Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Are there any treatments and how can patients, families cope with the disease?
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Are there any treatments and how can patients, families cope with the disease?

There is no drug to cure Alzheimer’s yet, but medicines can help slow the worsening of symptoms temporarily

Cancer-causing asbestos might be present in talc-based cosmetics, even in kids’ makeup kit, say researchers
Cancer-causing asbestos might be present in talc-based cosmetics, even in kids’ makeup kit, say researchers

Test results highlight that the lack of adequate screening of talc poses a significant risk of exposure to a carcinogen and demonstrate that cosmetics reform is urgently needed

How reliable are coronavirus antibody tests? It is likely that they undercount past infections, warns CDC
How reliable are coronavirus antibody tests? It is likely that they undercount past infections, warns CDC

Among 156 frontline healthcare workers in the US who tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies at the start of the study, 28% did not have enough antibodies to test positive 60 days later 

American Diabetes Month: What are the dos and don’ts of managing the condition and reducing complications?
American Diabetes Month: What are the dos and don’ts of managing the condition and reducing complications?

For type 1 diabetes, insulin is required because none or very little is being made by the body. For type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise may be enough

Can US companies force employees to get Covid-19 vaccine once approved? It’s possible, but there are limitations
Can US companies force employees to get Covid-19 vaccine once approved? It’s possible, but there are limitations

If the staff have medical reasons or 'sincerely held religious beliefs' that prevent them from taking a potential coronavirus vaccine, employers may be required to offer them alternatives

US Covid-19 daily deaths top 2,100, deadliest since May, even as expert warns of explosion post Thanksgiving
US Covid-19 daily deaths top 2,100, deadliest since May, even as expert warns of explosion post Thanksgiving

It could potentially be the 'mother of all super-spreader events,' said Dr Jonathan Reiner, a former White House medical team adviser

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Can it be prevented? Not yet, but lifestyle changes may help reduce risk
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Can it be prevented? Not yet, but lifestyle changes may help reduce risk

Researchers have found that factors that protect the heart may also protect the brain and reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Physical activity appears to be one of these factors

Can drinking cocoa make you smarter? Study suggests flavanol-rich drinks can increase people's mental agility
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter? Study suggests flavanol-rich drinks can increase people's mental agility

After consuming the flavanol-rich drink, participants had stronger and faster increase in blood oxygenation in the frontal cortex, a brain region that plays a key role in planning and decision-making

Quarantine period for people exposed to coronavirus may be shortened from 14 days as CDC reviews evidence
Quarantine period for people exposed to coronavirus may be shortened from 14 days as CDC reviews evidence

A report indicates that the recommended time may be reduced from the current 14 days to between 7 to 10 days, followed by a test. The hope is it will lead to more people following expert suggestions

American Diabetes Month: What is the connection between the disease and mental health?
American Diabetes Month: What is the connection between the disease and mental health?

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 adults with type 2 diabetes has depression. 1 in 3 adults with type 2 diabetes experiences diabetes distress

Covid-19 vaccine won’t be a ‘walk in the park' and CDC must warn Americans of its side-effects, say doctors
Covid-19 vaccine won’t be a ‘walk in the park' and CDC must warn Americans of its side-effects, say doctors

Pfizer says its vaccine candidate was well tolerated across all populations and no serious safety concerns were observed. Some experienced fatigue, and headache

What is the mysterious metal structure in Utah? Scientists find monolith akin to one in film '2001: A Space Odyssey'
What is the mysterious metal structure in Utah? Scientists find monolith akin to one in film '2001: A Space Odyssey'

The monolith is estimated to be about 10 to 12 feet high. A helicopter pilot said it resembles the iconic slab featured in Stanley Kubrick’s film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Women below 50 with colon and rectal cancer in newly identified US 'hotspots’ are at high risk of death: Research
Women below 50 with colon and rectal cancer in newly identified US 'hotspots’ are at high risk of death: Research

Researchers identify approximately one in every 16 counties, which includes Davidson County, Cook County, New Castle County, Fairfield County, St Louis County and Queens County, among others

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How is it diagnosed and why is early detection important?
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How is it diagnosed and why is early detection important?

It helps people with the disease and their families plan for the future, get access to available symptomatic treatments and interventions, take care of financial and legal matters and more

Coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans as early as December second week, says top US official
Coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans as early as December second week, says top US official

FDA’s advisory panel to review Pfizer’s emergency use application for its vaccine candidate on December 10. Operation Warp Speed chief said if things go according to plan, enough Americans could be vaccinated by May

Over 1M Americans traveled by plane a day after CDC advised against traveling amid surging Covid-19 cases
Over 1M Americans traveled by plane a day after CDC advised against traveling amid surging Covid-19 cases

An estimated 50 million in the US are forecasted to travel for Thanksgiving, the biggest travel surge since the pandemic began

American Diabetes Month: Can type 2 diabetes be prevented? Experts say it may be possible to do so or delay it
American Diabetes Month: Can type 2 diabetes be prevented? Experts say it may be possible to do so or delay it

They recommend making lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, opting for a healthy diet, and losing weight if a person is overweight

Can the human aging process be reversed? Scientists claim to have done so in elderly adults in clinical trial
Can the human aging process be reversed? Scientists claim to have done so in elderly adults in clinical trial

Treatments with high-pressure oxygen in a pressure chamber reversed two major processes associated with aging: the shortening of telomeres and the accumulation of old and malfunctioning cells in the body

Did Covid-19 start in Italy? Chinese scientist says virus was first detected in Wuhan but didn't originate there
Did Covid-19 start in Italy? Chinese scientist says virus was first detected in Wuhan but didn't originate there

Zeng Guang, former chief epidemiologist with the Chinese CDC, cited an Italian study which suggests that Covid-19 was circulating in Italy in September 2019, months before it was reported in Wuhan in December 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What causes it? Experts say it may be a mix of multiple risk factors
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What causes it? Experts say it may be a mix of multiple risk factors

Old age does not cause the disease, but it is the best known risk factor

CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel, but poll says nearly 2 in 5 Americans may attend large holiday gatherings
CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel, but poll says nearly 2 in 5 Americans may attend large holiday gatherings

The agency has advised against gathering with anyone who has not lived in the same household for at least 14 days

Iconic Arecibo Observatory’s 1000-feet telescope is beyond repair, will be demolished amid safety concerns
Iconic Arecibo Observatory’s 1000-feet telescope is beyond repair, will be demolished amid safety concerns

National Science Foundation will decommission the telescope, which for 57 years has served as a world-class resource for radio astronomy, solar system and geospace research

Over 4 billion people may be overweight by 2050 globally, while 500 million will be underweight, study says
Over 4 billion people may be overweight by 2050 globally, while 500 million will be underweight, study says

According to experts, consumer behavior, which includes poor dietary choice and food wasting behavior, is central to the problem

Does Vitamin D reduce risk of developing advanced cancer? 38% reduction among those with normal weight, study shows
Does Vitamin D reduce risk of developing advanced cancer? 38% reduction among those with normal weight, study shows

Researchers say that Vitamin D was associated with an overall 17% risk reduction for advanced cancer

Can face masks protect you from Covid-19? New study says they may offer wearers only limited protection
Can face masks protect you from Covid-19? New study says they may offer wearers only limited protection

But researchers say the findings should not be used to argue against their widespread use to prevent people infecting others as they did not test the role of masks in source control, that is, reducing the spread to others from an infected person

American Diabetes Month: What are the complications? They can be disabling or life-threatening over time
American Diabetes Month: What are the complications? They can be disabling or life-threatening over time

A person is twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke as someone who does not have diabetes, and it could happen at a younger age, says the CDC

170K transgender Americans likely to get hormones from riskier and unlicensed sources, warns study
170K transgender Americans likely to get hormones from riskier and unlicensed sources, warns study

The researchers found an association between the use of non-prescribed hormones and lack of health insurance or denial of insurance coverage for gender-affirming medical care

Covid-19 stress causes spike in mental health-related visits to emergency departments among US children: CDC
Covid-19 stress causes spike in mental health-related visits to emergency departments among US children: CDC

In 2020, the proportion of such visits for children aged 5-11 years and adolescents aged 12-17 years increased by approximately 24% and 31%, respectively compared with those in 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Why does it affect Hispanics and Black Americans severely?
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Why does it affect Hispanics and Black Americans severely?

While cases among Hispanics are projected to increase seven times over current estimates, the CDC says that cases among Black people will increase four times

Leonids meteor shower: When will it be at its peak and all you need to know about one among the fastest moving comet debris
Leonids meteor shower: When will it be at its peak and all you need to know about one among the fastest moving comet debris

This year, it is expected to peak on the morning of November 17, during the dark hours before dawn

What is Chapare? Deadly virus in Bolivia is contagious, CDC says it raises concerns of future outbreaks
What is Chapare? Deadly virus in Bolivia is contagious, CDC says it raises concerns of future outbreaks

It can cause hemorrhagic fevers, a condition also seen in Ebola patients that can produce severe problems across multiple organs, leaving patients struggling to survive

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine: How many doses will be available in the US? Is it safe? Everything we know so far
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine: How many doses will be available in the US? Is it safe? Everything we know so far

The company said it would have 20 million doses ready to ship in the US by the end of 2020 and hoped to manufacture 500 million to 1 billion doses globally in 2021

Will Iota bring life-threatening storms, extreme rainfall to Central America? Experts warn of 'dangerous hurricane'
Will Iota bring life-threatening storms, extreme rainfall to Central America? Experts warn of 'dangerous hurricane'

Flooding and mudslides in Honduras and Nicaragua could be exacerbated by Hurricane Eta’s recent effects there, resulting in significant to potentially catastrophic impacts

Four astronauts take off for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission: Everything you need to know about Crew-1
Four astronauts take off for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission: Everything you need to know about Crew-1

With the American-made Crew Dragon spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station, the US regains the ability to send astronauts on routine missions to space since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011

How bad will Covid-19 get in US before Joe Biden is sworn in? Up to 150K more Americans may die, warns report
How bad will Covid-19 get in US before Joe Biden is sworn in? Up to 150K more Americans may die, warns report

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said delaying the presidential transition is not good from a public health perspective as daily Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the US

American Diabetes Month: Here’s a look at the factors that may increase your risk of developing the disease
American Diabetes Month: Here’s a look at the factors that may increase your risk of developing the disease

A person’s chances of getting type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as one’s genes and lifestyle

Taking a polypill along with aspirin may help reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 40%, says study
Taking a polypill along with aspirin may help reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 40%, says study

The single pill that combines four medications meant to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may alone cut the risks of such cardiovascular incidents by about 20%

Do airport screenings for coronavirus work? CDC program identified only 1 case per 85,000 travelers
Do airport screenings for coronavirus work? CDC program identified only 1 case per 85,000 travelers

According to experts, symptom-based screening programs are ineffective because Covid-19 has a wide range of nonspecific symptoms common to other infections, and there are many asymptomatic cases

Nearly 1 in 5 children in US have a parent hesitant about vaccines, will it impact Covid-19 and flu season?
Nearly 1 in 5 children in US have a parent hesitant about vaccines, will it impact Covid-19 and flu season?

Such kids are 26% less likely to get vaccinated against influenza than children of parents who are not hesitant about childhood shots, indicates 2018-2019 data

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How do you spot it? Here’s a look at the warning signs and symptoms
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: How do you spot it? Here’s a look at the warning signs and symptoms

People with Alzheimer’s may have problems doing once routine activities such as driving places, cooking, using a cell phone and shopping

Wisconsin introduces ‘critically high’ category to track alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, here's what it means
Wisconsin introduces ‘critically high’ category to track alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, here's what it means

Almost three times higher than the ‘very high’ level, it represents 1,000 or more cases per 100,000 residents

American Diabetes Month: Disparities persist and numbers are highest among American Indians and Alaska Natives
American Diabetes Month: Disparities persist and numbers are highest among American Indians and Alaska Natives

This is followed by people of Hispanic origin (12.5%), non-Hispanic Blacks (11.7%), non-Hispanic Asians (9.2%) and non-Hispanic Whites (7.5%)

Is US heading into 4-week national lockdown? Biden pandemic adviser says only way to avoid 'COVID Hell'
Is US heading into 4-week national lockdown? Biden pandemic adviser says only way to avoid 'COVID Hell'

The infectious disease expert emphasized that cases are rising as more people grow tired of wearing masks and social distancing, suffering from 'pandemic fatigue'

Can universal masking prevent the need for future lockdowns? CDC says wear masks to protect yourself and others
Can universal masking prevent the need for future lockdowns? CDC says wear masks to protect yourself and others

Increasing universal masking by 15% could also reduce associated losses of up to $1 trillion in the US, says economic analysis

Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch
Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch

Follow this meteor shower calendar for the best dates

Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’
Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’

According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, it is in the best interest of the space agency and US’s exploration program that he steps aside after the Biden administration takes over

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Who will get it first? How much does it cost? And everything else you need to know
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: Who will get it first? How much does it cost? And everything else you need to know

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said all Americans who would want to take a Covid-19 vaccine should have access to one by spring

What is Covid-19's toll on mental health? Nearly 1 in 5 are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder within 90 days
What is Covid-19's toll on mental health? Nearly 1 in 5 are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder within 90 days

People with pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis are 65% more likely to be diagnosed with coronavirus than those without

What is bamlanivimab? FDA authorizes Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment for emergency use 
What is bamlanivimab? FDA authorizes Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment for emergency use 

It is meant for children and adults, 12 years and older, with mild to moderate illness but who have high risks of getting much worse and need hospitalization

Oregon, New Mexico issue lockdown orders as Covid-19 model predicts US deaths may nearly double by March 2021
Oregon, New Mexico issue lockdown orders as Covid-19 model predicts US deaths may nearly double by March 2021

While Oregon has announced a two-week ‘freeze,’ a 'stay at home' order has been imposed in New Mexico

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