Alcohol use disorders found to be the biggest risk factor for...

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This is according to a...

Study finds lipoproteins, lipids have similar CV event risks

Lipoproteins and lipids are similarly associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke (IS) but not intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), a study published...

Dealing with difficult medical colleagues

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a topic that is seldom discussed in medical journals is analysed. Current health care requires effective collaboration among...

Excess calcium may play role in development of Parkinson’s

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The...

PET sheds light on dopamine system in Parkinson’s disease patients

Using a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering...

Behavioural interventions may reduce seizures in focal epilepsy

Two stress-reducing behavioural interventions may be effective in reducing seizures in adult patients with medication-resistant focal epilepsy, new research suggests. In a randomized trial of...

Only two weeks left to submit practice cost studies

With the deadline looming for healthcare professionals to complete the surveys for current practice cost studies as required by SAMA and the SAPPF, doctors have been...

Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits

A UCLA-led study appearing in Science has found that autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics at the molecular level, specifically patterns of...

Only two weeks left to submit practice cost studies

With the deadline looming for healthcare professionals to complete the surveys for current practice cost studies as required by SAMA and the SAPPF, doctors have been...

Acne linked to increased risk of major depressive disorder

Acne is associated with increased probability of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), with risk highest within one year of diagnosis. In a research letter published...

Premature dementia risk may be up in survivors of heart defects

A study published online this week in Circulation has suggested that congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with increased risk of dementia in adults.. Carina...

Mobile health applications jeopardize user privacy

Researchers at the University of Piraeus (Greece) and Rovira i Virgili University (URV; Tarragona, Spain) conducted a study that evaluated 20 popular mobile health...

CET beneficial for adults with autism

For adults with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) is associated with significant differential increases in neurocognitive function relative to enriched supportive therapy (EST) and increased...

Modified test for Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies

National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving...

Stroke risk factors unique to women identified

Stroke disproportionately affects more women than men. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues are exploring the effects of potential risk factors that are...

Apgar scores in neonates predict risk of CP and epilepsy

An infant’s scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk rises with decreasing...

Book now for SASA workshops

SASA will be hosting several important workshops on 3 and 4 April before the start of its 2018 annual congress to be held from 4-8...

Researchers explore how Twitter users talk about Alzheimer’s, dementia

A team of researchers led by Feinberg Prof. Margaret Danilovich and McCormick Profs. Ankit Agrawal and Alok Choudhary used data mining and qualitative analysis...