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April 08, 2024

Apple wants you to know what you're missing by not upgrading to an iPhone 15

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A new comparison page not-so-subtly points out the benefits of an iPhone 15 over an iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, but makes no mention of the iPhone 13 or iPhone 14.

April 08, 2024 02:41 AM

Diabetes, Pollution, and Alcohol Amplify Dementia Risk

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers identified key risk factors and genetic influences impacting a specific brain network vulnerable to aging, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. This 'weak spot' in the brain is especially susceptible to diabetes, air...

April 08, 2024 02:29 AM

Multiple sclerosis has distinct subtypes, study finds, pointing to different treatments

Life -- Stat - For years, researchers have been hopeful they could get under the hood of multiple sclerosis. The neurological condition shows up in over 2.5 million people around the world, but it doesn't always look the same. If science could point its light...

April 08, 2024 02:28 AM

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me? 9 Reasons Behind Your Dog Staring

Life -- Reader's Digest - If you own a dog, you've no doubt been there: You're eating lunch, and your dog's eyes are following your movements. You're brushing your teeth, and your dog is looking up at you. You're watching TV, and your dog is watching you. You...

April 08, 2024 02:26 AM

March Economic Confidence Steady, Still Improved From Fall

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' economic confidence in March remains higher than it was in late 2023.

April 08, 2024 02:25 AM

Carnegie Learning Wins 2024 EdTech Award for MATHstream

Business Wire -- Carnegie Learning, a global leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education, announced today that MATHstream was named a winner of The 2024 EdTech Awards for best video-based learning solution. MATHia(r) was named a finalist for best...

April 08, 2024 02:05 AM

April 04, 2024

Early Signs of Dementia Found in Middle Age

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study reveals that Lewy body disease, a major neurodegenerative disorder second only to Alzheimer's, may start developing in individuals as early as middle age, well before symptoms manifest. Utilizing unique Finnish forensic...

April 04, 2024 06:32 AM

Why Do Dogs Circle Before Lying Down?

Life -- Reader's Digest - For animals that eat out of the garbage and roll around in the grass, dogs sure do love their creature comforts, especially a snugly place to sleep. From a cozy dog bed to your memory foam mattress, the softest location is often your...

April 04, 2024 06:31 AM

April 01, 2024

No outdoor outlet? Power Mole transmits electricity through window glass

gizmag -- The Power Mole wirelessly transmits 10 watts of electricity through window glass, allowing indoor outlets to power outdoor devices. It's built on the inductive coupling technology utilized in wireless smartphone charging systems.

April 01, 2024 03:02 AM

Expert Q&A: How to Tell Your Kids About Your Cancer

Life -- WebMD - After Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis announcement, read how experts advise telling kids that a parent has cancer.

April 01, 2024 02:47 AM

A Surgeon Puts Down the Scalpel

Life -- Psychology Today - Personal Perspective: The joy of retirement can be challenged by many unanticipated stressors. Building resilience in midlife better prepares us for this period of transition.

April 01, 2024 02:44 AM

Study Links Diet, Diabetes, and Alzheimer's

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study explores the molecular connections between Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's, supporting the notion of Alzheimer's as "Type 3 diabetes." This study finds that a high-fat diet suppresses a crucial gut protein, Jak3, leading...

April 01, 2024 01:39 AM

Why Do Dogs Bark-and How to Stop a Dog from Barking Too Much

Life -- Reader's Digest - When my husband and I adopted our first dog in 2010, we never asked ourselves the question, "Why do dogs bark?" Instead, we spent time wondering whether our dog would ever let out a woof. Rio, a Labrador retriever mix, didn't bark for...

April 01, 2024 01:33 AM

CaMKII Can Be Regulated to Mitigate Alzheimer's

Life -- Neuroscience News - The CaMKII protein, critical in brain and heart function, can be regulated to mitigate Alzheimer's and heart conditions using three types of drug inhibitors. Their findings, published in Cell Reports, reveal that these inhibitors allow...

April 01, 2024 12:44 AM

Married Americans Thriving at Higher Rates Than Unmarried Adults

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Married people are more likely to be thriving in their wellbeing than adults who have never married, are divorced or are living with a domestic partner.

April 01, 2024 12:44 AM

Why Are Dog Noses Wet?

Life -- Reader's Digest - No matter how cute your pup is, or the particulars of your dog's behavior (like whether he needs professional training), you have lots of love for your canine. Man's best friend has all sorts of unique features from tail wagging to paws...

April 01, 2024 12:43 AM

21 Dogs That Get Along with Cats

Life -- Reader's Digest - When you're looking for dogs that are good with cats, it's a bonus if you already have one of these cat breeds that get along with dogs. Still, even the most easygoing cats may not be a good fit for certain dog breeds, particularly those...

April 01, 2024 12:43 AM

Keto diet could delay pre-Alzheimer's memory decline

gizmag -- Eating a keto diet prevented the mild cognitive impairment that's often seen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease by altering the way brain cells connect and communicate, new research has found. The researchers suggest that adopting the diet may...

April 01, 2024 12:19 AM

March 31, 2024

Medicare can now cover certain weight loss drugs in a big step for patients

Media -- CNBC - Business - Medicare patients can soon get coverage for Novo Nordisk's Wegovy as long as it is prescribed to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes.

March 31, 2024 08:54 PM

What Are the Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

Life -- WebMD - Some supplements are good for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - others are dangerous. WebMD explains which supplements and herbs to take or avoid with RA.

March 31, 2024 08:52 PM

The 20 Best Carabiners For Your Keys

Life -- GearMoose - Isn't it always the case that on days when you're running late, you can't for the life of you remember where you left your keys? Okay, if we're being honest, this happens even on days when we have plenty...

March 31, 2024 08:49 PM

13 Adorably Wrinkled Bulldog Breeds (and How to Tell Them Apart)

Life -- Reader's Digest - Popular bulldog breeds that make great petsEnglish bulldogs have long been an American favorite. The classic breed, simply called bulldog by the American Kennel Club (AKC), has served as the mascot for the United States Marine Corps...

March 31, 2024 08:45 PM

Want Older Workers to Stay? Make Them Feel Included

Life -- HR Bartender - Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

I've been seeing some articles lately about the value in hiring, engaging, and retaining older workers. That's great. Statistically, the U.S. has more job openings than job seekers. Some of this...

March 31, 2024 08:38 PM

DoorDash and Wing Announce Drone Delivery Pilot in the US

Business Wire -- DoorDash and Wing Announce Drone Delivery Pilot in the US

March 31, 2024 08:09 PM

Economists warn of side effects of raising the retirement age

Life -- Phys.org - Leaving paid work opens the door to potentially the best stage of life, and a new study published in The Economic Journal confirms the health and well-being benefits that can stem from retirement via an individual's increased "locus of control,"...

March 31, 2024 07:48 AM

How to Save Money on Groceries with These 50 Supermarket Tricks

Life -- Reader's Digest - Why are grocery prices so high right now?If you feel like your grocery runs are costing more lately, you're not wrong. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited that at-home food prices (meaning, nonrestaurant spending) increased...

March 31, 2024 07:47 AM

March 26, 2024

Keto Diet Delays Alzheimer's Memory Loss

Life -- Neuroscience News - A ketogenic diet significantly postpones the onset of Alzheimer's-related memory decline in mice, a phase akin to human mild cognitive impairment preceding Alzheimer's disease. Key findings highlight the molecule beta-hydroxybutyrate...

March 26, 2024 06:31 AM

Middle Age is A Critical Window for Predicting Brain Health

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study highlights the importance of middle age in understanding and predicting future cognitive health. Researchers emphasize that this period, traditionally between 40 and 65 years, is pivotal for identifying risk factors for...

March 26, 2024 06:30 AM

How to Know When Growing Pains Are Something Else

Life -- WebMD - Your child's growing pains might be something else, like juvenile idiopathic arthritis. WebMD explains how to tell the difference.

March 26, 2024 06:30 AM

Walmart to buy smart tv maker Vizio

Media -- Evertiq - Retail giant Walmart has entered into an agreement to acquire smart TV maker Vizio in a USD 2.3 billion deal. I

March 26, 2024 06:22 AM

Sleep apnea nasal spray reduces severity in 70% of trial cases

gizmag -- Sleep apnea can negatively impact health and well-being, but treatment is limited to poorly tolerated positive pressure masks (CPAP) and, in the worst cases, surgery. However, in a recent trial, a nasal spray showed promise as a treatment for the most...

March 26, 2024 05:53 AM

Could the Keto Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Life -- Psychology Today - Researchers are investigating the keto diet as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

March 26, 2024 05:41 AM

March 25, 2024

How to Realistically Save for Retirement

Media -- Time - Business - Saving for retirement can be tricky, but using tools to make automatic and regular transfers can make the process easier.

Transfering a set amount of money once or twice a month from your checking account into a 401(k) plan or Individual...

March 25, 2024 05:52 AM

10 Best Small Towns in America to Retire

Life -- Reader's Digest - Palm Springs, California - Whether Palm Springs brings to mind Rat Pack or Coachella, know that the area has been growing rapidly over the past decade and continues to be a sought-after retirement address. New restaurants, shopping, and...

March 25, 2024 04:33 AM

March 23, 2024

Healthy Diet Slows Aging and Lowers Dementia Risk

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers linked healthier diets to a reduced risk of dementia and a slower pace of biological aging, unveiling the partial mechanism behind this protective effect. Researchers applied the DunedinPACE epigenetic clock to data from...

March 23, 2024 05:50 AM

Most Students Prefer Colleges That Restrict Guns on Campus

Life -- Gallup Headlines - A Lumina Foundation-Gallup study shows that 81% of students consider gun policies key in their college choice.

March 23, 2024 05:46 AM

Asthma rates double from inner cities to outer suburbs. Here's why

gizmag -- Combining census data with cutting-edge statistical analysis and satellite imagery, researchers have revealed a stark difference between inner- and outer-city living in terms of the risk children have of developing asthma.Continue ReadingCategory: Health...

March 23, 2024 02:14 AM

21 Best Tips for Organized Kitchen Counters That Will Keep Even the Messiest Space Tidy

Life -- Reader's Digest - Yes, the kitchen is the heart of the home, but why does it always have to be so messy? That's the question most of us ask when cluttered counters need to be cleared before homework and dinner prep can even begin. I have been tackling...

March 23, 2024 01:54 AM

March 21, 2024

Chemotherapy brain fog cleared with simple light and sound treatment

gizmag -- If you or someone you know has gone through chemotherapy, you might be familiar with the side effect commonly called 'chemo brain.' Scientists have now demonstrated a simple way to protect brain cells from damage using flashing lights and sounds at a...

March 21, 2024 05:47 AM

Distinct Sleep Patterns Linked to Health Outcomes

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers have identified four distinct sleep patterns linked to long-term health outcomes, revealing the profound impact of sleep habits on chronic health conditions. Utilizing data from the Midlife in the United States study, the...

March 21, 2024 05:17 AM

Hallucinations Enhance Social Number Misjudgment

Life -- Neuroscience News - Hallucinations, particularly presence hallucinations often experienced by individuals with Parkinson's disease, can lead to an increased overestimation of social numbers, such as the number of people in a room. This phenomenon does...

March 21, 2024 05:16 AM

Hearing Loss and Dementia: What's the Link?

Life -- WebMD - Research shows that hearing loss and dementia are linked. What can you do to protect your hearing and your brain?

March 21, 2024 05:16 AM

The Risks of Belly Fat

Life -- WebMD - Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.

March 21, 2024 05:15 AM

Dartmouth Business School Says Digitizing Campus Life Extends Beyond Academics

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Higher education has shifted from its traditional roots, with universities and colleges adapting and embracing digital tools and technologies to enhance the campus experience and meet the changing needs of today's tech-savvy students.


March 21, 2024 02:43 AM

9 Science-Backed Tricks to Improve Your Memory: Never Forget Your Keys Again!

Life -- Reader's Digest - Memory can be a curious thing. Why can you so easily recall the name of the kid you sat next to in first grade but can't remember where you left your cell phone five minutes ago? If you're desperate for advice on how to remember things...

March 21, 2024 01:02 AM

March 20, 2024

Get a shortwave radio with a leather case for an extra 20% off

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The Eton Elite has FM, AM, aircraft band, SSB, and shortwave connectivity capabilities.

March 20, 2024 05:25 AM

March 19, 2024

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers join global Cancer Grand Challenges team taking on solid tumors in children

Life -- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD, Eric Fischer, PhD, Cigall Kadoch, PhD, and Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, are part of a global, interdisciplinary team of researchers, called Team...

March 19, 2024 02:39 AM

AI Predicts Immunotherapy Risks for Cancer Patients

Life -- Psychology Today - AI model predicts cancer patient responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors using electronic health record data.

March 19, 2024 02:38 AM

Satellite SOS is showing up on Pixel phones - how it can help you in an emergency

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - When a crisis arises, you'll be glad to have this feature that makes it possible to send messages when no carrier signal can be found.

March 19, 2024 01:44 AM

Viagra Shows Potential As Alzheimer's Treatment

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers identified sildenafil, known commercially as Viagra, as a promising candidate for treating Alzheimer's disease. Leveraging artificial intelligence the team analyzed vast amounts of data, including insurance claims and brain...

March 19, 2024 01:34 AM