“The Brain Trainers” (New York Times feature article)...

Nov 4, 2012 by

The New York Times wrote a great feature piece on LearningRx:...

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High blood pressure raises dementia and cognitive decline risk...

Dec 9, 2016 by

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says that the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in later life is greater for people with high blood pressure, especially middle-aged adults....

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SSRIs during pregnancy linked to child’s language and speech disorders...

Dec 7, 2016 by

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry indicate that children born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors while pregnant may be at greater risk for speech and language disorders....

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Dementia risk may be raised by hormone therapy for prostate cancer...

Dec 5, 2016 by

A study published in JAMA Oncology found that men with prostate cancer who had ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia in the five years after the ADT treatment, compared to men who didn’t receive it....

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Researchers identify way to create long-lasting memories

Dec 3, 2016 by

A new study of mice indicates that experiences that grab our attention trigger the release of chemicals that etch memories into our brain....

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Group recall not as effective as working alone

Dec 1, 2016 by

Collaborating in a group to remember things—such as jurors discussing the details of a case—is not nearly as effective as having individuals try to remember things on their own....

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Cognitive function tests are reliable for people with intellectual disabilities...

Nov 29, 2016 by

The UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a battery of tests seems to accurately measure cognitive changes over time for people with Fragile X, Down Syndrome and autism, among other intellectual disabilities....

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Long-term alcohol dependence affects cognitive abilities

Nov 27, 2016 by

Research published in Research Society on Alcoholism found that a lifetime history of alcohol dependence is linked to lasting negative consequences for neurocognitive function....

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