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How Ronald Reagan's Speeches Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

He’s one of the most well-known Alzheimer’s patients in history, and now his speeches may help doctors identify early signs of the disease. ...

News Roundup: Dense Bones and Breast Cancer, Detox-Diet Danger, and More

Hip-bone density, breast cancer propensityWomen with stronger bones after menopause may be at greater risk of breast cancer than those with thinner bones. This doesn’t mean that frail bones are good, or that you should skip osteoporosis-preventing medicine, according to the study in Cancer. But the University of Arizona researchers suggest that it does...

Sleep Apnea May Damage Brain Cells Associated With Memory

June 11, 2008 — People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder linked to heavy snoring, may lose tissue in brain regions that store short-term memories—the type used to recall a recent joke or recognize a person you met at a party—say researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles. ...

News Roundup: Gel Cuts Mammogram Pain, Wii Therapy for Burn Patients, and More

Anesthetic gel numbs mammogram painAn over-the-counter numbing gel (similar to the stuff used for sunburn pain) could make mammograms more tolerable, according to a study in Radiology. Researchers from St. Luke’s Mountain State's Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho, pretreated 418 women aged 32 to 89 with ibuprofen, acetaminophen, a 4% lidocaine gel, a placebo...

Study Finds Ginkgo Biloba Does Not Prevent Dementia

123rf By Patrick SauerTUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2008 (Health.com) —...

Coffee to Stop Alzheimer's, New Risk for Frequent Fliers, and a Pill for Hair Pulling

We would have written about this ourselves, but we skipped our morning cuppa joe and forgot. Now a new study supports what Starbucks fiends have been saying for years: Caffeine, and coffee in particular, can stave off memory loss and even Alzheimer's disease. Or can it? The experts at the Great Beyond blog sort...

Alzheimer's Gene May Impair Middle-Aged Memory

(ISTOCKPHOTO)  By Anne Harding ...

Will an Afternoon Nap Make You Smarter?

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Gear Guide: An Unforgettable Gym Lock

By Su Reid-St. JohnWith all the other stuff vying for memory space—get more milk, pay the mortgage, call my sister—the last thing I want to add is some random numerical gym lock combination. And if the Wordlock folks have anything to say about it, I won't have to. ...


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