Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Self-reported hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia

A six-year study of older Australians in CHeBA's Sydney Memory and Ageing Study has uncovered an Australian-first association between the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and increased risk for dementia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Confused about COVID? Here's how to read a research paper

Scientific evidence can be difficult to understand. Normally we can rely on experts to interpret it for us, or the media to accurately report any interesting new discoveries, but the pandemic has challenged this.

Neuroscience

Babies know when you imitate them—and like it

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, ...

Cardiology

USPSTF addresses screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) vary with sex, age, smoking status, and family history. These recommendations form the basis ...

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