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CHD accelerates cognitive decline in dementia

Results from prospective multicenter study in primary care.

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

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Poststroke dementia: comprehensive guide discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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Dementia risk is increased in people living near high-traffic roads

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Meta-analysis finds dose-response curve to alcohol consumption and dementia risk

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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Hypertension lowers risk for dementia in the oldest-old

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Alzheimer’s disease: predictors for inpatient admission | UK Study

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Professional & Business

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Lewy body dementia: new imaging technique helps differentiate from Alzheimer's

Patients with Lewy body dementia had less atrophy than patients with Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment.

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Dementia: Proxy-Quality of Life scores similar between family and nursing home staff

However, scores varied in some rater sudomains.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Opin Psychiatry.
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Neuropsychiatric symptoms best treated with a combination of drug and nondrug therapies

Most data for pharmacological interventions did not show a benefit for patients with dementia.

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New noninvasive screening tool for Lewy body dementia

The tool can be used by nonexpert staff.

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Dementia: clinicians often substitute antipsychotics with ineffective medications

Little evidence exists for the 10 most popular medications as effective substitutes for antipsychotics.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Hypertension severity linked to cognitive impairment

Hypertension's effects on the brain are not well known.

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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Dementia: Monthly Essentials January 2017

3 meta-analyses: Benzodiazepines and Dementia | Albuminuria and Dementia | Antidepressants and Dementia

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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Alzheimer's disease: benzodiazepines increase risk for stroke

Researchers calculated a 20% increase in risk for stroke.

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Pneumonia: does clozapine increase the risk?

Findings suggest providers should use caution in choosing candidates for clozapine therapy, and a risk-benefit analysis should be undertaken in those with increased pneumonia risk.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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Living near major roads linked to risk for dementia, but not MS or Parkinson's

Data from a population-based Canadian study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Alzheimers Dement.
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Amyloid β may not be a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers found no difference in free amyloid β in AD cases and controls.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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