Gerontology & Geriatrics

New frailty index to improve aged care outcomes

A new frailty index, developed and validated by the SAHMRI-based Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), is set to improve aged care and health outcomes for vulnerable older people.

Health

Cognitive decline can begin as early as age 45: study

The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gun owners aren't happier, don't sleep better at night

Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don't actually sleep any better than non-gun owners, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Terrence Hill.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop symptoms: study

While some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 infections never experience any symptoms, there remains disagreement about what proportion of total infections these cases represent. A new study published in the open-access journal ...

Health

Study finds a spoonful of cinnamon improves health

Sprinkling a spoonful of cinnamon on breakfast foods not only adds a burst of flavor but also dramatically lowers an individual's blood sugar levels, potentially reducing the chance of developing diabetes, says a new study ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet—high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil—correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors ...

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