How the #weather affects the #pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app

Weather has been thought to affect symptoms in patients with chronic disease since the time of Hippocrates over 2000 years ago. Around three-quarters of people living with arthritis believe their pain is affected by the weather.. ..Precipitation was not associated with an increased odds of a pain event (OR 0.996 (0.989–1.003) per 1 mm daily rainfall amount).. ..This study has demonstrated that higher relative humidity and … Continue reading How the #weather affects the #pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app

Intact global #cognitive and #olfactory ability predicts lack of transition to #dementia

Odor identification deficits characterize Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias ..Smell Identification Test, which includes the 12-item Brief Smell Identification Test (B-SIT) ..In covariate-adjusted survival analyses, impairment on the Blessed Orientation Memory Concentration Test and B-SIT each predicted dementia (n = 109), primarily Alzheimer’s disease (n = 101). Among participants with intact olfactory (B-SIT ≥ 11/12 correct) and cognitive (Blessed Orientation Memory Concentration Test ≤ 5/28 … Continue reading Intact global #cognitive and #olfactory ability predicts lack of transition to #dementia