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Senate Aging Committee Takes on Alzheimer’s

On June 19, 2018, the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing to examine the progress of Alzheimer’s diagnosis, prevention, research, and data collection. The hearing, “Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s: Reducing Risk, Detecting Early Symptoms, and Improving Data,” largely focused on the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. Chairman Susan Collins and…

In Conversation: Billy Joel

On a July morning, Billy Joel watches through the window of the study at his Long Island estate as a helicopter takes flight. “My wife had to go into the city today,” he says as the Joel family chopper ascends. He smiles. “Life is funny, isn’t it?” It’s a week before the singer and erstwhile…

6ix9ine Speaks on Kidnapping and Robbery: ‘It Was an Inside Job’

Early Sunday morning, all kinds of rumors were flying around about 6ix9ine’s hospitalization after getting robbed, pistol-whipped, and kidnapped in Brooklyn. Later in the afternoon, 6ix9ine called in to speak with DJ Akademiks during his live stream on Twitch and explained that he had suffered “concussion trauma to the head” after getting knocked unconscious twice. “I’m fine,” he…

How to Minimize Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Dr. Li added, “The distribution of fat also plays a role — the higher the waist to hip ratio, the greater the risk.” She found that cancer risk was greater the earlier in life a person becomes obese, and survival time was shorter among those who were still obese when the cancer was diagnosed. Obesity…

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children’s health, a leading pediatricians’ group says. A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked these chemicals to changes in children’s hormone systems, which can alter their normal development and increase their risk of…

Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman’s Risk Of Alzheimer’s. But Exactly How?

Having more than one child is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, research finds, as is starting menstruation earlier in life than average and menopause later. Ronnie Kaufman/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ronnie Kaufman/Blend Images/Getty Images Having more than one child is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, research finds, as…

Seeing Titan with infrared eyes

These six infrared images of Saturn’s moon Titan represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon’s surface produced so far. The views were created using 13 years of data acquired by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectromet…

How disc galaxies work

Disc galaxies like our own Milky Way, characterized by a flattened disc of stars and gas (often with a central bulge of material as well) have a wide range of masses, spatial extents, and stellar content. Nonetheless all disc galaxies, both locally and in the…

Colon cancer: Earlier screening advised

American Cancer Society Issues New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer among adults in the United States. Over 140,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with CRC in 2018. Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society issued new screening guidelines, making a qualified recommendation that routine colon cancer…

Roundup trial: Monsanto lawyers grill expert witness for omitting key details around alleged glyphosate-cancer link

Lawyers for Monsanto attempted on [July 20th] to undermine a Chicago oncologist’s opinion that its Roundup weed killer caused a Bay Area man’s terminal lymphoma, saying he omitted important details in his trial testimony proving the herbicide wasn’t the culprit. Monsanto lawyer George Lombardi with Winston & Strawn flagged three instances in which Cardinal Health…

Alzheimer’s Association guidelines emphasize establishing cognitive behavioral syndrome

Establishing that a patient has cognitive behavioral syndrome was the first priority in identifying new guidelines related to that syndrome, as well as mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, according to data recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Currently, there are 5.7 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, a number that could triple…

Stanford wearable gauges stress through sweat

A wearable device developed at Stanford University can detect stress levels by measuring the amount of cortisol in users’ sweat. Details of the layers contained in the cortisol biosensor and two close-up images of the holes in the bottom of the sensor that wick in sweat (Credit: Onur Parlak)Cortisol is a hormone that spikes up…

NWS: Tropical air mass to cause showers all week

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