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2010-09-08 11:32:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Foundation announced that Jordan Grafman, Ph.D., will join Kessler Foundation Research Center as Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Laboratory. He will assume his position on January 3, 2011. President and Chief Executive Officer of Kessler Foundation, Rodger DeRose, said, "We're very excited to have Dr. Grafman lead Kessler Foundation's TBI research team. With his decades of national leadership, depth of expertise in...

2010-09-02 08:52:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You've heard that activities like completing crossword puzzles, reading a book and listening to the radio may protect your brain from dementia. Now, a new study shows those exercises may slow cognitive decline at first, but may speed it up later on. Researchers studied the mental activities of 1,157 participants aged 65 or older who did not have dementia at the start of the 12-year study. The participants answered questions about how often they participated in certain...

2010-08-31 10:07:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be heavily impacted by environmental factors, and activity increases during spring and summer months. One significant aspect is that clinical trials often use MRI to assess the effectiveness of a drug, and studies commonly last from 6 to 12 months. If the study ran from fall to spring, it might appear that lesions decreased due to drug effect, but the cause might just be change of season. The opposite would occur if a study began in...

2010-08-26 10:03:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in Texas, traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes an estimated $6.8 billion worth of economic trauma in terms of deaths, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and disability, according to a study commissioned by the CORE Health Foundation. To put that dollar amount in perspective, it equals Coca-Cola's corporate profit for fiscal 2009. "While this estimate appears large, it is at the low end of the range of costs expected to occur from TBIs...

2010-08-25 07:27:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An experimental drug may provide hope for those suffering from dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). A drug called Memantine works to block the excessive actions of a brain chemical called glutamate without affecting any normal brain function. Those who suffer from other brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, have seen beneficial effects from the drug, according to researchers. In a study led by Professor Murat Emre at the Istanbul University in Turkey, nearly...

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2010-08-23 07:20:00

Although sledding is a popular winter pastime, it can unfortunately lead to serious injury. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that from 1997-2007, an estimated 229,023 children and adolescents younger than 19 years were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for sledding-related injuries "“ an average of more than 20,000 cases each year. According to the study, being released...

2010-08-20 13:49:05

Do you suffer from psychological stress? A recent study reveals that stress in middle age could lead to the development of dementia later in life, especially Alzheimer's disease. The research, based on a 35 year major study of women in Gothenburg, initially examined 1,415 women in 1968 when aged between 38 and 60, and then re-examined in 1974, 1980, 1992 and 2000. "Stress was defined as a sense of irritation, tension, nervousness, anxiety, fear or sleeping problems lasting a month or more due...

2010-08-16 15:54:37

Psychological stress in middle age could lead to the development of dementia later in life, especially Alzheimer's disease, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Based on data from a study which followed women for 35 years, this is the first research in Sweden to indicate a link between stress and dementia. The research, published in prestigious scientific journal Brain, is based on a major population study of women from Gothenburg. A representative sample of women were...

2010-07-27 10:42:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study on treating Cerebral Palsy with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is making waves in India and the U.S. The largest sample of children studied to assess neuro-developmental improvements focuses on a combination of standard rehabilitation therapies, such as Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapies and HBOT. HBOT raises the oxygen molecule content in the body through oxygen-carrying blood cells and all body fluids. A person enters a treatment...

2010-07-27 09:20:00

Collaboration Aims to Advance Care and Dignity for People with Dementia NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), New York, NY, and Second Wind Dreams (SWD), Marietta, GA, today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership that will utilize their combined expertise, program strengths and local membership bases to further raise the bar on care for the increasing number of individuals nationwide with Alzheimer's disease and related...


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