Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), an intervention carried out at home by family caregivers, has little impact on the cognition of patients with dementia, a new study has found, but boosts the quality of the relationship between the patient and caregiver. The new study, a randomized, controlled trial by Martin Orrell of the University of
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Researchers use worms with Alzheimer’s to determine if changes in metabolism cause Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a mental disorder that is characterized by a loss of memory and decline in cognitive function. The reason for this decline in mental function is the accumulation of protein aggregates called amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides, these protein clumps are
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Cognitive dissonance is a theory in social psychology. It refers to the mental conflict that occurs when a person’s behaviors and beliefs do not align. It may also happen when a person holds two beliefs that contradict one another. Cognitive dissonance causes feelings of unease and tension, and people attempt to relieve this discomfort in
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Lupron is the brand name for leuprolide acetate. This drug is a type of hormone therapy that doctors typically use in combination with other treatments to treat people with prostate cancer. Lupron belongs to a class of drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. These medications block the production of LHRH in the body, which
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Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a study published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. As part of the Antimicrobial Scrub Contamination
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Recently researchers studied whether sleep improves academic performance, what time to go to bed, and consistency of sleep. It is known that good sleep is associated with improvements in cognitive function. In the recent study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sleep patterns were measured using activity trackers. The results were
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At some point during their practice, most clinicians will need to impart to their patients some bad news about a medical situation. But how can doctors deliver this in the most effective and compassionate way possible, without creating confusion or additional suffering for their patients? Talking about difficult news can be challenging for both patient
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Japanese researchers evaluated yoghurt & cheese intake and gastroenteritis rates in infants, to investigate whether probiotics prevent gastroenteritis. Over the last decade, there has been a growing understanding of how “good” microbes in the human body, particularly the gut, are important for our health. If the balance of the gut “microbiome” is disturbed, this can
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New research suggests that taking estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy may help women fight off cognitive decline. Share on PinterestDoes estrogen therapy have any cognitive benefits for postmenopausal women? The study paper — titled “Lifetime estrogen exposure and cognition in late life: The Cache County Study” and appearing in the North American Menopause
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How to preserve bone and mass on a low calorie diet. Get the preface for Dr. Greger’s brand-new book, How Not to Diet, by subscribing to his free newsletter at https://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. This is the follow-up to The Benefits of Calorie Restriction for Longevity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Benefits-of-Calorie-Restriction-for-Longevity). For more on calorie restriction see: • The Benefits of Caloric
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Neurologists are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. A general practice doctor might make a referral to a neurologist if they believe that an individual shows signs of a neurological problem. Neurological issues encompass a broad range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic neuropathy, headache, and nerve
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A recent study concludes that the husks and silverskin that coffee manufacturers remove during production might harbor useful compounds. Although the study is preliminary, its findings could eventually benefit both human health and the environment. Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. To produce coffee, only the bean itself needs roasting. To reach
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