The Test Your Memory (TYM) screen, when combined with the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) and supplemented with executive and language tests such as the Colour Trail Test (CTT) and modified Boston Naming Test (mBNT), effectively detects cognitive impairment (CI), according to a recent Singapore study.
Amyloid beta (Aβ) burden was associated with decline in white matter microstructure — one of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — in cognitively normal elderly people, according to data from the Singapore’s Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).
Children who are physically active from an early age may have a reduced risk of developing adolescent onset idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), based on findings of the prospective, UK population-based ALSPAC* study.
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.
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.