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To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Cynthia Brownfield was lucky. When her daughter, then 2 years old, tested for high levels of lead in her blood, she could do something. Brownfield, a pediatrician in St. Joseph, Miss., got her home inspected and found lead in the windows. She got them replaced and had her pipes […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

By Alex Smith, KCUR Kaiser Health News Many millennials have their hands full as they launch into adulthood — jobs, homes and partners. But Ford Inbody, 33, already thinks about a time when he won’t be able to work. He has Parkinson’s disease. Every night after work, he and his wife, Cortney, walk their two dogs […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supreme Court decision could make it easier for disabled students to sue schools

Supreme Court decision could make it easier for disabled students to sue schools

By Rebecca Beitsch Stateline A Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday could make it easier for disabled students and their parents to sue schools under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case, involving a Michigan girl and her service dog, a goldendoodle named Wonder, is one of several the court is considering during its current term […]

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cool Videos: Starring the wiring diagram of the human brain

Cool Videos: Starring the wiring diagram of the human brain

By Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health See how tractography is helping scientists get a better picture of the human brain. The human brain contains distinct geographic regions that communicate throughout the day to process information, such as remembering a neighbor’s name or deciding which road to take to work. Key to […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stem cell transplant induces remission in multiple sclerosis

Stem cell transplant induces remission in multiple sclerosis

From the National Institutes of Health Immunosuppressive therapy followed by stem cell transplantation induced remission of a common form of multiple sclerosis over a 5-year follow-up period. Multiple sclerosis causes damage to the brain and nerve fibers. yodiyim/iStock/Thinkstock. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. It results in […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
A dying man’s wish to save others hits hospital ethics hurdle

A dying man’s wish to save others hits hospital ethics hurdle

By Karen Shakerdge, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News At 44 years old, Dave Adox was facing the end of his two year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He needed a ventilator to breathe and couldn’t move any part of his body, except his eyes. Once he started to struggle […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
In light 0f Zika findings, stepped-up monitoring of children’s symptoms urged

In light 0f Zika findings, stepped-up monitoring of children’s symptoms urged

By Shefali Luthra A series of studies released Wednesday shed a preliminary light on the Zika virus’ consequences for children infected in the womb. But, experts said, the findings also highlight additional challenges: identifying affected babies and making sure they receive needed follow-up care as they grow. That task could prove complicated, especially as new […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
US Surgeon General warns of dangers of youth vaping

US Surgeon General warns of dangers of youth vaping

Science shows that nicotine can harm teens’ developing brains. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, a common ingredient in most electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This video from the U.S. Surgeon General advises parents to “Know the Risks,” and highlights how e-cigarettes have the potential to cause lasting harm to the health of young users, especially their […]

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia rate declines sharply among elderly

Dementia rate declines sharply among elderly

  By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. Dementia rates in people over age 65 fell from 11.6 percent […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More