Memory Problems Health News

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Article Title
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

11/25/2002
Scientists Identify Memory Genes

Finding in rats could help Alzheimer's patients

11/12/2002
Mental Exercises Help Older Adults Preserve Memory

And the effects are long-lasting

11/5/2002
Testosterone Boosts Memory In Older Men

The higher the testosterone level, the better men do on memory and cognitive tests

10/30/2002
Long-Term Memories Form in Toddlerhood

Study finds babies can remember tasks in second year

10/29/2002
Social Butterflies Have Sharper Brains

Studies find people who schmooze are mentally engaged

10/24/2002
Seafood Keeps Dementia at Bay

Elderly lower risk by eating it at least once a week

10/14/2002
Blood Pressure Meds Help Blacks Stave Off Mental Decline

The news is good since they're at increased risk of hypertension

10/11/2002
Kids Can Have Bad Memories of Medical Procedures

Study found childrens' recall often flawed, but parents can set record straight

8/27/2002
Fish and Nuts Are Brain Foods

Contain essential fats that improve memory

8/20/2002
A Memorable Failure for Ginkgo

Study finds herbal supplement strikes out as mental aid for elderly

8/15/2002
Alcohol's Mind-Bending Toll

Studies spot trouble for recovering alcoholics, those with family history of drinking

8/3/2002
Dementia Still Widely Misunderstood

Survey finds most think it is part of the aging process

8/2/2002
Snoring May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

Study: sleep apnea may cause decreased libido in men

8/2/2002
Dementia + Stroke a Potentially Fatal Combination

New research indicates dementia associated with a stroke can dramatically increase fatality risk

8/1/2002
Chemical in Pot Puts Haze on Bad Memories

It works in animal study, but researchers question its role for humans

7/16/2002
Fruits and Veggies Boost Memory

Study: Some better than others

7/15/2002
Heart Surgery May Cause Cognitive Decline

But the effects are usually short-lived, study finds

7/11/2002
Want More Brain Power? Bingo!

Study finds game increases mental agility

6/17/2002
Sex And Violence Don't Ad Up

Sexually explicit and violent TV shows keep viewers from remembering the ads

6/12/2002
Remember This

How to convince people that you're not forgetful

6/3/2002
The Write Way to Remember Something

Don't forget to jot it down

4/25/2002
Thanks for the Memories -- And the Vitamins

New study shows nutrients can slow memory loss in the elderly