Memory Problems Health News

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6/11/2009
Sleeping Helps Preserve Important Memories

Brain uses selective process to store most relevant information, study shows

6/10/2009
Questionnaire May Help Spot Early Dementia

Experts caution that do-it-yourself test still needs doctors' interpretation

6/9/2009
Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

Networks in the brain may help you find solutions while asleep, study suggests

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

5/26/2009
Memory Takes a Hit During Menopause

Study finds women do not learn as well for a time, but bounce back

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/20/2009
Health Tip: Warding Off Age-Related Memory Loss

Suggestions to help you retain information

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

4/21/2009
4/20/2009
Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents

4/19/2009
Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory

Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

4/7/2009
Pathway to Wisdom May Be Found in Brain Circuitry

The common traits of wisdom appear to follow a universal path in the brain

3/26/2009
Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD

Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

3/24/2009
Gulf War Syndrome May Stem From Chemical Exposure

U.S. researchers find brain function problems in ill veterans

3/13/2009
Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue

3/13/2009
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?

Reward may keep brain visually on track without conscious attention, study finds

3/10/2009
Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease May Speed Dementia

Expert urges people to modify lifestyle after reports find a connection

3/5/2009
Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

2/27/2009
Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests

2/19/2009
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say

2/19/2009
If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early

Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds

2/17/2009
Reading, Games Help Keep Aging Memories Sharp

But too much TV is linked to poorer recall, study finds

2/16/2009
Beta Blocker Blocks Feelings of Bad Memories

Propranolol erases physiological effects of trauma, study finds

2/8/2009
Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer's

Study in animals finds memory improvements and less cell degeneration

2/5/2009
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring

Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

2/3/2009
Insulin May Protect Against Alzheimer's

In lab study, diabetes treatments are found to slow damage

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/28/2009
'Time Stamp' in Brain Cells Encodes Memories

New neurons allow events to be recalled from a certain period, study suggests

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/15/2009
Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter

MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

1/15/2009
Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma

Colorful shapes in 'Tetris' seem to force competition for brain's sensory data

1/14/2009
Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering

Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds

1/12/2009
HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/11/2008
Playing Video Games May Boost Older Brains

Study suggests video gaming could be part of mental exercise routine for older people

12/3/2008
Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say

11/21/2008
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young

Experiments in mice find running increases production of neural stem cells

11/19/2008
Compound Tied to Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

High kynurenic acid levels like 'gasoline on the fire' of affected neurotransmitters

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/17/2008
Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age

Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

11/5/2008
Vitamin Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatment cured memory problems in mice, researchers found

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/24/2008
Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete

Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

10/22/2008
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

But the days of 'targeted forgetting' in humans are still long off, experts say