New study suggests viral connection to Alzheimer’s disease

Of the major illnesses facing humanity, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains among the most pitiless and confounding. Over a century after its discovery, no effective prevention or treatment exists for this progressive deterioration of brain tissue, memory and identity. With more people living to older ages, there is a growing need to clarify Alzheimer’s disease risk

I Love Flying With My 2 Toddlers — No, I'm Not Joking

Flying with kids has (understandably) gotten a bad reputation. Most parents dread the flight and are terrified they’ll be to blame for the screamer everyone strains to ignore for a few very long hours. To those moms and dads in fear of air travel with children, I’d like to offer some solace: I’m here to

Starbucks Adds New Refresher to Its Menu

Starbucks’ motto for the summer must be "can’t stop, won’t stop" because the powerhouse coffee chain continues to add delicious new drinks to its menu. Just a couple of weeks ago, it added three new items to its permanent menu, one of them being the Serious Strawberry Frappuccino. And now? We have a new refresher

Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. “I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people,” he said. It was also to avoid stares

Breakthrough treatment for crippling jaw disease created

A first-ever tissue implant to safely treat a common jaw defect, known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, has been successfully tested by UCI-led researchers in a large animal model, according to new findings. “We were able to show that we could achieve exceptional healing of the TMJ area after eight weeks of treatment,” said UCI distinguished

Key molecule of aging discovered

Every cell and every organism ages sooner or later. But why is this so? Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have now discovered for the first time a protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process. It controls the life span of an individual — from the fly to

Clean & Clear Targets Gen Z With C&C Brand

Clean & Clear is growing up.The Johnson & Johnson-owned skin-care brand in July is introducing a modernized offshoot, C&C by Clean & Clear. Targeted at Generation Z, C&C goes beyond Clean & Clear’s antiacne ethos to offer general skin-care items such as cleansers, wipes, masks and moisturizers, all targeted at young adult skin. Brooklyn McKnight

Reading risk behavior in the brain: Psychologists can determine risk behavior from specific brain activity

Anxious people take fewer risks — this is not surprising. However, a team of psychologists from the German Friedrich Schiller University Jena, together with partners from Würzburg in Germany and the Canadian University of Victoria have succeeded in making this decision process visible in the brain, allowing them to predict the behaviour of individuals. They

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Results from the Cancer Research UK funded SIOPEL-6 clinical trial show that giving sodium thiosulphate (STS), after a type of chemotherapy called cisplatin, reduces hearing loss by

The 13 Healthiest Foods To Buy At Aldi

There’s nothing better than a grocery store with so many options you wouldn’t mind getting locked in there for a week straight. (Just me?) But yeah, that’s pretty much what it’s like at Aldi. Just like Trader Joe’s, Aldi even has its own lineup of exclusive brands—many of which are actually super healthy. But what

200,000 bottles of supermarket own-brand cough syrups are recalled

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are forced to recall 200,000 bottles of supermarket own-brand child cough syrups over fears they contain MOULD Parents were urged to return any affected own-brand bottles by the MHRA Syrups sold at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are among those affected The MHRA warned a colouring agent in the syrups may

Towards personalised medicine: One type of data is not enough

EMBL researchers have designed a computational method to jointly analyse multiple types of molecular data from patients in order to identify molecular signatures that distinguish individuals. The method is called Multi-Omics Factor Analysis (MOFA), and was published in Molecular Systems Biology today. MOFA could be particularly useful for understanding cancer development, improving diagnosis and suggesting

Controlling robots with brainwaves and hand gestures: System enables people to correct robot mistakes on multi-choice problems

Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: usually scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language. But what if we could control robots more intuitively, using just hand gestures and brainwaves? A new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)