There has long been speculation that alcohol consumption may contribute to dementia risk. As dementia incidence has been accelerating in recent decades, concerted research efforts have aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the disease so that we can more effectively prevent or halt the disease. With the population living longer and dementia … [Read more...]
New Evidence Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Linked to Dementia in Older Adults
Is There an Association Between Flu and Parkinson’s Disease?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in the effects of viruses on our health has surged, and new investigations between the association of various viruses and other health ailments have begun. Unlike COVID-19, influenza has been studied for decades. Unfortunately, it is not clear what risks flu infection and flu vaccination may pose for subsequent … [Read more...]
Soccer May Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease
Much of our focus on preventing head injury and resulting neurodegenerative disease in sports has emphasized sports with frequent and often severe head impacts. American football players and professional boxers, for instance, have been thought of as at increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. A new study published in JAMA … [Read more...]
Melatonin May Improve Sleep in Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sleep disturbances are a common complication associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new clinical practice guideline has now been published by the American Academy of Neurology to provide strategies for addressing sleep disturbances in children and adolescents with the disorder. The guideline was developed based on a review of relevant … [Read more...]