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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1994 |
For much of her life, Sadie had it all: good health, a fine home, a family that adored her. But with old age came senility, robbing her, bit by bit, of her personality. Once known for her hearty appetite, she picked at her food, sometimes wandering off in the middle of a meal. She began getting lost in the only home she'd ever known. A lifelong extrovert, she sat for hours staring at the wall. Test after test came back normal. But the signs were all there: memory loss, confusion, inappropriate outbursts.
November 20, 2006 |
Today, someone suffering from forgetfulness is immediately assumed to have Alzheimer's disease. But it was only a few decades ago that famed actress Rita Hayworth's Alzheimer's was persistently misdiagnosed. One of World War II's most popular pin-up girls, Hayworth began having trouble remembering her lines during the 1960s, while in her 40s. She drank heavily at times, and her fellow actors largely suspected alcohol as the cause. So did her doctors.
January 9, 2012 |
Older people with mild cognitive impairment may get some help from a nicotine patch, a study suggests. Researchers tested nicotine patches and a placebo on memory and other brain functions in 74 people (average age 76) in a double-blind study. None of the participants, who had minor memory loss, was a current smoker, although some had smoked previously. The patches were worn for six months and tests on memory and thinking skills were administered at the start of the study, and three and six months later.