The changing occupation landscape: How automation affects workers health and mortality

A study on how structural economic risk at the occupational level is linked to long-term health outcomes of employees found that individuals in occupations characterized by high routine intensity are likely to become unemployed in the long term and have higher rates of disability and mortality, according to researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia […]

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Cognitive function maintained among elderly who feel good about life

Feeling happy about life slowed the cognitive decline among older adults in China, a new 12-year study suggests. Researchers found that the odds of developing cognitive impairment, such as dementia, were lower in those with better psychological well-being. While previous studies have reported the benefits of positive psychology on cognitive functions, the research only tracked […]

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New mouse model for studying the cognitive protection mechanisms in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that features the accumulation of the beta-amyloid peptide and Tau protein in the brain, which are associated with deficits in the neuronal connections and with dementia. However, researchers have recently discovered a type of people that despite the accumulation of these molecules, they do not develop dementia: the NDAN patients […]

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