The 'promising' activity to take up in later life - could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s
ALZHEIMER'S disease is the most common form of dementia - the range of fatal neurological diseases which results in the deaths of around 67,000 Britons every year. While dementia is a pernicious and incurable foe, there are ways for someone to reduce their risk of it. This includes, say scientists, playing the piano. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of the individual and compounding effects of marginalization factors on injury severity, discharge location, recovery, and employment outcomes at 1 year after traumatic brain injury - Gardu ño-Ortega O, Li H, Smith M, Yao L, Wilson J, Zarate A, Bushnik T.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of eight distinct marginalized group memberships and explore their compounding effect on injury severity, recovery, discharge location, and employment outcomes 1-year after traumatic brain injury (T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethicolegal considerations of screening for brain injury in women who have experienced intimate partner violence - Boyle Q, Illes J, Simonetto D, van Donkelaar P.
The vast majority of women who experience physical intimate partner violence (IPV) will likely suffer a brain injury (BI) as a result of the abuse. Accurate screening of IPV-BI can ensure survivors have access to appropriate health care and other supports,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationships between predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors and executive functioning following mild traumatic brain injury - Tabet S, Tinawi S, Frenette LC, Abouassaly M, De Guise E.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the sociodemographic and MTBI-related variables associated with executive functioning (EF). METHODS: Based on the theoretical model of Hou and colleagues, data on predisposing (age, education, pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How to boost the effects of exercise to favor traumatic brain injury outcome - Gomez-Pinilla F, Mercado NM.
Physical rehabilitation is an effective therapy to normalize weaknesses encountered with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the efficacy of exercise is limited during the acute period of TBI because of metabolic dysfuncti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Connectivity in deep brain stimulation for self-injurious behavior: multiple targets for a common network? - Heiden P, Weigel DT, Lou ção R, Hamisch C, Gündüz EM, Ruge MI, Kuhn J, Visser-Vandewalle V, Andrade P.
Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is associated with diverse psychiatric conditions. Sometimes (e.g., in patients with autism spectrum disorder or acquired brain injuries), SIB is the most dominant symptom, severely restricting the psychosocial functioning and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Examining virtual driving test performance and its relationship to individuals with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders - Grethlein D, Pirrone V, Devlin KN, Dampier W, Szep Z, Winston FK, Onta ñón S, Walshe EA, Malone K, Tillman S, Ances BM, Kandadai V, Kolson DL, Wigdahl B.
SIGNIFICANCE: Existing screening tools for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are often clinically impractical for detecting milder forms of impairment. The formal diagnosis of HAND requires an assessment of both cognition and impairment in act... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Exploring the roles of dispositional mindfulness and cognitive reappraisal in the relationship between neuroticism and depression among postgraduate students in China - Hou L, Chang L, Chen L, Fei J, Zhou R.
This study further extended the previous findings by exploring the psychological processes underlying this association among Chinese postgraduates. Guided by t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Study indicates neurosurgical procedure used to measure dopamine and serotonin is safe
Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have demonstrated that a neurosurgical procedure used to research and measure dopamine and serotonin in the human brain is safe. Their findings are published online in PLOS One, a journal published by the Public Library of Science. “Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters that affect how people think, feel and act,” said Kenneth T. Kishida, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology and neurosurgery at Wake Forest University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Maternal Infection and Autism, Intellectual Disability Links Examined
Associations attenuated in sibling analysis indicating that the links were not causal (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline Tied to Dental Health; Monkeypox and the Brain; What Is Brain Fog?
(MedPage Today) -- Poor periodontal health and tooth loss were linked with higher risks of cognitive decline and dementia. (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society) The 1-year incidence of cognitive decline was lower among long-term care residents... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 14, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Visual Perception Test Distinguishes AD From Lewy Body Dementia Visual Perception Test Distinguishes AD From Lewy Body Dementia
The easily administered Fragmented Letters Test can accurately identify whether mild to moderate dementia is associated with Lewy body disease or Alzheimer ' s disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Better-tolerated treatments for migraine pain
Migraine is a genetic neurologic disease that often goes diagnosed and undertreated. It's more than a typical headache. Sometimes migraine headaches come with pain so intense they can interrupt day-to-day activities. The good news says Dr. Amaal Starling, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, is newer migraine headache treatment options are available that are more effective and better tolerated. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/J1lfJo0K3Ro Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 14, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world
Here’s how this year’s closely related polio outbreaks in New York state, London, and greater Jerusalem might have started. A child in Afghanistan or Pakistan received two drops of Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains a weakened, live virus, in December 2021 or so. Soon after, when the child was still shedding some virus in their stool, their family traveled to the United Kingdom, where the vaccine virus found fertile ground in an undervaccinated Orthodox Jewish community in London and began to circulate person to person. Somewhere along the way, it also began to change, picking up mutations that c...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Concussion Linked to Poor High School Academic Standing
History of concussion in past 12 months significantly linked to risk for poor academic standing during same period (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news