Low levels of sun exposure throughout childhood appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis in adulthood, a study reports. Notably, the risk is greatest in those who spend most time indoors and use sun protection frequently in their limited time outdoors.
A broad range of peripheral infections, including those of the central nervous system, appears to be associated with a heightened risk of developing epilepsy, potentially due to inflammatory processes affecting the brain, according to a study.
Mind-body exercises, particularly tai chi and those that incorporate dance, are effective in improving global cognition, working memory and learning, among others, in elderly adults, a new meta-analysis has shown.
The use of assisted reproductive technology appears to carry a heightened risk of developing intellectual disability in the offspring, particularly in very preterm births and subsequent to intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a recent study reports.
Twenty-four–hour treatment with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel appears to result in a substantial reduction in troublesome dyskinesia duration in patients with Parkinson’s disease, a study has shown.
Intensive statin therapy in the secondary prevention of ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack significantly increases the risk of premature discontinuation as compared with a moderate intensity, a study has found.
Use of standard-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to confer protection against the risk of endometrial cancer in overweight and obese women, according to a meta-analysis.
Less than 15 percent of Singaporean adolescents get the recommended 8–10 hours of sleep on a school night, reports a recent study, noting that such short sleep duration is linked to symptoms of depression, overweight or obesity, and poorer self-rated health.
Obstructive sleep apnoea may increase the risk of male-pattern baldness in men with a family history of hair loss, and this association appears to be mediated by low serum transferrin saturation levels related to hypoxia, a study suggests.