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Videogames among risk factors for Alzheimer’s

2017.08.08

Playing violent "shooter" video games can damage the brain and might even increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. A study by the University of Montréal has shown habitual players of action games have ...

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity

2017.08.07

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a major public health hazard. Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health effects of social isolation and loneliness involving nearly four ...

A belt that helps people with Parkinson’s not to fall

2017.08.01

A belt that helps people with Parkinson’s in balancing their movements. This is the latest innovation by researchers at the University of Houston. They have created a wearable belt lined with vibrating actuators that ...

Free pizza for all elderly citizens living alone

2017.07.31

Pizza for everyone. In Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence, the local administration and the Red Cross created a project that provides free pizza door-to-door for the elderly. The target are old people who social ...

If anaesthesia is among the causes of Alzheimer’s

2017.07.31

Over65 hit by postoperative delirium risk Alzheimer’s three times more than other old patients. It has been affirmed by an American study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Authors have involved a sample ...