UC Davis joins landmark study to test lifestyle changes on brain health

(SACRAMENTO) — UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Department of Public Health Sciences has received $6 million to participate in a landmark study that will see if multiple changes in lifestyle can protect against changes in memory and thinking in older adults. Adults at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are invited to…

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Alzheimer’s gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or alleles, of APOE. One of those is the APOE4 allele, present in about 15 percent…

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International conference series on geroscience launched in Shenzhen, China

IMAGE: Experts in the biology of aging and age-related diseases from China, other Southeast Asian and European countries, as well as the United States, presented at the first International Perspectives on… view more  July 18, 2019 (New York, NY) — The first in a series of international meetings bringing together researchers from around the world to…

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BU researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

Social media data can provide a population-level view of physical activity, from bowling to Crossfit, and inform future efforts to tackle health disparities. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets…

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University…

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Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Imagine that 90 percent of all people living with H.I.V. were diagnosed and treated with drugs. Would that be sufficient to end the AIDS epidemic? Scientists tried to answer the question in three enormous studies published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead of simply urging people to get testing and treatment…

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Medical News Today: What to know about eye floaters

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Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is only the second-largest in history, but undoubtedly the most frustrating. Scientists are fairly certain they have the medical tools needed for victory: one vaccine that appears to work about 98 percent of the time, another that has worked well in monkeys, and four therapies…

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Maty Ezraty, Who Spread Her Yoga Methods Globally, Dies at 55

Maty Ezraty, who helped popularize the ancient practice of yoga in the United States and created a rigorous teaching program that trained tens of thousands of yoga instructors around the world, died on July 9 while teaching in Tokyo. She was 55. Her partner, Chuck Miller, said on his Facebook page that she died unexpectedly…

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Jessica Walter Reads ‘At What Age Is Love Enthralling? 82’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When a man 30 years younger confessed his attraction, Sophy Burnham was surprised — even embarrassed. As an octogenarian, Ms. Burnham knew that sensuality does not just disappear with age, yet she still struggled to believe…

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