Neurology

September 19th, 2018 Data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing, started in 1958, shows that adults who report being very sleepy during the day were nearly three times more likely than those who didn’t, to years later have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a...

August 15th, 2018 A large Irish study found that higher belly fat was associated with reduced cognitive function in older adults. The study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin, using data from over 5,000 individuals, has found that a measure of belly fat...

August 8th, 2018 Providing people with dementia who are in institutional care with at least five sessions of a music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems at the end of treatment, found a...

August 8th, 2018 Both abstention and consumption of more than 14 units of alcohol a week during middle age, increases dementia risk found a large international study. Every 7-unit a week increase in consumption above 14 units  - the UK maximum guideline -  was...

July 25th, 2018 Soccer players who head the ball may be more likely to experience short-term balance problems, suggesting that repetitive head impacts could have the potential to cause subtle neurological deficits not previously known, according to a preliminary...

July 18th, 2018 A US study has found that "skinny fat" – the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that...

May 30th, 2018 Patients with stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, an international trial has revealed. The study, led by experts at The...
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