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Americans in 70s Face Mild Memory Loss

A new study shows about one in five Americans over age 70 has mild cognitive impairment without dementia, and a large portion of them may progress to dementia.

What Are the Causes of Hyperhidrosis?

When you sweat, your body is naturally cooling itself down. However, excessive sweating can result in a condition known as hyperhidrosis. You may experience constant sweating. The sweating primarily occurs on your hands, face, underarms, and feet. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 2.8 million Ame

What to Expect With Primary Progressive MS

If you’ve been diagnosed with primary progressive MS, what can you do to understand your illness? Can you do anything to slow its rate of progression? And most importantly, what can you do today to prepare for tomorrow? Here’s how some people are finding the answers.

Tay Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare,neurodegenerative disorder in which deficiency of an enzyme (hexosaminidase A) results in excessive accumulation of certain fats (lipids) known as gangliosides in the brain and nerve cells. This abnormal accumulation of gangliosides leads to progressive dysfunction of the

New Hybrid Surgery May Have Role in Heart Disease

Subtle changes in a person's everyday activities could be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, warns an expert at the Ninth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association in Vancouver.

Can Statins Reduce Risk of Memory Loss?

The same drugs that protect against heart attacks and strokes by lowering cholesterol may also protect against age-related memory loss and dementia.

Shyness Tied to 'Junk' Genes

The difference between a social butterfly and an introverted recluse may be in the genes. But it may be the genes that scientists least suspect.

What Dreams May Come Come Not From Waking Memory

The stuff dreams are made of does not come from one's conscious memories. A clever study showing that people with severe amnesia can have the same dreams as normal people sheds new light on how we dream, and why.

The Neural Components of Empathy

This neuroimaging study sought to identify the neural basis of empathy by assessing empathic responses to individuals experiencing painful, anxious, and happy events.

Hypoxia-Inducible expression of BAX

Hypoxic cells contribute to the resistance of human brain tumors to radiation, but they also provide the potential for designing cancer-specific gene therapy.