CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1990 |
As we get older, our memories fade. In most of us there is a gradual decline in memory--from 6% to 10% per decade--beginning at about age 30. But others suffer from a loss greater than expected, and are diagnosed as having age-associated memory impairment. This condition is not nearly as dramatic as senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease, but it nonetheless affects the person's day-to-day life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991 |
Two researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified the anatomical structures involved in memory, drawing for the first time "a wiring diagram" of how facts and events are recorded by the human brain. In an article in today's edition of the journal Science, researchers Larry Squire and Stuart Zola-Morgan pull together a decade's research--much of it their own--to describe how the parts of the brain's medial temporal lobe memory system functions to record a memory.
January 29, 1994 |
Mickey Mantle, whose major league career was noted for home runs and late nights, has checked into the Betty Ford Center for treatment of alcohol abuse. Mantle, 62, a Hall of Famer since 1974, entered the clinic about three weeks ago and is expected to complete treatment next month, according to his business manager, Roy True. His Friday statement said treatment was for "a 43-year battle with alcohol abuse."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1994 |
A jury awarded $630,000 Friday to a Laguna Beach nurse who contended she suffered brain damage stemming from a collision with another motorist at a Laguna Hills intersection four years ago. An Orange County Superior Court jury also found that Rosemary Palmer was 20% responsible for the crash, which means that her award will be reduced by that amount, to $504,000. The money is to be paid by the other driver's insurance company.
November 11, 1992 |
A highly touted but still controversial drug called tacrine can partially reverse memory loss and reduce dementia in some patients with early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. The study results reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. are the strongest yet to suggest that drugs can ease the effects of Alzheimer's, which afflicts at least 2.5 million Americans and perhaps as many as 4 million, most over the age of 65.
March 5, 2001 |
After creeping corpulence, perhaps the most common complaint of aging is what the experts politely call "benign" memory loss, and the rest of us, less politely, sometimes call CRS, for Can't Remember (you know what).
January 18, 1996 |
James B. McDougal, President Clinton's former investment partner and the central figure in the Whitewater saga, suffers from severe mental problems and no longer has a reliable memory of pivotal events in the complex scandal involving the President and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.
November 17, 2008 |
It is one of those jokes neurologists regularly share when the subject turns to patients complaining of memory lapses: When you can't remember where you left your glasses, there's probably no need to worry. When you can't remember you wear glasses you're probably in trouble.
June 11, 2013 |
A new diet drug went on the market Tuesday. It's expensive and has to be taken the rest of the patient's life to continue to work. It comes with a long list of possible side effects, including common ones such as dizziness, fatigue and constipation, or rare ones such as hallucinations or memory loss. On average, it doesn't have much effect on a person's weight. So what is there to love about Belviq? Doctors have been clamoring for another “tool” they can use in the fight against obesity, and if Belviq, which suppresses appetite, is only a lightweight hammer of a tool, even those are of use to some people.
November 27, 2013 |
There's no doubt that public education has neglected World War I, with history teachers squeezing in a few lectures before launching into succeeding conflicts. Literature has been kinder to the Great War, offering many opportunities to remedy that oversight. Shell shock alone has been the subject of scores of novels (most notably Pat Barker's "Regeneration" trilogy) that remind us how WWI inextricably altered the trajectory - and the mythology - of the heroic soldier. Now Anita Shreve, the bestselling author of "The Pilot's Wife" and "The Weight of Water," has joined the ranks of writers who want to plumb the depths of shell shock's despair and disruptions.