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News tag: memory loss


New drug for Alzheimer’s looked upon with careful optimism

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug promoted as able to treat early stage Alzheimer’s may not be as effective as initially announced. Aducanumab, developed by Biogen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech company, acts as a monoclonal antibody, and has shown impressive results in early tests on patients with early stages of the disease. The…


Half of Alzheimer’s patients know nothing of their condition

24 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
More than half of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease have never been told they have contracted the condition, a new study by Alzheimer’s Association found. Vice president for the non-profit organization, Beth Kallmyer estimates that in this way many people do not get the chance of making decisions concerning their…


Heart health index may predict risk of cognitive functions

4 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The healthier our heart is, the lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a study to discern the association between heart function and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study concluded that participants with decreased heart function as…


Men living alone face higher risk of early death

21 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Men who live alone have a higher risk of dying early in the long-term compared to other men, a new study found. “Among the conceivable causes are that people who live alone lead less healthy lives, are less prone to take their medication and tend to wait longer before going…


Cakes, processed food reduce memory

19 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Next time your memory fails you, blame it on cakes and processed foods, which seem to have a negative effect on memory, as researcher announced. Processed foods found in stores and restaurants are usually rich in trans fats to improve the shelf life, flavor, and texture. Trans fats are the…


Memory loss reversed with cocoa consumption

27 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Good news for people enjoying their morning cocoa have linked its ingredients with reversal of age-related memory decline, according to a new scientific report. In a recent experiment involving flavanols, specific cocoa compounds, and specially-prepared cocoa drinks were consumed by a group of 37 healthy volunteers, aged 50-69, each day…


Impaired memory linked to added sugars

8 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Sugar intake might cause impaired memory and brain inflamation, new study suggests. Although the results come from experiments on rats, the scientists who conducted the study think humans might at risk too. The reseachers at USC examined how rats react to large quantities of liquids with a high content of…


Inflammation at brain level affects ability to retrieve memories

15 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A team of neuroscientists concluded brain inflammation impairs the ability to retrieve memories of similar but distinct events. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, and conducted at University of California by Jennifer Czerniawski and John Guzowski, identified the mechanism responsible for brain impairments affecting communication between neurons in…