Memory Problems Health News

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7/19/2011
Two Antidepressants Given to Dementia Patients Ineffective: Study

Zoloft, Remeron upped risk of side effects and failed to improve mental health, researchers say

7/14/2011
Can You Google Your Memory?

Researchers find it's harder to remember when people know info is computer-accessible

7/14/2011
Rat Study Shows How Binge Drinking Harms Memory

Research suggests heavy boozing affects certain receptors on brain cells

7/12/2011
Alzheimer's Brain Protein Scanning Moves Forward

New radioactive tracers for imaging could make technique more widely available

7/11/2011
Parkinson's Patients Still Prescribed Antipsychotics Despite Warning

Six years after FDA cautioned drugs may worsen symptoms, overall prescription number unchanged, study finds

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/22/2011
Clues to Alzheimer's May Reside in Spinal Fluid

Researchers may be able to predict which people with fuzzy thinking will develop the brain disorder

6/17/2011
Scientists Turn Memory On, Off in Rats With Flip of Switch

Discovery might someday benefit patients with brain injuries, researchers say

6/16/2011
New Memory Theory Focuses on Brain-Wave Levels

Those with greater theta-wave activity are better able to remember new words, study finds

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

6/13/2011
Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

6/8/2011
Brain Scans to Spot Alzheimer's May Be Available This Year

But detection remains questionable, expert says, while treatment is still elusive

6/7/2011
Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show

Damage may be reversible if the drug use stops, researchers say

6/7/2011
Sleep Might Help You Solve Problems Better

Study findings suggest shut-eye lets brain process information

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

5/25/2011
Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?

When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

5/16/2011
Research Shows Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease Sometimes Missed

Of those with no memory problems, more than half are misdiagnosed

5/16/2011
Binge Drinking Tied to Memory Loss in College Students: Study

But researchers stress it's not clear if there's a direct connection

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/10/2011
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

5/6/2011
Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study

But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/26/2011
Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks

Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

4/25/2011
Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?

Study finds motivation also plays a big role in the results

4/22/2011
Managing Chemoradiation Side Effects May Prolong Survival

Brain cancer patients without treatment-related memory loss, fatigue gained 4 months, study finds

4/19/2011
Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert

Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/11/2011
Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer's, Study Finds

And evidence for its efficacy in moderate Alzheimer's 'meager,' researchers say

4/11/2011
Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study

But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

4/11/2011
Sleep Problems May Linger After Childhood Cancer

Survivors face memory, attention deficits due to fatigue years later, study suggests

4/6/2011
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

4/5/2011
Inner Ear Can 'Store' Recent Sounds, Study Finds

Vibrations in the ear continue briefly after a sound has ended, researchers say

3/28/2011
Medical Marijuana Might Slow Thinking Among MS Patients

Study suggests side effects could sometimes outweigh benefits of pain relief

3/14/2011
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's

People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

3/9/2011
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

3/7/2011
Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

3/3/2011
Study Finds Third of Cancer Patients on Opioids Are Confused

Those taking 400 milligrams or more daily were 75% more likely to suffer cognitive problems

3/3/2011
1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC

Insufficient rest affects health, concentration, experts say

2/25/2011
Seeking Alzheimer's Answers Among Fruit Flies

Research on insects is providing clues to genetic aspects of the disease

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