Uncovering Alzheimer's disease
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Characterized by a buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, Alzheimer's is an irreversible disease that leads to memory loss and a decrease in cognitive function. More than 5 million Americans suffer with the brain condition, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While the causes of Alzheimer's are not fully understood, scientists believe genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors are involved in the disease's development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Energy Vitamin Gets You Up Off the Sofa
If you’re stuck at home, practicing social distancing and self-isolation, you might feel less motivated than usual. I get it… It’s easy to feel indifferent during these trying times. Weeks of staying home can leave you feeling drained and struggling to get up off the couch. You might be tempted to reach for an energy drink to get you going. If you do, you’re not alone. Bottled energy drinks are big business… The market was valued at $53 billion in 2018 and is predicted to surge to $86 billion in the next few years.1 But these “energy” drinks deliver a lot of false promises AND...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news

Fight Viruses With … Sleep?
With the 24-hour news cycles spinning out of control these days, you may find yourself feeling way more stressed than usual. And that additional anxiety can lead to a lot of sleepless nights… If there’s one thing these trying times will teach us, it’s that we need to take control of our own health. We can’t rely on the government, or Big Pharma or anyone else to do it for us. After all, self-reliance in hard times is the core of the American spirit. Which means it’s up to each of us to protect and bolster our own immune system. And one of the best – and easiest – ways to do thi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dementia warning - the subtle sign of Alzheimer’s disease when you’re writing
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and having slower thoughts. But, you could also be at risk of Alzheimer's disease if you develop this subtle sign with your handwriting. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about Alzheimer's disease symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug prevents cognitive impairment in mice after radiation treatment for brain tumors
FINDINGSA study by researchers at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a possible new drug that could help prevent cognitive decline in people who undergo radiation therapy for brain tumors. The researchers found when the drug was given to mice 24 hours after the animals were exposed to a dose of radiation, it completely prevented cognitive decline from occurring, and that it did not reduce the efficacy of the radiation treatment.This experiment represents one of a very few instances in which a drug reduced cognitive decline in animals after radiation treatment.The drug, NSPP, wasidentified in 2019 by...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Types of Memory Impairments are There in Children?
Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Resolving inflammation: Could it prevent memory loss in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's?
(Medical University of South Carolina) Resolvins are lipids that 'resolve' the inflammation that normally follows injury or disease, returning the body back to normal. Therapeutic administration of one such resolvin can halt memory loss in a common preclinical model of Down syndrome, a finding that could also be relevant to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease, report researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere in Glia. This resolvin could enhance the body's ability to heal and resolve inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neurobiological mechanisms underlying cannabis-induced memory impairment - Prini P, Zamberletti E, Manenti C, Gabaglio M, Parolaro D, Rubino T.
A growing body of literature suggests that cannabis intake can induce memory loss in humans and animals. Besides the recreational use, daily cannabis users may also belong to the ever-increasing population of patients who are administered cannabis as a med... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Memory games: Eating well to remember
(University of Technology Sydney) A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? UTS researcher Dr Luna Xu has found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines as the links may vary with age -- people aged 80+ with a low consumption of cereals are at highest risk of memory loss and comorbid heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2020 Prescription Drug Survey: West Virginia Registered Voters 18+
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - February 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two Experimental Drugs for Rare, Inherited Alzheimer Disease Disappoint
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Two experimental drugs do not appear to slow memory loss or mental decline in patients in the early stages of a rare, inherited, early-onset form of Alzheimer disease, according to initial results from a clinical trial. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer's
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Two experimental drugs do not appear to slow memory loss or mental decline in patients in the early stages of a rare, inherited form of Alzheimer's disease, according to initial results from a clinical trial. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Costs Burden Washington Residents Ages 45 and Older
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - February 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals he had a rare episode of temporary amnesia
Jeff Probst, 58, said doctors told him a few months ago he transient global amnesia, a sudden episode of temporary memory loss that affects older people and has no known causes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quanterix Advances Blood-Based Sports-Related TBI Test with New Study
Quanterix has reached another step in its goal to advance a blood-based test to detect concussions in athletes. The Billerica, MA-based company said researchers have successfully applied the Single Molecule Array (Simoa) technology to generate data on the value of blood biomarkers as research tools to study pathophysiological mechanisms of concussion and as potential clinical tools and objective indicators for sports-related concussions (SRCs) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Results have been published in JAMA Network Open, demonstrate the promise of blood biomarkers to serve as clinical tools for objectively id...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

2019 Prescription Drug Survey: New York Registered Voters 50+
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - January 31, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HIV Triggers Immune System 'Amnesia' to Smallpox: Study
Title: HIV Triggers Immune System 'Amnesia' to Smallpox: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Triggers Immune System'Amnesia' to Smallpox: Study
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 " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menopausal Symptoms: There's a Place for Tech-Related Solutions
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Got memory loss, brain fog and chronic fatigue? Here are the top 5 causes
(Natural News) It’s really hard to eat healthy when you read the wrong news or can’t even remember good advice when you hear it. Some people get really motivated when they see a Youtuber who’s in great shape and has simple tips, but try to put those strategies into action while your cleansing organs are being ‘vandalized’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV patients lose smallpox immunity despite childhood vaccine, AIDS drugs
(Oregon Health& Science University) HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Called HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on average than their HIV-negative counterparts despite being on antiretroviral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dealing With Stress
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Falling among people with Parkinson's disease: motor, non-motor, or both? - Silva de Lima AL, Borm C, Vries NM, Bloem BR.
Falling is common among people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Because of a common amnesia for falls, capturing falls in real-life is challenging. Despite this challenge, we estimate that about 70% of PD patients experience at least one fall per year, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

PTSD in asylum-seekers: manifestations and relevance to the asylum process - McVane B.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common among asylum-seekers and manifests with symptoms uniquely problematic to the United States asylum-seeking process. Chiefly, hyper-vigilance, avoidance behavior, dissociative amnesia and a tendency towards non... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The progression of memory loss secondary to TBI-induced white matter attenuation: a review of the literature and case exemplar - Wasserman T, Mion A.
While it is axiomatic that the major cognitive symptomology of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of any severity appears shortly after the insult, there is increasing evidence that suggests that, for a subset of individuals with TBI, the course post-injury do... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

He Had a Temporary Blast of Amnesia. What Was Going On?
The man lost his memory and then quickly got it back. Doctors were perplexed when tests ruled out seizure and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Amnesia Seizures (Medical) transient ischemic attack (T.I.A.) transient global amnesia (T.G.A.) Doctors Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Household firearm ownership and storage, suicide risk factors, and memory loss among older adults - Ertle AR.
TO THE EDITOR: I read Morgan and colleagues' brief research report with interest. Approximately 1% of persons in the United States will die by suicide. Older men and women have the highest suicide rate in almost all countries —including those with lim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Household firearm ownership and storage, suicide risk factors, and memory loss among older adults - Morgan ER, Gomez A, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A.
IN RESPONSE: Dr. Ertle discusses the implications of safe storage specific to older adults and the substitution of other methods of suicide if firearms are not available. Studies show that associations between firearm ownership and risk for suicide i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Statins not linked with memory loss in seniors, study finds
(Reuters Health) - With several small studies suggesting that the widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, might be linked to memory loss in seniors, patients were understandably concerned. But a large new study finds no link between memory loss and the drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Statins DON'T harm your memory, study suggests
Researchers from The Garvan Institute in Sydney looked at 1,037 people between the age of 70 and 90 for six years. They found no difference in the rate of cognitive decline and memory loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hostile Environment
In 2012 Theresa May stated her aim “was to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration”. The goal was effectively to make life as difficult as possible for any illegal migrant in the UK to continue living in the country. A year later there was a public outcry when vans drove around the streets of London with slogans reading ‘go home or face arrest’ painted on their sides. Seven years in, Doctors of the World are still fighting for all Hostile Environment policies to be scrapped. They have weaved their way into all public services and further into society. In 2015 laws w...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Viran Rajaratnam Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

ICU survivors commonly experience job loss after critical illness, study confirms
(University of California - San Diego) 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 impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Can you inherit dementia - and will any foods help to stop it advancing?
When we think of dementia, we think of memory loss, but that's vastly oversimplifying it. Most people have heard of Alzheimer's, but there are other types of dementia too, says DR ELLIE.. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infection Amnesia: Measles & quot;destroys Immune System Memory & quot; Infection Amnesia: Measles & quot;destroys Immune System Memory & quot;
Getting measles is even more dangerous than doctors had realized, because it destroys immunity that the individual has acquired to other diseases, researchers said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A--Z: Can the measles virus cause immune memory loss?
Measles infection can greatly reduce acquired immune memory, according to a new study. Acquired immune memory is when a person's immune system attacks foreign invaders and can remember how to fight the dangerous antigens in the future. "Measles virus infects immune cells, particularly long-term immune memory cells, causing immune "'amnesia'" which can last for varying amounts of time," [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alzheimer's treatments: What's on the horizon?
Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning.? These Alzheimer's treatments boost performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain cell to another. However, these treatments don't stop the underlying decline and death of brain cells. As more cells die, Alzheimer's disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infection amnesia: Measles 'destroys immune system memory'
Getting measles is even more dangerous than doctors had realized, because it destroys immunity that the victim has acquired to other diseases, researchers said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections
New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Immune System Viruses Antibodies Elledge, Stephen J Mina, Michael Science (Journal) Science Immunology Petrova, Velislava N. your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles infection causes 'immune amnesia,' leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses
A measles infection can cripple a child's immunity against viruses and bacteria for the long-term, leaving them more vulnerable to future infections. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Measles infection causes 'immune amnesia,' leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses
A measles infection can cripple a child's immunity against viruses and bacteria for the long-term, leaving them more vulnerable to future infections. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Measles Makes Your Immune System Forget How to Fight Other Diseases
Not so long ago, coming down with measles was seen almost as a rite of passage. Before measles vaccination began in the U.S. in the early 1960s, millions of Americans, many of them children, contracted the virus each year—forcing them to weather a flu-like illness and telltale skin rash, but also bestowing lifelong immunity. As a result, some Americans still view measles as relatively harmless—which, in addition to a dangerous uprising of anti-vaccine sentiment, has led some parents to decline shots for their children, contributing to a resurgence of preventable illness in the U.S. and overseas. A pair of relat...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Infectious Disease Research Source Type: news

Inside Immune Amnesia
Study reveals how measles infection reduces protection against other diseases (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

MRI may help doctors differentiate causes of memory loss
A UCLA-led study has found that MRI scans can help doctors distinguish whether a person ’s memory loss is being caused by Alzheimer’s disease or by traumatic brain injury.The study, which also involved researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, is important because it could help prevent doctors from misdiagnosing Alzheimer ’s disease — a diagnosis that can be devastating for patients and their families, and can prevent them from receiving appropriate treatment. (A 2016 study by researchers affiliated with the University of Toronto found that up to 21 percent of older adults with dementia may...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Too much sugar in the bloodstream can worsen septic shock, lead to memory loss
(Natural News) Survivors of septic shock often experience memory loss and premature cognitive decline. While this is a known and established occurrence, the cause of this cognitive impairment is unknown. But in a new study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American researchers finally shed light on what causes the loss of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Outlines Which High School Sports Have Highest Concussion Rates
This study updates our understanding of concussion patterns in high school sports using injury surveillance data,” he said. “It adds to our existing understanding by providing the most recent ‘time-stamp’ in concussion incidence in high school sports.” The study found trends in concussion rates not only for football but also more than a dozen other sports, including soccer, ice hockey and cheerleading — which were among the sports with the most concussion incidence. The study also found that among all sports, there was only one in which the concussion rate was higher during practice than...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Concussion Concussions High School Sports Source Type: news

Can you juice up your gray matter? Study finds mild electrical stimulation improves brain function in the elderly
(Natural News) Aging is inevitable – and with it, comes memory loss. But a recent study in Nature Neuroscience presents a novel therapy to improve cognition in older adults. In their report, researchers from Boston University noted how 25 minutes of non-invasive electrical stimulation led to improvements in working memory in older adults. “These findings are important because they not only give... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A pay cut in your 30s puts you at risk of memory loss and poor brain function in middle age
Scientists in France assessed how the Great Recession impacted American's brains. Those who received a pay cut saw their ability to perform cognitive tests deplete more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost Getting in the Way of Dental Health
Enter a keyword below to find answers to your AARP Research questions. ... Three quarters (75%) of adults incorrectly believe that memory loss is a normal and natural part of aging. ... You are lea... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - September 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news