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Tips to Help You Improve Your Memory

Tips to Help You Improve Your Memory

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s Monday morning and you’re about to head out the door to go to work when you realize that your keys are missing.In a panic, you search your whole house, turning over pillows, opening drawers and even checking t…

Super-Agers: How Some 80-Year-Olds Can Have the Memory of a 50-Year-Old

Super-Agers: How Some 80-Year-Olds Can Have the Memory of a 50-Year-Old

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers are looking at the brains of “Super-Agers,” the small percentage of people who retain a sharp mind even as they age well into their 80s.Watch ABC News’ World News report on Super-Agers:

Ecstasy Causes Memory Loss, Study Finds

Ecstasy Causes Memory Loss, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study has linked Ecstasy use to memory loss, researchers in Germany have found.Dr. Daniel Wagner said he tracked more than 100 recreational Ecstasy, or MDMA, users over the course of a year and found…

Sheryl Crow’s Tumor Unlikely Cause of Memory Loss, Expert Says

Sheryl Crow’s Tumor Unlikely Cause of Memory Loss, Expert Says

Gary Miller/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — It’s unlikely that singer Sheryl Crow’s meningioma — a tumor that occurs outside of the brain — triggered her memory loss, a doctor said Wednesday.In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the singer …

‘Amnesia Mom’ Says Ambien May Be to Blame

‘Amnesia Mom’ Says Ambien May Be to Blame

Matthew Hatfield(MIAMI) — The Colorado mom who says she doesn’t remember abandoning her two young sons in a van and walking for 12 miles has reported another case of amnesia to police in which she says she unknowingly sold treasured family heirlooms t…

High-Calorie Diet Could Lead to Memory Loss, Study Suggests

High-Calorie Diet Could Lead to Memory Loss, Study Suggests

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Researchers suggest there may be a link between memory loss and a high-calorie diet.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can often be an early sign of dementia, and experts say it may help to determine who will event…

Men More Than Women Likely to Experience Memory Loss

Men More Than Women Likely to Experience Memory Loss

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Men more than women are at higher risk of developing mild memory loss, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. The memory dysfunction, called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, is the sta…

Nicotine Patch Improves Memory in People with Mild Impairment

Nicotine Patch Improves Memory in People with Mild Impairment

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The nicotine patch designed to help people quit smoking can also improve memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, a small clinical trial found.The trial involved 67 non-smokers with MCI,…

Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults

Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some stints of memory lapse in older adults may be due to silent strokes, tiny spots of dead cells inside the brain that bring on undetectable stroke symptoms, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal …

Researchers Tap Into ‘Super Memory’ by Isolating Gene

Researchers Tap Into ‘Super Memory’ by Isolating Gene

HANS-ULRICH OSTERWALDER/Getty Images(WACO, Texas) — There’s some hope for those with a failing memory: Scientists at Baylor University say they’re now able to give mice “super memories” by isolating a gene that apparently blocks another gene called PK…

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