Tag: "memory" at medical news
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...e drugs' impact on different circuitry involved in memory
function. The early findings he's presenting in Savannah show a modest reduction in this circuitry with long-term use of risperidone or Risperdal. "What we are finding in this study is that risperidone actually decreases alpha 7 nicotinic receptors i...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...th of men aged 65 and older. It reduces short-term memory
and is associated with a significantly increased r...ning skills, but experience significant short-term memory
loss. For example, they may experience trouble remembering the names of people they meet or the flow...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...ar function and methods for disrupting thought and memory
have not been well understood. By conducting this research, NSI scientists and their collaborators have demonstrated how proteins involved in brain cell communications, called synaptic proteins, decrease in the brains of Alzheimer's patients when com...
Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial
...effect in this case, it comes at an early stage of memory
loss, a critically important time for patients and...btype of MCI, the focus of this research, involves memory
problems not severe enough to be classified as dementia. Previous studies have shown that approximat...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
...forgetfulness of normal aging and the more serious memory
decline and other problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. Over the first year of the three-year trial, mild cognitive impairment patients treated with donepezil had a reduced risk of progressing to Alzheimer's disease compared to patients who t...
Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts
...s how Alzheimer's disease can impact a family. The memory
disorder afflicted her grandmother, and her mother...cacy has aimed to take the shame and stigma out of memory
disorders. She began by working with various Alzheimer's-related nonprofits and visiting Capitol Hil...
Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
...n include difficulty with concentration, language, memory
and abstract reasoning. With funding from the National Cancer Institute, Robbins will test whether drugs designed to block certain receptors in the brain can help prevent brain injury from radiation. About 175,000 cancer patients each year receive ra...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
...evels were associated with poorer performance on a memory
test that measured the ability to recall a complex, two-dimensional line drawing. However, they saw improved performance on tests measuring motor speed, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Because most of the large number of tests showed no ...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...tions (i.e., worse performance on a test of visual memory
and better performance on tests of manual dexterity), we cannot exclude the possibility that associations were due to chance," the authors write. "Since the aging population may be particularly vulnerable to neurotoxicants, this study was an attempt...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...al trials assessed cognitive side effects, such as memory
impairment. Others measured side effects often see..." authors noted, "when re-tested nine weeks later, memory
function had improved in both groups and no significant differences were detected." A very small tri...
Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows
...arbors with more connections that help retain that memory
for the future. Likewise, neurons stimulated by engaging toys or experiences will probably create larger arbors than similar neurons in less exciting conditions. "We are looking at a dynamic part of development," Smith said. "These are the connection...
Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine
... in the family and the disruption of cognition and memory
that can occur during and after childhood abuse." ...etrated by a caregiver increases the likelihood of memory
failure. "Unfortunately, many factors silence victims of abuse," Freyd said. "Myths about the nature...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...fects of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on memory
and other brain functions concludes that, while there may be transient short-term effects, the procedure itself probably does not cause late or permanent neurological effects. In an article published online April 25, 2005, in the Annals of Neurology ...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...ntington's disease have problems with learning and memory
before the diseases' typical movement problems app...fficulties with speech, swallowing, concentration, memory
and learning; and depression and personality changes. Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation ...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...herbal supplements like ginkgo biloba to deal with memory
problems, fatigue and occasional muscle pain. "I'm definitely interested in alternative medicine," said Winfield, 49, whose form of the neurological disease relapsing-remitting MS is characterized by frequent symptom flare-ups. Ginkgo "is not only ...
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
... syndrome symptoms -- like headache, dizziness and memory
loss -- are subjective, which makes it hard for doctors to distinguish feigned or dramatized complaints from legitimate injuries. So, Hall says, "it becomes very important to understand the nature of those symptoms that are likely to be real and who ...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...ke morepowerful all-optical versions of computers, memory
chips andtelecommunications systems. Now, a Corne...future all-optical systems that store randomaccess memory
and perform data synchronization. The system utilizesoff-the-shelf components, which reduce its ove...
Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern
...use significant side effects, such as cognitive or memory
loss." Not so with TMS, which produces the same am..., avoiding those parts of the brain that can cause memory
deficits," Dr. Husain said. "In the case of depression, the left dorsal and frontal part of the brai...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...ehabilitation can improve attention and short-term memory
for people with a dual diagnosis. Rapid prototyping technology produces comfortable prosthetic sockets This study investigates the use of a Rapid Prototyping (RP) technology known as 3-D printing to manufacture prosthetic sockets. RP technology is...
Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia
...speridone in improving cognitive function, such as memory
and attention, in patients with schizophrenia. Thi...f this improvement associated with improvements in memory
and speed of cognitive processing." Treatment Compliance In an analysis of a large health claims ...
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