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New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...rity of mental damage through simple questions and tasks patients must answer or perform. The time interval between the first stroke symptoms and the MRI gives doctors an indication of critical changes in blood flow to the brain. "This allows us to be more certain about the probability of recovery, and t...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

...e for military servicemen who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying alert for longer periods of time, according to a new report by the National Academy of Sciences. The report, by the academy's Institute of Medicine, found that 100 to 600 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of one to six cups of c...

Women recognise faces better

...w Scientist.Subjects were given eight facematching tasks to complete. They were shown a picture of a face and then shown 10 similar faces under different conditions, such as a selection of similar-looking profiles or silhouetted faces, different facial expression and varying degrees of picture quality.// ...

Protein and fat improve memory

...er memory tests involving attention and non-verbal tasks showed variable effects, he says, suggesting that specific types of food energy enhance specific aspects of brian function.Further research is necessary to unravel the unique connections between each nutrient and brain region involved in memory, acco...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...gnized. Up to 65% of patients cannot perform daily tasks because of total-body stiffness or frequent falls. Some patients rely on walkers or wheelchairs while others are completely bedridden. Exposure to noise, touch or emotional distress can set off muscle spasms, and some patients are afraid to leave the...

No connection between epidurals and backache

... mobility or responses to questions about everyday tasks that may be more difficult in the presence of lower back pain. Researchers studied 135 women randomized to receive epidural and 140 randomized to receive another form of labor pain relief. They conducted a follow-up study 24 months after delivery. T...

Resolving Autism

...al brain areas when trying to complete the spatial tasks than the healthy volunteers. Researchers conclude abnormalities in this area of the brain may play a role in autism. They write: "Higher-order cognition, which continues to develop throughout childhood and adolescence, could be especially compromise...

New therapy improves quality of life for cancer

...nts in their energy levels, ability to do everyday tasks and in their overall quality of life. There are already drugs that can help with the severe nausea that results from chemotherapy. Now epoetin alfa promises a way of tackling chemotherapy-related fatigue too....

Methamphetamine Users Found To Suffer From Mood Disorders

... Tomography (PET) scans while performing different tasks to measure cerebral glucose metabolism, which is an indicator of brain function. Researchers measured the glucose metabolism in seven areas of the brain, which are known to regulate emotion, motivation and behavior. Results of the study show metham...

Viagra Also Found To Be Effective For Treatment of Lung Diseases

...onary arterial hypertension, can make even routine tasks an ordeal. Viagra the blue pill that treats erectile dysfunction, a common but less than fatal male malady, may have a new role in treating pulmonary hypertension, a rare but deadly disease that afflicts mainly women. Results of a clinical trial ...

Problems Associated With Iron Deficiency

...who were iron deficient (but not anemic) completed tasks in the same amount of time as those with normal le...women who took iron supplements also completed the tasks in less time than they did prior to taking the supplements. Researchers say women who took the suppl...

New Drug For Parkinson’s Disease With Less Side Effect

...mptoms allow patients to better carry out everyday tasks like cutting food, writing, and dressing themselves. Results of the study show people who received two milligrams a day of rasagiline for only the last six months of the study improved compared to their condition in the first six months of the study...

The Harmful Effects Of Stress in Young Adults

...tasks, the earlier the onset of hypertension. Some tasks were able to specifically predict pressure changes for certain groups. For example, changes in diastolic blood pressure during the video game were a better predictor for men. Changes in systolic pressure during the cold-water test were more predictiv...

Study reveals that it is easy for people to learn from watching others learn

...obot arm to show how to perform complex mechanical tasks to a group of people. When the video of this learning process was shown to a group, they learned to do the same action in less time than the people in the video. Moreover people who learned the same mechanical actions in a different setting performed...

Exercise can improve functional limitation of arthritis patients

... Functions, which were checked, were ability to do tasks pertaining to daily living and specialized activities of daily living that involved rigorous activities. Account was taken of other factors as well like health, behavior patterns, economic factors. The results showed that the functional decline was...

Men who takes risk is unlikely to impress women

...into heroic risk taking and non-heroic risk taking tasks on which people were asked to decide for same sex friends and opposite sex mates. The results of the study show that males preferred non-heroic risk takers as mates and heroic risk takers as friends. While females preferred risk avoiders both as f...

Pathological gambling is associated to brain functions

...cision-making tasks, inhibitory control, attention tasks and other measures with control group, the gamblers tend to make more damaging choices, and scored considerably less in inhibitory control and attention tasks. Scientists are of the opinion that gambling is a neuropsychiatric disorder and is control...

Brain Function can be impaired by Flavonols

...her tested the brain’s activation during cognitive tasks using functional MRI. The participants were asked to consume a flavonol-rich CocoaVia drink made by Mars once a day for five days prior to the study. The drink contained 150mg of flavonols. Researchers say they found that high cocoa flavonol drink ...

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

...ry or disease who have difficulty learning certain tasks over a certain time period, the monkeys can learn the tasks at a normal rate, apparently as habits. Researchers had speculated that humans might have the same ...

Obesity More Likely to Cause Disability than Death in Elderly

...g, feeding or dressing. Having difficulty with ADL tasks is often associated with the need for personal care. This can make the excess years of disability difficult for individuals, their families and society, said the researchers. The research team examined data collected between 1993 and 1998 through a ...

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