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World Health Organization (WHO)

Air Pollution Might Increase Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society / PNAS / NHS Choices)

Summary Particles of iron oxide (magnetite) related to air pollution have been discovered in samples of human brain tissue. There may be a weak link between air pollution-related particulates and development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, but the evidence at … Continue reading

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International Meeting of Regulators on Challenges of Dementia Research and Drug Development (MHRA / Department of Health)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) took part in an international workshop with other regulators, and has released a statement of intent about how to support the development of drugs for dementia. This work is in support … Continue reading

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New Conventions of Social Acceptability in Disease Names (BBC News / WHO)

Summary There appears to be a widespread trend towards adopting more socially acceptable naming conventions for the description and categorisation of diseases and conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the latest international body to encourage the adoption of terminology … Continue reading

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Announcements From WHO’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health / World Dementia Council / WHO / GAAD)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a $100 million Dementia Discovery Fund at the World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference. The Dementia Discovery Fund will be used to finance dementia research with the … Continue reading

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Global Action Against Dementia and World Dementia Council: Progress Reports (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health / World Dementia Council / GAAD)

Summary Coinciding, roughly, with the First Global Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia, which is currently hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva between March 16th – 17th 2015, the World Dementia Council (WDC) has released a … Continue reading

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