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Digital medicine suggests seizures linked to memory loss

Neuroscientists have drawn a connection between some types of seizures and memory loss. This appears relevant in patients who have neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Such information can be gleaned from brain imaging.

Essential Science: West Nile virus causes memory loss

One of the lasting effects of West Nile virus, for some sufferers, is neurological problems including memory loss. A new study links this to an immune reaction.

Too much willpower leads to memory loss

A new study indciates that people who exercise willpower could suffer impaired memory function, via the draining of shared brain mechanisms and structures.

Flint, Michigan: Lead-tainted water unsafe to drink, doctors say

Flint - Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.

Study: Exercise reduces Alzheimer's Disease symptoms

There has been a lot of hopeful news at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, and on Thursday came news of the benefits of exercise for patients. A study found exercise makes patients feel better and improves memory.

Anesthesia in young children not as harmless as once thought

Because there are no serious immediate side effects, the use of general anesthesia in very young children has long been considered harmless. A new study shows side effects emerge only years later, as short-term memory difficulties and behavioral problems.

Chronic infections can cause memory loss later in life

Chronic infections, from bacteria and viruses, may lead to memory problems and cognitive decline later in life, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: World first — Memories being made seen for the first time

New York - This news is fascinating, but scary, too. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have imaged the brain of a mouse creating memories using protein synthesis.

Eating berries may delay memory decline

A new study suggests that eating berries could be helpful in preventing older women from suffering from age-related memory degeneration.

Overeating may double risk of memory loss in older people

Scottsdale - A study published by the American Academy of Neurology says compared to those who eat fewer than 1,500 calories a day, older people who consume more than 2,143 calories a day more than double their risk of a condition called mild cognitive impairment.

Arizona man wakes up with no memory

Imagine waking up and not knowing who you are, everything around you seems all brand new. You have to learn everything all over again, your spouse, your kids your entire lifestyle.

Amnesia causes Scottish butcher to forget wife and daughters

Aberdeen - A butcher from Aberdeen in Scotland has left doctors baffled after suffering several bouts of amnesia for no apparent reason.

Study links memory impairment with sleep deprivation

A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers announced discovering more about the brain region and neurochemistry behind sleep deprivation's inevitable fuzzing or eroding of memory.

Edinburgh police seek help identifying man with memory loss Special

Edinburgh - Lothian and Borders police are asking for help to identify a man who was found in the city centre on Wednesday July 21 with head injuries and who is now suffering from memory loss.

Novelist portrayed semantic dementia decades before neurologists Special

Neuroscientists compare the memory loss described in Gabriel García Márquez' novel "100 Years of Solitude" to that exhibited by patients with semantic dementia.

Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Faster Among Well-Educated

Studies show that well-educated individuals are prone to delays in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, but once it starts they decline faster than those with a less formal education.

Study Finds that Caffeine could Slow Memory Loss in Women

Mmm coffee... Many people take a dose in the morning and also during the day to remain alert and ready. A new study published in the American Academy of Neurology today indicates that caffeine could actually help older women retain their memory longer.

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Lothian and Borders police ask for help to identify a man with memory loss
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