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Evidence of benefit from interventions to protect from cognitive decline, dementia inconclusive

June 22, 2017

A committee commissioned by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to recommend future public health and research priorities found that current research does not support educating the public about certain interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a press release

Although the evidence was encouraging, it remains inconclusive that interventions such as cognitive training, BP control for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity would improve public health.

Updated CDC map shows 21% increase in US counties reporting mosquito that transmits Zika

June 21, 2017
Last year, with the Western Hemisphere in the grip of a surprising Zika virus epidemic, CDC researchers used a survey to compile a list of U.S. counties where the…

Trial to examine effect of Zika in infants, young children infected postnatally

June 20, 2017
A new trial funded by the NIH will examine the impact of Zika virus infection on early brain development in infants and young children in rural Guatemala who were…
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Ultra-pure melatonin supplement provides continuous sleep for up to 7 hours

June 20, 2017
A drug-free, nonprescription sleep product that continuously releases and absorbs melatonin extended melatonin-targeted sleep maintenance levels in the body to 6.7…
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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
Validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities are limited. This study…
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The Stoplight Method: A Qualitative Approach for Health Literacy Research

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
The Stoplight Feedback Toolkit was developed to engage patients with low health literacy in qualitative research, to…
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