Memory Problems Health News

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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

2/8/2010
Mediterranean Diet May Help Keep You Smarter

Study finds less damage to brain tissue when the regimen is followed

2/8/2010
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors

Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

2/3/2010
Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea

Gray matter changes may explain memory and other problems related to disorder, study suggests

2/1/2010
Poor Mental Functioning May Predict Stroke

Men who scored lowest on test also had worst outcomes, study reports

1/31/2010
Sleep and Do Better

Memory, creativity, intellectual performance seem to get a boost from sleep

1/29/2010
To Boost Your Memory, Take a Break

Resting after learning helps to cement new information, researchers say

1/22/2010
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging

Experts find physical and mental benefits as people grow old

1/15/2010
Treating Low Growth Hormone in Childhood May Thwart Later Ills

Rats given supplementation had better brain function in adulthood, researchers say

1/13/2010
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia

Medications' role against angiotensin appears to be key, study finds

1/12/2010
Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

12/9/2009
Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged

Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

11/25/2009
Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma

Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

11/19/2009
For Kids With Down Syndrome, a 'Ray of Hope'

Study in mice could lead to treatment for learning deficits, researcher suggests

11/19/2009
Sounds May Help Solidify Memories While Asleep

Deep sleep is an important time for consolidating memories, researchers find

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/6/2009
New Smells 'Etched' in Brain: Study

Findings might play a role in boosting memories -- or forgetting them, researchers say

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
Surgery, Illness Not Linked to Mental Decline in Seniors

New findings contradict previous reports of increased risks of dementia

10/22/2009
Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later

Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

10/20/2009
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music

Study delves into why harmonic sounds are therapeutic for people with neurological disorders

10/19/2009
Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain

Interactivity can help keep older people alert, study suggests

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

10/2/2009
Uncertainty Surrounds Testing for Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis is helpful, but no sure-fire test exists, experts say

9/30/2009
9/24/2009
Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

9/23/2009
After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems

Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

9/11/2009
Alzheimer's Gene Affects Brains of Young Adults

Finding might help predict who's susceptible to the disease, study says

9/8/2009
Cancer Drug May Fight Alzheimer's

Short-term memories maintained in mice given HDAC inhibitors, study finds

9/8/2009
Even Mild Infections Hasten Decline With Alzheimer's

They speed memory loss as much as 10-fold, researchers find

9/4/2009
Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories

It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

9/4/2009
Health Tip: When Dementia Is Treatable

Some forms may respond to therapy

9/1/2009
Health Tip: Keep Seniors Safe at Home

Suggestions for people with dementia

8/24/2009
Chronic Media Multi-Tasking Makes It Harder to Focus

Study found those who did it a lot fared worse on tests of concentration