Tag Archives: Harvard Medical School

On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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A New Quality Improvement Manual (HQIP) Plus an Investigation Into Online Repositories of Quality Improvement (BMJ Quality and Safety / BMJ / King’s Fund)

Summary Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has produced a guide to the main twelve quality improvement (QI) methods. Section headings comprise: Introduction: Purpose. Definition of ‘quality’. Good governance. Regulation, accreditation and inspection. Patient involvement in quality improvement. Collaboration for quality … Continue reading

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Consumption of Nuts Reduces Risks of Early Mortality and Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / NHS Choices / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Researchers at Maastricht University have discovered there is a 23% lower chance of death over a 10-year study period in people eating 10g (0.3oz) or more of nuts or peanuts per day. Over 120,000 Dutch middle-aged to elderly men … Continue reading

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Smoking Linked to Brain Shrinkage? (NHS Choices / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary Comparison of brain scans from more than 500 people, aged 73 and over, found that long-term smokers were more likely to have a thinner cerebral cortex. Full Text Link Reference Long-term smoking ‘may cause’ brain shrinkage. London: NHS Choices; … Continue reading

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Public Health Reasearch Priorities and Related Developments (BBC News / PHE / NAO)

Summary A consultation document presents Public Health England (PHE)’s plans for research, development and innovation. The seven priorities are: Tackling obesity. Reducing smoking. Reducing harmful drinking. Ensuring every child has the best start in life. Reducing dementia risks. Tackling antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Primary Age Related Tauopathy (PART): A New Type / Cause of Cognitive Impairment?

Summary The authors of this article propose the introduction of a new term to describe a pathology found to be commonly present in the brains of aged persons; namely “Primary Age-Related Tauopathy (PART). Autopsy studies indicate brains with neurofibrillary tangles … Continue reading

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