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Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that no two brains are alike, as genetics and experience make their mark on your mind. "With our study, we were able to confirm that the structure of people's brains is very…

Heat Waves Can Dull Even Young Minds, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As America sweats through another summer, new research suggests that heat waves can slow the brains of even healthy young adults. In the face of extreme heat, college students living in dorms without…

Better Diet, Bigger Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You go to the gym to make your muscles bigger, but what if you want to bulk up your brain to help you stay sharp? New research suggests you might want to head to the produce aisle. People who…

Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been lots of research into how too many hours lounging on chairs and sofas can harm the heart. Now, researchers say all that sitting might be bad for your brain, too. A new study found that…

Older Brains Replenish Cells Just Like Young Brains: Study

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular thought, older adults' brains can churn out just as many new cells as younger brains do, a new study suggests. Using autopsied brain tissue, researchers found that healthy older…

Mom's Immune System May Affect Baby's Brain

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman's immune system is activated, it can affect her child's brain development, new research suggests. A number of triggers -- infections, stress, illness and allergies -- can activate…

Head Injuries Hit 1 in 14 Kids, CDC Reports

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Given the news of the devastating effects of head injuries among professional football players, parents may wonder if their mini athletes are at risk, too. Some very well might be, new research suggests. About…

Why It's Great to Learn a Second Language

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is learning a second language on your bucket list? Here's compelling evidence to get started right away. Numerous studies at institutions, including Penn State, have found that learning a new language…

Can Brain Scans Reveal Who Your Friends Are?

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You and your friends likely share similar interests. But did you know you could also have similar patterns of brain activity? Dartmouth College researchers assessed the friendships or social ties…

Positive Attitude Adds Up to Better Math Grades

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's said that a positive attitude can help kids do better in math. Now, a new study shows how that connection adds up in the brain. "Attitude is really important," said lead author Lang Chen, a postdoctoral…

Concussion May Not Be Needed to Bring on CTE Brain Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. The findings could lead to early detection…

Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have discovered what makes a creative mind tick: stronger connections among brain regions that usually work in opposition to each other. For eons, researchers have wondered what…