Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to connect these known AD protein biomarkers in the eye to mental status. These […]

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Taking the reins on multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease’s often unpredictable nature. “Patients get a predisposed feeling that their life is doomed. That it’s going to be a complicated life, which isn’t necessarily so,” said Dr. Cary Twyman, a neurologist with Penn State Health. “There are many misconceptions and false information […]

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New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents

Yale researchers have developed an innovative way to address an epidemic of anxiety disorders afflicting the nation’s children: treat the parents. A new program developed at Yale that counsels parents is as effective in treating common anxiety disorders as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, according to a randomized trial of the two therapies published in the Journal of the […]

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Scientists find first evidence for necessary role of the human hippocampus in planning

A team of scientists reports finding the first evidence that the human hippocampus is necessary for future planning. Its findings, published in the journal Neuron, link its long-established role in memory with our ability to use our knowledge to map out the future effects of our actions. The results have implications for the way we think about afflictions that affect […]

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Congrats! The Good Wife’s Jess Weixler Welcomes Her First Child

Family of three! Jess Weixler announced that she gave birth to her first child with her husband, Hamish Brocklebank, on Thursday, March 7. “Welcome to the world Beatrice Danger Brocklebank. I mean…” the Good Wife star, 37, captioned the Instagram reveal. View this post on Instagram Welcome to the world Beatrice Danger Brocklebank. I mean… ❤️🚀 A post shared by Jess […]

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Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart

Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding cigarette smoke, that may harm the heart and blood vessels, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Waterpipes go by many names—hookah, narghile, argileh, shisha and goza—and usually consist of a head or bowl that […]

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Jennifer Garner’s Baby Food Line Joins the WIC Low-Income Family Program

Organic food devotee Jennifer Garner Opens a New Window. is doing her part to make sure everyone can enjoy the health benefits of fresh, nutritious foods. On Tuesday, March 5, the actress announced Opens a New Window. that Once Upon a Farm, the organic baby food company she co-founded, would be the first organic, refrigerated baby food to be made […]

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The Best Advice Porsha Williams Has Received Ahead of Baby’s Arrival

  Almost there! Porsha Williams is in the third trimester of her pregnancy, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has received lots of “amazing advice” ahead of her first baby’s arrival. “The best so far was to just enjoy every moment of being pregnant and once they arrive,” the reality star, 37, told Us Weekly exclusively. “You only get nine […]

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‘I’d go to a family function and not talk to anyone’: the social impact of hearing loss

Alan Edwards can still remember the day he heard clearly for the first time. “It was an overwhelming sense of calm,” Edwards says, remembering sitting on a park bench and laughing as he enjoyed the sounds he’d never heard before. Alan Edwards found himself feeling isolated when his hearing deteriorated. “It was really fascinating and amazing.” Having struggled with genetic, […]

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How Elton John Keeps His Sons Grounded: I ‘Leave Elton on the Stage’

Pro tip! Elton John shares two sons with his husband, David Furnish, and opened up about how he keeps 8-year-old Zachary and 6-year-old Elijah grounded at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24. “They know that daddy is famous but … when we are out in the summer and people are taking our photograph or asking for a […]

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