A national study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) has awarded a five-year $53.4 million grant to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Together, the institutions will create a massive […]
The study found a link between children’s weight status in the first two years of life and their school-age performance on cognitive tests. A study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than […]
The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance recently released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
A number of studies have shown that child and adolescent marijuana use is associated with impairments in attention and concentration — and that those who start using marijuana early are at increased risk of health consequences. New research based on nationally representative longitudinal surveys determined that children whose mothers use marijuana between the child’s birth and […]
IF IT’S TRUE THAT THIRD-GRADE READING proficiency helps predict a child’s achievement later in life, then accord-ing to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College Careers (PARCC) exam, assessing third graders’ reading levels, the future doesn’t look bright for the majority of Rhode Island’s kids. In 2015, the exam showed that just over one-third […]
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse The Senator from Rhode Island is passionate about acting on climate change and protecting our environment. As a founder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force he is fighting for smarter solutions. What has fueled your passion to address environmental issues that affect population health? Environmental hazards harm public health […]
When we think about recent environmental disasters, Flint, Michigan’s water quality crisis quickly comes to mind. But the Great Lakes State has another pollution problem that is less well known outside the state. For at least the last 70 years, Michigan manufacturers and others released chemical-laden waste into the environment. This waste contained PFAS, per- […]
Brown University School of Public Health faculty members David Dosa and Kali Thomas, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, received a $900,000 grant in early September from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work studying the impact of hurricanes on residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Intervention by researchers reduced household lead below levels previously deemed achievable and reduced blood lead concentrations in more highly exposed children, though the decrease did not result in significant neurobehavioral improvements in children.