Catching any type of infection, including those that affect the urinary and respiratory tracts and sepsis, could increase the chances of having subsequent acute ischaemic stroke, according to a recent study.
High intake of red meat during midlife was associated with a greater risk of cognitive impairment later in life among Chinese adults, according to data from approximately 20 years of follow-up of the Singapore Chinese Health Study (SCHS) cohort.
Most of older adults in Singapore maintain close relationships with family and/or relative and connect less with friends and neighbours, as reported in a recent study. However, having a larger social support network confers greater protection against the risk of developing dementia as compared with being in the family-dependent social support network type. Meanwhile, there is no significant association between social support network typology and depression.
Long working hours are associated with an increased risk of stroke, particularly among those exposed to long working hours for 10 years or more and in young people, according to the results of a large general population study.
Midazolam nasal spraydelivers prompt and prolonged seizure control with a favourable safety profile in the outpatient treatment of patients experiencing a seizure cluster, according to the results of the phase III ARTEMIS-1* trial.
Adults who developed multiple sclerosis (MS) in childhood or adolescence had significantly higher odds of impairment and greater decline over time in information-processing efficiency than adults who developed MS later in life, independent of age or disease duration, a large population-based longitudinal cohort study has shown.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who had been suffering from the disease for a longer time and those with greater levodopa-related motor complications tend to require more of their caregivers, according to a recent Singapore study.
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
Early detection, intervention and adoption of a healthy lifestyle are the key to ending dementia, according to Professor Vincent Mok of the Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A recent analysis of 1,289 individuals across normal, overweight and obese Body Mass Index (BMI) ranges demonstrated that higher BMI and waist circumference values were significantly associated with thinner brain cortices.