Tag Archives: Social Epidemiology

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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Increased Life Expectancy For Grandparent Babysitters? (NHS Choices / Evolution and Human Behavior / JGCR)

Summary German / Australian research indicates that grandparents who undertake babysitting roles tend to have a 37% lower risk of mortality than adults of the same age without such caring / babysitter responsibilities. NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines, as usual, … Continue reading

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Proportion of People Over 65 Developing Dementia in the USA Decreasing Slightly (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not … Continue reading

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Global Burden of Disease Study: 2016 Update (Lancet)

Summary This year’s update to the Global Burden of Disease Study again includes trends for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, based on meta-analysis of prevalence studies. There was an increase of almost 40% in the total deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease … Continue reading

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More on the Avoidable Costs of Lifestyle Risk Factors (BBC News / PHE / Lancet)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has estimated that health problems associated with unhealthy lifestyle practices – such as poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, drinking and smoking – cost the NHS in England approximately £11 billion per year. A new approach … Continue reading

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Latest Public Health England Strategic Plan (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released an outline plan for protecting / improving public health and reducing health inequalities in England over the next 4 years. Relatively short and snappy in style, with infographics. Some specific points, chosen at … Continue reading

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