Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements of speech long before they utter their first words, a new study finds.

Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When people take the drug known as "magic mushrooms," their brain shows a pattern of activity that is similar to that seen with dreaming, new research reveals.

MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the best chance at spotting breast cancer early, women at high risk need frequent MRI screenings along with mammograms, a large Canadian study contends.

MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier

THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

Sophisticated Chest Scans May Raise Children's Lifetime Cancer Risk

MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have imaging tests for heart problems have higher cancer risks over their lifetime, a new study says.

Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who had chemotherapy show changes in brain activity during multitasking chores, according to a new Belgian study.

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new research.

Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have "silent strokes," according to a new study.