Kids living in megacities likelier to risk brain damage from air pollution

A new study has recently revealed that kids living in megacities are more prone to brain damage from air pollution.

Sleep apnea-caused brain damage can be reversed

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can help reverse brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea, says a study.

Brain area that can be `trained` to improve multitasking skills identified

Researchers have identified the area of brain that is involved in multitasking and how people can train it to be better at the skill.

Protein can prevent brain damage from toxic chemicals

Engineering a protein, research shows, may prevent brain damage in civilians and soldiers exposed to poisonous chemicals - particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons.

Oldest evidence of human brain damage found

Anthropologists have unearthed a 100,000-year-old skeleton of a child in Israel who may have died because of a brain injury - the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

Immune response to injury may damage brain: Study

Can our immune system trigger memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction leading to chronic neurological diseases? Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio believe so.

Chronic brain damage not as prevalent in NFL players as believed

Researchers have said that chronic brain damage may not be as prevalent in NFL players as thought.

People with episodic amnesia have sense of time

Are people with episodic amnesia really "stuck in time" as is widely assumed? No, asserts a new research.

Child abuse could lead to permanent brain damage

Child abuse can reduce the volume of grey matter in the brain that is responsible for processing information, a new study has found.

Concussions: Men recover later than women

Men may take longer to recover and show more brain damage than women do in concussions, according to a study.

Face-blind people can distinguish shapes: Study

People who are unable to recognise faces owing to face blindness following brain damage can still learn to distinguish between other types of very similar objects, researchers said.

Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure in in middle age can significantly increase the risk of brain damage which could lead to problems like dememtia and memory loss later in life.

Substance naturally found in humans can help fight brain damage from stroke

Researchers have said that a molecular substance occurring naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke.

Brain injury may be present even without symptoms

Damage to the brain may still occur even if symptoms of traumatic brain injury are not present, scientists, including one of Indian origin, suggest.

Overactive immunity in pregnancy linked to brain damage in offspring

The male child may be more vulnerable to brain disorders due to the immune system `overdrive` in pregnant women than the female child -- and the impact may be life long, a new study shows.

Immune system `overdrive` in pregnant women linked to brain damage in male kids

A team of researchers has revealed that fetal mice- especially males- show signs of brain damage that lasts into their adulthood when they are exposed in the womb to a maternal immune system kicked into high gear by a serious infection or other malady.

Fish oil `cures` brain damaged kid

A teenager, who had severe brain damage after a brutal hit-and-run has made miraculous recovery due to consumption of fish oil.

Low levels of vitamin D linked to brain damage

A new research has suggested that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain.

Brain damage `very common` after intensive care: Study

Many people hospitalized in intensive care for conditions like a heart attack face lasting mental deficits similar to traumatic brain injury.

`Sugar gel` helps protect premature babies against risk of brain damage

Researchers have suggested that a dose of `sugar gel`- which means rubbing sugar into the inside of the baby`s cheek in the form of gel-is a cheap and effective way to protect premature babies against brain damage.