cognitive impairments

Unhygienic practices lead to poor academic performance: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Children with poor hygiene practices are more likely to suffer in terms of academic performance, a study by the Indian Medical Academy said here Wednesday.Conducted ... Read more...

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Blocking protein could halt debilitating brain disease


April 30th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Blocking a protein that contributes to acute nerve damage could halt the development of debilitating Multiple Sclerosis (MS), says a new study.Some of MS symptoms are ... Read more...

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Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

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Exercise protects you from forgetting things


August 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Getting older by the day and you feel you're forgetting things? A bit of muscle flexing could help you, says a new research.The findings suggest moderate ... 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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Brain can compensate loss of new cells


March 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The brain is an amazingly adaptable organ that can restore critical functions linked with learning and memory even if its ability to make new cells is ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

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Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids


February 12th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes.One-quarter to one-third of children ... Read more...

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Common sleep medicine puts older adults at risk for nighttime falls


January 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder has suggested that adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more ... Read more...

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Link between Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease discovered


January 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of ... Read more...

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Culprit gene behind Alzheimer’s identified


January 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) There is cheering news for Alzheimer's patients and people with Down's syndrome as Canadian researchers have identified the gene that destroys brain cells in these diseases.According ... Read more...

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Novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory has been identified by UC Irvine researchers.In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found ... Read more...

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DHA may improve memory and learning in older adults: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments.The study found that DHA taken for ... Read more...

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Low Levels Of Testosterone Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Reveals


October 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The levels of testosterone has a role to play in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has divulged. The research that was conducted by ... Read more...

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High levels of stress hormone in recovering alcoholics ‘raise relapse risk’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): High levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse, a new study has found.Scientists at the University of Liverpool showed that cortisol, ... Read more...

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Gene involved in aging also linked to Alzheimer’s


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A gene previously implicated in the aging process has now been linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD).MIT biology professor Leonard Guarente and his colleagues showed that in mice engineered ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s test to ensure early detection


March 12th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new test, developed at the University of Tennessee, is over 95 percent accurate in detecting cognitive abnormalities linked with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment.Called ... Read more...

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Retinal function may help predict schizophrenia, bipolar disorder risk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Canadian researchers suggest that retinal function could prove to be a useful biomarker for detecting the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.Lead researchers Marc Hebert, Michel Maziade claim ... Read more...

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Common link between HIV-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s found


December 8th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): HIV-related cognitive deficits share a common link with Alzheimer's-related dementia: low levels of the protein amyloid beta in the spinal fluid, says a new research.The findings may be ... Read more...

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Patients infected with particular HIV subtype more likely to develop dementia


August 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase people's likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes.Writing about their ... Read more...

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Genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders identified


June 11th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Alcohol consumption during pregnancy interferes with the genetic processes that control thyroid hormone levels in the fetal brain, thus leading to neurodevelopmental disorders, say researchers.Fetal alcohol exposure-even from ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet could cut Alzheimer’’s risk


February 10th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A diet loaded with fish, olive oil, veggies and other foods common in Mediterranean-style cuisine can protect the brain against developing Alzheimer''s and other memory problems, says ... Read more...

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Frozen faces of schizophrenic patients harm social interactions


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Patients suffering from schizophrenia often keep frozen faces when surrounded by people, which scientists claim is linked to poor social skills and an unawareness of the thoughts ... Read more...

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Brain compound behind problem-solving deficits in schizophrenia patients identified


November 19th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): A research team in the United States says that the inability to solve problems among patients with schizophrenia may be due to elevated levels of a specific ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to treat Fragile X in mice


November 1st, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, have claimed that they have found a way to improve and even restore cognitive function in people suffering from fragile ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist blocks alcohol damage to foetal brain


August 11th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 11 (ANI): In a study on foetal alcohol syndrome, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist was able to prevent alcohol damage in a key area of the ... Read more...

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Eye blinks may help identify kids exposed to foetal alcohol


February 4th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has discovered that a problem in eye blinking conditioning (EBC) may aid in identifying children who have been exposed to alcohol while in the ... Read more...

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Drivers with early Alzheimers more prone to accidents


January 24th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University have revealed that people with early Alzheimers Disease (AD) are more prone to accidents as well as performing poorly in ... Read more...

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Children with Alzheimer’s risk gene display reduced cognitive function


November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin
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