Alzheimers Disease

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Concussions and Cognitive Skills: What's the Impact?
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April 4th, 2016
Here's the latest on how concussions affect a person's thinking abilities.
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The Human Brain's Memory Could Store the Entire Internet
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February 18th, 2016
The memory capacity of the human brain could be as large as the entire World Wide Web, new research suggests.
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Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia
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February 10th, 2016
A study of cadavers reveals a dramatic decrease of vitamin B12 in the brain across the ages but also among young people with autism and schizophrenia.
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Brain Scans Show How Alzheimer's Emerges
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March 9th, 2016
For the first time, scientists have used brain scans to track the development of Alzheimer's disease in adults with no symptoms.
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30-Year Amnesia: How the Brain Suddenly Remembers
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February 12th, 2016
A bizarre case of a man who suddenly recovered his memory after 30 years highlights the unpredictable nature of amnesia, one expert says.
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What's That Word? Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory
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February 1st, 2016
Years of using marijuana may harm this cognitive ability.
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Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention
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November 23rd, 2015
Although the ability to sustain attention varies widely from person to person, characterizing these individual differences has been difficult.
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To Stop Brain Shrinkage, Start Moving
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February 10th, 2016
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
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7 Ways Friendships Are Great for Your Health
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January 8th, 2016
Having a friend can do great things for your physical health.
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