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June 13, 2021

I Tried 40 Bags of Plain Potato Chips (Yes, 40!) and These Were the Best Ones

Life -- Kitchn - The two winning classic options might surprise you.

June 13, 2021 01:33 AM

Drug Boosts Survival for Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Life -- WebMD - A recent study suggests that "maintenance therapy" with a targeted cancer drug may add years to some patients' lives.

June 13, 2021 01:31 AM

FAQs: What you need to know about the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm

Life -- Stat - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug, a decision with far-reaching implications for patients, clinicians, and others. Here's a rundown on some basic questions and answers about the drug, known as Aduhelm.


June 13, 2021 01:30 AM

Millennials vs. Boomers on the Care of Newborns

Life -- Psychology Today - Many grandparents wanting to help with the new baby find themselves in an alien world: new technologies, new philosophies, new rules. It can be harder than you expect.

June 13, 2021 01:30 AM

Establishing a link between air pollution and dementia

Life -- Phys.org - More people around the world are falling ill and dying from dementia than they used to. Between 2000 and 2019, the rate of dementia increased by 86%, while deaths from the cognitive disorder more than doubled. Longer life spans and aging populations...

June 13, 2021 01:28 AM

FDA grants historic approval to Alzheimer's drug designed to slow cognitive decline

Life -- Stat - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in nearly two decades, a landmark decision that has been eagerly awaited by millions of Americans diagnosed with the condition but that will be...

June 13, 2021 01:28 AM

How scientists are using drones to lower the risk of catastrophic flooding from large glacial lakes

Life -- Phys.org - Early in the morning on Dec. 13, 1941, the citizens of Huaraz, Peru, heard a terrifying rumble echo across the valley. Within minutes, a torrent of water, ice and rocks had poured over the city, destroying a third of it and killing at least...

June 13, 2021 01:28 AM

What we would have learned from NASA's rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune

Life -- Phys.org - It's been 30 years since Nasa last visited Venus, with the Magellan orbiter in 1990. Now, two new missions have been selected to explore the deadly atmosphere, crushing pressures and volcanic landscape.

June 13, 2021 01:27 AM

World's first blood test for real-time monitoring of cancer treatment success

Life -- Phys.org - Cancer patients who are undergoing targeted therapy can look forward to a new blood test that could tell their doctors whether the treatment is working, within one day after the start of the treatment. This will significantly speed up the evaluation...

June 13, 2021 01:26 AM

Technology Collaboration to Close the Digital Divide

Justmeans -- Intel, AWS and Megh Computing collaborate to close the digital divide in an underserved community.

As part of its Pandemic Response Technology Initiative and ongoing efforts to close the #digitaldivide, @intel teamed...

June 13, 2021 12:45 AM

June 07, 2021

How to tell your boss you're feeling burned out

FastCompany -- Here's why you need to talk about how you're feeling-and what to say.

If you're feeling burned out, you're not alone. Working remotely has put many of us on a "work, eat, sleep, repeat" cycle, with family responsibilities thrown in to make things interesting....

June 07, 2021 05:20 PM

High caffeine consumption may be associated with increased risk of blinding eye disease

Life -- EurekAlert - Frequent caffeine intake could more than triple risk of glaucoma for those genetically predisposed to higher eye pressure.

June 07, 2021 05:00 PM

How to Get Rid of Retirement Dread

Life -- Psychology Today - Ditch retirement dread. Embrace the who, what, and why that can lead to the most meaningful, connected years of your life.

June 07, 2021 04:59 PM

Amazon Sidewalk starts sharing your WiFi tomorrow, thanks

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - Amazon smart device owners only have until June 8 to opt out of a new program that will group their Echo speakers and Ring doorbells into a shared wireless network with their neighbors, a new feature that the shopping giant claims...

June 07, 2021 04:59 PM

Guide to New England Glamping

Life -- New England Today - Please note that many establishments throughout New England have modified their hours and/or operations in response to COVID-19. Please check with individual businesses and organizations for the latest information before making travel...

June 07, 2021 04:20 PM

Why are small dogs so fierce?

Life -- Live Science - There are a few possibilities for why small dogs can be so menacing.

June 07, 2021 04:16 PM

Pandemic prevention measures linked to lower rates of Kawasaki disease in children

Life -- EurekAlert - Rates of Kawasaki disease -- a condition that creates inflammation in blood vessels in the heart and is more common in children of Asian/Pacific Island descent -- have substantially decreased in South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

June 07, 2021 04:16 PM

Retirement Planning? Don't Forget About Investment Real Estate

Life -- Kiplinger - Investment properties have the potential to generate monthly income and appreciation as part of a diversified portfolio. But you don't have to be a hands-on landlord. You can make passive real estate investments and avoid the 3 a.m. calls...

June 07, 2021 04:15 PM

Americans Getting Out More, but Cautiously

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Fewer Americans report they are isolating from non-household members, and more are going to stores and restaurants.

June 07, 2021 04:15 PM

A Spiral Amongst Friends

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680. At 2 o'clock and 7 o'clock two other galaxies can be seen flanking NGC 4680. NGC 4680 enjoyed a wave of attention in 1997, as it played host...

June 07, 2021 04:09 PM

A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - Yes, but have you ever seen a sunrise like this?

June 07, 2021 04:08 PM

The 3 Essential Ingredients of Happy-Enough Coupledom

Life -- Psychology Today - It often amazes me that all marriages don't fly apart by the baby's first birthday.

June 07, 2021 04:07 PM

You aren't taking enough time off - and neither are your employees

Media -- The Next Web - How many days off have you taken in the last 12 months? Can you count those days on your fingers? Do you even remember the last time you took a proper break? When I started writing this article I double-checked how many days' holiday I'd...

June 07, 2021 03:11 PM

Tiananmen Square Tank Man vanishes from Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, other search engines - even in America

Enterprise -- The Register - Coincidentally, it's the 32nd anniversary of the 1989 massacre in Beijing

Thirty-two years ago, on June 4, 1989, Chinese troops killed and arrested thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, putting an end to demonstrations...

June 07, 2021 02:36 AM

New Data On Tech Use and Mental Health: Trends Over Time

Life -- Psychology Today - It is a seeming human paradox that novel stimuli attract us, yet also fosters suspicion and dread.

June 07, 2021 12:14 AM

Surviving Long-Term Job Loss in Your Later Years

Life -- Psychology Today - Is the economic and psychological impact of being trapped in the vortex of unemployment feeling intractable? Try these six strategies.

June 07, 2021 12:14 AM

June 06, 2021

The Lifesaving Importance of Preventive Health Screenings

U.S. News -- If you knew you could cut your risk of cancer - any cancer - in half, wouldn't you do it?

June 06, 2021 11:23 PM

Walmart to Give 740,000 U.S. Store Workers Free Samsung Phones

U.S. News -- Walmart Inc said on Thursday it would give nearly half its U.S. employees free Samsung phones by the end of the...

June 06, 2021 11:21 PM

Bill Gates' TerraPower will build its first next-gen nuclear reactor in Wyoming

Tech -- GeekWire - TerraPower's lab tests the equipment and processes for next-generation nuclear reactors. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)TerraPower, PacifiCorp and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced plans on Wednesday to build a next-generation nuclear power...

June 06, 2021 10:17 PM

Prostate Cancer: Talking to People About Your Diagnosis

Life -- WebMD - One in eight men get prostate cancer during their lifetime. But often, they find it hard to talk about their diagnosis. Find out how you can make that easier.

June 06, 2021 03:19 AM

Giving brown fat a boost to fight type 2 diabetes

Life -- EurekAlert - Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat appears to lower blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, and protect against fatty liver disease by remodeling white fat to a healthier state, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists...

June 06, 2021 03:19 AM

The 15 Best Whiskeys To Gift for Father's Day

Life -- GearMoose - No two dads are exactly alike, so if you're looking for a gift-worthy dram to give your old man on his holiday, not just any whiskey will do. But that doesn't mean you have to get the most expensive, rare, and hard to find spirits - quite...

June 06, 2021 03:18 AM

STAT+: For first time, immunotherapy after surgery shows benefit for patients with early kidney cancer

Life -- Stat - Merck said Thursday that giving its drug Keytruda immediately after surgery significantly reduced the risk of relapse of kidney cancer in patients who had their tumors removed.

The new clinical trial results make Keytruda the first immunotherapy...

June 06, 2021 03:16 AM

STAT+: AstraZeneca drug prevents breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations from returning

Life -- Stat - Lynparza, a cancer-fighting pill marketed by AstraZeneca and Merck, reduced the risk that breast cancer would return in an invasive form when it was given for a year to patients who carried cancer-causing variants of the BRCA gene.

The companies...

June 06, 2021 03:16 AM

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's May Help Long Term

Life -- WebMD - Over 15 years, patients who the treatment had significant improvement in motor symptoms and less need for medication.

June 06, 2021 03:16 AM

Breast cancer patients embrace integrative health during treatment

Life -- EurekAlert - Nearly three-quarters of breast cancer patients (73%) report using at least one type of complementary medicine after cancer diagnosis, while oncologists believe that less than half (43%) of patients are using these approaches during cancer...

June 06, 2021 03:14 AM

The 15 Best To-Do List Apps for Staying Organized

Life -- GearMoose - Whether you're working from home or back to commuting on a daily basis, your life is probably as hectic as always, which just might mean that stuff starts slipping through the cracks. Our busy, modern lifestyle barely leaves time to breathe,...

June 06, 2021 03:12 AM

Secondary infections inflame the brain, worsening cognition in Alzheimer's disease

Life -- EurekAlert - New research into Alzheimer's disease (AD) suggests that secondary infections and new inflammatory events amplify the brain's immune response and affect memory in mice and in humans -- even when these secondary events occur outside the brain.

June 06, 2021 03:11 AM

Most Americans support Medicare negotiation despite claims it would hurt innovation

Life -- EurekAlert - A new West Health/Gallup survey finds nearly all Democrats (97%) and the majority of Republicans (61%) support empowering the federal government to negotiate lower prices of brand-name prescription drugs covered by Medicare.

June 06, 2021 03:10 AM

Things People With Prostate Cancer Wish You Knew

Life -- WebMD - Prostate cancer happens when cells begin to grow and develop quicker than normally in your prostate. Find out what others want you to know about this condition.

June 06, 2021 03:08 AM

Potential Blood Sugar Test Uses Sweat, Not Blood

Life -- WebMD - A sensor measures blood sugar in sweat which may mean far fewer finger pricks for the millions of people with diabetes.

June 06, 2021 03:07 AM

June 02, 2021

Ready to Go Back to the Office? Maybe Not

Life -- Psychology Today - I know there are millions of people who are grateful for their retirement, but it is just not for me. Luckily, I found a gig where you hopefully only get better as you get older.

June 02, 2021 04:38 PM

Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Cognition for Oldest Adults, Regardless of Genetic Risk

Life -- Neuroscience News - Adults over 80 who maintained a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet, had a lower risk of cognitive decline, even if they had genetic risk factors for dementia.

June 02, 2021 04:38 PM

Role of Sleep-Related Brain Activity in Clearing Toxic Proteins and Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - The connection between brain activity during sleep and cerebrospinal fluid flow was reduced in those with risk factors for dementia and those with Alzheimer's disease than in the healthy control group.

June 02, 2021 04:37 PM

Harvard Licenses Technology to Obatala Sciences to Advance Discovery in Obesity, Diabetes, and Cancer

Business Wire -- License enables drug discovery: Harvard researchers had demonstrated novel methods of culturing human fat cells to model a diseased state in vitro.

June 02, 2021 03:51 PM

How to Save $1 Million by Retirement

U.S. News -- These tips can help you become a millionaire by age 65.

June 02, 2021 12:20 AM

Losing Weight Can Beat Diabetes and Also Help the Heart

U.S. News -- An aggressive weight-loss program not only achieves remission of type...

June 02, 2021 12:19 AM

Walmart to increase hours Saturday with stores opening at 6 a.m.; senior hours to continue

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - Walmart store hours are increasing for the first time in 2021 after being cut amid COVID-19. Starting June 5, stores will open at 6 a.m. local time.

June 02, 2021 12:15 AM

Massive fossil find in California includes mastodon, petrified forest

Think -- Big Think - A ranger working for a San Francisco water utility discovers a massive petrified forest and its ancient residents.The forest dates from the Miocene era 10 million years ago.Mastodons, horses, and rhinoceroses lived there.As we go about our...

June 02, 2021 12:15 AM

Google Messages integration on your Chromebook just got a new name

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google Messages has been a part of the overall Chromebook experience for quite some time now. If you've not set it up, I'd urge you to give it a try. The process is simple, the usability is very good, and it is nice to be able to fully...

June 02, 2021 12:10 AM