Memory Problems Health News

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3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

2/7/2006
Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

1/4/2006
Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's

If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

1/4/2006
Reduced Brain Volume May Predict Dementia

The finding could lead to therapies to prevent or delay problems, study says

12/29/2005
Brain Scans Show How Memories Are Retrieved

'Mental time travel' takes you back to creation of a memory, researcher says

12/12/2005
Testosterone May Improve Life for Men With Early Alzheimer's

But hormone didn't sharpen cognitive skills in small study

11/30/2005
Coffee Perks Up Short-Term Memory

Study finds equivalent of two cups of java boosts brain activity

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/7/2005
Saying Goodbye to Early Memories

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds

9/27/2005
A Memory Jogger for HIV Patients

Electronic device prompts them to take medication, researchers say

9/27/2005
Unexplained Weight Loss May Herald Alzheimer's

Early findings suggest brain's weight centers might be affected before memory

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/14/2005
Cocaine-Linked Memories Might Be Erased

Researchers removed these powerful cues to addiction in rat studies

9/6/2005
Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine

So you don't forget an important dose

7/14/2005
Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?

Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

7/8/2005
Routine Dementia Screening Doesn't Make Sense

Researchers report test inaccuracies, lack of treatments outweigh benefits

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/1/2005
Amino Acid May Harm Memory and More

Cognitive problems linked to homocysteine levels

4/25/2005
Gene Therapy Eyed as Alzheimer's Treatment

Initial results of small study show slowed mental decline

4/18/2005
Health Tip: Multi-infarct Dementia

Learn its warning signs

4/4/2005
Zinc Hones Teens' Thinking Skills

Study found 20 milligrams a day improved memory, attention span in seventh graders

3/22/2005
Fish Oil May Keep Alzheimer's Disease at Bay

In mouse studies, diets high in omega-3 fatty acid reduced harmful brain protein

3/22/2005
Health Tip: Shape Up With Mind Aerobics

Here are some ways to improve your memory

3/14/2005
Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong

Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

3/9/2005
Test Pressure Toughest on Smartest

Anxiety can cause brainy types to lose their edge, study shows

3/1/2005
Blood Vessel Disorder Linked to "Mini" Strokes

Misshapen brain arteries associated with damage to speech, movement and cognition

2/28/2005
Battle of the Sexes a Matter of Perception

Males better at spatial memory, but females quickly catch up, monkey study shows

2/18/2005
Monkeys, Math Model Crack Memory Mystery

Researchers identify mechanisms behind short-term recall

2/15/2005
Health Tip: Coping With Memory Loss

These suggestions can help

2/7/2005
Infant Infection May Impair Adult Memory

Rat study found poor recall in animals infected after birth

1/24/2005
'Alzheimer's Gene' Affects Even Healthy Seniors

Causes problems with prospective memory, researchers discover

1/19/2005
Moderate Drinking May Ward Off Dementia

One glass a day benefited older women, study finds

1/17/2005
Poor Visual Memory May Signal Alzheimer's

Second study shows gene therapy may provide new treatment for neurological disease

12/27/2004
False Memories May Work as Diet Aid

Study finds some can be convinced of bad experiences with foods

12/22/2004
Show Sensitivity to Older Relatives at Holiday Gatherings

Tips to make those with impaired memories or behavioral problems comfortable

12/15/2004
Getting Out and About Good for Seniors

Exercise and social activity improve their cognition and sleep

12/14/2004
Heart-Healthy Behaviors Can Avert Mixed Dementia

Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol could slow decline

12/14/2004
Dementia of Parkinson's Similar to Alzheimer's

Both show equal decline in cognitive function each year

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/22/2004
Chronic Back Pain Shrinks Brain

It can reduce gray matter by 11 percent in one year, researchers say

11/19/2004
Heavy Drinking Dulls Mind Even After You Sober Up

Memory, learning skills are hindered the next day, study finds

11/18/2004
Problems Linger for Recovering Alcoholics

Visual, cognitive deficits continue even after prolonged sobriety

11/9/2004
Lipitor May Aid Memory in Alzheimer's

Small study needs confirmation, experts say

11/8/2004
Alzheimer's Drug Helps MS Patients

Memory improves for some patients, study finds

11/2/2004
Weekend Treatment OK for 'Lazy Eye'

Study finds treatment works as well as daily drops