Archive for 'Mental Attitude'

Post-Concussion, Ease Back into Normal Activities…

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New United States government guidelines recommend that after sustaining a concussion, children should refrain from physical and mental activities for the first three days, including school and sports, and then gradually resume their normal routine. Researchers Dr. Matthew Breiding notes, “Some children and teens think concussions aren’t serious or worry that if they report a concussion they will lose their position on the team or look weak. Remind them that it’s better to miss one game than the whole season.”

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Air Pollution Linked to Dementia.

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Among a group of 130,978 United Kingdom residents, researchers found that those living in areas with higher levels of air pollution had up to a 40% increased risk for developing dementia over the following decade.

BMJ Open, September 2018

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Depression and Anxiety Are Common in Adults with Autism.

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Using data from 35 studies published between 2000 and 2017, researchers estimate that nearly one in four (23.7%) adults with autism spectrum disorder currently have depression while 27% suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Psychological Medicine, September 2018

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Extra Fat Around the Middle Linked to Cognitive Impairment.

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Researchers have uncovered an association between a greater hip-to-waist ratio and worse performance on cognitive assessments after age 60. Given the high incidence of obesity in the aging population and the economic and social burden of cognitive dysfunction, the findings suggest that reducing obesity could offer a cost-effective public health strategy for the prevention of cognitive decline.
British Journal of Nutrition, August 2018

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Depression Can Affect Brain Function in Elderly Diabetics.

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Among a group of 738 seniors with normal cognitive health, researchers observed that participants with a history of diabetes performed worse on assessments of their executive function, language/semantic categorization, and overall cognition skills.
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, July 2018

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