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Walking while counting backward can diagnose dementia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:00:07 GMT

Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.(image)

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Excessive alcohol use linked to dementia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:05:55 GMT

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.(image)

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Intergenerational care: Where kids help the elderly live longer

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:11:46 GMT

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.(image)

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Nursing homes sedate residents with dementia by misusing antipsychotic drugs

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:55:49 GMT

Children complained about parents who were robbed of their personalities and turned into zombies. Residents remembered slurring their words and being unable to think or stay awake. Former administrators admitted doling out drugs without having appropriate diagnoses, securing informed consent or divulging risks.(image)

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Why it's so hard to treat dementia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:15:30 GMT

Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body.(image)

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New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:12:56 GMT

Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.(image)

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Trump's language on school shooter's mental health could be harmful, experts say

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:49:59 GMT

President Trump called the Parkland high school shooter a "sicko." Experts say this kind of language is harmful, and studies show that most people with mental illness are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators.(image)

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A powerful letter captures a teacher's existential crisis: Would I die for my students?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:42:26 GMT

Rebecca Field says she'd take a bullet for her students. But she's furious it could come to that.(image)

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Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:04:54 GMT

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.(image)

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Surgical sponges left inside woman for at least 6 years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:00:47 GMT

Two surgical sponges were left in a woman's abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.(image)

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What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:31:22 GMT

Our DNA plays a key role in determining who develops addiction and who doesn't, experts say.(image)

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Tools to encourage kids' creativity

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:36:24 GMT

During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love -- which is fine.(image)

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FluMist set to return for next flu season

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:06:49 GMT

Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season.(image)

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Can you vaccinate yourself against cancer?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:29:29 GMT

Studies touting the benefits of cancer vaccines are emerging, but do those studies really show hope or just hype? Here's a look at the past, present and future of cancer vaccine research.(image)

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Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles -- but say porn is dangerous

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:43:37 GMT

Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Instead, they declared pornography to be public health risk.(image)

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Hot baths, saunas can relieve pain, may help heart

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:24 GMT

Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day.(image)

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'Access+Ability' exhibit showcases designs for, and by, those with disabilities

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:32:20 GMT

Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.(image)

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Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:11:51 GMT

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.(image)

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Flu shot may also prevent heart attacks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:35:59 GMT

The flu vaccine could do a little more than prevent a bad illness.(image)

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Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:09:41 GMT

A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.(image)

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The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:34:49 GMT

Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.(image)

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Why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:28 GMT

The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.(image)

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28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, CDC says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:04:12 GMT

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.(image)

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Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:16:12 GMT

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.(image)

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Common products like perfume, paint contribute to air pollution

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:38:36 GMT

Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.(image)

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Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:26:04 GMT

UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.(image)

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Biometrics is giving identities to 'invisible' citizens without ID

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:14:49 GMT

More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities.(image)

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A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:58:32 GMT

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.(image)

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