cognitive function

Green tea boosts memory


September 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists now have an explanation for why green tea is good for the brain -- it lies in the chemical properties that affect the production of ... Read more...

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Infants given anaesthesia face learning problems


August 29th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Children under three years given anaesthesia may have a higher risk of developing learning difficulties, says an Australian study.The findings are based on an analysis conducted ... Read more...

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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Mothers have sharper memories after childbirth


August 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Childbirth seems to invest women with a sharper, improved memory. Mothers performed better in tests regarding the ability to perceive and remember information about their surroundings ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

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Bad fat could decline memory


May 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Certain types of fat are linked with deteriorating memory and mental functioning, says a new study. For instance, a 'bad' fat such as saturated fat or ... Read more...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine, says expert


April 29th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", a scientist ... Read more...

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Briskness of walk in middle-age foretells stroke risk


February 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Walking speed and hand grip strength may determine how a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke, says a new research."These are basic office tests which ... Read more...

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Does air pollution erode mental sharpness?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Older women might wonder why they are unable to recall names or places or where they keep their things. Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution might ... Read more...

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Brain starts going downhill after 45, shows study


January 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45, say researchers.The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension starts waning in middle ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Violent video games affect emotional control


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Playing violent video games even for a week could alter brain regions bearing on cognitive function and emotional control in young male adults, reveals a study.These ... Read more...

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Mindfulness is the best antidote to stress


November 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The best antidote to stress is mindfulness, existing in the here and now, not in the past or future, suggest meditation gurus. Researchers have now drawn ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clogged arteries can also cause clouded thinking


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Clogged arteries or atherosclerosis that causes heart disease can bring on dementia by restricting blood flow to the brain.Dementia includes difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory, ... Read more...

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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Too much or too little sleep may accelerate cognitive aging by 4 to 7 years


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life.The findings suggest that women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Too little sleep? You could age by seven years


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Women and men who begin sleeping more or less than six to eight hours per night are likely to age by four to seven years.Sleep deprivation ... Read more...

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Too little or too much sleep linked with cognitive decline


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.According to the study, less than ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wanna keep your brain healthy in old age? Party and meet friends!


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Do you want to keep your brain healthy in old age? Then meet friends, attend parties or just go to the church!According to a research conducted by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hypothermia therapy can benefit younger cardiac patients too


April 4th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), could substantially benefit from hypothermia therapy."Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective ... Read more...

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Indications of Alzheimer’s may be evident decades before first signs


March 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marijuana use may hurt thinking skills in MS patients


March 29th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A Canadian research has revealed that any possible pain relief that marijuana has for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be outweighed by the drug's apparent negative effect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids’ breakfasts lack adequate nutrients


March 20th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Breakfasts served to children worldwide are often high in sugar and saturated fat and low in dietary fibre. These lack essential vitamins and minerals, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

LEDs may help improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury


March 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A study found that at-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic ... Read more...

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‘Bad’ neighbourhood linked to worse cognitive function in some older adults


March 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that living in a psychosocially hazardous neighbourhood could worsen the cognitive function in older age for persons with the apolipoprotein E e4 allele ... Read more...

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Obesity may be linked to dementia


March 7th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Obesity, which is associated with cardiovascular problems, may also be linked with dementia in later life.A study found that people who are very underweight, overweight or ... Read more...

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Middle-age obesity can bring about dementia: Oz study


March 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): A study has found that of the more than 1000 Australians, who are diagnosed with dementia, many are suffering from it due to being overweight in middle age.The ... Read more...

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Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury.The study involved a ... Read more...

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Bedside exam unreliable in assessing severe brain injuries: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness-but the view it presents is ... Read more...

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High cholesterol, high BP in middle age linked to early memory problems


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk ... Read more...

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Ecstasy use does not decrease mental ability: Study


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): In contrast to many prior studies, ecstasy users in a new study showed no signs of cognitive impairment attributable to drug use.Lead author John Halpern of the McLean ... Read more...

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Older smokers at risk of impaired memory


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Older smokers are likely to damage their grey matter and lose cognitive functions at a greater rate than non-smokers. Cognitive functions involve thought, memory and information processes enabling ... Read more...

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Adults with large waistlines, high blood pressure ‘at high risk for memory loss’


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein that boosts memory, prevents forgetfulness


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that type 2 insulin (IGF-II) growth factor reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness in animal models.The result of the international research study was developed at the ... Read more...

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Migraines, headaches ‘do not increase risk of cognitive decline’


January 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A study - using MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers - has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels ... Read more...

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