Memory Problems Health News

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10/29/2004
Novel Approach Targets Alzheimer's Development

'Chaperone' protein blocks clumping of beta-amyloid

10/28/2004
Testosterone Tied to Memory

Prostate cancer patients who were deprived of it forgot things faster than healthy men

10/27/2004
Sleep Tucks Away Information

Learning consolidated during slumber, study finds

10/26/2004
Anesthesia Can Dim Elderly Patients' Minds

Effects can last two years after surgery, study says

10/25/2004
Stress a Double-Edged Sword

Improves memory, but reduces ability to solve complex problems

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

10/4/2004
Menopause Acquitted of Impairing Memory

Study finds women's brains remain sharp as ever

9/24/2004
Scientists Find Storehouse for Memory

The discovery may provide new targets for treating cognitive disorders

9/23/2004
New Clue to HIV Dementia Found

Study finds decreased levels of dopamine in brains of people with disease

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/2/2004
Stress of Task Strains Brain

It may dampen estrogen's influence on cognition in women, study finds

8/30/2004
Bad Mood Sharpens Eyewitness Skills

Those who were sad or upset provided more reliable accounts, researchers say

8/25/2004
Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia

Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/8/2004
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease to Be Tested

International study at 40 sites needs volunteers

7/2/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Can Still Learn

Exercises help them retain memory, cognitive skills

6/23/2004
Mice Offer Insights Into Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

Research focuses on memory problems linked with the disorder

6/23/2004
HRT Won't Halt Dementia in Older Women

New research says it may actually worsen it

6/10/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Don't Forget Everything

Study finds part of brain used for rote learning remains intact

6/9/2004
Where Long-Term Memories Go

Brain starts them in one spot, stores them in another

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

5/31/2004
Making a Vivid Memory

Study examines how brain creates detailed recollections

5/13/2004
How Memories Are Made, Stored

Researchers find two different areas of brain responsible for process

4/27/2004
Terrorism's Toll Lingers

Anthrax survivors suffer long after attack, finds study

4/8/2004
Lack of Brain Protein Causes Learning Woes in Mice

New study offers first evidence that absence causes serious deficits

3/30/2004
Drug Derived From Licorice Improves Memory

Carbenoxolone may help older people remember, small study says

3/26/2004
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Still Puzzles

Widespread malady has yielded many questions, few answers

3/13/2004
The Truth About Aging

Government booklet helps dispel myths on growing old

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/18/2004
Nightmare About Iraq Triggers Amnesia

Case spotlights memory loss caused by stress

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

1/28/2004
Checking Brain Chemical Key for Memory

Low levels of acetylcholine crucial during sleep, study finds

1/22/2004
Sleep Fine-tunes Memories

In new study, rats went over day's experiences while in deep slumber

1/15/2004
Ecstasy and Pot: Double the Memory Damage

Club drug hinders long-term recollection, while marijuana limits short-term memory

1/12/2004
School and Work Call on Same Mental Skills

If you do well in school, your career prospects look bright, study says

1/8/2004
Remember This: Forgetting Isn't a Simple Process

New research examines how people block out certain memories

12/22/2003
Why Memory Fades With Drinking

Study provides new information about alcohol-related memory disorder

12/11/2003
Some Animals Engage in Higher Thinking

Study suggests monkeys, dolphins may be more self-aware than thought

12/3/2003
Estrogen May Impair Ability to Handle Stress

Female rats showed more memory problems after exposure, researchers say

11/14/2003
False Memories Easy to Make

It's not hard to get people to believe they've seen something they haven't, study says

11/7/2003
A Little Hypertension May Sharpen Seniors' Thinking Skills

Study suggests it actually improves cognition in elderly

11/5/2003
Memory Drugs Could Backfire

Might improve long-term memory while harming short-term recollection, study says

10/28/2003
Emotion Takes Memory on Roller Coaster Ride

Event is recalled, but things just before it become fuzzy

10/18/2003
Binge Drinking in Teen Rats Leads to Memory Loss

Researchers say effects could mirror those in human adolescents

10/10/2003
Sharpening the Minds of Seniors

Older adults benefit from new memory training method

10/8/2003
Sleep Replenishes the Memory Bank

Studies find a good night's shut-eye revives verbal, motor skills

9/29/2003
High Blood Pressure Doesn't Dim Mental Function By Itself

Study finds having other conditions more likely to hurt cognition in older adults

9/23/2003
Lower Blood Pressure a Memory Booster

Helps older folks avoid gaffes, study finds

9/22/2003
Memory May Actually Improve in Menopause

Study finds increase in cognitive function during change of life

8/29/2003
Sage Could Make You a Sage

Study found the herb improved memory on word recall tests