Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests.

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says.

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers should not get fetal ultrasound videos as keepsakes and should not use over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients are getting unnecessary brain scans for headaches, and that use is growing, according to a new study.

Vets' Brain Damage From Blasts Not Always Apparent: Study

TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even if they have no symptoms, military veterans exposed to blasts from bombs, grenades and other devices may still have brain damage, a new study finds.

Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning six years ago, a new study finds that there appears to be no danger from CT scans for people with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators.

Do You Often Recall Dreams? Your Brain Might Be More Active

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who often remember their dreams have high levels of activity in certain areas of the brain, a new study says.

Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on why Fido understands when you firmly tell him to sit or give him other commands.