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October 23, 2021

Dementia signs are in the blood, researchers say

Media -- Fox - Health - Researchers have reportedly found warning signs that could indicate impending dementia in the blood

October 23, 2021 11:31 PM

Remote Work Persisting and Trending Permanent

Life -- Gallup Headlines - U.S. employees worked remotely as much in September as they did over the summer. Nearly all want to continue that way, and their employers mostly seem amenable.

October 23, 2021 11:21 PM

In Neurodegenerative Diseases, Brain Immune Cells Have a Ravenous Appetite for Sugar

Life -- Neuroscience News - In the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases, microglia consume glucose to a greater extent than previously believed. The findings may serve as a new biomarker for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

October 23, 2021 11:21 PM

Personality Traits Linked to Hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study adds additional evidence to the link between personality traits and Alzheimer's risk. Researchers found brain changes associated with Alzheimer's are visible early on in people with certain personality traits. Those who...

October 23, 2021 11:20 PM

Protein linked to oxidative stress and related diseases

Life -- Phys.org - Scientists at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have discovered a new role for a known protein in oxidative stress, which is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases,...

October 23, 2021 11:19 PM

Retirees to Get Big Social Security COLA Boost for 2022

Life -- Kiplinger - The increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 was driven by higher prices for fuel, appliances and cars.

October 23, 2021 11:19 PM

Toll House Cookies | The Original Chocolate Chip Cookie

Life -- New England Today - Today it's the most popular cookie in America, but the original Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, was invented right here in New England by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, during the...

October 23, 2021 11:10 PM

People with diabetes can now view Dexcom CGM data on their Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer

Business Wire -- Garmin(r) International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today introduced the Dexcom Connect IQ apps, providing people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who use the Dexcom(r) G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) System1 with a way to quickly...

October 23, 2021 02:11 AM

October 21, 2021

Common diuretic pill offers clues to new Alzheimer's treatment

gizmag -- Researchers on the hunt for a pre-approved medicine that can be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease have found promising signs of effectiveness in a 50-year-old generic drug commonly used as a diuretic. Through a variety of animal studies and real-world...

October 21, 2021 09:35 PM

iPhone SE 2022: Apple reads the room

Enterprise -- Computerworld - When it comes to the next iPhone SE, recent speculation suggests Apple is reading the room. It knows we're facing a period of deep global economic uncertainty and seems to recognize the changing nature of consumer culture in crisis.iPhone...

October 21, 2021 07:41 PM

October 19, 2021

Like Monsters in the Sky

Life -- NASA Image of the day - A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant.

October 19, 2021 01:55 AM

Williams-Sonoma Looks to Fill 7k Remote Jobs

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - A major retailer recently announced 7,000 fully remote positions ahead of the holiday season - and with a $15 minimum starting pay.

Williams-Sonoma - owner of Pottery Barn, West Elm and its flagship brand stores - is looking to fill...

October 19, 2021 01:55 AM

Warning Signs for Dementia in the Blood

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers say levels of microRNA in the blood may be a reliable new biomarker for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and other forms of dementia.

October 19, 2021 01:54 AM

What's the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Life -- Lifehacker - Diabetes is a condition where people have high blood sugar and are at risk for all kinds of serious complications as a result. But if you've ever had trouble remembering which is type 1 and which is type 2, let's explain the difference.Read...

October 19, 2021 01:54 AM

Water Pill May Be Viable to Test as Alzheimer's Treatment

Life -- Neuroscience News - Bumetanide, an FDA-approved potent diuretic used to treat fluid retention caused by heart, kidney, and liver disease may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease for those with a genetic predisposition.

October 19, 2021 01:46 AM

October 18, 2021

Mouse experiments with a decades-old drug suggest a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

Life -- Stat - A generic drug used widely to treat swelling associated with hypertension and heart failure showed hints in early research that it may also prevent the devastating brain damage of Alzheimer's disease, a surprising twist that suggests scientists...

October 18, 2021 06:38 PM

Should Your 401(k) Be 'Custom Made'?

Life -- Kiplinger - Many retirement plans offer participants the opportunity to get tailor-made investment advice for an additional fee. And like many bespoke products, they can be expensive relative to the alternatives. How do you decide whether an off-the-rack...

October 18, 2021 06:09 PM

Invisible Galactic Gale

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - NGC 4666 takes centre stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This majestic spiral galaxy lies about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo, and is undergoing a particularly intense episode of star...

October 18, 2021 06:06 PM

Fearing a Cancer Diagnosis?

Life -- Psychology Today - Keep your mind active to counter worry while waiting for potentially bad news. Here's how.

October 18, 2021 06:06 PM

Astronaut Sally Ride will be one of the women featured on a 2022 US quarter

Tech -- The Verge - Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space, will be memorialized on a 2022 quarter.

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, will be featured on one of the first five coins in the US Mint's...

October 18, 2021 05:17 AM

Oracle Survey highlights how supply chain glitches are alarming to consumers

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - Recent supply chain delays and disruptions have negatively impacted the lives of Americans, leaving many feeling frustrated, angry, and scared that the disruptions will never end, according to a new study by Oracle.

October 18, 2021 03:01 AM

Three accessories to keep your new iPhone 13 looking like new

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Scuffs and scratches don't have to happen.

October 18, 2021 02:32 AM

Even the Experts Can't Figure Out How to Plan for Retirement Income

Life -- Kiplinger - Why? The old asset allocation model of retirement planning focuses on the wrong part of the equation. Instead, Income Allocation offers a better road map to reliable income throughout retirement.

October 18, 2021 02:08 AM

Amyloid Beta and Serotonin May Be Keys to Predicting Who Develops Late-Life Depression

Life -- Neuroscience News - Increased accumulation of amyloid beta and a reduction of serotonin in the brains of older adults was associated with higher risks for developing depression later in life.

October 18, 2021 02:08 AM

Alzheimer's and COVID-19 Share a Genetic Risk Factor

Life -- Neuroscience News - The Alzheimer's disease associated OAS1 gene also increases the risk of developing severe COVID-19 in carriers, a new study reports.

October 18, 2021 02:07 AM

The 10 Core Values of Baby Boomers

Life -- Psychology Today - Baby boomers are actively engaged in all aspects of life, making their mostly positive presence felt and heard just as they've always done.

October 18, 2021 02:06 AM

Americans' Trust in Themselves

Life -- Gallup Headlines - U.S. adults' trust in the American people to make political judgments remains higher than their trust in the federal government.

October 18, 2021 02:06 AM

October 17, 2021

Woman discovers breast cancer gene, takes health into her own hands

PR Newswire -- Mary Bis knew she wanted to live a long and healthy life, she just needed some additional measures to help get her health under control. Bis, 44, of Elmhurst, Ill., has a family history of cancer. While her mother was going through...

October 17, 2021 04:35 AM

Does a backdoor Roth individual retirement account make sense? How to decide

Media -- CNBC - Business - House Democrats want to ditch the backdoor Roth IRA, and investors are weighing the strategy before it disappears. Here's how to decide, according to experts.

October 17, 2021 04:26 AM

Signs of Alzheimer's Disease May Be Detectable Before Significant Symptoms Are Obvious

Life -- Neuroscience News - People with genetic risks for Alzheimer's disease may exhibit changes in brain structure and reduced performance in cognitive tests long before symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease become obvious.

October 17, 2021 04:09 AM

More Precise Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Parkinson's Patients

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new, improved DBS technique that targets specific subpopulations of neurons in the globus pallidus with short bursts of stimulation shows promising results as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.

October 17, 2021 04:09 AM

Retirees, Plan for the Tax Hit From Savings Bonds

Life -- Kiplinger - The federal tax consequences for Series EE and I U.S. savings bonds are anything but straightforward. Here's how interest from savings bonds is taxed in four common situations for retirees.

October 17, 2021 04:07 AM

The Aducanumab Disaster

Life -- Psychology Today - Why does the FDA's approval of aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease increasingly appear to be a historic disaster?

October 17, 2021 03:55 AM

A European push to the moon

Life -- Phys.org - The European Space Agency is playing a vital role in humankind's return to the moon. In a few months NASA will launch Artemis I from the Kennedy Space Center. The uncrewed mission will carry NASA's Orion spacecraft incorporating ESA's European...

October 17, 2021 03:45 AM

We created a microscope slide that could improve cancer diagnosis by revealing the 'color' of cancer cells

Life -- Phys.org - When we look at biological cells under a microscope, they're usually not very colorful. Normally, to visualize them we have to artificially add color-typically by staining. By doing so, we can see their shape and arrangement in a tissue and...

October 17, 2021 03:45 AM

How to Lie to a Loved One With Dementia (and When You Should)

Life -- Lifehacker - Most of us learn not to lie to our parents from a very early age, but if your folks suffer from dementia, lying might actually be the most caring thing you can do. More than 90 percent of surveyed geriatric care managers recommend caregivers...

October 17, 2021 03:44 AM

In U.S., Trust in Politicians, Voters Continues to Ebb

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Less than half of U.S. adults say they have confidence in people who hold or are running for public office. Meanwhile, a small majority express confidence in the judgments of the American people under the democratic system.

October 17, 2021 03:43 AM

Americans' Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four points to 36% since last year, making it the second-lowest reading in Gallup's trend.

October 17, 2021 03:39 AM

October 12, 2021

Apple now requires all apps to make it easy for users to delete their accounts

Infosec -- The Hacker News - All third-party iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps that allow users to create an account should also provide a method for terminating their accounts from within the apps beginning next year, Apple said on Wednesday.

"This requirement applies...

October 12, 2021 11:09 PM

October 11, 2021

Motorola Solutions Pledges $1 Million to Support the Obama Foundation's Investment in Chicago's South Side

Business Wire -- Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced a $1 million contribution to the Obama Foundation to celebrate the groundbreaking and support the development of the Obama Presidential Center. The Center will include a world-class museum and campus for...

October 11, 2021 09:44 PM

Cancer drug restores blood-brain barrier to reverse Alzheimer's in mice

gizmag -- As researchers continue to search for the causes behind Alzheimer's disease and age-related dementia, one possibility is that a leaky blood-brain barrier could have a role to play, allowing for the easy passage of harmful proteins. A new study has explored...

October 11, 2021 09:38 PM

Study Uncovers Link Between Allergies and Mental Health Conditions

Life -- Neuroscience News - People living with common allergies such as asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis are at greater risk of developing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and neuroticism. Researchers report the link was likely not causal.

October 11, 2021 07:24 PM

2021 New England Fall Foliage Update | Lingering Warm Temps Mean a Longer Season for Most of New England

Life -- New England Today - Amid all the uncertainty of recent months, it's been a relief to know there's one thing we can still count on: the beauty of New England's fall foliage show. In our latest Q&A with Yankee foliage expert Jim Salge, we find out how the...

October 11, 2021 07:23 PM

GOP Now Viewed as Better Party for Security, Prosperity

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans give the Republican Party significant advantages for keeping the U.S. safe from international threats and keeping the country prosperous.

October 11, 2021 07:22 PM

4 Big Retirement Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

Life -- Kiplinger - It's too bad, but financial advisers see these four mistakes all the time. Don't fall into the same traps.

October 11, 2021 07:20 PM

Listen: An Alzheimer's scholar on the paradox of declining dementia rates

Life -- Stat - Although billions of dollars have been poured into potential pharmaceutical cures for dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease, none so far have been proven to slow or stop the disease from progressing. Yet even without an effective drug, incidence...

October 11, 2021 07:20 PM

T-Mobile is making its 5G home internet $10 cheaper

Tech -- The Verge - T-Mobile has announced that it's cutting the price of its 5G-powered home internet service by $10, bringing it back to the $50 price that it charged during its pilot program. That $50 a...

October 11, 2021 07:15 PM

What special needs kids need to stay safe online

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - Online safety is hard enough for most adults. We reuse weak passwords, we click on suspicious links, and we love to share sensitive information that should be kept private and secure. (Just go back a few months to watch adults...

October 11, 2021 06:38 PM

Scientists stumble on rheumatoid arthritis vaccine with huge potential

gizmag -- Researchers from the University of Toledo have discovered a prospective new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The vaccine-based treatment strategy proved successful in preliminary animal studies and the researchers are looking to conduct more clinical...

October 11, 2021 04:40 AM

Natural Compound in Basil May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil and other plans, appears to have a neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer's disease. Fenchol reduces the formation of zombie neural cells and increases the degradation of non-functional...

October 11, 2021 04:18 AM