Tag Archives: US National Institutes of Health

Ibuprofen for Longevity? (NHS Choices / PLOS Genetics)

Summary The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal covers recent research involving yeast, microscopic worms and fruit flies, which has been misinterpreted in the press as implying that taking ibuprofen regularly might extend human lifespan (by inhibiting tryptophan … 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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Definitive and Comprehensive List of Dementia-Related Internet Sites (CILIP / HLG)

Summary The CILIP Health Libraries Group has produced a comprehensive and definitive list of dementia-related websites based in the UK and internationally. Full Text Link Reference Ryder, J. (2014). Internet sites of interest: Dementia. London: CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter, March … Continue reading

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Healthy Regime Reverses Cell Ageing (BBC News)

Summary Research by the University of California and published in Lancet Oncology may have discovered evidence that adhering to a regime of exercise, a vegetarian diet and regular sress-reducing meditation can reverse ageing at the cellular level. The study involved only 35 men with … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Drug May Halt Alzheimer’s Disease?: “Behind the Headlines” Appraisal (NHS Choices / Nature Medicine)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is one more of these master-class evaluations. Animal Research on Psoriasis Drug … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Detect Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract MRI brain scans may indicate potential Alzheimer’s Disease years before symptoms appear, according to results from a small study on … Continue reading

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