As the largest resource of information specific to women's brain health, we are sure you will find what you are looking for, and promise that you will discover new information.
Published on: August 8, 2015
by Toronto Sun:
We’re developing dementia a decade earlier in life than people did just 20 years ago thanks to our modern living, and it’s led to a “hidden epidemic,” according to massive study published this week.
Researchers compared rates of neurological diseases in 21 Western countries between 1989 and 2010. The research was published in the journal Surgical Neurology International.
The growing dementia rates and death counts are particularly acute in the United States, where neurological deaths in men over 75 years old have nearly tripled, and five times as many women in the same age group have dementia today compared to rates in 1989.
“The rate of increase in such a short time suggests a silent or even a ‘hidden’ epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just aging,” professor Colin Pritchard of Bournemouth University, the lead researcher, said in a release.
“Modern living produces multi-interactional environmental pollution but the changes in human morbidity, including neurological disease is remarkable and points to environmental influences.”
He pointed out that newly formed dementia support groups for clients in their late 40s and early 50s would have been “unthinkable 20 years ago.”
The researchers didn’t pinpoint a specific cause — naming off a variety of contributors such as more cars on the road, insecticides, a rise in electro-magnetic fields, among other things.
“These results will not be welcome news as there are many with short-term vested interests that will want to ignore them. It is not that we want to stop the modern world but rather make it safer,” said Pritchard.
Headstand (also known as “sirsasana”) is often referred to as the “king” of yoga poses because of its many health benefits. It can be an energizing inversion that strengthens the entire body, particularly the upper...
A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay or prevent the condition. The study...
High-intensity treadmill workouts may not immediately spring to mind when considering a suitable exercise regimen for seniors. But, according to a new study, these workouts can significantly boost memory function by up to 30%. Researchers from...
The material presented through the Think Tank feature on this website is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. WBHI strongly advises all questioners and viewers using this feature with health problems to consult a qualified physician, especially before starting any treatment. The materials provided on this website cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. The materials are not exhaustive and cannot always respect all the most recent research in all areas of medicine.