Memory Problems Health News

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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

4/16/2010
Morphine May Protect Brains of People With HIV

Painkiller produces protein that inhibits disease-related dementia, study finds

4/15/2010
Multitasking Has Its Limits

Study shows brain can only perform two complicated jobs at one time

4/13/2010
Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger

Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

4/12/2010
Docs Issue Guidelines for Drivers With Dementia

Memory test, input from family best gauge for who's no longer safe on the road

4/8/2010
Simple Memory Test May Detect Early Alzheimer's

A brief self-assessment that patients can take in the waiting room may lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment

3/31/2010
Working-Memory Gene Linked to Schizophrenia

Communication breakdown within brain disrupts executive functioning, researchers note

3/22/2010
Brain Function May Drop Quickly Before Alzheimer's

More attention should be paid to early memory loss, expert says

3/19/2010
Pregnancy Dampens Memory

Small study found expectant moms performed poorly on spatial recognition tests

3/15/2010
Repeated Anesthesia May Hamper Children's Learning Ability

Swedish researchers say loss of stem cells in the hippocampus could be to blame

3/15/2010
Driving With Early Alzheimer's May Be Ill-Advised

Even a drive to the local store can end in getting lost, hurt, study finds

3/11/2010
Mind Reading Moves Closer to Reality

Brain scans beat chance at identifying specific memories, scientists report

3/5/2010
Alcohol Influences How Memorable Trauma Might Be

Flashbacks less likely among those who drink the most, study finds

2/23/2010
Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors

Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

2/21/2010
Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter

Snoozing refreshes the brain's capacity to learn, study finds

2/11/2010
Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen

Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

2/11/2010
Health Tip: Signs That a Loved One May Have Dementia

Take note of these possible symptoms

2/9/2010
Drug May Ease Cognitive Effects of Huntington's

Small study reports improvement in thinking skills