Memory Problems Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/8/2003
For These Bird Brains, a Familiar Song

Scientists study how starlings learn to recognize songs

7/29/2003
Forget-Me-Not

Tips to boost your memory

7/28/2003
Music Training Fine-Tunes Memory

Students who take music lessons have better verbal recall, study shows

6/16/2003
Memory Troubles? Remember to Drink Less

Heavy drinking diminishes daily recall

6/11/2003
Can a Chinese Herb Help Dementia?

Small study says yes, but experts are wary

6/9/2003
Research Finds Molecular Cause of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Hope is to develop drug to protect fetus from defects

6/6/2003
Remembering the Good Times

Older adults' memories accentuate the positive, study finds

6/2/2003
Panel: Routine Dementia Screening Unnecessary

Experts see no benefit in people without symptoms

5/24/2003
Recalling Your Recall

Expert offers advice on improving your memory

5/23/2003
Mental Decline After Heart Bypass Not Permanent

Study finds effects generally don't last for more than three months

5/14/2003
Remember This

The times of your life may not be so memorable

5/7/2003
Gene Changes by Mid-Life Affect Memory Later

Study finds 150 genes that govern what happens as people age

5/1/2003
Don't Forget What the Doctor Tells You

Many patients don't remember physicians' instructions once they leave the office

4/25/2003
Forget-Him-Nots

A man's memory lapse may indicate depression

4/15/2003
Ah Yes, I Remember It Well

Drinkers who black out have more memory problems

4/14/2003
Bad Memories Block Out New Memories

Fearful experiences cause rats to forget new information, study finds

2/27/2003
Forget-Me-Not

Fortify your memory

2/19/2003
Getting Old Doesn't Mean Getting Dull

Many people in their 90s still mentally sharp, Mayo Clinic study finds

2/5/2003
Holding Onto Memory

Some early-stage Alzheimer's patients can compensate and do well on memory tests

2/5/2003
Anesthesia for Kids Damages Rat Brains

Drugs caused brain cell death, impaired memory and learning

2/3/2003
High Blood Sugar Tied to Memory Woes

Abnormal levels may shrink brain, study suggests

1/23/2003
Can't Remember Names?

Blame your hippocampus, a new study says

1/16/2003
Brain Booster

Exercise can help your memory

1/10/2003
Long-Term Pill, Short-Term Memory

The pitfalls of once-daily medications

12/23/2002
AIDS Patients' Forgetfulness Means Skipped Medication

... And that can worsen the disease

12/16/2002
Want a Better Memory? Practice, Practice, Practice

Mnemonic techniques the tool of choice for memory masters

12/6/2002
Remembrance of Things Past

Memory undergoes subtle changes as people age

11/28/2002
Eat Turkey, Be Happy

Chemical in bird may affect mood and memory, study suggests