Tag Archives: Karolinska Institute in Stockholm

Lower Cognitive Impairment / Dementia With Oral Anticoagulants For Atrial Fibrillation (European Heart Journal / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Swedish researchers have discovered that anticoagulant treatment for atrial fibrillation is associated with a 29% lower risk of dementia. “The risk of dementia is higher without oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with AF. This suggests that early initiation of … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2017 (BBC News / Nature Biotechnology / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Researchers hope one day to be able to replace the damaged dopamine-producing neurons at the root-cause of by Parkinson’s Disease by injecting new replacement brain cells, possibly derived from re-programmed astrocytes. Full Text Link Reference Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ … Continue reading

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A Question of Height: a New Dimension in Statistical and Genetic Risk Factors? (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Psychiatry / NEJM)

Summary A number of studies point to the unexpected potential influence of physical height in the risks of developing various diseases (which may or may not be related). It was found last year that decreasing height is associated statistically with … Continue reading

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Northern Countries: Environmental Risk Factors Behind Geographical Variations in Dementia Risk? (BBC News / Epidemiology)

Summary People living further north appear to be more likely to develop dementia. Scientists mapped prevalence of dementia in Scotland among 37,000 people born in 1921. A second study involved over 26,000 Swedish twins living in different parts of that … Continue reading

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Familial Coaggregation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (Neuroepidemiology)

Summary Given earlier research showing familial aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) separately, the authors of this systematic review decided to investigate the extent of any familial co-occurrence of AD and PD. Only a modest degree of … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Increases Risk of Premature Mortality (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Research at the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, based on Swedish medical records for over two million people between 1969 and 2009, indicates that brain injury can treble the risk of premature mortality. Statistically, only 0.2% of … Continue reading

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Obesity Risk a Dementia Time Bomb? (BBC News / UK Health Forum / European Congress on Obesity / NHS Choices / WHO / BMJ)

Summary Previous research in 2011 has shown that being overweight in middle age increases the risk of developing dementia. Data presented today at the European Congress on Obesity suggests slowing the rise in obesity could help to cut the rising rates of dementia. … Continue reading

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