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Joan Rivers Brings Awareness To Memory Loss On Arthur!

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Comedienne Joan Rivers never fails to make us laugh with her snarky and sassy sense of humor…but that doesn’t mean she can't get a little serious sometimes!

The funnywoman will soon be returning to her role as Francine's grandmother Bubbe on PBS KIDS GO!’s Arthur!

The 79-year-old will be

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Sheryl Crow Has A Brain Tumor!!

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Wow… this is really, really heavy.

Sheryl Crow just revealed she's suffering from a brain tumor.

Her doctor discovered it after she went in complaining of rampant memory loss.

Sheryl explains:

"I worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. I'm 50, what can I say? My brain's gone to s***!"

While it's yet to be told whether or not she plans on removing it via surgery, we can rest easy knowing that at least it's benign. Yes, benign. Phew!!

We hope everything remains care-free for you Sheryl!! You're such a sunny influence on the music industry!!

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Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Get New Warnings On Labels

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Choloestorol drugs like Lipitor, Zocor, and their generic counterparts are getting a new warning on their label. Not only have they been linked to raising blood sugar and increasing the likelihood of diabetes, but they could cause memory loss.

That's kind of scary, but the class of drugs, referred to as statins, are proven to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and heart disease. Despite the new warnings, the FDA is urging people not to fear the medicine, as one representative said in a statement:

"The value of statins in preventing heart disease has been clearly established. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects."

The agency says the newly listed side effects have only been experienced by a small number of patients and reports haven't been too serious since symptoms could be reversed by ceasing the prescription.

Do U use statins? If so, have U experienced any negative side effects associated with the cholesterol-lowering drug?

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Sex Can Make You Lose Your Mind!

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Literally!

People in their 50s and 60s have reported experiencing short bouts of amnesia after having hot, sweaty sex!

We added the "hot, sweaty" part in for effect, it could have been cold, awkward, and disappointing, but still — that's crazy!

The Journal of Emergency Medicine told the story of a 54-year-old woman who began experiencing an episode of temporary global amnesia an hour after having sex.

She arrived at Georgetown University Hospital with her husband, unable to remember the past 24 hours, but all symptoms had cleared by the time she left the emergency room.

The condition is so rare, affecting only about 3 to 5 people per 100,000 each year, that doctors aren't exactly sure how or why it happens.

The best "guess" is that the amnesia is triggered by raising the pressure inside the abdomens, called a valsalva maneuver, during a strenuous physical activity. Sources explain further, writing:

"The increased pressure increases the resistance to blood flowing down the jugular veins, and insufficient valves may allow deoxygenated blood to push back up the neck. Oxygen-poor blood then "piles up" in the veins draining the brain, especially in central brain regions that are key to memory formation. The result could be transient amnesia."

Apparently, this bad reaction has only ever been reported to occur in patients once during their lifetime.

In 1964, a man's memory was instantly wiped from his mind the moment he orgasmed, which as you can imagine, must have been pretty frightening for his partner.

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Scottish Scientists Launch New Study To Seek Cure For Forgetfulness

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…What were we talking about again???

OH RIGHT! Scottish scientists at Glasgow-based company CPS Research are launching a study to seek a cure for forgetfulness.

Here's what CPS Research's Dr. Alan Wade had to say about it:

"What we are referring to should not be confused with the serious memory loss that is often associated with early onset dementia. This study is aimed at those who are constantly losing their keys, forgetting people's names or misplacing their glasses rather than anything more serious."

In the study, the researchers will test "whether a smaller dose of the Alzheimer's drug memantine can help tamp down a condition they've given the moniker 'Busy Lifestyle Syndrome,' " which they refer to as "a catch-all for the craziness that comes with everyday modern life: tweets, IMs, texts, e-mails."

Very interesting stuff! We should totally hop a plane to Glasgow to see them at work!

…But hopping a plane would require us to drive to the airport…AND we seem to have misplaced our car keys!

We need your help, CPS Research! Please! LOLz.

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