Intellectual Engagement Linked to Cognitive Performance Later

Intellectual engagement is associated with level of cognitive performance in later life but does not influence the trajectory of age-related decline in cognitive performance, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in The BMJ. Roger T. ...

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Air Pollution Exposure Linked To Cognitive Ability Reduction (Research)

Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health, Peking University, and Beijing Normal University studied air pollution exposure and cognitive performance. Their research found a link between exposure levels and reduced cognitive ability. Dr. ...

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Antioxidants may prevent cognitive deficits in diabetics: Here's what you need to know

The findings showed that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduced cognitive impairments, which could help improve the quality of life for diabetic patients. London: Regular consumption of antioxidants may help reduce cognitive difficu...

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DBS Linked to Distinct Motor and Cognitive Pathways in Brain, Finding That May Improve Its Use

The benefits of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on motor function in Parkinson’spatients are mediated by a different brain pathway than the one involved in the procedure’s unwanted cognitive effects, according to a new study. ...

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Dementia: Seven ways to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and how to spot early signs

DEMENTIA is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain caused by different diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. There is currently no cure available, but experts believe there are ways of preventing and redu...

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Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Chronic exposure to air pollution could be linked to cognitive performance, a new study in China suggests. Researchers believe that the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. Over four years, the math...

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Mobile health and apps news in brief

The latest mobile health and apps round-up features news that clinicians at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust are using mobile tech to capture patient information, and the launch of a bilingual healthcare app. North Lo...

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Digital ‘early warning system’ trialled at Sheffield care homes

Care homes in Sheffield are piloting an ‘early warning system’ for residents to preemptively catch health problems and reduce hospital admissions. Staff at seven care homes in the city have been using the Inhealthcare Professional...

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Cognition and Dementia in Older Patients With Epilepsy

Abstract and Introduction Abstract With advances in healthcare and an ageing population, the number of older adults with epilepsy is set to rise substantially across the world. In developed countries the highest incidence of epilepsy is already...

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