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September 21, 2023

Nasal Alzheimer's drug effective regardless of brain plaque levels

gizmag -- Researchers have found that an intranasal immunotherapy drug, currently being tested as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, reduced brain inflammation and improved cognition in mice with Alzheimer's disease, independent of the amount of beta-amyloid plaques...

September 21, 2023 01:47 AM

The new Echo Show 8 is smarter, speedier, and knows when you get close

Tech -- The Verge - The third-gen Echo Show 8 has a new look and some excellent changes under the hood.

And Echo Show 8 makes three! Amazon now has three smart home hubs, with the Echo Show 8 (third-gen) joining the newly...

September 21, 2023 01:36 AM

Mystery Behind Neuron Death in Alzheimer's Decoded

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers have unveiled the mystery behind neuron death in Alzheimer's disease. A groundbreaking study reveals that neurons undergo a programmed cell death, necroptosis, when exposed to amyloid plaques and tau tangles, hallmark proteins...

September 21, 2023 12:57 AM

September 20, 2023

Oura patch patent could simplify sleep apnea diagnosis

Tech -- Wareable - Smart Ring maker Oura is working on an non-intrusive wearable patch that should detect obstructive sleep apnea.

September 20, 2023 10:11 PM

Interview: Seattle Children's new research leader Vittorio Gallo on AI, neuroscience, art and more

Tech -- GeekWire - Italian-born neuroscientist Vittorio Gallo first got interested in research through his appreciation of art, which made him wonder how our brains process...

September 20, 2023 10:11 PM

September 19, 2023

What Social Neuroscience Reveals About Schizophrenia

Life -- Psychology Today - Social neuroscience is revealing new insights into schizophrenia.

September 19, 2023 05:27 PM

Apple tech support staff urged to stay mum on iPhone 12 radiation issue

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple Inc., facing a controversy in France over the iPhone 12's radiation levels, has advised tech-support staff not to volunteer any information when consumers ask about the issue.

September 19, 2023 05:23 PM

Immune cell discovery offers hope for irritable bowel disease sufferers

gizmag -- According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 1.6 million Americans have irritable bowel disease (IBD), with the numbers increasing each year. Around 70,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: King's College...

September 19, 2023 04:19 AM

STAT+: Dana-Farber blindsided Brigham and Women's. The blowback will be strong

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September 19, 2023 04:04 AM

Parkinson's Onset Theory Challenged: Synaptic Dysfunction Before Neuron Death

Life -- Neuroscience News - Contrary to the widely held belief that Parkinson's disease originates from the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, a new study suggests a precursor: synaptic dysfunction. This revelation unveils the dysfunction of dopaminergic synapses...

September 19, 2023 04:03 AM

Remote Work Stable at Higher Rate Post-Pandemic

Life -- Gallup Headlines - U.S. workers report working remotely an average of 3.8 days per month, down from 5.8 in 2020 but higher than the 2.4 measured before the pandemic.

September 19, 2023 04:02 AM

STAT+: Dana-Farber, in break with Brigham and Women's, will build new cancer center with Beth Israel

Life -- Stat - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have announced plans to build a new free-standing inpatient hospital for adult cancer care in Boston, breaking the cancer hospital's almost 30-year relationship with Brigham...

September 19, 2023 02:28 AM

Sit Less, Think More: Over 10hr Sedentary Time A Day Hike Dementia Risk

Life -- Neuroscience News - Adults over 60, who engage in more than 10 hours of sedentary behavior daily, have a heightened risk of dementia. The study revealed that the pattern of sedentary behavior throughout the day mattered less than the total hours spent.

September 19, 2023 02:24 AM

Greenlight and Apiture Team up to Provide Family Banking Solutions

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apiture, a provider of digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions, has joined forces with family FinTech company Greenlight Financial Technology to make family banking available to financial institutions through the Greenlight...

September 19, 2023 02:14 AM

September 14, 2023

Could a Brain Pathobiome Be The Hidden Culprit in Alzheimer's Development?

Life -- Neuroscience News - New research points to the possibility that the development of a pathobiome in the brain could play a role in Alzheimer's and related dementias. Studying brain samples, researchers discovered Alzheimer's-affected brains had markedly...

September 14, 2023 12:19 AM

Signs of Diminished Financial Capacity in Older Adults

Life -- Psychology Today - Normal cognitive changes occur as we age, but significant lapses in financial judgment raise the suspicion of dementia and risk of elder abuse.

September 14, 2023 12:16 AM

September 13, 2023

Ring's new Pet Tag puts a QR code on your dog or cat's collar to help if they go missing

Tech -- The Verge - Amazon-owned Ring is launching a $9.99 Pet Tag today to make it easier to bring lost pets back home. The Ring Pet Tag essentially puts a QR code on your dog or cat's collar, which links up...

September 13, 2023 07:37 PM

Untreated high blood pressure in over-60s increases dementia risk by 42%

gizmag -- A new study has found that people over 60 with untreated high blood pressure have a greatly increased risk of developing dementia compared to those who take blood pressure medication. The findings suggest that maintaining treatment for high blood pressure...

September 13, 2023 07:31 PM

New images of B-21 Raider released as it begins ground engine tests

gizmag -- In the run up to its maiden flight later this year, Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force have released new images of the B-21 Raider heavy nuclear bomber as it begins ground engine runs at Northrop's Palmdale, California, facility.

September 13, 2023 07:30 PM

Apple launches Roadside Assistance via satellite

ChinaTechNews.com -- With the iPhone 15, Apple is launching a new service, Roadside Assistance via satellite, in partnership with AAA.

Building on the Emergency SOS and Find My via satellite features introduced with the iPhone 14 and more recent Apple Watch models - which,...

September 13, 2023 07:29 PM

The cancer prevention diet: 6 smart tips from a nutritionist on what to eat and why - and what to avoid

Media -- Fox - Health - Cancer has many risk factors. Some - like gender, age and family history - can't be controlled. But others, like diet, can be managed. Proper nutrition has been shown to reduce cancer risk, noted Dr. Brian Slomovitz, director of gynecologic...

September 13, 2023 07:17 PM

What happens to cancer cells after they're killed by treatments?

Life -- Live Science - Cancer treatments aim to kill tumor cells, and the immune system is tasked with getting rid of the resulting corpses.

September 13, 2023 07:16 PM

Intuit Introduces QuickBooks Money, a New Subscription-Free Payments and Banking Solution for Small Businesses

Business Wire -- Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU), the global technology platform that makes Intuit QuickBooks, TurboTax, Credit Karma, and Mailchimp, today unveiled QuickBooks Money, a new all-in-one payments and banking solution with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirements...

September 13, 2023 06:31 PM

Apple Watch SE 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 9

Tech -- Wareable - The Apple Watch Series 9 may be the shiniest new member of Apple's smartwatch family, but that doesn't automatically make it the best fit for your wrist.

September 13, 2023 05:52 AM

Turmeric as effective for acid reflux as pharmacy drugs, trial shows

gizmag -- The spice that can instantly stain an amateur chef's kitchen benches, hands and clothes bright yellow has again shown it may be punching above its weight in other ways, with a clinical trial showing it can curb acid reflux as well as common medications.Continue...

September 13, 2023 05:46 AM

Study finds 68 new genes linked to cardiovascular disease risks

gizmag -- A high resting heart rate, which is generally considered anything above 100 beats per minute (bpm), has been linked to an elevated risk of serious cardiovascular conditions such coronary artery disease and stroke. And while the cause of a high resting...

September 13, 2023 05:46 AM

Ownership of a Dog May Help Prevent Dementia in Seniors

Life -- Psychology Today - Long-term dog ownership by individuals 65 or older seems to be associated with a reduction in the amount of observed age-related declines in cognitive abilities.

September 13, 2023 05:25 AM

Gene variant carried by 1 in 5 people may guard against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, massive study finds

Life -- Live Science - An immune-related gene variant has been tied to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's across a huge, diverse population of people.

September 13, 2023 05:24 AM

Americans Give Nursing Homes D+ Grade for Quality of Care

Life -- Gallup Headlines - A new West Health-Gallup poll finds that Americans rate U.S. nursing homes poorly for quality of care, and few say they would be comfortable being admitted to one.

September 13, 2023 05:24 AM

The Only Time You Should Stop Contributing to Your 401(k)

Life -- Lifehacker - From student loans, to medical bills, to simply putting food on the table, so much of managing your finances can feel like it comes down to getting by day-to-day. Retirement, meanwhile, feels like a distant dream. How can you even think about...

September 13, 2023 05:24 AM

14% of Consumers Exclusively Purchase Groceries Online

Media -- PYMNTS.com - A small but significant share of consumers steer clear of grocers' physical stores completely, turning to their smart devices to purchase the foods and beverages they need, PYMNTS Intelligence reveals.

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September 13, 2023 05:16 AM

There are two ways to set a timer on your Chromebook, and the second is not at all obvious

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Have you ever wanted to set a timer without having to deal with Google Assistant and its ridiculously annoying mishaps? Don't have Assistant nearby? I mean, depending on who you are, that's common. Did you know that, despite Google's...

September 13, 2023 04:21 AM

September 11, 2023

AI tool helps optimize antibody medicines

Life -- Phys.org - Antibody treatments may be able to activate the immune system to fight diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and colorectal cancer, but they are less effective when they bind with themselves and other molecules that aren't markers of disease.

September 11, 2023 10:03 PM

More U.S. Workers Fear Technology Making Their Jobs Obsolete

Life -- Gallup Headlines - More American workers now than two years ago are worried that technology could soon make their job obsolete. College-educated workers have nearly caught up with non-college-educated workers in harboring this fear.

September 11, 2023 10:02 PM

8 ways to keep someone you know who lives alone protected

Media -- Fox - Tech - Caring for a loved one who values their independence and prefers to live alone can be challenging. You may feel anxious about their well-being when you are not around and hope that their neighbors alert you if something goes wrong. There...

September 11, 2023 09:31 PM

Study reveals how mutated protein invades the brain in Parkinson's

gizmag -- A new study has revealed how the mutated proteins that are a hallmark of Parkinson's disease spread and aggregate in the brain. The finding opens the door to developing a way of halting the disease's progression and may be useful in tackling other neurodegenerative...

September 11, 2023 09:19 PM

Casual Work Attire Is the Norm for U.S. Workers

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Most U.S. workers dress casually for work. Half of women wear business casual; men are divided among business casual, street clothes and uniforms.

September 11, 2023 04:48 AM

What to know about this autumn's covid vaccines

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Last week I came down with some kind...

September 11, 2023 04:47 AM

Bright-Light Treatment's Power Over Stress-Induced Sleep Problems

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers unveiled the neural pathway linking chronic stress to sleep disturbances, shedding light on how bright-light treatment rectifies these issues. The study, involving mouse models, emphasized the crucial role of the lateral...

September 11, 2023 04:11 AM

Over Half of Americans (58%) Aren't Happy with Their Banks...But Most Don't Intend to Change Them

Business Wire -- U.S. banks' customers are the happiest in the world, according to a new report released today. The Banking Disruption Index from global digital transformation company GFT finds that 42% of U.S. consumers claim to be very happy with their bank. While U.S....

September 11, 2023 03:29 AM

World can now breathe easier but further mitigation still needed, air pollution study finds

Life -- Phys.org - Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the world's leading environmental health risk factor. At only 2.5 micrometers or smaller, these particles are small enough to be inhaled and cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis,...

September 11, 2023 02:28 AM

New Alzheimer's Genetic Markers Unearthed

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers unearthed fresh gene variations related to Alzheimer's disease risk, potentially paving the way for predictive blood tests. The study, targeting the APOE gene, identified 15 new variations linked to Alzheimer's likelihood.

September 11, 2023 02:28 AM

What to Know About the Rare Cancer That Killed Jimmy Buffett

Life -- WebMD - The passing of popular singer and song writer Jimmy Buffett, who died Friday at age 76 from Merkel cell carcinoma, has thrust this form of skin cancer into the spotlight. But what exactly is it?

September 11, 2023 01:12 AM

Iron Buildup Triggers Cell Death in Alzheimer's

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers identified a new form of cell death, termed ferroptosis, in Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. This process involves the destruction of microglia cells-brain immune cells-due to the accumulation of iron.

September 11, 2023 01:12 AM

Two Key Genes Revealed in Chemotherapy Resistance

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers identified two genes - NEK2 and INHBA - responsible for causing chemotherapy resistance in head and neck cancer patients. Remarkably, when these genes are silenced, previously resistant cancer cells begin responding to...

September 11, 2023 12:31 AM

Alzheimer's Disease Research: A Long and Arduous Endeavor

Life -- Psychology Today - There is still no cure for Alzheimer's disease. A new book addresses possible reasons for that by displaying the development of Alzheimer's disease research since its beginning.

September 11, 2023 12:30 AM

September 04, 2023

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Shows Promise as New Alzheimer's Therapy

Life -- Neuroscience News - A groundbreaking revealed that ponesimod, a drug originally used to treat multiple sclerosis, shows potential in treating Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found that the medication reduces neuroinflammation, a critical factor in Alzheimer's...

September 04, 2023 01:09 AM

Daily aspirin shown to drive down diabetes risk in older adults

gizmag -- While research shows that taking a daily dose of aspirin could have some definite pros and cons, a new study adds a tick to the pro column. It was found that low-dose supplementation with the drug reduced type 2 diabetes development in adults over 65...

September 04, 2023 12:57 AM

4 ways teachers can use ChatGPT in their classrooms, according to OpenAI

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Teachers can benefit as much from the technology as students can.

September 04, 2023 12:56 AM

Skipping the salt can reduce heart disease risk by almost 20%, study finds: 'Know what you are consuming'

Media -- Fox - Health - Skipping the salt could slash heart disease risk by nearly 20%, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, which was held in Amsterdam this week. Those who never add salt to their food had...

September 04, 2023 12:52 AM