The odds of those infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 suffering long-COVID are 20-50% less than those infected during the Delta wave of COVID.
People with two of the diseases, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or stroke have double the risk of developing dementia, researchers say.
Those who sit for six or more hours a day are at a substantially increased risk for heart disease and early death.
Six months following COVID-19 infection, two-thirds of patients still experienced neurological symptoms including headaches, memory impairment, and decreased concentration that impacted their quality of life.
Researchers found an association between low vitamin D levels and reduced brain volume. Lower vitamin D was also linked to an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Up to 17% of dementia cases could be prevented by increasing vitamin D.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle or adopting minor lifestyle changes helps reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially for those from a lower socioeconomic background.
The prevalence of brain changes associated with LATE, a form of dementia first identified in 2019, may be as high as 40% in older adults and 50% in those with Alzheimer's disease.
Neuroimaging study reveals those suffering from Gulf War Syndrome who experience chronic pain have increased volume in brain areas associated with pain processing and smaller volume in areas associated with pain regulation.
On average, women who self-harm have a higher tolerance to pain than those who do not self-injure. Brain scans revealed greater connectivity between brain areas involved in pain perception and pain modulation in those who self-harm.