Tag: "brain" at medical news
Breastfed babies grow rapidly
...Weight, length, and head circumference, a gauge of brain
development, were measured at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 12... allergies, possibly into adulthood, and may boost brain
development early in life....
Alcohol injures stress hormone response
...ohol consumption actually damages the parts of the brain
dealing with problem solving and memory. It could be that cortisol levels are abnormally low prior to the onset on alcoholism and even play a role in the condition. The true meaning of the association between cortisol and cognitive performance in alc...
Drinking adequate amounts of water
...ting. If you drink more than you can excrete, your brain
could swell - as has happened to athletes and people taking the drug Ecstasy. Frequent urination is another problem. And there's no evidence that those who don't follow the 8 by 8 rule are unhealthy. There are exceptions, however, says Dr Valtin. Y...
Oral memory indicates future Alzheimer's patients
...onger predictor of future Alzheimer's disease than brain
imaging. But shrinkage of the hippocampus - an area concerned with memory and learning - is also a warning sign of future dementia. Further research will help reveal how to diagnose and offer early help to those at risk of Alzheimer's dementia....
Cell transplants for stroke
... bone marrow cells migrate to damaged areas of the brain
and produce all kinds of growth factors that help ...inson's disease, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain
Link between athleticism and neurological disease
...p their transport to the brain, or absorption into brain
cells. Further research will look at the type of physical activity involved and the environment. There is certainly no need for people to give up physical activity for fear of developing ALS or motor neurone disease....
Brain damage affects artistic skill
... felt that artistic skill is often preserved after brain
damage. It's not really known how the brain
influences artistic creativity. But you might assume that brain
damage from a stroke, dementia, or t...
Quality of lives of older people
...nd have also sought permission for the donation of brain
tissue following death. They found that most of the group lived independently, and had regular contact with family and friends, and social contact with clubs and other organisations. Men were more likely than women to still be living in their own h...
Naltrexone effective for drinking problems
...so used to treat drug addiction, which acts on the brain
to take away the pleasure of drinking. Spanish researchers looked at a group of 150 alcohol-dependent patients with the Mediterranean drinking pattern. Half were given naltrexone and half a placebo for 13 weeks. After this time, only 8% in the naltre...
Memory loss always goes hand with Depression
...atric symptoms. These seemed to stem from impaired brain
function, rather than being an emotional response to memory loss. The good news is that these symptoms, which include irritability and depression, are highly treatable. But doctors often miss the psychiatric dimension in cognitive impairment. It is...
New approach to anti-anxiety drugs
Researchers have found that lack of a brain
protein makes mice notably less anxious and may ex...enetically altered so they don't produce a natural brain
protein called protein kinase C. These mice seem to be more sensitive to the brain's own sedative mo...
...sm may suffer from deficiencies in a part of their brain
responsible for handling spatial memory. Studies o...ies impaired in autism are linked to a part of the brain
called the prefrontal cortex. Investigators from the University of Texas studied whether problems wi...
Coenzyme Q10 may reduce risk of Parkinson's disease
...tion, but they do not actually stop the underlying brain
damage. In Parkinson's, cells in the substantia ni...ly slows down the condition, but want to carry out brain
imaging studies to confirm this....
Stem cells aid to cure brain cancer
...d found that the neural stem cells can track rogue brain
cancer cells and eliminate them. Glioma is the most aggressive form of brain
cancer. The tumour is often ill-defined, with malignant// cells making their way into healthy tissue...
An insight about Schizophrenia
...versity observed that anomalies in the part of the brain
responsible for face recognition may play a role i... have linked facial// recognition to a part of the brain
called the fusiform gyrus, located on lobes on both the left and right sides of the brain. This part...
Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness
... blood pressure is a good indicator for diagnosing brain
lesions in patients with impaired consciousness. T...h impaired consciousness. Of the patients, 221 had brain
lesions that led to their condition. The correlation of vital signs before and after brain
Brain cells protected by new compounds
... compounds that can terminate the natural death of brain
cells and could treat an extent of neurodegenerati...tutes of Health are using p53 in a new approach to brain
disease. They have developed a series of compounds that inhibit p53 in the brain. In cell and anim...
Consuming fish prevents dementia risk
...fatty acids in fish oil reduce inflammation in the brain
and also protect the brain's circulation. The 'old wives' tale that fish is good for the brain
appears to have more than a grain of truth in it. The research is still on and has to surveyed in de...
Usage of coil better in brain haemorrhage
...d vessel offers a survival benefit over surgery in brain
haemorrhage. The death rate from subarachnoid haem...ed by a bursting of a weakened blood vessel in the brain
- is up to 40 per cent in the first 24 hours after the event. The standard treatment is an operation...
Vitamin E rich diet guards from Parkinson's
...e condition has been linked to oxidative damage of brain
tissue, and vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. No protective role was found for vitamin E supplements, however. It should also be borne in mind that the health professionals in this study may have healthier lifestyles than the rest of the populatio...
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