Memory Problems Health News

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2/27/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Linger 20 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment

Some women who received a once-standard drug regimen still have memory problems, study says

2/27/2012
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Protect the Aging Brain

Those who consumed the most did better on tests of mental functioning, study says

2/24/2012
Desk Jockeys Urged to Take Small Steps to Get Exercise

Expert offers tips for those whose jobs require sitting all day

2/14/2012
Short-Term Exposure to Smog May Up Odds of Heart Attack

Large review looked at pollutants such as carbon monoxide and ozone

2/13/2012
Wider Waistlines Linked to Memory Problems in HIV Patients

Certain anti-HIV drugs can cause central weight gain, researchers say

2/13/2012
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

2/13/2012
Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study

The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

2/13/2012
Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia

Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks

2/13/2012
Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study

Too many calories could lead to early signs of Alzheimer's, preliminary research suggests

2/9/2012
In Mice, Cancer Drug Shows Effect on Alzheimer's Symptoms

Early lab study showed reduction of disease-related plaque

2/6/2012
New Criteria Could Change Who Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

Expert says many more patients may be told they only have mild cognitive impairment

2/3/2012
Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study

21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

2/2/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection

If validated, finding might open doors to new therapies, even a vaccine, experts say

2/2/2012
Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study

Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say

2/1/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People

Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's

2/1/2012
Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes

Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

2/1/2012
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds

Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

1/25/2012
Men at Higher Risk for Mental Decline That Precedes Alzheimer's

Odds worst for people without college education, study finds

1/21/2012
Texting, Talking on Cellphone Slows Walking Pace: Study

Findings may shed light on ways to improve functional walking in physical therapy patients

1/18/2012
Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life

Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

1/18/2012
Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

1/9/2012
Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?

Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

1/6/2012
Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

12/29/2011
'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study

More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

12/16/2011
Sense of Smell Helped Separate Humans From Neanderthals

Larger olfactory bulbs in brain gave evolutionary advantage, study says

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/6/2011
Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

What seniors can do to help stay sharp

11/30/2011
Scans May Discern Between Two Types of Dementia

Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobar degeneration can can be difficult to tell apart, researchers report

11/30/2011
Non-Fried Fish Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's: Study

Older fish eaters have larger brain volume, less risk for the disease, study finds

11/21/2011
Passing Through Doorways Might Spur Forgetfulness

A doorway can act as an 'event boundary,' study suggests

11/20/2011
Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study

Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/14/2011
Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

11/2/2011
Sports Fans Remember Victories Better Than Defeats: Study

Years later, devotees of Red Sox, Yankees recalled triumphs, not losses

10/29/2011
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect, Study Suggests

With chess players, other variables -- like memory, high IQ -- might separate the good from the great

10/25/2011
Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene

But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

10/11/2011
10/10/2011
Health Tip: Help Yourself to Remember

Try these memory-boosting suggestions

10/5/2011
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk

Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed

10/4/2011
MRI Study Unfolds Clues to Memory

Those lacking structural fold in front of the brain were more likely to have faulty recollections

9/28/2011
Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics

But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

9/21/2011
Quitting Smoking Could Give Memory a Boost

Those who light up have more problems remembering tasks, small study suggests

9/19/2011
More Evidence Links Diabetes, Dementia

Findings point up another reason to keep blood sugar levels in check, researchers say

9/19/2011
Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/13/2011
Brain Blood Flow Abnormalities Persist in Gulf War Vets

Brains scans show that for some vets, the disorder may have gotten worse

9/12/2011
Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms

Better recall, preserved functioning seen after four months' treatment, preliminary study finds

9/6/2011
Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's

Symptoms of 'mild cognitive impairment' outperformed other screening tests, study found

9/2/2011
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study

This is why courtroom suggestions can distort teens' remembrances, researchers say

8/22/2011
Team Decisions Better for the Weary

Group of tired people can make better choices than a tired individual, researchers report