Other Cognitive Disorders

Head injury is associated with doubled mortality rate long-term, Penn study finds
January 24, 2023
Adults who suffered any head injury during a 30-year study period had two times the rate of mortality than those who did not have any head injury, and mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times higher, according to new research. ...
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Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants
January 24, 2023

Scientists have worked out why common anti-depressants cause around a half of users to feel emotionally 'blunted'. They show that the drugs affect reinforcement learning, an important behavioral process that allows us to learn from our environment.
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Finding a new way: Orienteering can train the brain, may help fight cognitive decline
January 21, 2023

The sport of orienteering, which draws on athleticism, navigational skills and memory, could be useful as an intervention or preventive measure to fight cognitive decline related to dementia, according to new research.
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New nanoparticles deliver therapy brain-wide, edit Alzheimer’s gene in mice
January 20, 2023

Researchers describe a new family of nano-scale capsules made of silica that can carry genome-editing tools into many organs around the body and then harmlessly dissolve.
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Stroke symptoms, even if they disappear within an hour, need emergency assessment
January 19, 2023
A new scientific statement discusses rapid evaluation for transient ischemic attack (TIA) due to high risk of future stroke.
Scientists developing early Alzheimer’s disease detection sensor
January 19, 2023

Researchers are developing a new biosensor that can be used to screen for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases.
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Body Dissatisfaction Can Lead to Eating Disorders at Any Age
January 19, 2023

Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause ...
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In the wake of a wildfire, embers of change in cognition and brain function linger
January 19, 2023

Five years after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, researchers document persistent differences in cognitive function among survivors.
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Good news for athletes who are slow to recover from concussion
January 19, 2023

A new study suggests that athletes who recover more slowly from concussion may be able to return to play with an additional month of recovery beyond the typical recovery time, according to a new study. Slow recovery was defined as taking more than 14 days for symptoms to res...
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Does the risk of stroke from common risk factors change as people age?
January 18, 2023
High blood pressure and diabetes are known risk factors for stroke, but now a new study shows that the amount of risk may decrease as people age.