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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...dicine. Researchers assessed speech, language and cognitive and psychological development in children at age 3 who had experienced persistent fluid in the ears during infancy and very early childhood. In the study, children either got ear tubes immediately, or researchers waited up to nine months to do the pr...

Be happy: live long

...ol Sisters of Notre Dame. All 678 agreed to annual cognitive and physical assessments, blood tests and the dona... affects of the disease, which robs the elderly of cognitive function before killing them. So the next time you decide to live long, remember to stop worrying a...

Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

...ess likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with aging.// In the study, they concluded that the least active women walked an average of about a half mile per week, while the most active group walked an average of nearly 18 miles per week. Walking inc...

Alzheimer cure

... it is involved in learning and memory, results in cognitive decline. In London and California, researchers now reveal that it is the lack of a signalling molecule called nerve growth// factor (NGF) which underlies this neuronal loss. In mice with experimental forms of these diseases, transport of NGF to the...

Breast milk is essential

... data suggests that longer breast-feeding benefits cognitive development," they said. They added that the intimacy of breast-feeding may be important as well as the nutrients in breast milk. Their report said biologically active peptides in human milk may influence brain growth as well as the high levels of lo...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

...od supply to the brain, higher test scores in some cognitive areas and improved reaction time.Even those who have never exercised before can improve improve their problem solving abilities by taking up walking, say the researchers....

Renal problem alleviated

The cognitive problems that can occur in patients with chronic r...e used in the future to treat, or even to prevent, cognitive dysfunction. An estimated 100,000 people in the UK suffer from some form of kidney disease, excludin...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...rette-smoking into late life increases the risk of cognitive impairment." Smoking contributes to vascular disease and atherosclerosis, conditions which narrow and harden the arteries and impair blood supply to all parts of the body, including the brain. The researchers suggest that this may explain why smokin...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

...t of one to six cups of coffee, can help "maintain cognitive performance," especially in times of sleep deprivation. // A similar dose of caffeine, about 200-600 mg, also appears effective in enhancing physical endurance and may be especially useful in returning some of the physical endurance lost at high al...

Drink alcohol for intelligence

...ish, which is thought to have possible benefits to cognitive function, while wine drinkers tended to eat more cheese, which may have a similar effect. "I don't think I would want to tell somebody who isn't drinking to start, as they may be teetotal for very good reasons. "However, for someone who has had a s...

Hormone replacement therapy helps women

...ormone replacement therapy appear to restore their cognitive function better as they age. The evidence on wheth...ssessing them with the State Exam, which measures cognitive performance. The women also gave information on their use of HRT. It appeared that lifetime use of...

Hobbies prevent dementia

...eems that leisure activities, too, protect against cognitive decline as we age.//Researchers at Cleavland University, have been studying 1,000 people aged 60 or older, free of dementia at the start. They asked the participants about their intellectual, social and sporting pursuits and then recorded who develop...

Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimer's

... the ongoing Religious Orders Study, involving the cognitive health of older Catholic nuns, priests and brothers across the nation. The researchers asked 500 participants, free of dementia at the start, about participation in a range of mental activities. These included reading, doing crosswords, visiting mu...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

...ermutation in brain structure that appear to cause cognitive dysfunction, according to a study recently conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa.// Studying 54 adult men with nonsyndromic facial clefts and 54 male control subjects, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain volu...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...iod of time -- while they still have most of their cognitive capabilities -- rather than being told when the disease has progressed to the point they are not able to fully comprehend. That does not mean, however, a blood test would not be useful in understanding what is taking place in the brain, he added. "I...

Prefiguring Alzheimer's disease

...a lot of controversy over the implications of mild cognitive decline the loss of memory and certain other aspec...e hallmark of Alzheimer's. This suggests that mild cognitive impairment, especially of memory, is very early Alzheimer's disease. The finding may be useful in al...

Tamoxifen does not adversely affect the brain

... with potentially neuroprotective action //against cognitive decline. The researchers used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine levels of the cerebral metabolite myo-inositol, which has been found at elevated levels during brain injury, in the brains of 80 women. Sixteen of the women were breas...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

...oxygen and glucose to the brain, enough to improve cognitive function," he told Reuters. Scholey added the other possibility was that chewing gum induced a surge of insulin due to the mouth watering in anticipation of a meal....

Lyme disease is a persistent problem

..., sometimes produces very long-lasting fatigue and cognitive problems. Even though antibiotic treatment is stan...ng fatigue levels - but the level of infection and cognitive problems remained. What's more, seven per cent of the patients on ceftriaxone were also hospitalised...

Dementia linked to HIV

...IV from early development of memory loss and other cognitive problems. According to the statistics, there is ab... of people with AIDS,// who are affected by severe cognitive problems, known as AIDS dementia complex. Most of them have advanced HIV infection and severe immuno...

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