Tag Archives: New York University

Genetic Mutation Which Delays Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary A study of 71 persons from an extended family (comprising around 5,000 people) in northern Colombia, who carry a mutation in a gene called PSEN1 (the so-called the Paisa mutation, which causes a rare, severe form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease), … Continue reading

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Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … Continue reading

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Open Data in Health and Social Care (NHS England / GovLab)

Summary NHS England and GovLab have defined a blueprint for the greater use of open data in health and care. NHS England plans to explore the ideas in this report, with the aim of achieving more consensus on the future … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Stigma of Dementia: World Alzheimer Report 2012 (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary Last year’s World Alzheimer Report offers a thorough review of stigma and dementia. It highlights best practice in the field of dementia, with recommendations to help reduce stigma. This report also presents the results from a worldwide survey investigating the experiences … Continue reading

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Re-Admission to National Health Service (NHS) Hospitals in England Within 30 Days of Discharge (Nuffield Trust / BMJ Open)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary An algorithm has been developed for identification of  in-patients at high risk of unplanned re-admission to NHS … Continue reading

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Risk Prediction and Stratification Activities (NIGB)

Summary This guidance from the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care (NIGB) is targeted at NHS, social care and partner agencies. It covers the use of risk prediction and stratification activities in relation to information governance with a … Continue reading

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