Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

February 25, 2024

Heart Failure and Life Expectancy

Life -- WebMD - With better medication and care, doctors are helping people with heart failure improve the quality and length of their lives.

February 25, 2024 05:54 AM

February 24, 2024

Cancer sometimes triggers sudden memory loss - now we might know why

Life -- Live Science - A virus-like protein made by some tumors may be the culprit behind an enigmatic neurological syndrome in cancer patients.

February 24, 2024 07:59 AM

Few Americans Know How Much Their Healthcare Costs

Life -- Gallup Headlines - While the vast majority of Americans believe healthcare organizations should be required to provide the cost of their products and services in advance, few Americans are aware of the costs before they receive care.

February 24, 2024 07:59 AM

Sleep's Role in Brain Health

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study reveals how sleep duration impacts brain health, specifically relating to stroke and dementia risks. Analyzing brain images of nearly 40,000 middle-aged participants, the study found that both short and long sleep durations...

February 24, 2024 07:58 AM

Alzheimer's is transmissible in extremely rare scenarios

Life -- Live Science - A small study suggests that "seeds" of Alzheimer's can be transferred from one person to another via certain medical procedures, leading to the disease later in life.

February 24, 2024 07:52 AM

Predicting Alzheimer's Progression Accurately

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers developed an innovative learning-based framework called DETree to accurately predict the progression of Alzheimer's disease. This new tool addresses the continuous nature of Alzheimer's development.

February 24, 2024 07:35 AM

Felonies, Old Age Heavily Count Against Candidates

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans are more likely to say they would back certain types of presidential candidates, such as a woman or Black adult, than others, such as a Muslim or socialist. But being older than 80 or having been charged with a felony are...

February 24, 2024 06:16 AM

How Pets May Reduce Dementia Risks Later in Life

Life -- Psychology Today - Pet ownership offers not just companionship but a potential safeguard against the threat of dementia.

February 24, 2024 05:53 AM

Alzheimer's comes in at least 5 distinct forms, study reveals

Life -- Live Science - Knowing that Alzheimer's comes in at least five distinct forms could change the treatment landscape, the scientists behind the new study say.

February 24, 2024 05:23 AM

February 22, 2024

Heart Failure: What I Wish I'd Known

Life -- WebMD - A single mom shares how she came back from a coma and heart failure diagnosis, and turned her health around with diet, exercise, and medication.

February 22, 2024 11:44 PM

How to Heal From Chronic Stress

Life -- Psychology Today - Chronic stress keeps your your body revved up, and it eventually breaks from the effects of the threat physiology. Learning to regulate flight or fight to safety is healing.

February 22, 2024 11:20 PM

Billionaires Wanted to Save the News Industry. They're Losing a Fortune.

Tech -- NY Times Technology - Time magazine, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times - owned by Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong - are still losing money.

February 22, 2024 11:10 PM

The impact of cancer on mental health

Life -- Psychology Today - Traditionally, cancer care has focused on the patient's physical experience, but there is increasing recognition of the mental toll as well as the need to support loved ones

February 22, 2024 10:54 PM

Team uses magnetized neurons to treat Parkinson's disease symptoms

Life -- Phys.org - Electrical deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established method for treating disordered movement in Parkinson's disease. However, implanting electrodes in a person's brain is an invasive and imprecise way to stimulate nerve cells. Researchers...

February 22, 2024 10:53 PM

New Normal of Lower U.S. Life Ratings Persisted in 2023

Life -- Gallup Headlines - In 2023, 52.1% of U.S. adults rated their lives well enough to be considered "thriving," three points below the norms set in 2015-2019 and 2021.

February 22, 2024 10:52 PM

Researchers Test AI-Based Therapy App for People With Tinnitus

Tech -- ExtremeTech - 'Tinnibot' might help people manage the frustrations associated with tinnitus-but is it a slippery slope?

February 22, 2024 09:33 PM

January 17, 2024

Chemists find potential new drug for photodynamic cancer therapy

Life -- Phys.org - A modern alternative to chemotherapy and radiotherapy is photodynamic therapy. It is used to treat cancer, skin diseases, and infectious diseases. The essence of the method is that light-sensitive substances are introduced into the blood, which...

January 17, 2024 02:39 AM

Global Study Issues Wake-Up Call for Women's Health

Life -- Gallup Headlines - A new Hologic Global Women's Health Index survey reveals the health of the world's women is no better today than it was at the height of the pandemic.

January 17, 2024 02:38 AM

When You're Not Who You Were: How To Start a New Chapter

Life -- Psychology Today - Divorce, retirement, and illnesses can change our identities; we are no longer who we were. These suggestions can help you start this new chapter in your life.

January 17, 2024 02:38 AM

January 16, 2024

A Brief Update on Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Treatment

Life -- Psychology Today - Geriatric Psychiatrist and Researcher Dr. Ariel Gildengers discusses cognitive problems and dementia, early detection and potential interventions.

January 16, 2024 02:13 AM

Discovering Leadership

Life -- Psychology Today - If you want to lead others, it's important to know yourself.

January 16, 2024 02:10 AM

ID of five subtypes of Alzheimer's has huge implications for treatment

gizmag -- An international team of neuroscientists has for the first time identified five distinct subtypes of Alzheimer's disease, in what could be a breakthrough for treatment approaches and efficacy. They call for researchers and medical professionals to look...

January 16, 2024 12:07 AM

January 15, 2024

Simulating a Time-Keeping Radio Signal

EE -- Hackaday - As far as timekeeping goes, there's nothing more accurate and precise than an atomic clock. Unfortunately, we can't all have blocks of cesium in our basements, so various agencies around the world have maintained radio stations which, combined...

January 15, 2024 11:51 PM

Laundry is a top source of microplastic pollution-here's how to clean your clothes more sustainably

Life -- Phys.org - Microplastics are turning up everywhere, from remote mountain tops to deep ocean trenches. They also are in many animals, including humans.

January 15, 2024 11:44 PM

Tinnitus often causes distress. A new app could help.

Life -- Live Science - A new app could help make behavioral therapies aimed at easing distress from tinnitus more accessible, a small study suggests.

January 15, 2024 11:42 PM

Even Most Men Are Turned Off by Bro Cultures

Life -- Psychology Today - If most people don't like bro cultures, why are they so prevalent?

January 15, 2024 11:41 PM

This is not a climate-change abstraction: Forests are still disappearing at a fast pace

Life -- Phys.org - Our forests are disappearing. According to a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund, 6.6 million hectares of forest were lost in 2022. It's a mind-boggling statistic, especially since it represents 21% more forest cover than should have...

January 15, 2024 11:32 PM

Japan's coastline moved over 800 feet after the devastating Jan 1. earthquake

Life -- Live Science - Satellite images captured striking changes in the coastline of Japan's Noto Peninsula following a massive earthquake on New Year's Day.

January 15, 2024 11:22 PM

The Cost of Freeing Drinking Water from 'Forever Chemicals'

Life -- Undark - Persistent pollutants known as PFAS contaminate air, soil, and water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue a cap of 4 parts per trillion on PFAS in drinking water - among the strictest such limits in the world. Can local water...

January 15, 2024 11:20 PM

Colorado's new wolves are alive and well, but state officials face transparency concerns about releases

Life -- Phys.org - The 10 wolves set loose in Colorado in December 2023 as part of a historic state-led reintroduction are doing well, but the humans charged with orchestrating the multi-year effort addressed concerns this week about a lack of transparency about...

January 15, 2024 07:41 AM

Discoveries gleaned from ancient human DNA

Life -- Phys.org - Four research articles published in Nature follow the genetic traces and geographical origins of human diseases far back in time. The analyses provide detailed pictures of prehistoric human diversity and migration, while proposing an explanation...

January 15, 2024 07:33 AM

Novel 'Chimera' drug targets the 'undruggable' Parkinson's protein

gizmag -- Inspired by a creature from Greek mythology, researchers have created a 'two-headed' drug that prevents the production of the toxic protein linked to Parkinson's disease before destroying the RNA machinery that makes it. The novel drug may be a way of...

January 15, 2024 06:22 AM

Don't delay talking to girls about keeping safe online, says report

Life -- Phys.org - Research from Anglia Ruskin University's Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) shows that two-way communication, as well as careful monitoring, is the most effective way to prepare girls to handle online requests for indecent images.

January 15, 2024 06:10 AM

Men, We Need to Talk (About Prostate Cancer)

Life -- Psychology Today - One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Treatments cause erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Men can help each other by talking openly about their illness.

January 15, 2024 06:09 AM

Harnessing AI in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Life -- Psychology Today - From option to imperative-AI is revolutionizing the battle against pancreatic cancer.

January 15, 2024 06:09 AM

Scientists tame chaotic protein fueling 75% of cancers

Life -- Phys.org - MYC is the shapeless protein responsible for making the majority of human cancer cases worse. UC Riverside researchers have found a way to rein it in, offering hope for a new era of treatments.

January 15, 2024 06:02 AM

Life With Insulin Injections

Life -- WebMD - Treating your type 2 diabetes with insulin? Learn the ins and outs of giving yourself daily injections.

January 15, 2024 06:00 AM

Tinnitus: Ringing in Your Ear Really Comes From Your Brain

Life -- WebMD - A new study from Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear offers groundbreaking insight into the role the brain plays in tinnitus - and its surprising significance.

January 15, 2024 03:03 AM

Europeans' ancient ancestors passed down genes tied to multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's risk

Life -- Live Science - New research suggests that the risk of Europeans developing diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's stems from ancient human migrations.

January 15, 2024 03:02 AM

The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in U.S. Families

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Less than 50% of parents report excellent relationships with their teens. Factors like age of child, marriage, biology and ideology impact this.

January 15, 2024 03:02 AM

Hurricane waves hitting Americas grow 20% per decade: Study

Life -- Phys.org - The U.S., Mexico and countries in the Caribbean are being battered by hurricane-induced ocean waves that have grown in areal size by 80% over the past 40 years, a new study has found.

January 15, 2024 01:34 AM

Gene variant guards against Parkinson's and could lead to therapies

Life -- Live Science - A study uncovers the likely reasons why a rare genetic quirk is tied to protection against Parkinson's disease.

January 15, 2024 01:20 AM

Is It a Quirky Behavior or Alzheimer's?

Life -- Psychology Today - It takes an average of one-and-a-half years to see a neurologist for a dementia assessment. What can you do while waiting for the appointment to make decisions for your loved one?

January 15, 2024 01:20 AM

January 14, 2024

Why Retirement Gets Better With Annuities

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - New research co-authored by Wharton's Olivia S. Mitchell makes a case for deferred income annuities with some equity exposure in defined contribution plans....Read More

January 14, 2024 11:31 PM

Seniors' Possible Purchasing Power Erosion May Lead to Less Splurging in 2024

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Older consumers were able to maintain their purchasing power last year, mainly helped by an 8.7% jump in Social Security benefits that exceeded inflation.

This was the highest increase in four decades, and it allowed seniors to maintain their...

January 14, 2024 11:13 PM

January 13, 2024

Microplastics in Bottled Water At Least 10 Times Worse Than Once Thought

Media -- Time - Science - Pure, natural spring water, just as nature intended. Well, not exactly.

Bottled water has long been marketed as a safer alternative to what comes out of the tap-if it doesn't come straight from a mountain spring, it's at least purified...

January 13, 2024 09:53 AM

Novel Gene Linked to Range of Neurodegenerative Diseases Identified

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers uncovered a crucial link between the gene Angiogenin (ANG) and age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD), motor neuron disease (MND), and Parkinson's disease. In its mutated form, ANG...

January 13, 2024 09:39 AM

Protein structures signal fresh targets for anticancer drugs

Life -- Phys.org - Cell replication in our bodies is triggered by a cascade of molecular signals transmitted between proteins. Compounds that block these signals when they run amok show potential as cancer drugs.

January 13, 2024 09:38 AM

January 10, 2024

Are Your Kidneys at Risk From Diabetes?

Life -- WebMD - Diabetes and kidney disease: Learn the symptoms and how to protect your kidneys when you have diabetes.

January 10, 2024 10:21 PM

AI Detects Cancers and Immunotherapy Biomarker

Life -- Psychology Today - AI tool called iStar can spot tumors and various types of cancer that are difficult for clinicians to see or identify, as well as predict candidates for immunotherapy.

January 10, 2024 10:20 PM