Category Archives: Statistics

More on the Likely Association Between Air Pollution and Increased Risk of Dementia? (BMJ Open / NHS Choices)

Summary Further evidence has emerged, from London, on the possible link between long-term exposure to air pollution and the likelihood of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Air pollution linked to dementia risk. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, September … Continue reading

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Health Profile for England: a Contribution Towards the NHS Ten Year Plan (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have published their second “Health Profile for England” report. This attempts to give a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the population’s health in England, with projections for the future. Evidence in this annual report is … Continue reading

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WHO’s Worldwide Trends in Insufficient Physical Activity (BBC News / Lancet Global Health)

Summary It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved. “A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion … Continue reading

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Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)

Summary A meta-analysis of earlier studies suggests that schizophrenia is associated with a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Cai, L. [and] Huang, J. (2018). Schizophrenia and risk of dementia: a meta-analysis study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Associated With Cognitive Impairment? (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary A study of people living in China indicates that chronic exposure to extreme levels of air pollution is associated with poorer cognitive functioning, at any age. Full Text Link Reference Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says. London: … Continue reading

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Oral Health in Older Adults: a Review of the Literature (OBM Geriatrics)

Summary A detailed literature review covers the relationship(s) between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life in older adults. Effective management of oral health problems helps to prevent or reduce malnutrition / undernutrition. It plays an important role in … Continue reading

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