Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012
In a large cohort study of more than 21,000 adults 65 years or older in the US, the authors reported that the prevalence of dementia decreased significantly from 11.6% to 8.8% between 2000 and 2012. Notably, an increasing educational attainment may have contributed to such an improvement.
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Picks of the Week: New recommendations for HIV, fibromyalgia and more!
Over the last days fellow colleagues shared articles, recommendations, and other noteworthy news on the Among Doctors network. Among them, there is also a very interesting blog post on Psychological And Mental Health by Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro (President of the World Federation for Mental Health and Chair of The World Dignity Project) that worths reading. Let’s have a look at the top picks of these news:
- Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study
Results of this large, prospective cohort study in women with more than 20 years of follow-up indicate a consistent link between migraine and cardiovascular disease events, including cardiovascular mortality.
- EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia
Updated guidelines on fibromyalgia have been published by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).
- 2016 Recommendations for Use of ARVs to Treat and Prevent Adult HIV Infection
Updated recommendations on the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, reflecting on the substantial advances of the ARVs, discussing the preexposure and post exposure prophylaxis, and considering the generics and their impact on pharmacoeconomics.
- Effects of Pictorial Health Warnings on Smoking Cessation Attempts
Pictorial warnings effectively increased intentions to quit, forgoing cigarettes, quit attempts, and successfully quitting smoking over 4 weeks.
- Association of Dietary Fats and Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
Dietary saturated and trans-fats were linked to increased rates of mortality. Replacing 5% of energy from saturated fats with equivalent energy from polyunsaturated fatty acid and MUFA was associated with estimated reductions in total mortality of 27%.
- Making Psychological And Mental Health First Aid For All A Global Reality
The 2016 World Mental Health Day theme ‘Dignity in mental health – psychological and mental health first aid for all’ provides an opportunity for us to focus on an area that continues to provide challenges for people with mental ill health and their families, getting the right help in crisis.
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