Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary blog, which this week covers the medical and health news from the 17th to the 24th of April. In this edition, we focus on the upcoming junior doctor’s strikes as well as new research that suggests the incidence of dementia is decreasing in men.
A study conducted in the UK over the last 20 years has suggested that the number of men developing dementia has dropped significantly. This is thought to be due to a change in lifestyle. The incidence of dementia in women also decreased but to a lesser degree. It is thought that lifestyle habits such as reduced smoking levels, improved diets and more men taking regular exercise might have accounted for the decrease in dementia. The study was carried out by Cambridge and Newcastle Universities and has been published in the peer review journal Nature Communications which can be read here.