Memory Loss

Why We Get Shorter As We Age

Adam Hawkey Public Health, World Here's why.  While you may be aware that a loss of vision, hearing and memory is a sign of ageing, something that is perhaps not so noticeable is a reduction in height. This apparent shrinking is due to several...

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Resolving Inflammation Could It Prevent Memory Loss In Down Syndrome And Alzheimer’s

Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and the risk of Alzheimer’s reaching nearly 80% by the age of 60. The root cause of...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Memory Games: Eating Well To Remember

A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? Researchers have found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Those Under The Influence Of Marijuana Suffer From Memory Loss, False Scenarios, Study Shows

To study how smoking marijuana can affect testimonies in crime investigations, scientists gave cannabis and a placebo to two groups of adults and provided them with VR-headsets to watch how they commit or witness a crime.
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking, Placebo

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The Experiments Revealing How Marijuana Could Treat Dementia

Slightly stoned mice show marijuana may fight age-related memory loss.
Related topics: Dementia

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Jeff Probst Reveals He Had Transient Global Amnesia (video)

Jeff Probst is opening up about his health. The Survivor host revealed his diagnosis while recalling a story on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday (February 4). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jeff Probst During his appearance, he explained...
Related topics: Health Videos, Health Photos

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Hiv Triggers Immune System 'amnesia' To Smallpox: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs to restore their immune system, a new study finds. Such "HIV-associated immune amnesia"...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Smallpox, Medical Research

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Bolsonaro Claims He Suffered 'partial Memory Loss' After Slipping And Falling In Bathroom

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a hospital in Brasilia for a brain scan on 23 December after falling in the presidential residence's bathroom.

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Several ‘brain-boosting’ Supplements Found To Contain Dangerous Drug

REUTERS/Shannon StapletonThis study’s findings are a reminder of the potential dangers facing the 50 percent or so of American adults who use dietary supplements.Several dietary supplements that claim to boost brainpower and protect against memory...
Related topics: Reuters, Medical Research

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Statins And Memory Loss: Still No Evidence Of Risk

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In 2017, I wrote a post concluding that there was no scientific evidence for cognitive side effects of the widely-utilized statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Despite this, a common concern of my patients when we discuss...
Related topics: Cholesterol

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Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, And May Even Help

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research. "Statins won't make you stupid or cause memory loss," said lead researcher Dr. Katherine Samaras, a...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Icu Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss After Critical Illness, Study Confirms

National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Evidence Again Shows Measles Leads To Immune Amnesia

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Michael J. Mina, Tomasz Kula, et al.; Eva Frederick; Velislava N. Petrova, Bevan Sawatsky, et al.; Duane R. Wesemann Target Audience and Goal Statement: Infectious disease specialists, hematologists,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hematology

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How The Measles Virus Induces ‘immune Amnesia’

New techniques allow researchers to get definitive numbers on how the virus depletes its victims' antibodies and the memory cells that make them.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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A Physician’s Plea To Patients

I am a cardiac anesthesiologist. I meet most patients I care for minutes before I take them to the operating room and render them unconscious. I breathe for them, administer pain medicine and drugs to give them amnesia, and I keep their hearts,...
Related topics: Anesthesia

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Study Identifies Brain Injury As A Cause Of Dementia In Some Older Adults

A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury.
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Injury, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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'passing Through': In Memory Of Gerald Chodak, Md

The prostate cancer community mourns the loss of Gerald Chodak, MD, an influential and iconic figure in urology. Medscape Urology
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Alzheimer’s Plaque Emerges Early And Deep In The Brain

Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques, is well underway in the brain. A longtime goal of the field has been to understand where it...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Proteins

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Weekly Health Quiz: Older Athletes, Amnesia And What Children Should Drink

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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The Temporary Memory Lapse Of Transient Global Amnesia

Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.

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