Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

Early adult general cognitive ability (GCA) — the diverse set of skills involved in thinking, such as reasoning, memory and perception — is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities, report researchers in a new study…

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Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

IMAGE: Dr. Zheng Sun view more  Credit: Baylor College of Medicine The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the feeding and the memory centers of the brain, respectively. The findings, which were published today in the…

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At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

IMAGE: Many parents still believe «folklore strategies » or use vitamins or supplements for cold prevention that are not scientifically supported. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay…

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Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who…

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In Paris, the Hunt for Real Emotion

PARIS — When, at 12, Grayson Perry began covertly dressing in women’s clothes, he assumed in his innocence that the impulse must have something to do with wanting to be a member of the opposite sex. For decades he pursued his cross-dressing adventures, first in private and then very publicly as a Turner Prize-winning artist…

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April Bloomfield Closes Her Los Angeles Restaurant Hearth & Hound

The Hearth & Hound, the Hollywood restaurant opened by the chef April Bloomfield and the restaurateur Ken Friedman in 2017, closed after dinner service on Saturday night. Ms. Bloomfield, who made the announcement on the restaurant’s Instagram account, had acquired Mr. Friedman’s share of the Hearth & Hound last June, when their decade-long partnership was…

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Medical News Today: Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Being overweight can lead to several health problems. Scientists now believe that obesity in the stomach area could even have associations with a smaller brain size. A new study investigated the links between obesity and brain size. Researchers already know that the size of the brain can determine its health and function. However, they know…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Aphasia

Around 4 years ago, when I was just 26 years old, I experienced a serious brain injury. As a result, I couldn’t use my arms or legs, and I could no longer read, write, or speak. Essentially, I lost all the skills that made me who I am. This is called aphasia. ‘For years now,…

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Cara Willenbrock, Piotr Osmenda

Cara Adele Willenbrock and Piotr Osmenda were married Jan. 18 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a staff member of the city clerk’s office, officiated. The bride, 30, is the creative director at the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit business coalition. She graduated from the University of Missouri. She is the daughter…

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Rachel Looff, Ashley Ruderman

Rachel Elizabeth Looff and Ashley Lynn Ruderman were married Jan. 19 at Limestone Hall in the Historic Courthouse in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Ellen Riggle, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Ms. Looff (left), 27, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky. She graduated…

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