prove that a mother's bout of flu while pregnant causes her...
1 in 8 Seniors Report Mental Decline: CDC
About 13 percent of Americans 60 and older say they have increasing problems with thinking and memory and that they suffer growing confusion, a new report released Thursday shows.
One-third of these people add that the confusion or memory loss caused problems at work or...
Study: Eating Peppers Lowers Parkinson's Risk
Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease,according to a new study.
Previous research has found that smoking and other types of tobacco use are associated with a lower risk of developing...
High Blood Sugar Hikes Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Elevated blood sugar levels may increase a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Previous research has suggested that diabetes may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's, but University of Arizona researchers wanted to examine if high blood sugar...
Scientists ID Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities.
In a new study published in the May 8 issue of The New...
Promising Alzheimer's Drug Disappoints in Trial
Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
The company says that people who received 18 months of infusions...
Brain Discovery Promises New Dementia Treatments
A new technique that allows the release of life-saving medicines into the brain has been developed by researchers in Florida.
It paves the way to help patients fight HIV, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and epilepsy.
We pretty much opened a pathway to the brain. ...
Antidepressants Raise Risk of Deadly Infection
People who take certain types of antidepressants may be at higher risk for potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infection, a new study suggests.This type of infection is one of the most common caught by hospital patients and causes more than 7,000 deaths each year in...
Living Longer Found to Protect Against Alzheimer's
Families with exceptional longevity also appear to have later onset of dementia, a new study suggests.
Ultimately, the same percentage of people in families surviving to 90 and beyond are prey to Alzheimer's disease as others, but the progressive brain disorder tends to...
New Study Gives Hope Alzheimer's Can Be Reversed
What if Alzheimer s disease could be reversed? That s the stunning hope spawned by new research from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of Alzheimer s Disease.
The study shows that a dietary supplement consisting of an extract of aloe vera and...
Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism: Study
A much larger or much smaller birth weight than average may be associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a large new study. Researchers examined data from more than 40,000 children in Sweden, and found that those who weighed more than 9.9 pounds or less than...
Study: What's Bad for Heart Is Bad for Brain
Heart disease risk factors can lead to a decline in brain function in both younger and older adults, Dutch researchers report.
The new study included nearly 3,800 people, aged 35 to 82, who were checked for heart disease risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and high...
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Australian researchers are reporting an advance that brings scientists one step closer to developing a blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
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