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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect itself from the effects of dehydration, a new study finds.

    Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

    The findings, made by an international team of researchers, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report.

    The components in the blood that might yield clu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

    By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the res...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking B vitamins does not slow age-related mental decline or prevent Alzheimer's disease, a new review says.

    People with Alzheimer's have high blood levels of a compound called homocysteine, and people with elevated levels of the compound have...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the exact reason why Alzheimer's disease develops still remains elusive, scientists report that they've found a new protein that may play an important role in the devastating memory illness.

    What they don't yet know is whether or not t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals.

    "We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years," said senior study author Dr. Jos...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests.

    Older people who began eating right, exercising, playing "brain games" and socializing more of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows.

    In one U.S. study, researchers found that compared with the late 1970s, the rate of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements of speech long before they utter their first words, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 7- to 12-month-old infants and found that speech from people around them stimul...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study.

    For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found.

    "For those who had a mild memory problem, los...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who enjoy mentally stimulating games may have bigger brains and sharper thinking skills than their peers, new research suggests.

    The study looked at the connection between playing games such as puzzles, crosswords, cards and checkers ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies.

    "In our studies, we found that physical exercise at various levels, especially i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

    Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said.

    "These p...Full Article