neurology

Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Medical experiment caused 370 deaths in Mexico?


November 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 12 (IANS/EFE) An experimental medical procedure carried out by doctors at a Mexican hospital on 500 patients caused 370 deaths between 1994 and 2007, activists have charged.The ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Men better at watching, hearing


July 1st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Men often take less time parking their cars and have less trouble than women in navigating in a new city -- showing they excel in what ... Read more...

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Gene harms brain decades before Alzheimer’s outbreak


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A gene that you carry may begin to damage your brain a full 50 years before Alzheimer's disease shows up, scientists say. In 1993, researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

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How mutations in a gene cause Parkinson’s disease


March 26th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a way that mutations in a gene called LRRK2 may cause the most common inherited form of Parkinson's disease.The study, conducted by researchers at Mount ... Read more...

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‘Novel treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease’ found


March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a multi-center gene therapy trial for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease demonstrated reduced symptoms of the progressive movement disorder.The study was designed ... Read more...

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Hearing loss linked to development of dementia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults with hearing loss may be more likely to develop dementia, and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe.Frank ... Read more...

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Anti-epileptic drugs ‘increase risk of fracture in older adults’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older.Nathalie Jetté, of ... Read more...

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Southampton Varsity probing if deaf have better language skills


December 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): The University of Southampton is investigating whether deaf teenagers have better language skills if they are identified as deaf just after they are born. The scientists will investigate ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms by 5 yrs: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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FDA approves botox for migraines


October 18th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Food and Drugs Administration have given the green light for people who suffer constant headaches to turn to Botox for treatment due to its ... Read more...

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Biomarkers in blood serum could classify individuals with Alzheimer’s


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Biomarkers in blood serum can be combined with clinical information to accurately classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new research.Identifying biomarkers in the blood has several ... Read more...

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Brain ‘hardware’ key to decision-making flexibility


August 24th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24 (ANI): Flexibility in decision-making is dependent on structural features of the brain, an international research team has shown.Australian research team member, Associate Professor Scott Brown, of the University of ... Read more...

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Nothing beats yoga in managing mood, anxiety


August 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There's nothing to beat yoga for managing mood and anxiety disorders. These findings by Boston University School of Medicine researchers show a link between yoga, decreased anxiety and ... Read more...

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Why some people can block out noise during sleep


August 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Some people can sleep through anything because their brains are capable of "fending off" noise. Researchers have found that heavy sleepers are able to block outside noise getting ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that low vitamin D levels can help predict whether someone will later develop Parkinson's disease, according to an editorial.The study on ... Read more...

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Why are soccer referees biased at times?


July 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls when action moves right to left or leftward. So say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Genes, pesticide exposure interact to increase Parkinson’s disease risk


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that genetic mutations and exposure to insecticides in workplaces interact to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, especially in men."In most cases, the etiology of ... Read more...

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Stent as good as surgery in stroke prevention


May 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that using a stent can work just as well as surgery for the prevention of stroke.Doctors now have two safe and effective options ... Read more...

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Homeopathy is witchcraft, according to Brit docs


May 16th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): The British Medical Association has likened homoeopathy to "witchcraft", and declared that the National Health Service should not pay for it.Denouncing the use of the alternative medicine, ... Read more...

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Music helps Alzheimer’s sufferers in remembering new information


May 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are better able to remember new verbal information when it is provided in the context of music even when compared to healthy, older ... Read more...

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Restless legs syndrome tends to run in families


May 11th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 11 (IANS) Restless legs syndrome tends to run in families, and the siblings of those who are severely affected seem to have a greater risk of developing the disease, says ... Read more...

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The real culprit behind Alzheimer’s disease


April 28th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the real culprit behind Alzheimer's disease is the Amyloid-Beta (Abeta) oligomers in the brain, and not the ... Read more...

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Seven senior doctors quit AIIMS in last one year: Azad


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) At least seven senior doctors have quit the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) during the last year, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... Read more...

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Sleep problems raise risk of motor vehicle accidents in adolescents


February 15th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 15 (ANI): Sleepiness at the wheel and poor sleep quality significantly increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents in adolescents, says a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Sleepy adolescents prone to accidents


February 15th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Sleepiness while driving significantly increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents in adolescents, a new study has confirmed. The study suggests adolescent drivers were twice as likely to crash ... Read more...

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High BP may help predict dementia in older adults


February 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that hypertension may act as a predictor for progression to dementia in older adults with impaired ability to organize thoughts and make decisions.Individuals ... Read more...

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HIV infection ages the brain prematurely


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) HIV cuts down the blood supply to brain, prematurely ageing it in an infected patient - a condition seen in normal patients 15 to 20 years older. "The ... 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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Irregular arm swing could be early sign of Parkinson’s


December 11th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that irregular arm swings while walking could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, an age-related disorder involving loss of certain types of brain ... Read more...

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Women more likely to suffer depression after stroke than men


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Women are more likely to suffer from depression after stroke than men, according to a large new review of studies.Post-stroke depression is associated with greater disability, reduced quality ... Read more...

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