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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...
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
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
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
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).
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During his appearance, he explained...
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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
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.
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...
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]]>(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...
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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...
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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...
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(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,...
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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,...
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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
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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Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.