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Type 1 Diabetes Ages Brain Faster, Slows Down Cognitive Functions: Study

Type 1 diabetes effect on brain results in aging faster than normal slowing down memory retention, recollection and and processing, said a study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh who studied the impact of type 1 diabetes on patients now suggest that doctors should go for frequent screening of the brain to test for cognitive functions, especially in the middle-aged ...

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Binge Drinking by Teens, Adolescents Leads to Memory Loss: Study

  The adoscent age from 18 to 25 is crucial as brain keeps on maturity path during this phase and indulging in bringe drinking in this age would result changes in the hippocampus are that controls learning and memory, found researchers. In a study conducted by the Duke Medicine, it was found that alcohol consumption can retard the development of ...

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Bats so brainy like humans? Yes, Female bats more adept at it: Study

Humans are not the onlye ones to use both sides of the brain to differentiate the sound waves coming from different directions but even bats have that capability, say researchers. Scientists from the Georgetown University Medical Center and American University found the mustached bats using both the left and right sides of their brains to process sounds. This is something ...

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Vitamin E deficiency can damage brain: Study

Eating diets rich in vitamin E can help you stay sharp as researchers have found that deficiency of this vitamin may cause damage to brain cells. Vitamin E deficiency may interrupt a supply line of specific nutrients and rob the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health, the findings showed. “This research showed that vitamin E ...

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AIIMS Successfully Conducts Laser Surgery to Cure Epilepsy Patients

Three patients, including a four-year-old, suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy successfully underwent an advanced minimally invasive technique using laser at the AIIMS, doctors said here on Tuesday. The patients aged 4, 23 and 24 were admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on April 7 and underwent the surgery between April 9-10. The treatment was also part of technology ...

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Walking, Exercise Helps Elderly to Keep Motor Activity in Tact: Study

For the elderly people, even mild exercises like morning walks and yoga would protect them from the effects of small areas of brain damage that can affect their movement and balancing abilities. Many older people have small areas of damage in their brains seen on magnetic resonance imaging as white matter hyperintensities and higher levels of such damage have been ...

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Late Night Snacks Affect Your Brain, Warn Researchers

If you develop a strong urge to eat a snack or two late at night, it spells bad for your brain as it has to revive the digestion process coming out of the sleep mode when memory mining process takes place, warn researchers. Eating late at night when our bodies think they should be sleeping, could disrupt learning and memory, said ...

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Brain goes silent when we talk loud: Reveals study

The command centre of the brain cannot function, especially the human speech part, fails to work when we speak loudly, said a new study. The Broca’s area — named after 19th century French physician Pierre Paul Broca — has been recognised for more than 150 years as the command centre for human speech, including vocalisation. Now, scientists at the University ...

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Diabetes+Depression Leads to Dementia: Study

People with cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes coupled with depression, says a new study. Known as Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), it occurs in aging people before dementia which makes them forget events where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for their age. Dementia affects 19 percent of people ...

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Monkeys Share Thirst for Knowledge Just Like Humans: Study

Monkeys are notoriously curious, going by new research that shows how eager they are to gain new information, even if it means no immediate benefits as their brain indicates similar brain structure like humans in a region called the Orbitofrontal cortex, or OFC. The study, by researchers at the University of Rochester and Columbia University, shows that rhesus macaques have ...

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Yes, Diabetes damages your brain, say Canadian researchers

Type 2 diabetes reduces quality of life and researchers have now found that it may also decrease certain cognitive abilities, known as executive functions. Type 2 diabetes is associated with bad performance on cognitive tests, measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviour and thought, the findings showed. “This facet of brain function is particularly important because we rely ...

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Smoking shrinks part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of a vital brain part in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place, a new study has warned. Smoking appears to accelerate the thinning of the brain’s cortex, the outer layer of the brain. A thinner brain cortex is associated with adult cognitive decline. "Smokers should be informed that cigarettes ...

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Simple blood test to predict dementia risk

UK researchers have identified a new biomarker that would test blood to could predict the possibility of developing dementia or memory loss in old age. If it shows a low level of the biomarker apolipoprotein E in our blood, then it increases the risk of developing dementia in the future, the findings of the study involving 76,000 people showed. "The ...

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Music Training in Childhood Helps Brain Remain Alert in Old Age: Study

Musical training in the younger years can enhance speech comprehension skills in later life and prevent the decay of the brain in relation to¬†different cognitive functions that can diminish with age, said new research. “Musical activities are an engaging form of cognitive brain training and we are now seeing robust evidence of brain plasticity from musical training not just in ...

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Scientists identify brain’s thirst switches, to turn on and off

What makes us feel thirsty and not? Neuroscientists have identified neurons that trigger the sense of thirst and the ones that turn it off too i a new finding that could also lead to new therapies for dehydration and excessive thirst. For years, researchers have suspected that thirst is regulated by neurons in the subfornical organ (SFO) in the hypothalamus ...

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How gut bacteria affect brain health?

The hundred trillion bacteria living in our gut have a significant impact on human behaviour and brain health, reports an Indian American researcher. “The diverse gut bacteria can impact normal brain activity and development, affect sleep and stress responses, play a role in a variety of diseases and be modified through diet for therapeutic use,” said Sampath Parthasarathy, Florida Hospital ...

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Invest in Sleep When Young, Reap Memory Benefit When Old: Study

Reverse the age-old saying that too much sleep by teenagers or youth is not good. Parents should now relax to see that a latest study has shown that sleeping more when young helps retain memory during the old age. In the middle age, more sleep during the day including afternoon naps helps the memory and protects against its decline as ...

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‘Pot Tweets’: Pro-Marijuana Tweets on Rise on Twitter

After analysing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the “Twitterverse” is a pot-friendly place. In that period, more than seven million tweets referenced marijuana with 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets. The study added that most of ...

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How Salt affects Brain Circuit Leading to Rise in BP?

It’s known but scientists at McGill University have found for the first time how excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. By studying the effect of excessive salt on brains of rats, a team led by professor Charles Bourque of McGill’s faculty of medicine discovered that ...

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Restoration of Eyesight May be Incomplete in Long-Term Blindness

A new study by the scientists has discovered that the rewiring of the senses that occurs in the brains of the long-term blind means that visual restoration may never be complete. The scientists at the University of Montreal and the University of Trento reveal that surgery cannot completely undo the brain rewiring caused by long-term blindness. “We had the opportunity ...

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