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Largest Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drivers of Brain Aging

August 21, 2018 - Costa Mesa, CA, USA – In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from Amen Clinics (Costa Mesa, CA), Google, John’s Hopkins University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Francisco evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelerate brain aging. SPECT tomography) evaluates regional cerebral blood flow in the brain that is reduced in various disorders.

August 21, 2018

Impact of Osteoporosis on the Risk of Dementia in Almost 60,000 Patients Followed in General Practices in Germany

August 20, 2018 - Frankfurt, Germany – Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women across the world. In Germany, the prevalence of this chronic disease among people aged 50 years and older is around 15%. In recent decades, several authors have analyzed the impact of osteoporosis on the risk of cognitive decline, but most of these studies have been conducted outside Europe.

August 20, 2018

Experts Highlight New Concepts and Approaches to the Rehabilitation of Stroke

August 13, 2018 - Amsterdam, NL – Stroke remains a leading cause of adult disability, and the global burden of stroke continues to grow with devastating consequences for patients, families, and caregivers. In this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading international experts on stroke rehabilitation provide theoretical and practical insights into the steps necessary to push beyond merely compensatory training and onto a level of recovery that is satisfactory for patients.

August 13, 2018

Insulin Resistance Under-Diagnosed in Non-Diabetics with Parkinson’s Disease

August 3, 2018 - Amsterdam, NL – Almost two-thirds of non-diabetic patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may be insulin resistant, despite having normal blood sugar, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Their findings suggest that insulin resistance in PD is a common and largely undetected problem, especially in patients who are overweight.

August 3, 2018