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608, 2018

Midlife Stressors Boost Dementia Risk

Medscape Pauline Anderson Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “This study looked at 12,263 people 40 to 55 years of age in 1972/73 and the types of stress they reported at the time and the participants were then followed from1996 to dementia [...]

108, 2018

Daily Intellectual Activity May Prevent, Delay Dementia

Medscape Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “This is a large study of 15,000 people. As with all research there are caveats, the researchers suggest maybe people doing intellectual activities may well be doing other health enhancing [...]

108, 2018

Blood glucose surges among healthy people

Oliver Moody Science Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “Metabolic Balance has known about this for at least 14 years but it’s good that research is finally catching up! Blood sugar spikes provokes an insulin response, insulin is pro [...]

108, 2018

Research bolsters GPs’ case for careful use of antibiotics

Chris Smyth, Health Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I am amazed as to how many patients still think that when they develop an infection that they need antibiotics, whether it’s a chest infection, throat infection, urinary infection etc. We [...]

2707, 2018

Sugar linked to raised Alzheimer’s risk

Tom Whipple Science EditorThe TimesGerry Gajadharsingh writes: “This research provides more evidence on the sugar link to Dementia/Alzheimer’s.People who consumed an extra two-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar a day had a 54 per cent higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s. Remember it’s not [...]

907, 2018

Hardworking women face diabetes risk

The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Whilst a high glycaemic load carbohydrate diet is probably the main risk factor in Type 11 Diabetes, the research below suggests that long working hours in women are likely to also be a contributory [...]

1306, 2018

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer’s disease

Medical News Today Ana Sandoiu Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Sleep disturbance is very common and sometimes difficult to manage. Sleep is critical of the repair processes of the body and mind to work effectively. This research looks at the biomarkers [...]

1306, 2018

Even slightly higher blood pressure is dementia risk

Kat Lay Health Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “We have known for a while that high blood pressure increases the risk for developing dementia, this research suggests that even a marginally increased blood pressure also increases risk in [...]