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Astronauts at high risk of dementia-like condition
New York, May 3 : What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, reveals a new study.
Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars' bound astronauts with ...
Washington, May 2 : Astronauts who have extended mission on Mars may suffer dementia due to the exposure to galactic cosmic ray for long.
Air pollution bad for your brain too
New York, April 26 : Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study.
High-skill jobs raise survival chances in dementia
New York, April 23 : People with more demanding jobs may live longer even after developing a form of dementia than people with less skilled jobs, says a new study.
Adam Sandler's '50 First Dates' evokes idea to treat memory-loss ...
Washington, Apr 19 : Adam Sandler's 2004 movie '50 First Dates' has evoked a brilliant idea to help dementia patients who suffer from morning fog of forgetfulness that can often cause them agitation and fear.
Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk
New York, April 16 : Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at increased risk of dementia compared with people who have neither condition, says a new study.
Middle-age obesity could protect against dementia
London, April 10 : In a surprising finding, a large study shows that middle-aged obese people have a significant -- nearly 30 percent -- lower risk of developing dementia than people of a healthy weight.
Middle-aged underweight people face increased risk of dementia
Washington, April 10 : Middle-aged people with low Body Mass Index (BMI), weighing less than 20 kg/m2, face increased risk of developing dementia than people with healthy BMI.
Arts and crafts activities can prevent dementia
New York, April 9 : People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialise in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, says a study.
Novel treatment for dementia shows promise
Singapore, April 7 : In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory.
Keeping active in old age key to beating dementia
London, March 20 : Keeping your active both physically and mentally, can be key to beat dementia in old age, says a new study.
Tool to predict who can develop memory problems
Washington, March 19 : Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine who may be at a higher risk of developing memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia.
Eighty countries adopt call to action at first UN conference on ...
New York, Mar 18 : A two-day ministerial conference on dementia hosted by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) ended in Geneva on Tuesday with 80 countries calling for action to address "a tidal wave" of new cases of the disease projected to cost the world $1.2 trillion by 2050.
Countries urged to make dementia public health priority: WHO
New York, Mar 17 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday opened the first ever Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia by reminding health ministers from around the world, experts and civil society representatives that every four seconds someone is diagnosed ...
Software developed for robots to aid dementia patients
Tokyo, Feb 23 : A group of Japanese developers has created software for robots that will monitor and help dementia patients in their daily lives, media reported Monday.
Diabetes, depression may increase dementia risk
New York, Feb 22 : Diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression increases risk of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a new research has found.
British women at higher dementia risk
London, Feb 15 : Dementia is now a leading cause of death among British women and they are far more likely to end up suffering from physical and emotional stress, and consequent job losses, find researchers.
Now simple blood test to detect risk of dementia
Washington, Feb 10 : Now you can test the possibility of developing dementia with a prick of a needle.
Simple blood test to predict dementia risk
London, Feb 10 : Researchers have identified a new biomarker that could predict the risk of developing dementia by a simple blood test.
Discovery of genes responsible for dementia raises the possibility of ...
London, Feb 4 : A new study has revealed that a team of scientists has discovered genes responsible for how our brains work as we age, which has brought the development of new treatments for dementia closer to reality.
Use of common drugs may increase risk of dementia
Washington, Jan 27 : A new study has shed light on dementia demonstrating that higher dementia risk is linked to more use of common drugs.
Meet the world's first 'emotional robot' designed to serve people ...
Wellington, Jan. 26 : A new robot has recently been developed that help take care of people with dementia by recognizing their emotions.
New Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz rumoured to have niggling ...
Washington, Jan 24 : Saudi Arabia's new King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is rumoured to be suffering from major health problems, including dementia - the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning.
Man-made 'insulin' nasal spray may cure dementia and Alzheimer's in ...
Washington, Jan 9 : A man-made form of insulin, which is used via a nasal spray, shows hope in treatment of adults who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's.
'Aspirin could tackle dementia'
Sydney, Jan 5 : An Australian university has been commissioned by the US-based National Institutes of Health to investigate aspirin's anti-dementia powers, local media reported Monday.
Creation of 'dementia-in-a-dish' brings pill for disease closer to ...
Washington, Jan. 01 : A new study where scientists used patient stem cells to make dementia-in-a-dish has offered new potential treatment for the disease.
Dementia-in-dish leads to new treatment strategy
London, Jan 1 : Researchers have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after they created a model of the disease in the laboratory by reprogramming stem cells derived from patients.