World Alzheimer Report 2015: Revised Estimates Hint at Larger Epidemic
Chart: Estimated prevalence of dementia for people over 60. [World Alzheimer Report 2015, ADI.]
“Alzheimer’s Disease International yesterday released its World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia. This seventh annual report from the federation of Alzheimer associations updates 2009 estimates of Read the rest of this entry »
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How Device Makers Can Take Healthcare “Beyond the Pill” (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry):
“One thing is clear: Pharma’s commitment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.
Each and every pharma company seems to have formed a division or a strategic team to explore new services around patient compliance, population health data and furthering connectivity for improving patient management… Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions (NPR):
“Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person’s future — some aspects of it, anyway.
Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with Read the rest of this entry »
More and more studies are showing the potential benefits of mindfulness practices for students –to improve physical health, psychological well-being, social skills, even academic performance in some cases– as well as for teachers and administrators –primarily to reduce stress and burnout–.
To give you an update on the landscape of scientific research about the role of mindfulness in education, here goes our selection of ten recent studies, all of them recent randomized controlled trials, with brief descriptions of each Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world.
Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.
During stimulating and captivating sessions we explored Read the rest of this entry »