Tag Archives: Epidemiology and Statistics

More on the Association Between Brain Injury and Subsequent Dementia (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary A large-scale statistical study, based on Danish data, indicates that persons who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to be 24% more likely to get dementia later on. The greatest risk appears to be for people who receive TBI … Continue reading

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A Growing Awareness of Lifestyle Risk Factors and Preventative Healthcare (BBC News / NHS Digital / Health Foundation)

Summary Awareness of lifestyle risk factors and evidence-based preventative lifestyle interventions may soon have a greater influence in medical education. “The health landscape of the UK has dramatically changed over the last 30 or 40 years and I think the … Continue reading

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Pollution of All Types: A Broad Review of the Health Implications (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The Chief Medical Officer’s latest annual report summarises the latest emerging evidence about all types of pollution. The press release talks of four main topics: Pollution arising from healthcare. Pollution and health inequalities. Emerging pollution-related issues. Pollution measurement and … Continue reading

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Heavy Drinking: an Under-Appreciated Dementia Risk Factor? (BBC News / Lancet Public Health)

Summary Research based in France has discovered an association between alcohol use disorders and dementia risk, particularly regarding the risk of developing early-onset dementia (i.e. with onset at an age less than 65 years). Full Text Link Reference Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Further Information on Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation (SCIE / Renaisi / BBC News / NIHR / Lancet)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.3” briefing covers possible interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and examines examples of good practice from the commissioning perspective. Full Text Link Reference Tackling loneliness and social isolation. the role of commissioners. … Continue reading

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Study Into the Possible Effect(s) of Retirement on Memory / Cognitive Impairment (NHS Choices / European Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary An epidemiological study of civil servants who took part in the Whitehall II Study found that while all categories of cognition function tend to decline over time, verbal memory, in particular, appears to decline at a rate 38% faster … Continue reading

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No Room For Complacency Regarding Population Subclinical vCJD? (PLoS Pathogens)

Summary After a near-miss mini-epidemic of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in the 1990s, experts caution that: “It is essential that we do not become complacent and continue both surveillance and risk management strategies in both human and animal prion diseases”. … Continue reading

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