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Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

According to the European Union, 25 µg/m3 is the safe level of fine particle. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may lead to cognitive impairment: Study

This finding adds to previous studies that have linked acceptable air pollution levels with other complications including cognitive decline and foetal growth development.

Mar 09, 2018, 17:17 PM IST

Prefer dim lighting? It might affect your learning abilities

Light does not directly affect the hippocampus, meaning it acts first other sites within the brain after passing through the eyes.

Feb 06, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Caffeine consumptions may decrease risk of dementia, says study

A new study suggests that older women who consume coffee daily may have a lower risk of dementia.

Oct 06, 2016, 00:01 AM IST

Heavy drinking may impair cognitive function in elderly

A new study at Brown University in the US sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

Sep 26, 2016, 22:25 PM IST

Laughter-based exercise may boost health in the elderly

The findings showed that simulated laughter can be an ideal way for older adults with functional or cognitive impairment.

Sep 16, 2016, 13:29 PM IST

Jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory loss

Glutathione deficiencies produce redox changes in brain cells. Redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons, which leads to alterations in the oxidation state of atoms and may affect brain metabolism and inflammation.

Oct 31, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

MRI scan can predict math ability of premature babies

Researchers have identified the brain regions associated with working memory and mathematics abilities of children who are born prematurely.

Sep 03, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

Premature toddlers can offer clues to their future IQ

The intelligence quotient (IQ) of adults born very prematurely or with very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just toddlers.

Aug 13, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Depression drug could delay brain injury recovery

Drugs used to treat a broad range of common conditions including bladder problems, insomnia and depression could delay the recovery of brain injury patients.

Aug 10, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

Alzheimer's patients more sensitive to pain: Study

People with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) may be more sensitive to pain, says a study.

May 31, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Virtual game can detect mild cognitive impairment

A team of Greek researchers has shown the potential of a virtual reality brain training game as a screening tool for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Jan 13, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

Enhance your memory with just one gram of turmeric daily

Now you can enhance your memory by just adding a gram of turmeric to your breakfast daily. According to a new study,turmeric could help improve the memory of people who are in the early stages of diabetes and at risk of developing cognitive impairment.

Nov 19, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Walking could arrest memory decline

Living in a a neighbourhood that encourages walking could help the elderly stave off cognitive decline, says a new research.

Nov 09, 2014, 18:40 PM IST

Anaesthetics could cause long-term memory loss

While anaesthetics help patients undergo critical surgery, they could also lead to long-term cognitive impairment such as memory loss, new research confirms.

Nov 04, 2014, 13:48 PM IST

Daily consumption of fruit juice can create problems for your heart

A new study has found that daily consumption of fruit juice can actually prove dangerous for the heart.

Oct 12, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

AB blood type may increase dementia risk

According to a study, your blood type may have some role in your risk of dementia. People with AB blood type are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems in later years than people with other blood types.

Sep 11, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Middle-aged diabetics more prone to mild cognitive impairment

  A large population-based study has found that middle aged people between 50-65 years, face twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Sep 03, 2014, 18:38 PM IST

Healthy hearts help protect from cognitive impairment

A new study claims that improving our heart`s strength by exercising could protect our minds from losing its sanity as we age.

Aug 26, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

Radiation exposure puts astronauts at risk of cognitive impairment: Study

Scientists have claimed that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions that astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is extremely low.

Apr 24, 2014, 11:52 AM IST