Prescription memory drugs are often given to Alzheimer’s patients, and they are also prescribed ‘off-label’ to people with memory problems and disturbed brain function. Like all prescription medications, drugs that target the memory can cause a plethora of side-effects and health risks. Which begs the question: Are prescription memory drugs even effective for non-Alzheimer’s patients and if they are, do the purported benefits outweigh the risks?
There are two main classes of medications that …Read more
Cold sores are unsightly, and embarrassing things to have, especially given the fact they tend to be found front and center, and visible to everyone in raw red form, on your face. But there is other more serious reasons why you might really want to pay attention to the signal the mirror is giving you. A brand new study has linked not only infection to memory loss, but specifically, the herpes virus, the one that causes cold sores.
If you’re like most people you probably have a few memories that you would like to have erased from your brain. Up until now you may have thought that all of your memories were imprinted in your brain and were with you for life, but new research suggests that this may not be the case. Scientists are beginning to see that memories change every time that you think about them.
The more that scientists learn about memories and how they …Read more
A study in the early 90′s found that children who listen to Mozart have enhanced brain function and memory capabilities–this correlation was aptly coined the “Mozart Effect.” Although the Mozart effect gained widespread popularity and parents around the globe began playing Mozart to their babies and children in hopes of improving their brain function and intelligence, a later review of the Irvine University study revealed that the study was based on a small-scale investigation and that the scientists actually conducted …Read more