Tag Archives: Massachusetts General Hospital

More on Possible Blood Tests for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Digital / Nature Medicine)

Summary People with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s Disease (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease) have raised levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfC) in their blood, arising from damage to previously healthy nerve cells. These elevated levels of … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Lifestyles In Middle-Aged Adults (BBC News / PHE / NHS Digital / Neurology)

Summary A Public Health England (PHE) report indicates that middle-aged people in England are increasingly likely to experience health problems such as diabetes and dementia in later life as a result of their unhealthy lifestyles today. Data from the latest … Continue reading

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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 Compendium of Patient Information on Parkinson’s Disease (Patient.co.uk / Parkinson’s UK / USA: Multiple)

Summary Just in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 (April 20th -26th 2015), here is a collection of information on Parkinson’s Disease written primarily for patients and the general public. From Patient.co.uk (UK Independent Health Site) Parkinson’s Disease. Leeds: Patient.co.uk … 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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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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Centralisation of Stroke Care (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Stroke care should be centralised in large specialist units. People suffering a stroke in London have been taken to one of eight 24-hour specialist stroke units since 2010 (rather than their nearest unit) with improved outcomes. Centralising stroke care … Continue reading

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Patient Empowerment (All Party Parliamentary Group)

Summary A recent All Party Parliamentary Group(s) report explains the benefits from the global patient empowerment movement. The aim is to promote a more active role for individuals in their own healthcare. Full Text Link Reference Patient empowerment: for better … Continue reading

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Exposure of Aged Mice to Young Blood Plasma Improves Age-Related Cognitive Impairment? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine / Science)

Summary Researchers at Stanford University believe they might have discovered a novel method of slowing, or even reversing, a range of ageing processes (mental and physical). Their work, based on mice so far, involved injecting the blood of young mice … Continue reading

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