journal neurology

Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... 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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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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Over 8.4 mn people sleepwalk in US


May 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) More than 8.4 million adults in the United States tend to sleepwalk, showing a link between nocturnal wanderings and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. ... Read more...

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Memory deteriorates faster in life’s last two years


April 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems ... 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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Brain quickly adjusts for broken arm


January 17th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) An injured arm causes the brain to enlarge in areas that compensate the injured side and decreases the areas that are not being used owing to ... 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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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Crossing legs after stroke may signal recovery


October 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) People who are able to cross their legs soon after a severe stroke are more likely to recover than those who can't."Despite having severe strokes that ... Read more...

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Slightly high BP raises chances of stroke


September 29th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Even if your blood pressure (BP) is slightly elevated, you may be prone to a stroke, new research says.Prehypertension is a clinical category to describe patients ... Read more...

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Taking care of teeth, eyes keeps dementia at bay


July 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Regular check-ups like visiting the dentist, having your eyes tested and avoiding coughs and colds could prevent dementia, say scientists.Researchers have identified a range of illnesses, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that 1 in 7 strokes take place during sleep


May 10th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cincinnati, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has identified that about 1 in 7 strokes happen during sleep. The find is significant because getting to the hospital early helps to save ... Read more...

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Middle aged obesity can trigger Alzheimer’s


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Piling on the pounds in middle-age makes for greater chances of developing Alzheimer's -- as high as 80 percent. The latest evidence shows maintaining a 'healthy' ... Read more...

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Irregular heart beat plus stroke may increase dementia risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia.Findings show that stroke survivors with ... Read more...

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Scientists claim sleepwalking is in sufferers’ DNA


February 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): New research indicates that sleepwalkers' behaviour is dictated by their DNA.Scientists believe that sufferers share a faulty chromosome, which is responsible for their behaviour while asleep.Following a study ... Read more...

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Study: Brain stimulation helps lower blood pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Britain have made a major breakthrough when they successfully used deep brain simulation to treat refractory hypertension.The breakthrough is most significant because doctors have been ... Read more...

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Extra cup of coffee can double stroke risk


December 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Drinking an extra cup or two of coffee can double stroke risk for light coffee drinkers, says a new study. Light coffee drinkers - who drink coffee just ... Read more...

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Increasing coffee intake ‘doubles stroke risk’


December 12th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that drinking more coffee than usual could double your risk of a stroke.Experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston found that light coffee ... Read more...

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Mid-aged women with high cholesterol not at risk for Alzheimer


November 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins-led research has found that high cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms ... Read more...

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New drug may halt and even reverse Alzheimer’s effects


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug derived from blood could halt and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.Early trials of Kiovig have demonstrated that the ... Read more...

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Statins could help stave off seizures


October 26th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research has discovered that statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease.A ... Read more...

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Hard to detect dementia in elderly people in Britain


October 25th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Elderly people in Britain who suffer from dementia are hard to detect today as they fare better in intelligence tests than their predecessors, a study has found.Dementia, ... Read more...

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Unhealthy teens more prone to headaches


August 19th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Teenagers who are overweight, get little exercise and smoke are 3.4 times more likely to have frequent headaches than those with no "negative lifestyle factors", a Norwegian study ... Read more...

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Kicking during sleep signals Parkinson’s risk


July 29th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Kicking in sleep could mean you are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's, scientists warn. They say it could signal a higher risk up to 50 years before ... Read more...

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Study: Newer Epilepsy drugs linked to suicide?


July 28th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new research findings, newer epilepsy drugs might be associated with suicidal thoughts compared to the older ones.Epilepsy drugs were linked to suicidal thoughts ... Read more...

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Larger head size, a boon for Alzheimer’s patients


July 13th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Alzheimer's patients with large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those sufferers who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell ... Read more...

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Heart drug ‘helps treat muscular dystrophy symptom’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug most often used to treat heart arrhythmias also reduces a central symptom of myotonic dystrophy, the most common type of ... Read more...

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Cognitive decline 4 times faster in Alzheimer’s patients


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Cognitive abilities decline four times faster in Alzheimer's patients than those without any cognitive impairment, say researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.The research is the second ... Read more...

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Why multiple sclerosis risk changes with season


January 30th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of developing multiple sclerosis changes with the season.Lead researchers Emmanuelle Waubant and Ellen Mowry revealed that this seasonal effect is ... 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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Beer belly ‘doubles dementia risk’


November 24th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that women who store fat on their waist in middle age are more than twice as likely to develop ... Read more...

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Strokes are preceded by ‘warnings’ in 1 out of every 8 cases


September 29th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that strokes are preceded by a mild "warning stroke", scientifically called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), in one out of every eight cases."These ... Read more...

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