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Blame social jet lag for that tired Monday feeling


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) If getting out of your bed on a Monday morning seems like a Herculean task, then you could be suffering from social jet lag, according to ... Read more...

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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... 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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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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Wanna keep your brain healthy in old age? Party and meet friends!


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Do you want to keep your brain healthy in old age? Then meet friends, attend parties or just go to the church!According to a research conducted by the ... Read more...

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Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Study says that people survive strokes better if they know their neighbors


April 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study which was published in the journal, Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that older Americans who live in sociable neighborhoods have ... Read more...

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Sociable people stand higher chances of surviving stroke


April 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A recent study has found that sociable people have higher chances of surviving stroke than the ones who are more reserved.The odds of surviving stroke appear to be ... Read more...

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People with thin brain structure ‘at greater risk for Alzheimer’s’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers from Rush University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that, among individuals in whom specific brain structures were thinnest, the risk of developing Alzheimer's was ... Read more...

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Higher levels of social activity cut the risk of developing disability in old age


February 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability in old age, according to a new study at Rush University Medical Center."Social activity has long been ... Read more...

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Your sense of smell could foretell when you’re going to die


January 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Losing your sense of smell when you're older could mean that your time is nigh, a new study has claimed.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discovered ... Read more...

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Your sense of smell could foretell death


January 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Losing your sense of smell at an old age could mean that your days are already numbered, a study suggests.Scientists from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago in ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise in treating Fragile X


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X has shown some promise in a study conducted by researchers from Rush University ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet keeps the brain fit


December 31st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a Mediterranean diet could be the secret to keeping your brain in good working order in old age.A diet rich in fruit, ... Read more...

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How HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have apparently found why natural killer cells are powerless against HIV.The study has marked the "beginning of a fascinating story that will ... Read more...

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MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at Alzheimer’s risk


November 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by neuroscientists at Rush University Medical Center suggest that people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that ... Read more...

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Special mobility shoes can help ease knee pain, slow down osteoarthritis


November 8th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A study has suggested that use of special mobility shoes can help ease knee pain and slow disease progression in people with osteoarthritis.Osteoarthritis, or OA as it is ... Read more...

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Magnets may help treat major depression


October 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression.The study was done to determine the ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more...

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Old age may not have role in why people become forgetful


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Old age may not be to blame for older people becoming forgetful, a recent study reveals.It suggests that the same brain lesions that are associated with dementia are ... Read more...

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Brain exercises may be good initially, but speed up dementia later


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Solving crossword puzzles and reading may do you good initially, but speed up dementia later in life, says a new study.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives, HRT may protect women against brain disorder


July 31st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested that oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may yield additional benefit of protecting against the formation and rupture of ... Read more...

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Arthroscopic hip surgery may fully restore function in athletes: Study


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists claim that the minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery could help athletes with hip problems recover fully and resume their sport back at their pre-injury level of competition.Hip arthroscopy ... Read more...

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Depression is a risk factor, not an early sign of Alzheimer’s


July 6th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Symptoms of depression show little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.Researchers at Rush University Medical Center tracked symptoms of depression during ... Read more...

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Memory problems not lone indicator of later mild cognitive impairment


June 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that memory problems are not the only predictor of mild cognitive impairment later in life.They discovered lower, though not necessarily ... Read more...

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Eat like the Greeks to boost your brainpower


April 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): People who eat a classic Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil, cereals and fish improve their brainpower, says an ongoing prospective study.Called the Chicago Health and ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help cure skin cancer


April 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A new vaccine may soon spell the end for the agony of skin cancer victims, say researchers. The new vaccine called "OncoVEX" attacks tumour cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged, ... 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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Mums with metal-on-metal implants pass metal ions to kids


March 10th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new American research has found that women with metal-on-metal (MoM) implants pass metal ions to their offspring.The study, presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American ... Read more...

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Belief in a caring God antidote to depression


February 24th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Belief in a caring God can act as an antidote to depression, says a new study. Rush University Medical Centre (RUMC) researchers surveyed 136 adults diagnosed with major depression ... Read more...

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A gene for Alzheimer’s sharpens young minds


February 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A genetic variant that raises risk of Alzheimer's disease can improve the brain function of carriers when they are younger, researchers have found."From an evolutionary perspective it makes ... Read more...

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Acupuncture effective for patients with chronic illnesses


February 10th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture, doctors at Rush University Medical Center believe.They are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ... Read more...

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Key factors helping kids avoid social rejection identified


January 21st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified three key factors in a child's behaviour that can lead them to avoid social rejection. Findings from a pair of studies indicate that the ability ... Read more...

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Key factors to help kids shun social rejection identified


January 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified three key factors in a child's behaviour that can lead to social rejection.According to experts at Rush University Medical Center, a child who experiences social ... Read more...

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Racism awareness affects how kids do socially, academically


November 14th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that awareness of racial stereotypes can significantly affect the way children respond socially and academically.During the study, researchers from Rush University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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