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More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer's disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, ... Read more...

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Long work hours raise risk of heart disease


September 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80 percent, researchers say.The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back ... 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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Junk food could also damage brain, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Obesity-inducing junk food could also give you dementia through high blood pressure and cholesterol, which interrupt blood supply to the brain, says a study.Some animal studies ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s hits women more severely than men


August 26th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Alzheimer's hits women more severely than men, even when both are in the same stage of the disease.Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire discovered that men ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed with eye test


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Now Alzheimer's can be diagnosed with a simple eye test, according to researchers.Trevor Crawford, psychologist from the Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University, said: "The diagnosis ... Read more...

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K.S. Sudarshan traced near his residence (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K.S. Sudarshan, who was missing for about five hours after he went for a morning walk in this ... Read more...

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Dementia can drain words of meaning


July 27th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Dementia can impair one's ability to recognise words describing feelings such as 'thrilled' and 'annoyed', according to the latest research.Sharpley Hsieh and colleagues from Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Ecstasy pills more harmful than earlier thought


July 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Taking ecstasy pills even in small amounts can damage memory, scientists have warned.Worryingly, the memory lapses are similar to those that occur in the early onset ... Read more...

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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... 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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Brain scans to detect Alzheimer’s decades ahead


July 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Experts hope to develop brain scans to detect early symptoms of dementia that may surface 25 years before patients and their families notice any outward development.Scientists ... Read more...

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Garcia Marquez suffering from dementia, says brother


July 7th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Cartagena (Colombia), July 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffers from senile dementia but still maintains his good sense of humour, joy and enthusiasm, his brother said ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Mulligan to lead Memory Walk


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan, the ambassador of Britain-based Alzheimer's Society, will join thousands of people in a Memory Walk in support of a dementia charity.The walk will ... Read more...

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Why isn’t the answer always on the tip of the tongue?


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Do you often find that a word is on the tip of your tongue but are unable to vocalise it? If so, you're not alone. New ... Read more...

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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... Read more...

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‘Left brain crucial for music-linked emotions’


June 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Language-based areas of the brain, primarily on the left, are important for extracting emotional meaning from music, says a new study.Our emotions and feelings are typically ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Regular jogging may increase longevity


May 4th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Regular jogging can add up more than six years to male life expectancy and 5.6 years to women's longevity, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen ... Read more...

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Banned Indian-born doctor to resume work in Britain


April 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) An Indian-born doctor, temporarily prevented from practicing in Britain by the General Medical Council (GMC), has been allowed to resume work after showing his willingness to ... Read more...

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Dementia, a ’silent tsunami’


April 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife ... Read more...

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Berries cut Parkinson’s risk by 40 percent


April 5th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries could help protect against Parkinson's disease in men, researchers say.Men who ate the fruits along with other foods rich in ... Read more...

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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Research reveals that ‘Slow walking might be linked with dementia’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research says the speed of a person’s walk can predict the chances of a person developing dementia later on in life. The researchers report ... 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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Overeating may double risk of memory loss


February 13th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Overeating is likely to double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 years and older, a study reveals."We observed ... Read more...

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Two genes tell how Parkinson’s progresses


February 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Two genes tied to protein accumulation in a Parkinson's patient's brain can tell how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, says a new finding."Our ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Christina Aguilera suffers from a spray tan malfunction


January 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Christina Aguilera had a fashion malfunction during the funeral of legendary singer Etta James. Aguilera had her spray tan stream down her legs when she ... Read more...

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Dead brain cells erode memory


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says. "The new aspect ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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Etta James in pretty bad shape, says manager


December 25th, 2011 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Veteran singer Etta James has been hospitalised after experiencing breathing problems.The 73-year-old singer, who was recently told that her leukemia was incurable, had her family by ... Read more...

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Singer Etta James rushed back to the hospital


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports say singer Etta James has been rushed back to the hospital after her condition worsened. The "At Last" hitmaker is suffering from Hepatitis C, dementia and ... Read more...

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Jab that halts Alzheimer’s


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A jab that could halt Alzheimer's in its earliest stages is being tested on British patients.Some 50 men and women with mild memory problems will be ... Read more...

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