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DDT (Pesticide): Potential Link with Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was used commonly after WW2, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research published in JAMA Neurology. Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, statistically, had four times more residual DDT lingering in … Continue reading

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Comparative Mortality Risks from Antipsychotics in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary A US observational study of 136,393 people, aged 65 years and older, and living in the community, who had recently started taking antipsychotics, was performed to estimate the comparative mortality risks of commonly prescribed antipsychotics. These individuals had recently … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of the first item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces informative appraisals of recent developments concerning elderly care … Continue reading

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