Tag Archives: memory loss

Obesity, Memory Loss Go Hand-in-Hand, says Study

Obesity is the root cause of many diseases and now researchers have come out with a new finding that it leads to worst memory compared to those who are thin. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge found that higher body mass index (BMI) or obesity is linked to “poorer performance” when the target audience was tested on ...

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New Study Shows Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Insulin

Dementia or a condition where the patient suffers corrosion of memory, thought process, conduct, and the capability to carry out daily chores, as explained by the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the growing concerns of the medical world. Offering some hope, a new study has shown that insulin might bear potential to treat dementia, which is most usually ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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City Pollution Causes Short-Memory Loss, Lower IQ in Kids: Study

Children exposed to air pollution in cities tend suffer with short-term memory loss and lower IQ than the children who live in rural and less polluted surroundings, said a study. The study conducted in US cities also shows that children in polluted cities and more prominent among those who carry a gene called the apolipoprotein E4 allele that causes Alzheimer’s ...

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Depression Also Leads to Memory Loss, says Study

Perhaps a known fact but it gets scientific fillip for the first time that the ability to remember information declines when people undergo depression. The link between depressed mood and memory deficit was not observed in a laboratory setting earlier, the researchers said and pointed out their study finding which showed that individuals with depressed mood lost 12 percent reduction ...

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Liars on Facebook Face Music Later in Life, Develop False Memories

Do you fabricate your profile on Facebook to earn more likes? Remember that this habit can lead to feelings of shame and worthlessness later in life. According to a new survey, almost two-thirds of social media users lie to “airbrush reality” and make their lives seem more interesting than they are. Young adults say they frequently lie about their relationships, ...

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Walking Better to Stop Memory Decline: New Study

Living in a a neighbourhood that encourages walking could help the elderly stave off cognitive decline, says a new research that studied 25 people with mild Alzheimer’s disease and 39 adults with cognitive impairment. Easy-to-walk communities result in better outcomes both for physical health – (such as lower body mass and blood pressure) – and cognition (such as better memory) ...

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