Individuals with dementia who have ingested monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) continuously for 12 weeks appear to exhibit improved cognitive function at the fourth week following discontinuation of ingestion, a study has found. Cognitive improvements also occur in those whose interest in meals has been increased by MSG.
There appears to be a link between heart valve surgery and cognitive decline 6 months after the surgery, though the effects on longer-term cognition remain unclear, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Patients with mild hypertension who are at low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) do not appear to derive mortality or CVD benefit from antihypertensive treatments, raising questions on the need for treatment in this population, according to a recent study from England.
A personalized computerized neurofeedback intervention for training attention and memory shows potential in cognitive training for healthy elderly men, who improved in cognitive performance after the training, although no significant improvements were seen in the overall study population.
The pneumonia-causing bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), can be spread through nose picking and rubbing after exposure of the hands to the bacteria — in addition to the conventionally known route of inhalation of airborne droplets, a study reveals.