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Discovery: Major Clue in Long-term Memory Making

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[21/03/2011] You may remember the colour of your loved one's eyes for years. But how? Scientists at Duke University Medical Center believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) – the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection between brain cells – underlies our ability to remember over time and to learn, but how that happens is a central question in neuroscience.Discovery: Major Clue in Long-term Memory Making - Read more

Emergency: Detection systems for senior citizens

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[01/03/2011] Ms. K. is vision-impaired and cannot get around very well any more. Still, the 80-year-old, who lives alone, has no intention whatsoever of moving to a retirement home. Most elderly people think the same way. Emergency: Detection systems for senior citizens - Read more

Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation

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[08/11/2010] Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation - Read more

Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults

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[04/11/2010] Researchers have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults - Read more

Afternoon Nap: Lead to More Active Lives

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[28/10/2010] Experts at the University of Surrey discovered that many older people felt that they may be branded lazy for taking afternoon naps so they tried hard to avoid nodding off.Afternoon Nap: Lead to More Active Lives - Read more

High Stress Hormone: More Cardiovascular Mortality

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[10/09/2010] Study suggests high cortisol levels may be harmful to cardiovascular system.High Stress Hormone: More Cardiovascular Mortality - Read more

Aging Research: Study Finds Indoor and Outdoor Fall are Different for the Elderly

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[08/09/2010] The risk factors for indoor/outdoor falls for older adults are different, according to a new study. A fact that is often missed when the two are combined and may affect how falls prevention programs are structured. Aging Research: Study Finds Indoor and Outdoor Fall are Different for the Elderly - Read more

Brain Exercises: May Slow Cognitive Decline But Speed Up Dementia Later

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[02/09/2010] New research shows that mentally stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio may, at first, slow the decline of thinking skills but speed up dementia later in old age. Brain Exercises: May Slow Cognitive Decline But Speed Up Dementia Later - Read more

Older Adults: Experience Destination Amnesia

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[31/08/2010] I'm sure I told you that already! – Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures – forgetting who they've shared or not shared information with, according to a new study led by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute. Older Adults: Experience Destination Amnesia - Read more

Parkinson’s Medication: New Findings on Troubling Side Effects

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[20/07/2010] One in every 100 elderly people suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The standard medication used to treat Parkinson’s is Levodopa, a drug that initially has major benefits but can later also produce serious side effects. Parkinson’s Medication: New Findings on Troubling Side Effects - Read more