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2011-10-11 05:52:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Can you avoid dementia by thinking healthy? According to a new study, people who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life. At the start of the study, 8,169 people age 65 years or older were asked to rate their health and were followed for nearly seven years. During the study, 618 people developed dementia. The risk of dementia was 70 percent higher in people who rated their health as poor and 34...

2011-10-05 22:13:24

People who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published in the October 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Having people rate their own health may be a simple tool for doctors to determine a person's risk of dementia, especially for people with no symptoms or memory problems," said study author Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD, director of...

2011-09-27 05:42:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Checking the blood sugar level of a diabetic may not be the only thing to show concern for.  According to a recent study, people with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia. "Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential risk factor for dementia," Yutaka Kiyohara, MD, PhD, of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, was quoted as saying. "Diabetes is a common disorder, and the number of people with it...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Patients who had been living with diabetes were 2.05 times more likely to have developed Alzheimer's than individuals with normal glucose tolerance; the researchers adjusted for confounding factors, including age and gender as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Diabetics at Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimerâs and Other Dementia: Recent results from a longitudinal study conducted in Japan have shown that adults with diabetes are more likely...

2011-09-19 23:43:19

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential risk factor for dementia," said study author Yutaka Kiyohara, MD, PhD, of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. "Diabetes is a common disorder, and the number of people with it has been...

2011-09-13 11:27:02

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has health, financial and social benefits: Call for nations to support early diagnosis and intervention The World Alzheimer's Report 2011 'The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention', released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in...

2011-09-07 05:59:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University, researchers found that cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages, has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. "Previous studies have associated cognitive impairment with an...

2011-09-06 11:01:26

Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. Their findings, "Cognitive Impairment: An Independent Predictor of Excess Mortality. A Cohort Study"...

2011-08-03 06:53:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later. "These factors appeared to cause the brain to lose volume, to develop lesions secondary to presumed vascular injury, and also appeared to affect its ability to plan and make decisions as quickly as 10 years later. A different pattern of association was observed for each of the factors," study author...

2011-07-22 06:47:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research reveals the same artery-clogging process that causes heart disease -- known as atherosclerosis -- may also contribute to dementia. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arteries that is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors. Cognitive impairment, which is also known as dementia, is characterized by difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory. It can be caused by vascular disease, Alzheimer's disease or a...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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