Memory Problems Health News

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2/22/2011
Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory

Study found those who spoke four or more were less likely to suffer cognitive impairment

2/21/2011
High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age

Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

2/9/2011
Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/18/2011
Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's

Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

1/3/2011
Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects

Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

12/2/2010
Working With Pesticides May Affect Memory and More

Study of agricultural workers reveals loss of thinking skills

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/4/2010
Sleep Appears to Aid Learning

Shut-eye helped solidify vocabulary for study volunteers

11/2/2010
Study Casts Doubt on Hospice Admission Criteria for Patients With Dementia

Desire for comfort care should guide the decision, say experts

11/1/2010
10/25/2010
Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's in Study

Risk soars for those puffing more than two packs a day, researchers say

10/19/2010
Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens' Intellect at Risk: Study

Test scores fell as substance abuse levels went up, researchers say

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/15/2010
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns

Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

10/14/2010
Practice Tests Really Do Improve Learning: Study

Exams led people to develop more effective keyword memory cues, researchers find

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/12/2010
Brain Damage May Not Harm Short-Term Spatial Memory After All

But injuries to hippocampus may well hurt long-term memory, experts say

10/4/2010
1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say

10/3/2010
Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

40% of patients with history of disease reported forgetfulness, confusion

9/21/2010
Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report

U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'

Abnormalities in brain tissue always present with mild and moderate mental decline, study shows

9/8/2010
Dementia Warning Signs Identified in Type 2 Diabetics: Study

High blood pressure, slow gait, self-reported bad health might signal decline, researchers say

9/8/2010
Men Seem More Susceptible to Memory Problems Than Women

Among elderly, rate of mild impairment was 1.5 times higher in males, study finds

8/31/2010
8/27/2010
Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study

They may believe their memory is as good as non-alcoholics, but tests show otherwise

8/6/2010
Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?

Eliminating depression and diabetes, consuming more fruit and vegetables could reduce new cases by 21 percent, researchers say

8/2/2010
Background Music May Play Havoc With Study Habits

Variations in sound impair brain's ability to retain information, researcher explains

7/26/2010
Witness Testimony May Be Affected By Negative Feelings

In 'emotional memory' test, kids' accuracy was poor, but better than adults: study

7/22/2010
Varying Your Practice Moves May Help Improve Skills

Engaging the brain by switching things up a bit aids mastery of task, research shows

7/22/2010
'Working Memory Capacity' May Determine Music's Virtuosos

It's not just 'practice makes perfect,' research suggests

7/21/2010
Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age

Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

7/14/2010
Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory

Impact of extra pounds worse for those who carry fat around their hips, researchers find

7/12/2010
Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk: Researchers

Both appear to reduce cognitive decline, two long-term studies contend

7/2/2010
Errands Tomorrow? Sleep May Help You Remember

Good night's shut-eye helps solidify 'prospective memory,' study finds

6/30/2010
Predicting Alzheimer's Risk in Patients With Cognitive Problems

Abnormal results on memory test, PET scan linked to 12-fold increase in risk, study shows

6/14/2010
New Clues to Preventing Memory Loss From MS

Mentally active lifestyle can help preserve brain function, researchers say

6/2/2010
Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine

Risk aversion isn't inevitable part of aging, researchers find

5/28/2010
Making Your Way Through the Fog of Chemotherapy

Though accepted as real, 'chemo brain' still befuddles patients and researchers

5/19/2010
Alzheimer's Costs Could Explode by Mid-Century

Report anticipates U.S. bill of $20 trillion over next 40 years

5/12/2010
Caffeine Helps Shift Workers Avoid Mistakes

Jolt of java better than a nap to prevent mistakes, review finds

5/11/2010
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to Cognitive Difficulties

Lowered blood oxygen levels may be to blame, researchers say

5/5/2010
If Your Spouse Gets Alzheimer's, You Might, Too

Risk is 6 times higher than for other husbands, wives, study finds

4/27/2010
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain

People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

4/22/2010
Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers

Twins' study shows quality instruction helps kids achieve their potential

4/22/2010
Dreams Could Give Learning a Boost

Subjects who dreamed about video game did better playing it a second time

4/20/2010
'Brain Games' Do Not Make You Smarter

British study found no evidence that popular computer games helped in any way

4/19/2010
Gene Variant Linked to Thinking Skills in Elderly

Discovery may lead to new treatments for age-related memory loss, research suggests