Posted 10:00 AM 6/18/2013 by By Denise Mann
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests.
"The study does not prove that pollution increases risk for autism. It found an association," cautioned lead author Andrea Roberts, a (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in saturated fat can quickly rob the brain of a key chemical that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
In a small study published online Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology, researchers found that (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with Gulf War illness complain of different types of symptoms, and researchers now think they know why: There may be two distinct forms of the illness, depending on which areas of the brain have atrophied.
"Our findings help explain and (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/13/2013 by By Amy Norton
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have shown that implanting electrodes in the brain's "feeding center" can be safely done -- in a bid to develop a new treatment option for severely obese people who fail to shed pounds even after weight-loss surgery.
Posted 12:00 PM 6/12/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with genetic mutations that lead to inherited, early onset Alzheimer's disease overproduce a longer, stickier form of amyloid beta, the protein fragment that clumps into plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, a small new study has found.(More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 6/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to support the theory that Otzi the Iceman was attacked and suffered some form of brain damage in the final moments of his life.
A team from the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) extracted and analyzed tiny samples of brain (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/10/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from cardiovascular disease who have lower-than-normal blood pressure may face a higher risk of brain atrophy -- the death of brain cells or connections between brain cells, Dutch researchers report.
Such brain atrophy can lead to (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/7/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- You may have heard of "beer goggles" -- a sly way of describing how people seem to become less picky about potential sex partners when they've had a few drinks. Now, a new study suggests something similar happens to men when they're sleepy: They're slightly more (More)