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New Co-Editor-in-Chief Risk and Decision Analysis

September 19, 2014 - Amsterdam, NL – Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb has recently been announced as new Co-Editor-in-Chief of Risk and Decision Analysis, a journal about risk mathematics, risk modeling and management, published by IOS Press.

Conversion of mild cognitive impairment to dementia among subjects with diabetes

September 17, 2014 - Findings by researchers at the School of Public Health of Tianjin Medical University suggest that in a survival analysis of the cohorts, Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild cognitive impairment (T2DM-MCI) accelerated the median progression to dementia by 2.74 years.

Study Finds Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains

September 17, 2014 - Pollution in many cities threatens the brain development in children. Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

Few Mild-to-Moderate PD Patients Suffer from Malnutrition, Yet Almost One Third Are at Risk

September 11, 2014 - Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can experience difficulties with food preparation and ingestion, which could contribute to poor nutrition and place them at risk for malnourishment. Published studies have also suggested that PD is associated with low weight, however, few studies included control groups. A report published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease counters this conclusion in patients with mild-to-moderate PD, finding that the incidence or risk of malnutrition is no different for patients with mild-to-moderate PD compared to healthy controls.

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