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New study reveals incidence of dementia may be declining

February 10 2016

Despite the concern of an explosion of dementia cases in an aging population over the next few decades, a new study, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), suggests that the rate of new cases of dementia actually may be decreasing.
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Benzodiazepine use is associated with a risk of developing dementia

December 02 2015

A link between benzodiazepine use and the occurrence of dementia has been observed in a study, the results of which are published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, conducted by a team of Inserm researchers directed by Christophe Tzourio (In...
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Current policies have failed to reduce the number of neural tube defects in Europe

November 25 2015

Every year, nearly 5,000 pregnancies in Europe are affected by neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly (malformations of the brain and skull), with serious consequences for the newborn infants. Taking nutritional supplements conta...
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Early exposure to tobacco as a cause of behavioural problems in children

September 28 2015

Researchers from Inserm and Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), in collaboration with the university hospitals of 6 French cities, have analysed data on pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco in the homes of 5,200 primary school children. Th...
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Study of leukaemias in children living close to heavily used roads

September 16 2015

Inserm researchers from CRESS (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité Research Centre, Inserm– Paris Descartes University – University of Paris 13 – Paris Diderot University – INRA) studied the risk of acute leukaemia in children livin...
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