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Risk factors for dementia diagnosis

The July International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “Risk factors for dementia diagnosis in German primary care practices” by Anke Booker, Louis EC Jacob, Michael Rapp, Jens Bohlken and Karel Kostev. This blog piece was written for us by one of the paper’s authors, Karel Kostev. A number of factors are associated with the risk of developing dementia, for example, it is well known that the risk of developing this disease is higher in the elderly. Read the rest
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Hedging in the Anthropocene: the risks and rewards of a fossil fuel versus a photovoltaic energy supply

Carol Olson 14 July 2016

The climate is changing. We have left the Holocene and entered the Anthropocene, the era in which human enterprise is pushing the planetary functioning of essential cycles (e.g. of CO2) into a potentially unstable regime. Human enterprise, by burning fossil fuels for electrical, heat and motive power is the central cause of climate change, and is driven by an economic system that promotes insatiable consumption.
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Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases

Andy Fenton 15 July 2016

In this blog Professor Andy Fenton discusses the recent special issue of Parasitology on Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. The field of disease ecology – the study of the spread and impact of parasites and…