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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

Feb. 22, 2017 — Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle ... read more

Exercise Can Significantly Improve Brain Function After Stroke

Feb. 22, 2017 — Structured physical activity training after a stroke effectively improves brain function. Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such ... read more

We Read Emotions Based on How the Eye Sees

Feb. 22, 2017 — We use others' eyes -- whether they're widened or narrowed -- to infer emotional states, and the inferences we make align with the optical function of those expressions, according to new ... read more

Benefits of Cognitive Training in Dementia Patients Unclear

Feb. 22, 2017 — Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear, say ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Successful Insomnia Treatment May Require Nothing More Than a Placebo

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who simply believe ... read more

Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems

Feb. 21, 2017 — New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — MS patients are three to six times more likely to develop seizures. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists has found for the first time that chronic demyelination is closely linked to, and is ... read more

Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults With Mild Depression

Feb. 21, 2017 — Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in ... read more

Anti-Epilepsy Medicine Taken by Pregnant Women Does Not Harm the Child's Overall Health

Feb. 21, 2017 — Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the ... read more

Cocaine Addiction Leads to Build-Up of Iron in Brain

Feb. 21, 2017 — Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Oslo revealed that ... read more

A Novel Principle to Mobilize Neurons for Brain Repair

Feb. 21, 2017 — Restorative neuroscience is a rapidly advancing scientific field considering our progressively aging society. Redirecting immature neurons that reside in specific brain areas towards the sites of ... read more

New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children With ADHD

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral interventions are ... read more

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

Feb. 21, 2017 — Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

How the Brain Remembers Fearful Experiences

Feb. 20, 2017 — Scientists reveal for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful ... read more

Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Feb. 19, 2017 — Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary ... read more

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