Shorter reproductive years and greater parity appear to increase the risk of cognitive impairment in late life among Singaporean Chinese women, while the use of oral contraceptives and hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) may reduce such risk, according to a study.
A sex- and age-matched case-control study of 140 adults withattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) finds that Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity is associated with a 2.8-fold increase in the odds of ADHD and reveals its significant association with ADHD symptom severity.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has traditionally been perceived as a childhood condition. Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Lim Boon Leng, psychiatrist at the Centre for Psychological Wellness at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, to shed light on adult ADHD and share insights on managing this condition in primary care.
The World Stroke Organization (WSO) Angels Award has been bestowed upon five local hospitals in recognition of their standard of care for stroke patients. The awards were presented by Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon, Deputy Director-General of Health Malaysia, at the opening ceremony of the Malaysia Stroke Virtual Conference.
Adding rotigotine to standard AChEI* treatment improved frontal lobe cognitive function in adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a phase II study has shown. However, it did not show benefit for the primary outcome of cognition.
A prospective 3-year longitudinal case-controlled study of 515 community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong found that indoor incense burning was associated with poorer cognitive performance and decreased brain connectivity.