Calcium is key to age-related memory loss, finds study

Research at the University of Leicester is offering new clues into how and why cognitive functions such as memory and learning become impaired with age

Calcium is key to age-related memory loss, finds studyA paper published recently in a specialist neuroscience journal shows that a crucial factor is calcium levels in specific cells in the brain. As we get older, our memory starts to fail and it becomes harder to learn new things. It would not be unreasonable to assume that this is caused by brain cells gradually […]

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

How quickly do we experience the benefits of exercise? A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adultsThis includes the hippocampus, which shrinks with age and is the brain region attacked first in Alzheimer’s disease “While it has been shown that regular exercise can increase the volume of the hippocampus, our study provides new information that acute exercise has the ability to impact this important brain region,” said Dr J. Carson Smith, […]

Depression in 20’s linked to memory loss in 50’s, reveals study

A new large-scale longitudinal study carried out by University of Sussex psychologists has found a clear link between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, with a decrease in memory function by the time they are in their fifties

Depression in 20’s linked to memory loss in 50’s, reveals studyThe study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first of its kind to look at the relationship between depressive symptoms experienced across three decades of early-mid adulthood and a decline in cognitive function in midlife. The Sussex psychologists analysed data from the National Child Development Study, which was established in 1958 with […]

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exercise

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behaviour- like spending all day in your desk chair - were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that's critical for memory

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exerciseResearchers discovered that among 35 adults aged 45 to 75 without dementia, those who spent more time sitting in the day had greater thinning of the medial temporal lobe. This is an area of the brain that is important for making new memories. Even high levels of physical activity did not make a difference, the […]

District hospitals to start a Memory Clinic, informed Dr Deepak Sawant

The numbers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients are going up. So, to keep these diseases at bay, district hospitals have decided to start a 'Memory Clinic'. The clinic will be started in Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Thane and Sindhudurg, along with the day care centre, informed Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

District hospitals to start a Memory Clinic, informed Dr Deepak SawantAlzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause the loss of intellectual and social skills. In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function. The decision to start a ‘Memory Clinic’ in all district hospitals of the […]

IIT research: Excessive usage of cell phone causes brain cancer

Smartphones have entirely changed the world of communication, and the impact of its introduction is visible on personal as well as professional lives. While, smart phones provide an efficient and easy way to communicate with friends, family and co-workers, excessive use can take a toll on your health

IIT research: Excessive usage of cell phone causes brain cancerA survey conducted by The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, revealed that due to excessive of mobile, emission of radiation and other hazardous waves from the mobile, increases the risk of developing brain cancer by 400 per cent. Due to the overuse of mobile phones, more radio activities were found in patients with brain […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]