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2012-02-09 10:36:50

The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. Baycrest has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program, theory-driven and specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in "robust" improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels. The promising results appear online this week, ahead of print publication, in the international journal...

2012-02-09 07:42:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment–an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress–is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms, but not with most socio-demographic factors. "This is one of the first studies, to our knowledge, to investigate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment...

2012-02-08 10:16:53

In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment–an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress–is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms but not with most socio-demographic factors, according to a large study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The established 10/66 Dementia Research Group interviewed approximately 15...

2012-01-26 06:54:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — On the Cosby Show, a popular primetime show in the 80s, there were quite a few episodes in which Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable and his lawyer wife Clair played the memory game. Cliff´s loving wife Clair would ask him questions to jog his memory of certain pinnacle events of their life together. The majority of the time, Cliff would not remember these special moments, and the game ended with Clair upset and Cliff in a headlock. A new study suggests there may...

2011-11-08 22:05:47

Study provides more evidence linking depression to possible dementia later in life Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults. In a small study published in the November issue of the peer-reviewed journal Archives of General Psychiatry, UCLA researchers used a unique brain scan to assess the levels of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in older adults with a type of severe...

2011-09-28 13:36:33

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have modified HIV in a way that makes it no longer able to suppress the immune system. Their work, they say in a report published online September 19 in the journal Blood, could remove a major hurdle in HIV vaccine development and lead to new treatments. "Something about the HIV virus turns down the immune response, rather than triggering it, making it a tough target for vaccine development," says David Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and...

2011-09-26 11:09:07

Exposure to goats could increase the risk of a certain type of lung cancer, according to French researchers. The study, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (25 September 2011), has linked a professional exposure to goats with a distinct subset of lung cancer, known as pneumonic-type lung adenocarcinoma (P-ADC). This form of lung cancer has a weak association with tobacco smoking when compared with other types of the disease....

2011-09-07 05:59:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University, researchers found that cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages, has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. "Previous studies have associated cognitive impairment with an...

2011-09-06 11:01:26

Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. Their findings, "Cognitive Impairment: An Independent Predictor of Excess Mortality. A Cohort Study"...

2011-08-18 00:00:43

NextGen Group plc (AIM:NGG) is pleased to announce that its US-subsidiary NextGen Sciences Inc, has been contracted by investigators at the NIMH-funded Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to utilize their innovative and sensitive csfdiscovery43 assay to examine biomarkers in CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) associated with neuroAIDS. The csfdiscovery43 assay simultaneously measures 43 human CSF proteins that are thought to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.