Tag Archives: US National Institutes of Health

More on International Comparisons in Life Expectancy: The Impact of Austerity? (BBC News / ONS / BMJ / NHS Choices)

Summary Increases in life expectancy in the UK may be slowing down; possibly at the fastest rate among the top twenty leading world economies. This slowdown effect was most apparent in women, where the rate of rising life expectancy fell … Continue reading

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Health Benefits From Muscle and Bone Strengthening Exercises and Balance Activity (BBC News / PHE / Centre for Ageing Better / NHS England)

Summary A review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better indicates that muscle and bone strengthening, and balance activities, bring health benefits for adults of all ages, including older adults. Poor muscle strength increases the risk … Continue reading

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Structure of Tau Filaments in Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered (MRC / BBC News / Nature / NHS Choices)

Summary Research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology has taken advantage of a “resolution revolution” in microscopy to uncover the atomic structure of Tau filaments (one of the two types of the abnormal tangles associated with Alzheimer’s Disease). “Tau forms … Continue reading

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Future Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (MRC / Guardian / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Professor Bart De Strooper has been appointed as the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prof. De Strooper currently leads the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and is scientific … Continue reading

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Practical Tests to Determine Individual Biological Age? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary Researchers at King’s College London (and internationally) have developed techniques promising to accurately measure a person’s “biological age”. People of the same chronological age vary in their rates of “biological ageing” – sometimes by margins of up to 15 … Continue reading

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Elevated Stroke Risk and Long Working Hours (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Working long hours appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke, but the reasons behind this link remain uncertain. Working up to 48 hours per week increases stroke risk by 10%; working up to 54 hours per … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Dementia and Poor Sleep Quality (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Recent US research found an apparent link between poor sleep quality and higher levels abnormal protein (beta-amyloid plaques) in the brain. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal puts the limitations of this interesting research into perspective. … Continue reading

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