Diagnosis of mild-cognitive impairment (MCI) and, in many cases, the subsequent incident dementia in the elderly has proven to be difficult with current methods such as cerebrospinal fluid biomarker analysis. An article in JAMA Neurology discusses how a dual-task gait performance paradigm was used successfully as a diagnostic marker of progression to dementia in elderly
A comprehensive review of studies assessing the effectiveness of complementary therapies for headache found that acupuncture, massage, yoga, biofeedback therapy and meditation seem to have a positive effect on migraine & tension headaches. However, the researchers noted that the overall quality of the evidence reviewed was low. Headache is a very common condition. Whilst
Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are a serious problem within the public health sector. Recent research suggests that people with Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be involved in MVCs, but it is not clear if ADHD medication influence the likelihood of having an MVC. It is estimated
Recent research published in JAMA Psychiatry investigated depressive symptoms prior to dementia diagnoses and found no evidence to suggest that depression and dementia are linked. A team of researchers at the University College London, in England, conducted a study to investigate the trajectories of depressive symptoms and how they relate to later diagnoses of
The development of oral language skills is a central measure of child development in elementary school, and failure to develop these skills may create life-long difficulties for children. In a recent study, researchers identified within-child biological, familial, and social factors associated with oral language skills at age 11 based on children’s levels of language development.