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Marylanders Have the Healthiest Brains in the U.S., Study Finds

A state-by-state measure of U.S. brain health has found that Marylanders have the most nourished noggins in the nation.

03/13/2014

Surgeons removed a fully developed tooth from a child's brain tumor. (Getty Images)

Tooth In Child’s Brain Sheds New Light On Tumor Formation

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Doctors say a recent medical case could help uncover new treatments to fight brain tumors. A 4-month-old Maryland child was at the heart of the case, reports LiveScience.com. Doctors became concerned […]

02/28/2014

The stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than some other stroke risk factors. (Getty Images)

Study: Cocaine Use Increases Risk Of Stroke

The stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than some other risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.

02/13/2014

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Study: Bird Brains Similar To Human Brains

According to a recent study by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the brains of all vertebrates – including mammals, birds, and reptiles – have important similarities.

09/28/2013

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Study: Brainpower In The Very Old May Be Improving

If you’re lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints.

07/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2013 to announce his Administration's BRAIN, Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, Initiative. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls On Congress To Spend $100M Next Year To Map Brain

President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain’s activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

04/02/2013

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Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone’s brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/20/2013

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Week Three: Better Decisions, Healthier Outcomes

This week Dr. Bob Nease, Chief Scientist, discusses Kim Kardashian’s weight-loss secret and more.

01/14/2013

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Study: Multiple Concussions to NFL Players Linked to Depression

As discussion continues as to whether Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide was attributed in part to head injuries, football took another hit in the form of new research on multiple concussions being linked to aggression and depression.

12/10/2012

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Navy Doctor Accused Of Taking Marine’s Brain Out Of Jar To Let Kids Hold It

A Navy medical examiner took a Marine’s brain out of a specimen jar and let his children handle the organ, records show.

07/18/2012

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