Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death

In a recent blog post I discussed how beneficial sleep is for memory function. But sleep isn’t just good for your memory; it can actually reduce your risk of dementia — and death. Although it has been known for some time that individuals with dementia frequently have poor, fragmented sleep, two new studies suggest that… Continue reading Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death

South Asians in UK at greater risk from Covid

People from an Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi background suffered more, the Lancet study shows. Source link

More Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The younger people are when they develop type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Many studies have pointed to links between diabetes and higher dementia risk. Experts say it’s likely because diabetes can harm… Continue reading More Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Higher Dementia Risk

Teen girl footballers have double concussion risk of boys

Dr Abigail Bretzin, postdoctoral fellow and certified athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, echoed the call for female-specific studies, saying: “Our findings add to research showing that female athletes are at increased concussion risk compared with male athletes, and highlight the importance of sex-specific research in this field.” Source link

Brain Injuries Raise Long-Term Risk of Stroke

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significantly higher risk for stroke for years afterward, U.K. researchers say. Previous studies have linked brain injury with a long-term risk of neurological diseases including dementia, Parkinson’s and epilepsy, and it’s been suggested that… Continue reading Brain Injuries Raise Long-Term Risk of Stroke

One Covid vaccine cuts infection risk in all age groups

Prof Sarah Walker, chief investigator on the studies, from the University of Oxford, said: “We don’t yet know exactly how much of an antibody response, and for how long, is needed to protect people against getting Covid-19 in the long term – but over the next year, information from the survey should help us to… Continue reading One Covid vaccine cuts infection risk in all age groups

Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose

And remember, there is no published data on the number of people offered jabs, as opposed to those who have actually been vaccinated. However, NHS England has made clear that across the nine groups, 95% have actually had their first doses – that is an average, with take-up rates varying in different groups. Source link

Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

By Cara Murez               HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to putting on a hat. But a new Canadian study finds that for people who take certain blood pressure medications, that advice becomes even… Continue reading Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia, study suggests

Prof Dame Til Wykes, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, said: “The study confirms our suspicions that a Covid-19 diagnosis is not just related to respiratory symptoms, it is also related to psychiatric and neurological problems. Source link

Blood Type Doesn't Affect Your COVID Risk

MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A or B, AB or O, it doesn’t matter — your blood type has nothing to do with your risk of contracting severe COVID-19, a new study concludes. Early in the pandemic, some reports suggested people with A-type blood were more susceptible to COVID, while those with… Continue reading Blood Type Doesn't Affect Your COVID Risk