Scientists shed light on processes behind age-related decline in brain structures important for memory

Ageing can cause damage to support cells in the white matter, which in turn may lead to damage in the grey matter of the hippocampus, finds a new study by Cardiff University. The discovery gives researchers a new area to focus on in the search for treatments that can protect cognitive function. Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, from Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Research […]

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Adam Scott on Raising Activist Kids & the 'Juicy' 'BLL' Season 2

There are few actors who truly seem to do it all: movies, TV, parenting, activism, humor, a great beard… yes, we’re talking Adam Scott here. The actor-dad extraordinaire does all that and more, plus somehow never picks a bad project — we don’t know about you, but we even liked 2015’s strange but spot-on The Overnight — all while managing to be […]

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Taiwan’s traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry. At the back of her shop in New Taipei City, Gu tips a plate of freshly cut Chinese liquorice roots into a wok of boiling […]

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Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings. What's Going On?

Real talk: When was the last time you got a Pap test? A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 […]

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Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?

Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking “reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,” warn experts in The BMJ today. Tracey Polak, Assistant Director of Public Health, and Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity at Devon County Council say these cards “influence views on […]

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Busy Philipps on Emailing Santa & the One TV Reboot She Might Do

We’re pretty sure it’s been proven statistically impossible not to love Busy Philipps — mom, actor and badass, from our ‘90s teen dreams to today. I mean, just in 2018, she’s launched a new talk show, published a memoir, gotten her first-ever tattoo — what else could she possibly fit in before the year ends? Well, some serious giving back, for […]

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Global review reports on administration of children’s antibiotics

Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics. Of concern is the relatively low-level use of amoxicillin, an antibiotic to treat the most common childhood infections. In addition, the review found the sale […]

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High Cost Has Over 1 in 4 Diabetics Cutting Back on Insulin

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a drug you can safely ration, […]

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