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Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Study But Flashes Potential

An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.

08/24/2012

Workout participants exercise in a fitness class. (credit: AP Photo)

Exercise May Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

A recent study suggests that keeping your body active could help keep your mind sharp. According to researchers, physical activity lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

05/07/2012

A two year-old little girl enjoys an ice cream cone. (credit: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Looks At What Causes ‘Brain Freeze’

As temperatures continue to climb and summer approaches hundreds of thousands of North Texans will undoubtedly enjoy a treat that can take you from sheer delight to extreme discomfort. Of course I’m talking about the temporary, excruciating pain of brain freeze! Now a new study claims to have finally unlocked clues as to what causes the chilly sensation.

04/23/2012

A person plays the computer game "World of Warcraft." (credit: NIGEL TREBLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Says “World Of Warcraft” Boosts Senior Brains

Put down the bingo cards, Grandma. A new study suggests that the popular online role-playing game “World of Warcraft” may keep aging brains sharp.

03/01/2012

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads By Jumping Across Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain like an infection, jumping from one cell to another, according to a new study.

02/02/2012

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Brain Teasers Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Doctors always talk about the importance of daily exercise to stay healthy. But when it comes to fitness, are you doing enough to work out your brain?

01/25/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Risks For Siblings Are Higher Than Thought

A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder too — a rate much higher than previously thought.

08/15/2011

A doctor examines a patient's brain. (credit: Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Plano Doctor Says He Can Retrain Your Brain

If you or someone you know struggles with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, there could be help available that does not involve medication.

06/24/2011

Fate, Texas cancer patient Nate Oxford receives treatment. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Fate Parents Refuse To Let Cancer Determine Their Son’s Fate

Nate Oxford is only 5-years-old, but has already battled cancer three times. The cancer wouldn’t go away, but the family also wouldn’t give up. Drastic measures were needed so they took a chance on a radical new treatment.

05/20/2011

A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.

CBSDFW.COM–04/19/2011

A man speaks on his cell phone. (credit: Getty Images/Robyn Beck/AFP)

Study Shows Cell Phones Alter Brain Activity

Hundreds of millions of Americans have a cell phone. But are they safe? A new study, showing changes in the brains of cell phone users, is fueling concerns about the effect of the phones on people’s health.

CBSDFW.COM–02/23/2011

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Mom: Brain Mapping Shows ADHD Treatment Working

Nick Van Den Handel, 13, remembers how he felt taking medication for ADHD, and how much better he feels now.

10/28/2010

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