cognitive impairment

Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Computers lower dementia risk


September 5th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Computers do have their plus points, despite all the bad press -- the desk top, for instance, lowers the risk of dementia in the aged ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... 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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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...

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Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Regular shoppers ‘may live longer’


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Want to live a long life? Then go shopping, often, suggests a new research.The study has revealed that a spot of regular retail therapy can help people live ... Read more...

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Age-related problems develop faster in middle age adults with diabetes


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new study has found that patients in their 50s with diabetes have nearly double the risk for developing 'geriatric' ailments.According to experts from the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Speaking more than 2 languages may be good for your memory


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that speaking more than two languages may lower the risk of developing memory problems.According to the American Association for the Advancement of ... 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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Now, blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur


February 12th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Abstinence, binge drinking linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment


January 11th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has associated abstinence and binge drinking to increased risk of cognitive impairment.The study, conducted at the University of Turku, University of Helsinki and National Institute ... Read more...

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A fat tummy shrinks your brain


January 9th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the US has revealed that having a larger waistline could shrivel your brain.Obesity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s


December 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has found that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - also known as "good" cholesterol - appear to be associated with a reduced risk for ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on brain’s inherent ability to focus on learning


December 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a missing link that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning.The discovery opens up ... Read more...

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Walking slows Alzheimer’s progress


November 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Walking five miles or about eight kilometres a week may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Walking slowed the decline in memory skills in people showing early ... Read more...

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‘Sweet 16′ tool could rapidly identify cognitive impairments


November 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A research team has developed a new instrument called the Sweet 16 to rapidly assess cognitive status in older adults.Tamara G. Fong of Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess ... Read more...

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Smoking Doubles Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Reveals


October 26th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has revealed that middle-aged people who are chain smokers more than double their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease as well as other kinds ... Read more...

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Heavy, not modest, drinkers’ babies more likely to have birth defects


October 16th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has found that babies born to women who drink heavily during their first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have birth defects, compared to ... Read more...

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Walking at least 6 miles per week ‘can reduce Alzheimer’s risk’


October 14th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Well, go for a stroll then, for a new study suggests that walking at least six miles per week ... Read more...

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Walking helps retain memory in old age


October 14th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Walking at least 10 km per week may protect your brain size and preserve memory in old age, suggests a new study."Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which ... Read more...

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Footballers continue playing despite undiagnosed brain changes


October 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired, revealed a study by researchers at Purdue University."Our key ... Read more...

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Study: Low Testosterone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A team of research scientists have found that older men with lower levels of the sex hormone testosterone were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.John E. Morley, a physician and head of ... Read more...

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Factors behind cognitive deficits in diabetes revealed


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): A new study has concluded that older adults with diabetes who have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health, are ... Read more...

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Brain exercises may be good initially, but speed up dementia later


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Solving crossword puzzles and reading may do you good initially, but speed up dementia later in life, says a new study.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ... Read more...

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Arthritis protein can reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Memory loss caused by Alzheimer's can also be reversed by a protein produced by the body to fight arthritis. In some cases there is complete reversal of memory ... Read more...

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Drugs rescue fruit flies from Alzheimer’s


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers have successfully prevented age-related cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation by treating them with drugs such as lithium, or by genetic manipulations that reduced ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that leads to mental retardation in boys identified


July 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Researchers have found that a subtle mutation affecting the epigenome - a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity - may lead to an inherited form of ... Read more...

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Tea, exercise and Vit-D cut dementia risk


July 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): A daily cuppa of tea, along with physical exercise and Vitamin D could help prevent dementia, revealed new studies.The first study is on cardiovascular risk and was ... Read more...

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Physical activity in teens insures women against mental ill-health


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 2 (IANS) Women, who are physically active as a teenager or in mid and later life, face lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, ... Read more...

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