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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... 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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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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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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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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Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... 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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Prenatal pesticide exposure lowers kids’ IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that prenatal exposure to common insecticide is associated with deficit in kids' IQ and working memory at age 7.Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, was ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Treating high BP, cholesterol, diabetes may delay Alzheimer’s


April 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people ... Read more...

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Long-term ecstasy users ‘risk structural brain damage’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new research suggests that long-term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage.Other research has suggested that people who use ecstasy develop significant ... 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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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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People with memory problems ‘may be at higher risk for stroke’


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who have memory problems or other declines in their mental abilities may be at higher risk for stroke.For the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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Bike test accurate key to Parkinson’s diagnosis


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that the ability to ride a bicycle is way cheaper and more precise in diagnosing Parkinson's than a battery of tests. Neurologists from Parkinson ... Read more...

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Holidayers face risk of social jet lag


January 1st, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Holidaying for a long period during new year and Christmas can interrupt your body clock and leave you with symptoms similar to having travelled to a different time ... Read more...

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Beware of ’social jet lag’ post the extra-long festive break


December 31st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): The long holiday break of Christmas combined with the New Year will leave many suffering from a 'social jet lag', scientists have said.They said that the festive break ... Read more...

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Why dementia sufferers have memory problems


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that ... Read more...

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New gene therapy may ‘fix memory problems in Alzheimer patients’


November 29th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) in San Francisco have discovered a new gene therapy that successfully fixed memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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Jet lag causes memory loss: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California has indicated that chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long ... Read more...

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Doctors use stem cells to offset stroke damage


November 17th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A stroke victim, who had millions of stem cells injected into his brain in a pioneering attempt to repair the damage, is out of hospital and doctors say ... Read more...

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Stem cells injected into the brain of stroke patient in world first


November 17th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): In a pioneering attempt to repair the damage caused by a stroke, a Briton has had millions of stem cells injected into his brain.Another 11 patients will be ... Read more...

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Wine a day ensures healthy old age in women


November 17th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Middle-aged women who enjoy a couple of glasses of wine a day tend to enjoy a healthier old age.Scientists say moderate drinking can lead to "successful ageing" and ... Read more...

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2 glasses of wine a day in mid-life could make women healthier in old age


November 17th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): New research suggests that middle-aged women who enjoy a couple of glasses of wine a day have a healthier old age.Scientists suggest that moderate drinking can lead to ... Read more...

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Large doses of B-complex vitamins may help slow progression of dementia


October 26th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A two-year clinical trial in England has shown that large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory ... Read more...

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Insulin sensitivity may explain obesity, memory problems link


October 20th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): New research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin suggests that because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their ... Read more...

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Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health


October 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A plant compound found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile helps reduce age-related inflammation in the brain and memory deficits, according to a new ... 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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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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Low testosterone levels could lead to Alzheimer’s


October 6th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Older men with low levels of the male sex hormone, testosterone, are more prone to Alzheimer's disease, revealed a new study."Having low testosterone may make you more vulnerable ... Read more...

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People with cancer history prone to memory impairment


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new large-scale research has proved that people who have had cancer are 40 percent more vulnerable to experience memory problems that interfere with daily functioning than those ... Read more...

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It’s official: Men have more memory problems than women


September 7th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Men are known to have problems remembering birthdays and anniversaries while women don't. And, now it's official, says a new study, which found that the instance of mild ... Read more...

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