Are satnavs causing permanent damage to your memory? Worrying evidence emerges

A University College London study last year revealed activity in parts of the brain crucial for memory were dormant when using a satnav. Scientists warn this could lead to memory loss.
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Marco Vacante1, Antonio Biondi1, Francesco Basile1, Roberto Ciuni1, Salvatore Luca1, Salomone Di Saverio2, Carola Buscemi3, Enzo Saretto Dante Vicari3 and Antonio Maria Borzì3* 1Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom 3Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Specialization School in Geriatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy There is a high prevalence of hypothyroidism in the elderly population, mainly among women. The mo...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In conclusion, these results indicated that loganin produced beneficial sedative and hypnotic activity, which might be mainly mediated by modification of the serotonergic system and GABAergic neurons. Introduction Insomnia is referred to as continuous difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep, which can induce extreme medical and psychiatric disorders (Cao et al., 2016). It was reported that 27 percent of people in the world suffering from insomnia (Doghramji, 2006), and approximately 3–10 percent of people would frequently depend on hypnotics to overcome insomnia by 2050 (Chu et al., 2007). Clinically, b...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
-- Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory: Stay physically and mentally active. Socialize often. Stay...
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Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Background: Firearm access poses a danger to older persons with cognitive impairment; their families and caregivers; visitors, such as grandchildren; and potentially others. Given that 91% of firearm deaths among older U.S. adults in 2017 resulted amo...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Debapriya Garabadu, Jaya VermaAbstractAlzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by memory loss, disorientation and gradual deterioration of intellectual ability. In the pharmacotherapy of AD, the mitochondrial protective activity of Exendin-4 in experimental studies is yet to be established though its effectiveness is demonstrated in these patients. Therefore, the mitochondria protective activity of Exendin-4 (5 μg/kg, i.p.) was investigated in hippocampus and pre-frontal cortex (PFC)...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories.
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In this study, we: (1) estimated the incidence of CML in our study sample; (2) identified indicators of cognitive reserve (e.g., indicators of educational attainment, social support); and (3) determined whether CML is associated with cognitive reserve level, stratified by PSTD status. First, we described demographics of the study sample (n = 14,574) and probable PTSD status, also stratifying by CML. Next, we conducted a latent class analysis on two groups: those with probable PTSD and those without probable PTSD, creating classes with varying cognitive reserve levels. Finally, using adjusted log binomial models, we predict...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
No difference seen in prevalence of mental distress, memory loss by household firearm ownership, storage
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults, according to a research letter published online April 16 in the Annals of...
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