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Investigating patterns of degeneration in Alzheimer's disease
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Alzheimer's disease (AD) is known to cause memory loss and cognitive decline, but other functions of the brain can remain intact. The reasons cells in some brain regions degenerate while others are protected is largely unknown. In a paper to be published in Stem Cell Reports, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that factors encoded in the DNA of brain cells contribute to the patterns of degeneration, or vulnerability, in AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It ’s a Veteran NFL Player
A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only published this week in the journal Neurosurgery, could help doctors identify and treat patients while they are still alive. CTE was previously only identifiable through a brain examination after death. The subject of the diagnosis was not named in the study, but was reported by CNN to be Fred McNeill, who died in 2015 at age 63. McNeill played 12 seasons as a linebacker for the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized CTE NFL onetime Source Type: news

What counts as 'nature'? It all depends
(University of Washington) University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn describes 'environmental generational amnesia' as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it's born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm. And so what each generation comes to think of as 'nature' is relative, based on what it's exposed to. Kahn argues that more frequent and meaningful interactions with nature can enhance our connection to -- and definition of -- the natural world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar found to cause plaque in the brain, raising chances of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) If you’re craving something sweet, grab an apple instead of a bar of chocolate. A group of scientists has recently discovered a link between high glucose levels in the brain and symptoms of memory loss, which could lead to Alzheimer’s. The brain breaks down glucose, or sugar in its most basic form, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Football sized tumor on women's ovary causes memory-loss
Kira Hartley, 27, from Illinois, was diagnosed with a massive tumor identified as a teratoma on one of her ovaries that caused seizures, hallucinations and memory loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: THIS type of exercise for older people could help ward off memory loss
DEMENTIA symptoms can include memory loss, and new research suggests keeping the heart healthy - such as by exercising - could help the brain area that controls memory. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U of I-led team reports connections that will fuel future brain trauma research
(University of Idaho) A team led by University of Idaho scientists has found a way to stimulate formation of new neural connections in the adult brain in a study that could eventually help humans fend off memory loss, brain trauma and other ailments in the central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How Alzheimer's disease affects personality
Forgetfulness and memory loss are trademark symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Personality changes are also somewhat common. Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says personality characteristics may become amplified, or they may change significantly. https://youtu.be/-8BDodiUAdE Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Watching a loved [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may protect your memory
Hormone replacement therapy may protect short term memory loss caused by stress in menopausal women, new research from the University of Southern California suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?
Conclusion Inflammation in the body is a response to injury or disease. But if the body is constantly in an inflammatory state, it can harm blood vessels and lead to heart disease. This study suggests high levels of inflammation over the long term might also damage the brain. That's not surprising – what's good for the heart is usually good for the brain, and we already know exercising, avoiding high blood pressure and eating healthily may help protect the brain. Studies like this will help researchers work out more precisely what's happening in the brain when people experience memory loss or dementia. But this study...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Blood test that could predict Alzheimer's in your 40s
Scientists have discovered that extreme inflammation - an overreaction of the immune system - can be a sign of Alzheimer ’s disease decades before any memory loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Awareness and research can help change the trajectory of Alzheimer ’s
There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer ’s. Chances are you know someone who has been impacted by the disease. If you don’t, you likely will at some point in the future. Despite the misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, it is not a normal part of aging. Memory loss and confusion are the common symptoms, b ut individuals with Alzheimer’s may also experience behavioral problems and mood changes. Arizona is among the state’s impacted hardest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Skvarce Source Type: news

How berberine works to slow diabetes-related cognitive decline in Rejuvenation Research
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers studying the mechanism of action of the natural, plant-derived compound berberine have linked its anti-inflammatory activity and ability to regulate levels of stress-response proteins including sirtuin to berberine positive effects on memory loss and impaired learning in an aging diabetic mouse model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman with Lyme disease says NHS doctors laughed at her
Sarah Jackson, 29, from Essex, was struck ill when she visited Australia 4 years ago. She suffers seizures, eye problems, pain, memory loss and fatigue and needs £40,000 for US treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer's disease
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat or prevent dementia, which currently affects more than 560,000 Canadians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dementia signs: THIS garden weed could help reduce Alzheimer’s disease symptoms
ALZHEIMER ’S disease symptoms include memory loss and difficulty communicating. But, this garden plant could help to prevent and relieve the symptoms of the dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“It just kind of happens": college students' rationalizations for blackout drinking - Wombacher K, Matig JJ, Sheff SE, Scott AM.
Nearly half of college students engage in binge drinking, and blackouts (i.e., episodes of periodic memory loss) represent one common consequence of this behavior. Although researchers have begun to understand the extent to which students black out, little... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dementia prevention diet: Eating THIS 20p breakfast could protect YOUR brain from disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and problems thinking, but adding porridge oats to your diet could help prevent brain decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia prevention diet: Eating THIS 20p breakfast could protect brain
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and problems thinking, but adding porridge oats to your diet could help prevent brain decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Your Natural Sleep Trigger
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Sleeping a solid 7 to 9 hours every night should be the most natural thing in the world. But insomnia has become an epidemic. And modern medicine does very little to help you restore natural rest. Big Pharma’s answer is to knock you out with drugs. That’s not the same as sleep. “Sleep aids” like Ambien, Lunesta, and others cause dizziness, headache, depression and anxiety. They can lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss and hallucinations. Some people report sleep-walking, and even unconscious sleep-eating or sleep-dr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Dementia prevention: Ward off memory loss symptoms by doing THIS free activity
DEMENTIA symptoms, such as memory loss and problems processing information, could be prevented by volunteering, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask
(University of California - Berkeley) Ask neuroscientist Matthew Walker, author of the new book, Why We Sleep, about the downside of pulling an all-nighter, and he'll rattle off a list of ill effects that range from memory loss and a compromised immune system to junk food cravings and wild mood swings. 'The silent sleep-loss epidemic is one of the greatest public health challenges we face in the 21st century,' says Walker, a UC Berkeley professor of neuroscience and psychology, and leading sleep evangelist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
(Baylor College of Medicine) A team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Second Opinion | Remembering forgetting could be a good sign
New research suggests that people with mild cognitive decline who are aware of their memory loss might have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who don't notice they're forgetting things. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Man, 63, suffered AMNESIA due to a cryo-chamber
The unnamed male, 63, believed to be from Switzerland, was hospitalised after presenting with sudden memory loss 30 minutes after leaving a -140C 'cryo-chamber'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Frankie Muniz can't remember Malcolm in the Middle
Actor Frankie Muniz, 31, admitted to suffering from severe memory loss caused by mini-strokes and concussions. Mini-strokes cause a brief disruption of blood flow in the brain but no long-term damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Being unaware of memory loss may predict Alzheimer's
A recent study by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health found that being unaware of memory loss may be a predictor for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 pounds of THIS in your body?
Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Pfizer to FDA: Ban side effect warnings  
Big Pharma won’t be satisfied until every American adult — and even some kids — are taking one of their dangerous statin drugs. And they’ve resorted to desperate measures to achieve that goal. Here’s what’s going on… As you probably know, one of the most common side effects of taking statins is muscle pain. I see this all the time at my clinic when new patients come to see me. And if you or someone you know takes these drugs, you’ve probably seen it, too… But a new study claims that people only get statin side effects like muscle pain if they know they’re taking...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Ron Chernow Talks Grant, Hamilton and American Legacies
Above the entrance to Grant’s Tomb in New York City, figures representing Peace and Victory frame an inscription. The slogan’s brevity belies the difficulty of the idea: Let us have peace. On a recent afternoon, the biographer Ron Chernow perched on a nearby bench to discuss his latest offering, Grant, a sweeping study of the Civil War general and U.S. President whose body lies within that monument. Gazing up at North America’s largest mausoleum, Chernow recalls that Walt Whitman dubbed Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln the two “towering majestic figures” of the Civil War. “Most livin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Books History Source Type: news

Impact of traumatic brain injury on dopaminergic transmission - Chen YH, Huang EY, Kuo TT, Miller J, Chiang YH, Hoffer BJ.
Brain trauma is often associated with severe morbidity and is a major public health concern. Even when injury is mild and no obvious anatomic disruption is seen, many individuals suffer disabling neuropsychological impairments such as memory loss, mood dys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

20% of Teens Report Having Had a Concussion
Close to one in five teens have been diagnosed with a concussion, according to a new study looking at the prevalence of concussions among young people. In the report, researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed over 13,000 U.S. students in grades 8, 10, and 12 and asked them, “have you ever had a head injury that was diagnosed as a concussion?” The researchers found that nearly 20% of adolescents said they had been diagnosed with at least one concussion and 5.5% said they had been diagnosed with more than one. The report is one of the first to survey teens about whether they’ve had a concussion. P...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized brain injury Concussion contact sports CTE Teens Source Type: news

Dementia news: THIS well-known symptom may not be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA symptoms commonly include memory loss, problems thinking and personality changes. However, the latter may not be an early sign, according to a ground-breaking new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk: Will I one day SUFFER from Alzheimer’s disease if my parents do?
DEMENTIA is a disease of the brain that can cause memory loss and confusion - are you mote likely to suffer if your parents do? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: THIS is how Alzheimer’s disease becomes deadly
DEMENTIA is a disease of brain with symptoms including memory loss and disorientation, but over time it can prove deadly. This is how the condition has become one of the UK ’s leading killers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Eating THESE four foods could ward off memory loss
DEMENTIA is a disease of the brain that becomes more likely with age, but adding certain foods to your diet could ward off symptoms, including memory loss and problems thinking. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia prevention diet: Eating THIS for breakfast could boost brain power
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, problems thinking and decreased judgement. However, eating particular foods - such as avocado and eggs - could help boost brain function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Popular lunchbox snack could REDUCE memory loss
DEMENTIA symptoms are caused when the brain is damaged by disease. However, eating almonds could improve cognitive ability and prevent memory loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: Cooking with THIS type of oil could protect your memory
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - can cause memory loss and problems with brain function. However, a Mediterranean diet staple, extra virgin olive oil, could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THC from cannabis found to dramatically slow memory loss by protecting brain cells
(Natural News) Despite the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still classifying marijuana as a schedule 1 drug (similar to heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and peyote), a new study confirms that the active compound in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can benefit the elderly — particularly in preventing memory loss. Researchers from Germany studied THC’s effects on the brains of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia prevention: Choose an omega-3 supplement with THIS on the label to fight symptoms
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - causes symptoms including memory loss and problems thinking. However, taking a particular type of omega-3 supplement could help brain function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality
Two independent in vivo studies show that a keto diet may prevent memory loss and reduce risk of mortality in mid-life, hinting at clinical implications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Neuroscientist harnesses the power of virtual reality to unlock the mysteries of memory
We ’re all familiar with the image of someone donning virtual reality goggles to enter a new environment while seated at their computer.At UCLA,  Nanthia Suthana is one of the first neuroscientists in the world to harness the power of VR to unravel how someone’s brain encodes and retrieves memories while the person explores a new virtual setting on foot.Her work recently captured the attention of the popular digital network, Mashable, which profiled her in its “How She Works” video series.“Without our memories, each of us would be lost in time and c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hormone injection could eventually reverse memory loss
Boosting levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells, may restore memory loss, according to a study published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine.New York Post (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease victims at six and 10 years old
Both girls, from Letchworth, Hertfordshire, suffered memory loss, severe confusion and seizures, before being unable to walk or talk. One has since died, while the other cannot write. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Bone-derived hormone reverses memory loss in mice
Columbia University researchers have reversed age-related memory loss in mice by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily jab of a bone hormone reverses memory loss
Restoring a bone hormone back to youthful levels reversed memory loss in mice, found scientists in New York, paving the way for a new drug to treat age-related cognitive decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Memories "lost" to Alzheimer's can be retrieved; they're not destroyed after all, new science discovers
(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition, known for its potential to wipe away its sufferers’ most treasured memories — but recent research has inspired new hope for those who struggle with memory loss. A team of scientists from Columbia University Medical Center has discovered that it may be possible to retrieve memories otherwise... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news