Memory Problems Health News

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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

8/24/2009
Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age

Increases in diastolic pressure lead to decreases in cognition, study shows

8/21/2009
Dopamine Lets Bad Experiences Linger

Interfering with neurotransmitter prevented memories from forming, taking root, study finds

8/14/2009
Rich, Poor See Similar Declines in Old Age

After 70, socioeconomics have little impact on cognition, study finds

8/12/2009
Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy

Underlying brain abnormalities may cause learning problems, study finds

8/11/2009
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

Older adults who ate healthy and remained active were protected, study finds

8/10/2009
Study Ties Mini-Strokes to Memory Loss

Effects appear to differ from those of full-blown stroke

8/10/2009
Radiation for Brain Tumors May Affect Cognition

Whether finding applies to today's treatments remains unclear, experts say

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

7/30/2009
Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds

7/29/2009
Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says

7/28/2009
Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast

7/27/2009
Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up

Research reveals more about how information is processed, stored in the brain

7/24/2009
HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

Problems with learning new information can disrupt treatment, expert says

7/20/2009
New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says

7/15/2009
Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated

7/15/2009
Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

Study finds fetuses showed short-term memory of 10 minutes at this stage in development

7/14/2009
Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

7/13/2009
Moderate Drinking Might Guard Against Alzheimer's

But only among those who are not cognitively impaired, study finds

7/6/2009
More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory

High doses may protect against Alzheimer's symptoms, study in mice suggests

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says