Making dementia history: the National Survey of Health and Development and Insight 46

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Lauren Pulling, Editor of Neuro Central, explores the longest-running lifetime cohort study in the world, including the new neuroscience clinical sub-study, Insight 46. An extraordinary study In 1946, an extraordinary study began. Amid growing public concern around the effects of environmental and parental factors on fetal and child development, James Douglas – a physician with an interest in social medicine – launched the National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD); a study comprising 5362 individuals born in England, Scotland and Wales in one week in March 1946. Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) since 1962, data have been collected...

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