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Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...entred on a clinical core of early and significant episodic memory impairment...the timeliness of these criteria is highlighted by the many drugs in development that are directed at changing pathogenesis," say the authors, whose proposal is put forward in a Position Paper published in The Lancet Neurology. ...

Clinically Proven Probiotic Supplement Now Available to Pharmacists

...aintains a natural defense against a full range of episodic digestive upsets, such as constipation, diarrhea, ... was developed to help people with a wide-range of episodic digestive upsets," said Mauricio Troncoso, Marketing Director for ALIGN. "So we are thrilled that AL...

Dipyrone may Treat Headaches -- but Use With Caution

...e indicates that dipyrone is effective in treating episodic tension-type headaches and migraine in adults. The sample size, however, was too small to make any assessment of the medicine's safety. "Given that many effective and more easily administered therapies are available, patients and clinicians will ne...

New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack

...Kales of Harvard Medical School and colleagues say episodic physical and psychological stress, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals in smoke, and lack of physical fitness appeared responsible for it. Even though fire suppression represents only about one to five percent of fire fighters' professional time, th...

Uninsured Often Receive Less Medical Care

...y increases the likelihood that their care will be episodic and lack continuity. For individuals who require treatment for chronic conditions, a continuing relationship with a clinician and appropriate medication use may be especially important for improving or maintaining health status," Dr. Hadley writes. ...

Women With Migraines More Likely to Have Depression

...n five states. Of the women surveyed, 593 reported episodic headache (fewer than 15 headaches per month) and 4...adache were four times more likely than those with episodic headache to report symptoms of major depression. Chronic headache sufferers were also three times mo...

Carriers With Alzheimer's High Risk Gene Type Age Normally Until the Disease Strikes

...ers on tests of functions affected by Alzheimer's: episodic memory, working memory, mental speed, reaction time, and reading vocabulary. Performance on all tests (except for reading vocabulary, which tends to hold up with age) declined across age groups, a sign of normal cognitive aging. However, APOE4 did ...

New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures

...g the University of Colorado at Boulder that links episodic fire outbreaks in the past five centuries with periods of warming sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic. States like Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and South Dakota all had an increased prevalence of wildfires...

Migraine Sufferers More at Risk of Heart Attack

...he most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Men with migraines were more likely to have high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol levels, compared to men who didn't have migraines, a study done on 20,084 men revealed. Tobias Kurth, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham an...

Omega-3 May Slow Cognitive Decline in Some with Very Mild Alzheimer’

...g, learning and memory, beginning with declines in episodic memory (including memory about events in one’s own life), according to background information in the article. Medications are available to treat the symptoms, but these drugs do not affect the underlying cause and progression of the disease. Several ...

Two Distinct Types of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Identified

...ring observed symptoms, or a convincing history of episodic inspiratory stridor that was rapid in onset and rapidly reversible in the absence of any other findings." The symptoms of VCD can be mistaken for asthma because both can include labored breathing, an inspiratory noise often described as wheezing, c...

Good Sleep Habits Could Reduce the Intensity of Migraines

...leep problems may be one of these methods by which episodic headaches become chronic." (Source: IANS News)...

Medication Abuse In Chronic Migraine May Cause Hormonal Abnormalities

...ulation may be one reason. Migraines are usually episodic attacks of head pain, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Chronic migraine is diagnosed when people suffer attacks at least 15 days a month for more than three months. It is not yet clear why migraines sometimes become chr...

Dry Eye Is A Symptom Of Menopause

...excessive tear evaporation, dry eye can be a mild, episodic feeling of discomfort associated with certain circumstances, such as exposure to dry, hot or windy environments; however, it can also be a chronic medical condition that, if left untreated, may lead to increased risk of infection or visual impairment...

Headaches Among Children And Sleep Problems Are Interrelated

...elay in sleep onset, and that of the children with episodic headaches, one-fifth had sleep problems. Dr Mac...re, and 100 children in the same age category with episodic headache - headache that occurs with less frequency than chronic daily headache. In addition to s...

New Study Questions Cannibalism As A Worldwide Selective Force

...r results are consistent with a complex history of episodic or fluctuating selection, including positive selection, purifying selection, and possibly even short periods of balancing selection." On a more technical note, the study cautions researchers involved in SNP-based population genetics studies. The w...

Study Unveils New Insight To The Madness Of King George III

...had discovered a new molecular explanation for the episodic attacks of irrational and demented behavior in the disease called porphyria, the disease that was probably behind the // madness of king George III. The Dana-Farber scientists say in a report featured on the cover of the August 26 issue of the jour...

Left handed have better episodic memory

...lso matter). Further research may help explain why episodic memory benefits from the two halves working togeth...better processed in one half alone. The onset of episodic memory roughly coincides iwth the corpus callosum’s maturation and myelinisation, the growth of fatt...

For a Better Memory

...t know them. The second type of memory is known as episodic memory. We remember not only a fact, but how and when we learned that fact. This research has great potential for helping stroke victims, as well as those who suffer with dementia and even Alzheimer's disease....

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