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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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Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

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Women ‘feel pain more than men’


March 16th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Women have more intense responses to pain than men, say scientists.A study using MRI brain scanners found women process pain in the brain differently to men.Doctors were investigating ... Read more...

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Test to detect Alzheimer’s at its earliest stage ’seems possible’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): UK researchers believe they can now detect the most common form of dementia - Alzheimer's disease - at its earliest stage, many years before symptoms appear.They reckon that ... 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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Shrinking brain in dementia prompts overeating


November 16th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a shrinkage in the brain is the reason why some people with dementia are compulsive overeaters, paving the way for better diagnosis and new ... Read more...

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Can’t remember faces? Blame your superior reading skills


November 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Do you have bad memory for faces? Well, your superior reading skills may be to blame, according to a new brain-scan study.Previously, Stanislas Dehaene at the INSERM-CEA Cognitive ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis activity ‘can increase during spring and summer months’


August 31st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): Multiple sclerosis (MS) activity can increase during spring and summer months, shows new research."Our results showed that the appearance of lesions on brain scans was two to three ... Read more...

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‘Life of Brian’ mechanism in human brains discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Neurologists have discovered what might be described as a 'Life of Brian' brain mechanism that encourages us to look on the bright side of life - even when ... Read more...

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Cold sore virus likely to cause brain abnormalities


June 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Exposure to the common virus that causes cold sores may be partly responsible for a shrinking brain and loss of concentration skills and memory --symptomatic of schizophrenic patients. "We're ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet likely to lower brain damage risk


February 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, says a new study. The study ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet ‘helps keep the mind sharp’


February 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Mediterranean diet, which includes a high intake of veggies, whole grains, and fish, a low intake of saturated fat and meat and moderate alcohol use, can help people ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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Intense pain fails to deter sportsmen in performing


December 14th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A sportsman in the heat of moment plays on through pain even when it would floor anyone else. Similarly, some people seem to suffer from long-lasting pains when ... Read more...

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Testosterone spray may help post-menopausal women fight dementia


October 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 1 (ANI): A daily testosterone spray may help ward off dementia and memory loss in post-menopausal women, says a new Victorian research.The pilot study, run by Monash University's Women's Health ... Read more...

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Now, computers can decode letters from brain signals


June 13th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed new brain-computer interfaces that "translate" what a person is thinking into words or actions.For their study, researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands performed ... Read more...

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‘Singing brains’ offer hope for better epilepsy, schizophrenia treatments


May 20th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A team of scientists at Cardiff University, led by an Indian origin boffin, has discovered that studying the way a person's brain 'sings' could shed light on conditions ... Read more...

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Family history raises Alzheimers risk


February 19th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A team researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found that people who have parents diagnosed with Alzheimer''s disease or dementia are significantly more likely ... Read more...

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Science proves true love really does exist


January 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): If you thought true love was something just restricted to movies and soaps, then heres a piece of information: brain scans have revealed that couples can respond ... Read more...

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Your brain does disconnect when youre bored


December 11th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): While carrying out boring tasks, your mind does not wander it simply disconnects suggests a new study.After scanning the brains of people carrying out repetitive tasks that ... Read more...

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Jesse Metcalfe fractures leg in 40 ft fall


November 12th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Hollywood actor Jesse Metcalfe has fractured his leg after he fell down two flights of stairs, which were nearly 40ft above the ground.The Desperate Housewives star was ... Read more...

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Climbing the Everest can be bad for the brain


October 17th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): In a study on men who climbed Mount Everest and K2, scientists have shown that high altitude exposure can lead to subtle white and grey matter changes ... Read more...

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Its safe to trust your gut feeling


August 28th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): The next time a guy asks you out, dont turn him down if your gut feeling says hes the one, for the chances are that the subconscious ... Read more...

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Healthy children of Alzheimer patients show early brain changes


July 30th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Healthy children of Alzheimer patients display neurological changes much before clinical symptoms may appear, says Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in Milwaukee . These kids are ... Read more...

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Millions of babies exposed to narcotics before birth


April 9th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Exposure to narcotics like cocaine, marijuana or alcohol affects millions of prenatal births every year, with the number at over a million in the US alone, according to ... Read more...

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Fetal exposure to drugs, alcohol or tobacco may change brain structure of kids


April 8th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new study has found that babies born to women who use cocaine, alcohol or tobacco during pregnancy may have brain structure changes that continue into early ... Read more...

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