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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Medical News


Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they’re likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds. Meanwhile,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Neurology, Nov. 2019; Gerontological Society of American scientific meeting

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


New Report Exposes Horror of Working Conditions for Millions of Sanitation Workers in the Developing World

14 November 2019 | Geneva. Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate their dignity and human rights, according to a report released today.

– World Health Organization (WHO)

Report

Embargo expired on 14-Nov-2019 at 19:00 ET


In States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal,Adults Use More Frequently and Teens Report Increased Problematic Use

In States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal, Adults Use More Frequently and Teens Report Increased Problematic Use

– NYU Langone Health

R01 DA037866

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2019 at 11:00 ET


Unhealthy habits can start young: infants, toddlers and added sugars

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61 percent) and almost all toddlers (98 percent) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in th...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Can a Cat Improve Your Grandma’s Life?

Research is looking at how having a pet can help seniors

– University of Georgia


Science News


Researchers Identify Seven Types of Fake News, Aiding Better Detection

To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that’s not as simple as i...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

American Behavioral Scientist


The Rise of Orpheus

WHOI’s new deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle moves one step closer to exploring the hadal zone—the deepest region of the ocean—to search for new clues about the limits of life on Earth, and possibly beyond.

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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