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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest.

    In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association between levels of beta-amy...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia.

    In two different studies, the decr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

    "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.

    "Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after con...Full Article