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Orwellian nightmare: scientists now able to create or erase memories at will

6/23/2014 - In a number of disturbing recent studies, scientists have shown the power to create and erase memories "at will." Most recently, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) and published online in the journal Nature on June 1, researchers were able to erase...

Can caffeine really affect your memory?

3/26/2014 - Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that is widely used on a daily basis. We know of caffeine as a brain stimulant and consume it to stay active and wakeful. However, lesser known effects of caffeine on memory and cognition have confounded researchers for years. New research has disclosed some interesting...

Physical exercise improves memory in both children and adults

3/23/2014 - It's not just good for your physical health: regular exercise and physical fitness can dramatically improve your cognitive health as well. For example, a 2010 study published in the journal Brain Research found that physically fit 9- and 10-year-olds had significantly larger hippocampi (a region...

It is not natural for the human memory to decline with age; such memory loss is a sign of disease

3/14/2014 - Although the conventional wisdom would have us believe that people's memories naturally deteriorate as they get older, age-related memory loss is not found in all cultures around the world. Indeed, new research suggests that all memory loss is a sign of brain damage, even in patients who are not...

Natural flavonol compound in fruits and vegetables prevents Alzheimer's disease

2/4/2014 - Riddled with deposits of a peptide called beta-amyloid, the brain can become consumed with plaque, which builds up in the spaces between nerve cells. When nerve cells begin to die off, symptoms of Alzheimer's disease set in. Natural flavanol works beyond plaque to restore memoryIn areas of the brain...

Heavy drinking in middle-aged men may be associated with accelerated memory loss later on in life

1/18/2014 - In a recent Neurology publication, researchers illustrated that men who drink heavily during their middle ages have earlier onset of memory loss by up to six years. Heavy drinking for this study was considered to be 2.5 alcoholic beverages per day (36 g of alcohol). While heavy drinking was shown to...

A short-term diet of junk food can irreversibly damage memory, study finds

1/12/2014 - According to a new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, eating food that is loaded with sugar and fat for just one week can have a detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability. More worrying still, preliminary data suggests that this effect is permanent, indicating...

Herbal antioxidants improve learning and memory, could decrease Alzheimer's risk

12/5/2013 - Susan Farr, PhD, professor of geriatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine, presented her preliminary findings regarding herbs that can reduce cognitive decline at a Society for Neuroscience conference, Neuroscience 2013. The herbs tested were rosemary and spearmint. Dr. Farr's study used...

Forget your meds? Statin drugs found to cause memory impairment

10/17/2013 - If you take statin drugs for high cholesterol and suffer from frequent forgetfulness or amnesia, you could be a victim of statin-induced memory impairment. New research published in the open-access journal PLOS One reveals that pravastatin (Pravachol), a common statin drug used to reduce levels of low-density...

Ultimate brain food - Increase memory, reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and protect against multiple sclerosis with ginger

9/17/2013 - Ginger root is a well-recognized health marvel, mending everything from inflammation to cancer to diabetes. But did you know that it can also improve brain function? In our demanding world, acute cognitive ability is essential. Fortunately, ginger is an outstanding ally in the quest for enhanced memory...

Green tea antioxidants improve memory, cognition and spatial awareness

9/16/2013 - Natural health enthusiasts have known for years that a fresh brewed cup of green tea provides an antioxidant punch that lowers the risk of developing many deadly lines of cancer, lowers the risk of developing dementia and can even boost metabolism to assist weight loss efforts. Those same health-minded...

Chocolate may prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's dementia

9/16/2013 - There is little doubt that the gradual decline in memory and cognitive function that can be the first signs of impending dementia and Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious health problems facing millions of aging adults in most western societies. What is even more staggering is that many people...

Research shows that sage can help preserve or enhance memory and brain functions

8/20/2013 - Sage, scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, comes from the latin word salvere which basically means to be saved. During the 10th century, Arab physicians thought sage promoted immortality, while in the 14th century, Europeans would use it to protect themselves from witchcraft. Although these old...

Hot chocolate enhances memory, modulates immune cells

8/18/2013 - In the August 7th issue of Neurology, scientists at Harvard Medical School suggest that drinking two cups of hot chocolate daily will prevent memory decline in older people. Their investigation sought to discover the benefits of cocoa consumption in relation to memory performance and neurovascular coupling,...

US Navy vet a real-life Jason Bourne; wakes up with no memory but speaks perfect Swedish

7/18/2013 - The fictional character Jason Bourne is a covert intelligence operative who survives an intense mind control "reprogramming" process to become a government assassin. After being shot while on an assassination mission, he forgets his identity and tries to rediscover his true past. That's the storyline...

Boost your memory naturally with these nutrient-packed foods

7/13/2013 - Welcome to the "People's Farmacy." No prescription needed. More proof that food is medicine. Do you want to maintain or increase your mind power despite aging? Here are a few proven brain boosting nutrient dense fruits that may surprise you. An apple a day is actually a good ideaAn apple a day...

Preserve memory and cognitive abilities by following a Mediterranean diet

5/16/2013 - It should come as no great surprise to those following a natural diet and healthy lifestyle that the foods we eat and the environment in which we live directly influence our risk of developing many chronic illnesses, degree of aging and ultimately, lifespan. Although considered by many to be a normal...

Rosemary's aroma may enhance memory and health

5/5/2013 - A new study suggests that essential oil can boost brain performance. The scent of essential oil rosemary could boost brain performance and help boost a person's health. A new study conducted by researchers in Northumbria, Great Britain discovered that the smell of rosemary did improve the ability of...

Sound stimulation during sleep can boost memory

4/21/2013 - Scientists from the University of Tubingen, Germany, have discovered a technique to improve both sleep and memory at the same time by playing sound waves attuned to the frequencies of the brain's oscillations, according to a study published in the journal Neuron. "The beauty lies in the simplicity...

The biggest threats to memory and brain power

2/7/2013 - Low energy, poor memory and attention deficit disorders are at epidemic proportions in our modern society. Weakened brain function affects all areas of our life including, business productivity; interpersonal relationships and overallperspective. It's no wonder that depression is linked to a sick brain. Clearly,...

Scientific explanation behind the brainwashing power of social conformity

1/17/2013 - Human beings are social creatures, but revealing new evidence shows that this quality is not always beneficial. A study published last year in the journal Science found that when a person is pressured by peers, they have a tendency to form false memories and can convince themselves of different recollections...

Omega-3 fatty acid intake improves your memory

11/15/2012 - A University of Pittsburgh research team recently published results in the journal PLOSOne regarding omega-3's ability to improve memory. A major difference from other memory studies was their subjects were young, 18 to 25, non-smoking men and women from all walks of life with no evidence or background...

3 ways to improve memory and boost brain power

11/8/2012 - Perhaps the greatest threat to brain function is chronic stress. Challenged by fear and anxiety, the body will produce excessive amounts of cortisol, the "stress hormone", which eventually damages the brain's memory center. And, although cortisol is a necessary hormone for survival purposes, excessive...

Omega-3 fats shown to improve cognition and memory in young adults

11/8/2012 - The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA have been shown to effectively lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack and reduce the occurrence of dementia in aging adults. Omega-3 fats improve systemic inflammation to aid vascular elasticity and reduce the risk of blood clots that can result...

Should Alzheimer's patients give Ginkgo a try?

10/11/2012 - Ginkgo biloba is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for various treatments. Studies have recently focused on the leaf's memory-enhancing effects for the treatment of Alzheimer's, although there have been conflicting results. The National Institute on Aging estimates that around 5.1...

Eat berries to prevent age-related memory loss

9/19/2012 - Recent research published in Annals of Neurology and lead by Elizabeth Devore and her team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston showed that women who eat more berries have a slower rate of age-related memory loss than those who do not. The study began in 1980 and followed Nurses'...

Scientists discover green tea boosts brain cell production, aids memory

9/13/2012 - If you think drinking green tea seems to make your thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect the generation of new brain cells linked to improved memory and...

Sugar and high fructose diet slows brain and memory functions

9/10/2012 - Health-minded individuals know that consuming a diet rich in sugary foods or laden with high fructose corn syrup increases incidence of heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. We can now add cognitive decline and poor memory retention to the list. This should be of particular interest to high...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate halt memory decline during aging

8/23/2012 - Extensive research over the past decade has demonstrated the critical importance of natural compounds known as flavanols from foods including blueberries, grapes, green tea, apples, onions, broccoli and dark chocolate. Flavanols support cellular and metabolic activities throughout the body by providing...

Rosemary - Boost your memory with this nutritional powerhouse and super antioxidant

8/16/2012 - Its rich scent, prominent historical presence, and deeply-symbolic significance throughout the ages has earned the rosemary herb quite an honorable status in many cultures around the world. And a significant portion of rosemary's legacy involves the incredible soothing, nourishing, and healing properties...

Improve memory loss by using natural alternatives

3/29/2012 - As we grow older, we tend to worry more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory that we didn't give much importance to when we were younger now seem to have a new meaning. It is common to do such things such as misplace things like car keys, eyeglasses and cell phones, to draw a blank on a friend's...

Consuming a variety of berries can prevent memory loss and improve cognition

3/25/2012 - Cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age is rapidly approaching epidemic proportions. Poor diet and lifestyle choices have taken a toll after we subject our body to years and decades of abuse from sugar, hydrogenated fats, pollution and lack of physical...

FDA finally admits cholesterol drugs need warning labels about risk for diabetes and memory loss

3/5/2012 - Nearly 32 million Americans currently take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels, but they are probably completely unaware that these drugs can come with side effects like diabetes and memory loss. Why don't they know? Because until this week, the FDA didn't require these drugs to carry a warning...

FDA admits statin drugs cause diabetes, memory loss

3/1/2012 - All those doctors and medical experts who have expressed support for handing out statin drugs like candy or adding them to drinking water supplies may want to take a gander at new safety data published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the agency's website, the FDA has issued...

Overeating doubles risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age

2/23/2012 - Compelling research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting to explain how overeating may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 and older. Cognitive decline threatens the very nature of who we are and how we interact...

A sound sleep may be a solid defense against memory loss and Alzheimer's disease

2/19/2012 - Alzheimer's disease presently ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as the number of new cases is projected to triple by the year 2050 and affect as many as sixteen million people. The result of a new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting has found...

New study: nicotine dramatically improves and normalizes failing memory in elders

1/10/2012 - Tobacco is some kind of "devil weed," only good for making chemical-laden products like cigarettes, known to promote cancer. At least, that's the current take on this plant. But that's certainly not the whole truth about tobacco, which has been used historically by many cultures both in religious rituals...

Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

1/6/2012 - Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that long-term supplementation...

Aromatherapy in action - Peppermint aroma improves memory and concentration

12/10/2011 - Peppermint isn't just for toothpaste and candy canes: research shows the aroma of peppermint is a natural remedy for boosting memory, focus and concentration. Whether in the form of essential oil, fresh mint leaves, or brewed tea, the refreshing scent of peppermint may be just what you need to perk...

Blood pressure control is essential to minimize stroke risk and avert memory decline

11/17/2011 - Researchers reporting in the journal Neurology have found that elevated blood pressure as we age contributes to stroke risk and memory loss associated with cognitive decline. Stroke is the fourth leading killer of adults in the US, and loss of cognitive abilities leading to dementia ranks in the Top...

Zinc found critical within the brain to improve memory and cognition

9/29/2011 - Zinc is an essential mineral known to improve skin tone, aid wound healing, fight cancer and shorten the length of the common cold. Researchers publishing in the journal Neuron now identify the crucial role this super-nutrient plays in support of memory formation and cognitive stability. Additionally,...

Study: Statins cause memory loss, depression

4/19/2011 - The growing list of serious negative side effects caused by statin drugs now includes memory loss and depression, according to a new study published in the Cochrane Library. Researchers discovered that the vast majority of drug trials allegedly showing statins to be safe have been conducted by drug...

Cope with brain fog and improve memory naturally

4/5/2011 - Loss of concentration or mental fogginess does not only afflict the elderly. Rushed modern living, technology overload, divorce and other stress factors contribute to distracted thinking. In addition, memory loss can be the result of heavy metal poisoning, traumas, certain vaccines, exposure to mold...

Mature brain or Alzheimer's brain - which do you have?

2/23/2011 - If you're over 50, chances are you've begun to notice some memory loss. Even in perfectly healthy adults with exceedingly active brains, the hippocampus - a part of the brain important to the formation of memories - begins to atrophy around the age of 55. As this happens, no doubt you begin to wonder,...

Memory loss is not a normal part of aging

12/13/2010 - Memory loss is always a sign of disease or injury, and should never be attributed to the natural course of aging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and published in the journal Neurology. Researchers followed 350 catholic nuns, priests...

Research shows that walking can protect your memory down the road

10/26/2010 - One of the greatest fears associated with growing older is the thought of memory problems -- including the mind-robbing nightmare of Alzheimer's Disease. But there appears to be a natural way to help protect yourself from dementia that involves nothing more complicated that putting on your walking shoes...

The Hormone Pregnenolone is a Memory Enhancer and Healer

9/25/2010 - Pregnenolone is a hormone produced by the glands, the liver, skin and retina and in the brain itself. Pregnenolone is made from cholesterol in the cells of both the adrenal gland and the central nervous system. Studies have identified pregnenolone as one of the most important role-players in keeping...

Improve Your Memory and Prevent Alzheimer's with Sage

9/9/2010 - Most likely due to more recently discovered benefits, sage was named "Herb of the Year" in 2001 by the International Herb Association. Its preservative benefits have been known throughout the world for centuries. But now western science has confirmed historically known benefits, which include minimizing...

Scientists report first evidence berries keep brains young, protect from memory loss

8/26/2010 - NaturalNews) As NaturalNews has reported over the past several years, researchers have found that berries are loaded with health-protective properties. For example, these super foods appear to fight cancer, heart disease, infections and more. Now, for the first time, there's remarkable evidence that...

Being overweight causes memory problems

7/21/2010 - A new report published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that overweight people tend to have poorer memories. Based on the memory test used in the study, every extra point on the body mass index (BMI) led to a one-point drop on the test, indicating that the more obese a person...

Vitamin D promotes memory and cognitive function in seniors

7/13/2010 - A lack of vitamin D has already been linked in several studies to depression. Now it appears a deficiency of this crucial nutrient could also play a role in robbing the brain of the ability to process information correctly and clearly. Defined as a person's ability to process thoughts, cognitive...

Improve Cognitive Function and Memory with Royal Jelly

6/25/2010 - Royal jelly is one of the most nutritionally complex foods on the planet with the ability to shore up many nutritional deficiencies and help people quickly overcome conditions they may have been dealing with for years. Royal jelly is also highly regarded for its brain-boosting capabilities. Whether...

Alzheimer's drugs cause brain damage and actually worsen memory loss

4/21/2010 - Big Pharma drugs that are being used on humans right now and promoted as potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD) could cause the very brain damage and memory loss they are supposed to treat. That's the conclusion of University of California at San Diego (UCSD) scientists who just published...

Another Study Confirms Memory-Boosting Effect of Blueberries

4/19/2010 - As the prevalence of dementia continues to rise, a recent study has demonstrated that a common food may have a role to play in the prevention and treatment of the condition. A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that blueberries had a measurable improvement...

New Powerful Three Minute Exercise Improves Memory and Brain Health

2/19/2010 - An unusual exercise to improve mental health and acuity has been going viral on the internet lately. It was featured in a Los Angeles CBS News report (source below) that has an MD, a Yale neurobiologist, an occupational therapist, educators, and parents endorsing it. It is a simple routine, and it has...

Blueberries Improve Memory, Slow Aging and Much More

2/18/2010 - Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. In addition to helping prevent memory loss, these versatile and delicious berries have been shown to be effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular...

Don't forget to eat blueberries: Scientists find they help memory

2/12/2010 - Although several studies involving laboratory animals have provided tantalizing clues that eating blueberries improves memory, could the delicious fruit actually help people retain their mental sharpness as they age? The good new appears to be "yes". In fact, blueberries might even boost brain power....

Moderation of Caffeine in Women Proven to Boost Memory

1/9/2010 - Women over the age of 65 have a head start when it comes to mental faculties... if they drink 3 cups of coffee per day, that is. Caffeine consumption in moderation is now a proven boost to women's mental health. When taken in moderation, it appears that caffeine can actually be a boost to women's...

How to Improve Memory Naturally

11/24/2009 - In a BBC article titled, "Herbal Remedies Boost Brain Power," a scientist stated that, "A combination of two ancient herbal remedies can dramatically boost brain power and may have many applications in medicine." Those two herbs are ginkgo biloba and ginseng. One study revealed that a combination...

How to Stay Sharp as a Tack

10/2/2009 - A few days ago a song got stuck in my head- the slow, haunting violin melody that set the mood in the movie Platoon. But I couldn't recall who wrote it, and it bugged me. Later, when I wasn't thinking about it, I suddenly remembered it was Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. We all have episodes...

Hypnosis has Positive Implications on Memory

9/6/2009 - The role of hypnosis on memory has been a topic of debate for decades. Studies have found both positive and negative results when testing hypnosis with memory. Many factors play a role when using hypnotherapy to enhance memories including a patient's suggestibility and the questions used by the hypnotherapist....

Reason to Smile: Natural Dental Health Strategies May Prevent Memory Loss

6/23/2009 - Brushing and flossing your teeth daily does more than help prevent cavities, periodontal (gum) disease and bad breath. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, having healthy teeth and gums also lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke. And now researchers at West Virginia University...

Foods and Vitamins that Improve Memory and Natural Brain Function

5/27/2009 - The brain can maintain optimum performance if care is taken with nutrition to prevent age-related memory loss. Keeping the mind active is important, especially as the brain ages. Learning a new language or skill can help keep the brain plastic. Research shows that three hours a day of mental activity,...

Boost Your Memory with Brain-Boosting Supplements

2/25/2009 - Where did I leave my keys? Who am I supposed to call again? What did I mean by that scribbled note, anyway? Everybody experiences these incidents of forgetfulness. As we get older, these kinds of memory lapses can become routine, and are casually attributed to "advancing years" by many baby boomers,...

Study Shows High Fat Meals Cause Memory Decline

12/10/2008 - Heating meals high in fat can trigger and worsen the memory decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study on diabetics conducted by researchers from the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit at Baycrest and published in the journal Nutrition Research. It is well known that high-fat...

High Fat Diet Linked to Memory Loss

11/12/2008 - A pair of new studies has suggested that a high-fat diet may contribute to memory loss and the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. In the first study, conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and Arizona Statue University, and published in the Journal...

Fourteen Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Memory

9/12/2008 - Memory is our ability to process information; we encode, store and retrieve information by memory. Because memory is so important to our daily functioning, it is important to take steps to guard against memory degeneration. Levels of Memory: 1) Sensory Memory - This is a very short memory type...

Chimpanzee Beats Human Memory Genius in Memorization Competition

8/3/2008 - A chimpanzee has performed three times as well on a memory test as one of the top-ranking human memory champions. Ben Pridmore ranks in the number two spot for worldwide memory competitions, can memorize the order of a full deck of cards in only 30 seconds, and regularly memorizes numbers up to 400...

Chimpanzees Beat Humans in Memory Test

7/11/2008 - Juvenile chimpanzees beat adult humans in two different short-term memory tests, according to a study conducted by researchers at Kyoto University in Japan and published in the journal Current Biology. The research was carried out on three five-year-old chimpanzees that had been taught the order...

Drinking Grape Juice Improves Memory in Older Adults

7/9/2008 - It's one of the most dreaded problems associated with growing older –- memory problems. But dementia and even plain old "senior moments" don't have to be inevitable with age. Research is mounting that do-it-yourself strategies like continuing to challenge your brain by learning new things and exercise...

Can Technology Improve Your Memory?

6/12/2008 - You have everything you need to keep you informed. Technology provides you with answers to almost any question instantly. If you need reminders, you can program devices to prompt you to remember your appointments and to-do list. Yet, you keep forgetting things. Right now you may not be sure where you...

Green Tea Compounds Prevent Memory Loss From Lack of Oxygen

6/6/2008 - People with sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 12 million people in the United States, literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes for a minute or longer. With the most serious form, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this can happen hundreds of times during a single night...

Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory and Brain Power in Older Adults

5/18/2008 - Want to boost your brain power? Try boosting your heart and lung power with aerobic fitness and you may also end up with a more "fit" mind as a bonus. That's the conclusion of a recent review of studies by researchers from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The report, published...

Scientists Find Blueberries Reverse Age Related Memory Deficits

4/17/2008 - Phytochemical-rich foods, such as blueberries, are not only healthy food choices, they may actually be able to reverse age-related memory problems. That's the conclusion of a study by a research team from the University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School in England. The researchers (from...

Dr. Gabriel Cousens on Diabetes, Cell Memory and Reducing Blood Sugar

4/14/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Raw Summit Teleseminar program which can be found at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Gabriel Cousens shares important information regarding diabetes and how we can stop diabetes from happening in our lives. Raw Summit Excerpt...

New alloy for computer memory could replace flash memory technology

12/14/2006 - "Phase-change" is a new type of computer memory, much faster and smaller than flash memory, currently being researched by scientists from IBM, Macronix and Qimonda. Phase-change memory is made from a tiny piece of semiconductor alloy that can switch back and forth from a structured, crystalline phase...

Electrical stimulation of brain improves memory, study finds

11/7/2006 - A German study has found that using a type of "electromedicine," where electrodes pass a certain frequency of electricity through a subject's brain while he or she is asleep, can improve the individual's ability to remember words upon waking. Lead researcher Jan Born, a neuroscientist at the University...

Typical Diet Deficient in Nutrient Linked to Infant Brain Development, Memory (press release)

10/26/2006 - A new study by researchers from three of America’s top universities suggests U.S. women aren’t getting adequate amounts of a nutrient thought to promote normal fetal brain development. Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, researchers found the average American consumes just 314 milligrams...

Strawberry nutrient protects against Alzheimer's, study finds

10/24/2006 - A new study from researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has found that an antioxidant nutrient in strawberries may help improve memory and protect the brain from the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers found that fistein -- a flavonoid (plant chemical) found in strawberries...

Music lessons boost memory, brain function of children

9/21/2006 - In a report published in the online edition of the journal Brain, a Canadian study showed young children engaged in music lessons developed better memory function compared to same-age peers who received no musical training. The Canadian study took measurements from children between the ages of four...

New study finds that older Americans may improve memory by exercising their brains and bodies (press release)

9/7/2006 - New research released today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology's Annual Meeting found that older Americans may improve their memory by making simple lifestyle changes – including memory exercises, physical fitness, healthy eating and stress reduction. The study was conducted at the University...

Age-Related Memory Improvement Linked with Consumption of Apple Products (press release)

8/30/2006 - “An apple a day” now has new meaning for those who want to maintain mental dexterity as they age. New research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that consuming apple juice may protect against cell damage that contributes to age-related memory loss, even in test animals that were not...

Research Makes a Connection Between Obesity and Memory (press release)

8/9/2006 - Scientists have wondered why obese patients who have diabetes also may have problems with their long-term memory. New Saint Louis University research in this month’s Peptides provides a clue. “Leptin is a hormone secreted by fat cells that tells us to stop eating. In obese people, it doesn’t cross...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Sleep duration crucial to memory, learning

7/12/2006 - A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School's Center for Sleep and Cognition shows that sleep may be critical to memory. Past studies have shown that people's non-declarative memories, also known as "how to" memories, benefit from getting enough sleep, but the effect on declarative...

Breakthrough magnetic memory finally ready to hit the market

7/11/2006 - Freescale Semiconductor has become the first company to commercially launch magnetic memory, a highly researched and anticipated alternative to current computer memory technologies. Unfortunately, its steep price tag is likely to keep it from appearing in computers any time soon. "With the commercialization...

Marijuana under attack for causing memory problems, say forgetful drug researchers (satire)

4/7/2006 - Medical researchers are once again warning about the long-term memory effects of smoking marijuana. Toking on the herb for decades apparently makes your memory, well, dopey. That is, if you believe the study which was based on 40 people found in a drug rehabilitation program who said they only smoked...

Essential fatty acid phosphatidylserine (PS) is powerful prevention for memory loss, Alzheimer's and dementia

1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....

Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils

1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.” It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...

How Acetyl-L-Carnitine prevents Alzheimer's disease and dementia while boosting brain function

12/7/2005 - Acetyl-L-carnitine may offer unprecedented hope for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or the aftereffects of a stroke. The human brain is uniquely powerful and complex, but it is sometimes difficult for it to fully recover from damage. People who have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain...

DHEA for weight loss: miracle drug or unproven experiment?

6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...

Homeopathy breakthrough: homeopathic solutions proven to carry memory of water and exhibit biological effects

8/19/2004 - Groundbreaking new research has just been revealed that establishes the validity of homeopathy. It's being called the "holy grail" of homeopathy, and it has been published in the peer reviewed journal Inflammation Research. The study shows that a chemical dissolved in a solution (in such proportions...

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