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Unsolved Problems in Neuroscience

Disease victims in cry for help

Shanghai resident Wu Jun has not set foot outside his home for more than 18 months.

Wu has ALS, a rare disease of the brain and spinal cord nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Stress 'puts office staff in danger of early dementia'

Almost 40 per cent of office staff are enduring 'unbearable pressure' at work and could be risking an early onset of dementia and Parkinson's disease, it was claimed yesterday.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Patches may ease effects of drug for dementia

Using a medicated skin patch may reduce the side effects of pills Alzheimer's disease sufferers take to counter its symptoms, a study shows.

Researchers studied 32 patients who experienced vomiting and diarrhoea when taking the drug rivastigmine orally. These side effects, which are common, also reduce the drug's efficacy.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Forget me not

Chan Shui-nin, 86, used to be a bit of a handful. Often unable to sleep, the Alzheimer's disease sufferer would noisily search through boxes in a storeroom at night, keeping her family awake. Prone to emotional outbursts, she was reluctant to drink water.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Making the Rounds with Oscar

Making the Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa Headline, HK$164

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Unhappiness linked to poor memory

Unhappy people are relatively forgetful, a survey has found.

The Hong Kong Memory Study Association found 90 per cent of people who said they were unhappy also felt their memory was worsening.

Other reasons blamed for poor memory included working overtime, sleeplessness, tiredness and less than seven hours of sleep a day.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

MEDI WATCH

Fat-burning bacteria

1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Medi Watch

Tie the knot and live longer

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Brain able to work at sleep

DO you learn anything when you are sleeping? Scientists believe that it is possible to learn simple responses while you are asleep.

What you cannot retain, however, is factual information.

To actually learn something during sleep, you would have to be able to transfer the new knowledge into your long-term memory.

16 Oct 1995 - 12:00am