Anxiety may accelerate the progression of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease. Brain scans revealed patients who progressed from MCI to Alzheimer's disease had decreased volume in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.
A new study looks at the long term neurological and mental health outcomes of people who participated in high school football teams. Researcher report playing football appears to not adversely affect cognition or depressive symptoms later in life. They acknowledge the findings may not be generalized for modern players due to changes in play style, protective equipment and improved safety measures.
Study raises further concern about exposure to air pollution and Alzheimer's development.