News tagged with cognitive functioning
Related topics: brain , cognitive decline , older adults , cognitive impairment , working memory
Two new studies appearing in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences show that vitamin D may be a vital component for the cognitive health of women as they age. ...
Health Nov 30, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Babies born in Ontario to mothers from the Philippines have significantly lower birth weights than those whose mothers were born in Canada or elsewhere in East Asia and are twice as likely to be classified as small for their ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The hallmark of Parkinson's Disease is the uncertain gait and movement caused by the destructions of neurons producing the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning and verbal memory, according to a study led by Temple University. This is the first ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to decreased cognitive function in older adults, according to new research presented in San Diego at The Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers and patients look forward to the day when stem cells might be used to replace dying brain cells in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Scientists are ...
Neuroscience Nov 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
For most of history, humans rose with the sun and slept when it set. Enter Thomas Edison, and with a flick of a switch, night became day, enabling us to work, play and post cat and kid photos on Facebook into the wee hours.
Medical research Nov 14, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Two heads are better than one: Gene expression reveals molecular mechanisms underlying evolution of cerebral cortex
Dramatic expansion of the human cerebral cortex, over the course of evolution, accommodated new areas for specialized cognitive function, including language. Understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying ...
Neuroscience Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients' preferences are often misinterpreted or ignored in treatment decisions, leading to a "silent misdiagnosis" that is damaging to both doctors and patients, warn experts on BMJ today.
Health Nov 08, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information. The study provides clues as to how this information ...
Neuroscience Nov 08, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Technology may soon be helping seniors to live longer, healthier lives. A trio of researchers, including Simon Fraser University's Andrew Sixsmith, is working to develop intelligent, interactive sensors to be embedded in ...
Health Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A touch-screen computer to help detect malnutrition in older adults has been created by a team of researchers led by the University of St Andrews.
Health Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Common medication to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies can have a negative impact on memory or concentration in the elderly, according to Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Chair at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie ...
Medications Nov 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—UCSF neuroscientists have found that by training on attention tests, people young and old can improve brain performance and multitasking skills.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress)—A daily multivitamin supplement may improve brain efficiency in older women, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |