A healthier heart can protect your brain, too—5 lifestyle changes to prevent dementia

by Dr. Alexandra Wade, Dr. Ashleigh Elizabeth Smith and Maddison Mellow, The Conversation Credit: CC0 Public Domain When we think of dementia, we often fear a loss of control. But the reassuring news is up to 40% of dementias can be prevented or delayed if we change our health habits. Nearly half a million Australians… Continue reading A healthier heart can protect your brain, too—5 lifestyle changes to prevent dementia

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Investigating Omicron’s fitness and replicative potential compared with earlier SARS-CoV-2 variants using organoids

Over 5.59 million people have died due to the devastating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is still wreaking havoc on worldwide health systems. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent, was discovered in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. During the first months of human circulation, SARS-CoV-2 was genetically and antigenically… Continue reading Investigating Omicron’s fitness and replicative potential compared with earlier SARS-CoV-2 variants using organoids

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Big spike in 2016 Chicago youth homicides linked to pause in state funding

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In 2016, homicides among Chicagoans aged 15 to 24 drastically spiked. Then in 2017, youth homicides boomeranged back to lower, pre-2015 levels. One likely contributor to this is the two-year pause in state funding, reports a new Northwestern University study.  Starting July 1, 2015, the State of Illinois underwent a two-year budget… Continue reading Big spike in 2016 Chicago youth homicides linked to pause in state funding

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Impact of SARS-CoV-2 booster vaccination on Delta variant resurgence in Israel

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers explored the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) booster vaccination necessity among various age groups in Israel. In this study, the researchers also explored the effect regarding preventing disease outcomes, and the impact of time on initiation of boosters via a mathematically calibrated… Continue reading Impact of SARS-CoV-2 booster vaccination on Delta variant resurgence in Israel

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The master clock of the sleeping brain — ScienceDaily

LMU neuroscientists have shown that breathing coordinates neuronal activity throughout the brain during sleep and quiet. While we sleep, the brain is not switched off, but is busy with “saving” the important memories of the day. To achieve that, brain regions are synchronized to coordinate the transmission of information between them. Yet, the mechanisms that… Continue reading The master clock of the sleeping brain — ScienceDaily

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Blood proteins could be the key to a long and healthy life, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two blood proteins have been shown by scientists to influence how long and healthy a life we live, research suggests. Developing drugs that target these proteins could be one way of slowing the aging process, according to the largest genetic study of aging. As we age, our bodies begin to decline… Continue reading Blood proteins could be the key to a long and healthy life, study finds

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Three Questions We Always Ask About Suicide

Regina King, left, and son Ian Alexander, Jr., attend the Governors Ball for the 67th Primetime Emmy … [+] Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Phil McCarten/Invision/AP Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson, Andre Leon Talley, Clark Gillies. From legendary actors and comedians to fashion icons and NHL Hall of Famers, the first… Continue reading Three Questions We Always Ask About Suicide

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Scientists Unveil World’s First Molecular-Level Analysis of COVID Omicron Variant Spike Protein

Atomic structure of the Omicron variant spike protein (purple) bound with the human ACE2 receptor (blue). Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine Findings shed light on factors behind Omicron’s increased transmissibility, including strong antibody evasion and binding with human cells. Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine have conducted the world’s first molecular-level structural analysis of the… Continue reading Scientists Unveil World’s First Molecular-Level Analysis of COVID Omicron Variant Spike Protein

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Medical billing mistakes due to flawed system

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New research reveals GPs and specialists are ill-equipped to manage their Medicare compliance obligations, and have trouble accessing accurate advice and education, which can lead to billing errors. It finds that structural reforms are urgently needed to address the problem. Medicare billing mistakes have the potential to cost taxpayers millions of… Continue reading Medical billing mistakes due to flawed system

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Antibody response 18 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

Several severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants have emerged since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These variants can be combated by thoroughly evaluating the long-term efficacy of immune response in both the vaccinated and recovered individuals. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) campaign for Vaccine Equity is a global challenge to ensure… Continue reading Antibody response 18 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

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