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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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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Driving mistakes increase with age


May 17th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Young adults who are essentially good drivers are prone to commit dangerous driving mistakes as they age, a recent study has claimed.While most studies of older ... 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...

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Exposure to pesticides in mothers linked to kids low IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say pregnant women who are exposed to pesticides have increased risk of having children with low intelligent quotient (IQ).Three studies on the subject were published ... Read more...

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Playing music as kids boosts brain power later


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Hours spent practising the piano as a child could help keep brain shipshape decades later. Even if you no longer play music into adulthood, it will ... Read more...

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Childhood music lessons keep ageing brains sharper


April 21st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Music lessons in childhood may keep people's brains sharper as they age even if they no longer play the instrument, according to a new study.While previous research has ... Read more...

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L-lysine alongside normal medication may benefit schizophrenia patients


April 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who received L-lysine alongside their normal medication found some reduction in the severity of their symptoms.Schizophrenia is a serious mental ... 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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BP oil spill’s psychological effects go beyond residents of impacted areas


February 18th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around ... 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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Learning a second language gives toddlers an edge


January 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A research team has suggested that toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers.Researchers from Concordia University and York University in ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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Long-term exposure to pesticides linked to dementia


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has suggested that long-term exposure to pesticides may be linked to the development of dementia.The authors base their findings on 614 vineyard workers in ... 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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Light drinking won’t harm your unborn baby, say researchers


October 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking one or two units of alcohol in a week during pregnancy does not increase the risk of developmental problems in the ... Read more...

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Babies raised by working mums don’t necessarily suffer cognitive setbacks


July 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Working mothers are not necessarily harmful to child development, according to a new study.Researchers at Columbia University say they are among the first to measure the full effect ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help find your ideal job


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Forget tests and career councillors, a brain scan may soon be the best way to discover your ideal job. Neuroscientists will soon be able to pinpoint your talents ... Read more...

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Brain scans could help you choose a career


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers are questioning the possibility of brain scans guiding a person in his/her choice of career.General aptitude tests and specific mental ability tests are important tools for vocational ... Read more...

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Early Alzheimer’s identification method found


July 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A study by researchers at UC Davis has found that abnormal brain images combined with examination of the composition of the fluid that surrounds the spine may offer ... Read more...

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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

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Cannabis users could be on a fast-track to dementia


June 10th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): A new research undertaken at the University of Wollongong has shown that Australians rank among the world's highest cannabis users and they could be on a fast-track to ... Read more...

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Eat like the Greeks to boost your brainpower


April 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): People who eat a classic Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil, cereals and fish improve their brainpower, says an ongoing prospective study.Called the Chicago Health and ... Read more...

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Brain training games ‘don’t improve IQ’


April 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): People who use brain-training software to boost their mental skills are likely to be disappointed, for a new study has shown that computerized cognitive training does not make ... Read more...

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Meditation stimulates mind like coffee


April 15th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Some need regular amounts of coffee or other chemical enhancers to be cognitively sharper. A new study suggests a brief bit of meditation would prepare us just as ... Read more...

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Brief meditative exercise helps cognition


April 15th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A brief bit of meditation can make us cognitively sharper, suggests a new study.While past research using neuroimaging technology has shown that meditation techniques can promote significant changes ... Read more...

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Smoking may impair women’s cognition


March 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Men and women with a history of alcohol abuse may not see long-term negative effects on their memory and thinking but female smokers do, a new study suggests. In ... Read more...

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Nouns, verbs learned in different brain areas


February 26th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists have recently shown that the part of the brain that gets activated when a person learns a new noun is different from the part used when a ... Read more...

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Elderly need less sleep a myth, says expert


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): People need less sleep as they age is a myth, a sleep and memory expert has said.According to Prof Sean Drummond, older adults need as much sleep as ... Read more...

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‘Elderly need less sleep’ myth busted by expert


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): People need less sleep as they age is a myth, a sleep and memory expert has said.According to Prof Sean Drummond, older adults need as much sleep as ... Read more...

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Pregnancy doesn’t affect women’s memory


February 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 4 (IANS) Pregnancy and motherhood does not affect a woman's memory, causing forgetfulness and absentmindedness, as is popularly believed. Research finds no evidence that pregnancy or motherhood affects women's brain ... Read more...

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Sharing comes naturally to apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sharing is a behaviour which kindergarten teachers and day care workers hold up as an ideal to be followed by pupils and patients alike. But for our ape ... Read more...

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Sharing comes naturally to ‘Peter Pan’ apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Unlike chimpanzees, African Bonobos have an inborn quality of sharing, reveals a new study.While chimps will share as youngsters, they turn notorious as they grow old.In several experiments ... Read more...

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Healthy people with brain plaques at increased Alzheimer’s risk


December 15th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Healthy people who have an abnormal build-up of a protein in the brain linked with Alzheimer's have a higher risk of developing the disease, two new studies have ... Read more...

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