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Childhood-onset epilepsy may speed brain ageing by 10 years — Finnish study

Childhood-onset epilepsy appeared to speed up brain ageing by about 10 years, a found a small prospective study in Finland over more than 50...

Daily multivitamins linked to slower cognitive ageing — COSMOS-Mind study

A multivitamin taken daily for three years has been linked to a 60% slowing of cognitive ageing, with the effects especially pronounced in patients...

Plasma from runners as a treatment for early Alzheimer’s — Norwegian trial

A year-long clinical trial with five-year followup, led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is examining whether a monthly transfusion of blood...

Aspirin possibly has ‘modest effect’ in dementia prevention and cognitive impairment

Daily aspirin failed to turn up a significant impact on dementia and cognitive function in an analysis of the ASCEND trial, but the analysis...

Insomnia a possible risk factor for fatal brain aneurysm rupture

Insomnia may be a potential risk factor for a brain bleed from a ruptured aneurysm along with more well known risk factors of smoking...

Women who breastfeed exhibit cognitive benefits after age 50

Women over 50-years of age who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared with women who had never breastfed, found a...

Animal study with decades-old generic suggests new approach to Alzheimerʼs

A generic drug used widely to treat swelling associated with hypertension and heart failure showed hints in early research that it may also prevent...

‘Mozart effect’ returns: New study identifies sonata as potential epilepsy therapy

Listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major may be associated with less frequent spikes of electrical activity in the brains of...

Single brain scan predicts tipping point for symptom onset in Alzheimer’s

The age of symptom onset in sporadic Alzheimer’s is strongly correlated with the age that an individual reaches a tipping point in amyloid accumulation...

Antioxidant treatment fails to slow progression in early Parkinson’s

The hypothesis that raising the brain levels of the natural antioxidant urate through the medicine inosine could slow the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD)...

Limiting screen time after concussion shortens duration of symptoms — US clinical trial

A clinical trial of 125 young adults shows that those who limited screen time for 48 hours immediately after a concussion had a significantly...

Parkinson’s: 7 strategies used to deal with walking difficulties assessed

A Dutch study assesses the efficacy of a variety of compensation strategies that have been developed by people with Parkinson’s to overcome walking difficulties. Various...

ADHD linked to increased dementia risk across family generations

There is an association between ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and dementia in families and across generations, found a large Karolinska Institutet analysis, writes MedicalBrief. Parents...

Neurological injury biomarkers in acute COVID-19 normalise in the long term – Swedish study

The normalisation of central nervous system (CNS) injury biomarkers in all individuals, regardless of previous disease severity or persisting neurological symptoms, indicates that post...

Professional rugby players’ brains can be affected in single season

Just one season of professional rugby could cause a decline in a player’s blood flow to the brain and cognitive function, according to a...

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower dementia risk when started early — Large cohort study

Low dose acetylsalicylic acid (LDASA) may have some protective benefit against cognitive decline, but only if started well before symptoms begin, according to a...

Stroke survivors may halve all-cause mortality through physical activity

Stroke survivors who walk or garden at least three to four hours per week, or bike at least two to three hours per week,...

Some diabetes drugs may reduce the risk of Alzheimerʼs disease — Korea study

A Korean study has found that people taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain,...

Severe traumatic brain injury: Don’t be too hasty in pulling the plug

Recent research adds to a body of evidence indicating decisions about withdrawing life-sustaining treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) should not...

Neurological injury biomarkers in acute COVID-19 normalise in the long term – Swedish study

The normalisation of central nervous system (CNS) injury biomarkers in all individuals, regardless of previous disease severity or persisting neurological symptoms, indicates that post...

Driving patterns identified by GPS can pinpoint early Alzheimer's Disease

Use of GPS to monitor subtle shifts in on-road behaviour can accurately distinguish cognitively normal older drivers with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease from those without...

Soccer: Defenders and outfielders have up to 5x greater dementia risk

The position played and career length have been identified as particular risk factors for UK footballers and their increased risks of dementia, according to...

Cognitively active lifestyle may delay onset of Alzheimer's dementia by five years

A cognitively active lifestyle — reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles — in old age (80+) may delay the onset of...

Vagus nerve stimulation: A potential new treatment for ischaemic stroke

Vagus nerve stimulation in patients who had moderate-to-severe loss of arm function after suffering from ischaemic stroke at least 9 months before enrolment, resulted...

Under 6 hours sleep a night associated with 30% higher dementia risk

Those who persistently slept six hours or less per night were roughly 30% more likely to develop dementia, compared to those with normal sleep...

Common Alzheimer's treatment linked to slower cognitive decline — 5-year Karolinska study

Cholinesterase inhibitors are a group of drugs recommended for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, but their effects on cognition have been debated and few...

Processed meat may be associated with increased dementia risk — UK analysis

Daily consumption of processed meat, the equivalent to one rasher of bacon, is associated with a 44% increased risk of developing dementia, according to...

Omega-3 based medicine plus statins may lower stroke risk another 36%

Taking the triglyceride-lowering prescription medicine icosapent ethyl cut the risk of stroke by an additional 36% in people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease...

Healthy plant-based diet associated with lower stroke risk – Nurses’ Health Study

People who eat diets with higher amounts of healthy plant-based foods and lower amounts of less-healthy plant-based foods may reduce their risk of stroke...

Higher antibiotic use may predispose to Parkinson's disease

Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a study by researchers from the...

No link between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems

Adolescents who play contact sports, including American football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood...

Pro footballers have 3.5x higher risk of neuro-degenerative disease

A landmark study led by the University of Glasgow has revealed the first major insights into lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers. The...

Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders — large Danish study

The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and approximately 4% of Danish children suffer from febrile convulsions. A study from the...

Widely available drug reduces head injury deaths by up to 20% — large trial

A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20%, depending on the severity...

Non-pharmacologic interventions for dementia patients with aggression symptoms

For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be more effective...

Young rugby players: Blood-brain barrier damage may occur even with mild head trauma

For the first time, researchers were able to detect damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) caused by mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), in martial...

Exercise may slow withering effects of Alzheimer's

Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a proof of concept study. Research...

Big data, lab science suggests drug may slow Parkinson's progression in people

A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. The surprising finding is the result...

Migraines a significant risk factor for dementia

Migraines were a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease and all‐cause dementia, according to a Canadian five-year prospective cohort study. Dementia is the most common...

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

Data from the Nun Study found that linguistic ability broadly was a significant predictor of dementia, although it was written linguistic ability (specifically idea...