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Men more likely to suffer mild cognitive impairment

John Kerr posted in on January 26th, 2012.

A new study has shown that men are more likely than women to develop a mild form of mental impairment known to be a risk factor for dementia. Researchers involved in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging reported today in the journal Neurology that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop […]

Patching up memory with nicotine

John Kerr posted in on January 10th, 2012.

Nicotine may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a new study – but experts are stressing that the findings are not a licence to self-medicate with patches or cigarettes. A clinical trial, published today in the journal Neurology, examined the effects of low-dose nicotine in people with mild cognitive impairment, which […]

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