Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Clues About Memory Loss In Older People

New research published in Neurology links ‘silent strokes,’ found in one out of four older adults to memory loss in the elderly. A study of memory loss in the elderly examined both silent strokes and hippocampal shrinkage simultaneously. For the … Continue reading

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Impact of Preexisting Metabolic Risk Factors on the Choice of Antipsychotics

A study in this month’s Psychiatric Services examined the association between patients’ preexisting metabolic risk factors and the physician’s choice of antipsychotic agent based on its propensity to cause metabolic side effects. Over a span of 3 years, 1,898 office-based … Continue reading

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A New Brain Health App for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Bupa Health Foundation and Alzheimer’s Australia have announced the UK launch of a world-first brain health app, the latest digital tool to help in the fight against dementia. Based on latest research that links brain health and a reduced … Continue reading

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Do Family Physicians Read Clinical Synopses Beyond Email Alerts?

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) studied 41 family physicians to evaluate whether they retrieved clinical research synopses that they previously read as email alerts. The researchers point out that the environment of primary … Continue reading

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