The relationship between depression, mild cognitive impairment, and future risk of progression to dementia

The December International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled ‘Amnestic mild cognitive impairment and incident dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in geriatric depression’ by David C Steffens, Douglas R McQuoid and Guy G Potter In this month’s “Paper of the Month,” Steffens and colleagues report on the relationship between depression, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and future risk of progression to dementia.…


International Psychogeriatrics – Special issue on Young Onset Dementia

International Psychogeriatrics has published a special issue on Young Onset Dementia, guest edited by Raymond Koopmans and Tor Rosness. The rising prevalence of dementia includes an increase of people with Young Onset Dementia (YOD). Studies have scrutinized the literature and documented distinct differences in traits between younger and older persons with dementia in several areas such as medical treatment, physical activity, functional level, activities of daily living, comorbidity, risk profiles, and caregiver distress.…


Advances in diagnostics for parasitic diseases: the journey to a special issue

  With the arrival of the first day of December, receiving the Special Issue of Parasitology focused on “Advances in diagnostics for parasitic diseases” was a great way to start my festive run up to the Christmas break.…


A comprehensive tool to assess the sustainability of pig farming systems

In the December 2014 issue of animal, you will find a series of five companion papers presenting a comprehensive tool for the evaluation of the sustainability of pig farming systems, taking into account economy, environment and social demands from the general public and also from the farmers themselves.


Nutrition Society Paper of the Month: Socio-economic inequalities in diets in UK adults

Study written in the British Journal of Nutrition found that those higher up on the socio-economic ladder are generally healthier and are less likely to be obese, and what people eat varies across different social groups.


Calorie-focused thinking when it comes to obesity may mislead and harm public health

Perhaps not all calories are created equal. A new paper, co-authored by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute cardiovascular research scientist James J.…


Combating illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves

Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia have found a way to predict illegal fishing activities to help authorities better protect marine reserves.…


Male sexual orientation influenced by genes

Results of a five-year study of 409 independent pairs of homosexual brothers in 384 families find that genetics play a key role in male sexual orientation.…