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January 18, 2021

Spending More Than 4% Per Year Can Be Safe

Oblivious Investor -- If you've read much about retirement planning, you've probably encountered the "4% rule" - the idea that, if you spend 4% of your portfolio balance in the first year of retirement, then adjust that level of spending upward each year in keeping with inflation,...

January 18, 2021 09:14 PM

How Exercise Helps Prevent and Treat Parkinson's Disease

U.S. News -- With exercise, John Cullen was able to slow and even reverse the progression of his Parkinson's symptoms.

January 18, 2021 09:08 PM

New research could lead to more treatment options for diabetes patients

Life -- Phys.org - For the first time, scientists have come up with a precise atomic level explanation for why glulisine- a commonly used medication to treat diabetes- is faster acting than insulin.

January 18, 2021 09:02 PM

Your Top 14 Wellbeing Resolutions for 2021

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Learn more about improving all five elements of wellbeing -- career, social, financial, physical and community -- to make big strides toward a life well-lived.

January 18, 2021 09:02 PM

Colours of the Lost Galaxy

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold. Despite the incredible quality of this image, taken from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope,...

January 18, 2021 09:02 PM

A guide to helping boomers sign up for their COVID vaccine

Tech -- Mashable - Seniors over 65 can now receive the COVID vaccine in many states, but navigating sites to actually sign up for a vaccination appointment can be challenging for the less tech savvy.

At least 10.6 million people in the United States have received...

January 18, 2021 08:16 PM

President Biden's Peloton exercise equipment under scrutiny

Infosec -- Security Affairs - President Joe Biden can't bring his Peloton exercise equipment to the White House due to security reasons.

According to a Popular Mechanics report, President Joe Biden is going to move to the White House and likely he will have to...

January 18, 2021 08:15 PM

Mike Pence to Attend WVa Ceremony for the Late Chuck Yeager

U.S. News -- Vice President Mike Pence is coming to West Virginia to attend a public celebration for the late Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager.

January 18, 2021 03:35 AM

Coffee Might Help Ward Off Prostate Cancer

U.S. News -- A cup of java may not be a bad idea for men's...

January 18, 2021 03:33 AM

The Social Security Retirement Age Increases to 66 and 10 months in 2021

U.S. News -- Workers with an older retirement age get smaller Social Security payments throughout retirement.

January 18, 2021 03:32 AM

'Social Security is your retirement income anchor': When to claim, explained

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - Knowing a thing or two about Social Security and when is best to claim benefits could improve your chances of having the retirement you desire.

January 18, 2021 02:49 AM

Best Event Management Software

Web Marketing -- Quick Sprout - Executing a successful event from start to finish doesn't have to be a distant dream once you discover event management software.

What makes event management software so special? With one, you can successfully market your events, process...

January 18, 2021 02:10 AM

How New York's largest hospital system is predicting COVID-19 spikes

Think -- Big Think - The machine-learning algorithm works by analyzing the online behavior of visitors to the Northwell Health website and comparing that data to future COVID-19 hospitalizations.The tool, which uses anonymized data, has so far predicted hospitalizations...

January 18, 2021 01:55 AM

Cancer cells hibernate to survive chemotherapy, finds study

Think -- Big Think - Cancer cells go into a state similar to hibernation when attacked by chemotherapy.The low-energy state is similar to diapause - the embryonic survival strategy of over a 100 species of mammals. Researchers hope to use these findings to develop...

January 18, 2021 01:48 AM

Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease in Patients With Schizophrenia

Life -- Neuroscience News - People diagnosed with schizophrenia have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, researchers report. The reason could be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system cause as a result of dopamine receptor...

January 18, 2021 01:44 AM

Does MS Affect Your Life Expectancy?

Life -- WebMD - Can multiple sclerosis affect how long you live? Does the type you have make a difference? Learn more about life expectancy with this condition.

January 18, 2021 01:44 AM

An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer - our biological clock

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.

January 18, 2021 01:33 AM

Altering mealtimes could prevent development of Type 2 diabetes

Life -- EurekAlert - An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

January 18, 2021 01:32 AM

Representation Shapes Black Employees' Work Experience

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Black workers in the U.S. are significantly less likely than White workers to say they see leaders or other workers of their same race at their workplaces.

January 18, 2021 01:30 AM

Pandemic Could Be Recipe for More Cooking at Home

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Before the global pandemic, results from the latest Cookpad and Gallup study of home cooking trends show more people were cooking at home.

January 18, 2021 12:30 AM

Gallup U.S. Global Leadership Update

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Across 60 countries and areas surveyed during the last year of Donald Trump's presidency, median approval of U.S. leadership stands at 22%.

January 18, 2021 12:29 AM

Compound Protects Myelin and Nerve Fibers

Life -- Neuroscience News - A newly engineered compound prevents damage to myelin and nerve fibers by stimulating a protective response in cells that produce and maintain myelin. The compound has positive implications for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

January 18, 2021 12:29 AM

Memory May Be Preserved in Condition With Brain Changes Similar to Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - While 40% of people with primary progressive aphasia have underlying Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests they may not develop the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's.

January 18, 2021 12:29 AM

Supplements That Are Safe to Take When You Have Lung Cancer

Life -- WebMD - Lung cancer and its treatment can affect your appetite and how your body uses nutrients. Some people take supplements and vitamins to get the nutrients they need. Certain supplements are safe, but always check with your doctor before taking one.

January 18, 2021 12:28 AM

MIND and Mediterranean Diets Associated With Later Onset of Parkinson's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Close adherence to the MIND and Mediterranean diets delayed the onset of Parkinson's disease by up to 17.4 years in women, and 8.4 years in men.

January 18, 2021 12:28 AM

The Best Lung Cancer Blogs

Life -- WebMD - A lung cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed. But you're far from alone. Whether you're looking for inspiration or info on cancer research, there's a blog you can turn to. Here are some tips on how to find the best one for you.

January 18, 2021 12:27 AM

How to Use Light to Beat the Winter Blues

Life -- Psychology Today - The winter blues can sap our energy and leave us feeling tired, hopeless, and foggy, but light may be the key to keeping the blues at bay.

January 18, 2021 12:26 AM

Siegfried and Roy: What Happened the Night of the Tiger Attack?

Life -- Reader's Digest - Update, January 14, 2021: Sadly, on January 13, 2021, Siegfried Fischbacher passed away at the age of 81. According to his publicist Dave Kirwin, the cause was pancreatic cancer.

January 18, 2021 12:23 AM

Esophageal cancer patients show abundance of oral pathogens

Life -- EurekAlert - DNA from various oral bacterial pathogens has been found in tumors from esophageal cancer patients. Researchers led by Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) examined bacterial pathogens in plaque and saliva from esophageal cancer patients,...

January 18, 2021 12:21 AM

Gender, Personality and Public Health Compliance

Life -- Gallup Headlines - New research from Franklin Templeton and Gallup explores how personality traits relate to adherence to public health guidelines, acceptance of vaccination and confidence in going out in public.

January 18, 2021 12:20 AM

Chemotherapy with light; only one injection required

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers in South Korea have developed a phototherapy technology that can significantly increase efficiency while reducing the pain of chemotherapy and minimizing side effects after treatment. The research team has developed a cancer-targeted...

January 18, 2021 12:18 AM

For Cancer Patients, Someone to Love Helps

Life -- Psychology Today - The good news is that cancers of all types are no longer a death sentence. Healthy relationships can make a big difference in what that survival looks like.

January 18, 2021 12:17 AM

40 iPhone Tricks That Will Make Things So Much Easier

Life -- Reader's Digest - Your iPhone is jam-packed with features that make your life easier. Steve Jobs planned it that way by emphasizing "rationality and functionality" from the very beginning, according to Smithsonian Magazine. But its cool features go far...

January 18, 2021 12:16 AM

CU Anschutz scientists reverse deadly impacts of asthma in mice

Life -- EurekAlert - Excess mucus in the lungs can be fatal for asthma patients, but scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have broken up those secretions at the molecular level and reversed their often deadly impacts.

January 18, 2021 12:15 AM

New studies support blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Life -- EurekAlert - In three recent publications in Molecular Psychiatry, Brain and JAMA Neurology researchers from the University of Gothenburg provide convincing evidence that an in-house developed blood test for Alzheimer's disease can detect the disease...

January 18, 2021 12:14 AM

Ovarian cancer cells adapt to their surroundings to aid tumor growth

Life -- EurekAlert - A description of how ovarian cancer cells adapt to survive and proliferate in the peritoneal cavity has been detailed by a new study. It shows structures inside the cells change as the disease progresses, to help the cells grow in an otherwise...

January 18, 2021 12:13 AM

Weaker skin barrier leads to faster uptake of chemicals

Life -- EurekAlert - The ability of our skin to protect us from chemicals is something we inherit. Some people are less well-protected which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in...

January 18, 2021 12:13 AM

Rotten Egg Gas Could Guard Against Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs, appears to help protect brain cells against Alzheimer's disease in mouse models.

January 18, 2021 12:11 AM

Research Shows Why COVID Pneumonia Is More Deadly

Life -- WebMD - People using these medications for diabetes are at risk of a potentially fatal complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and it now appears that risk increases even more if they become sick with COVID-19

January 18, 2021 12:11 AM

Breast Cancer Blogs You Need to Read

Life -- WebMD - Doctors and people living with breast cancer recommend the best blogs to read, from personal stories to practical content.

January 18, 2021 12:10 AM

Best Books for Breast Cancer

Life -- WebMD - Books are a great way to understand a new diagnosis, like breast cancer. We spoke to people who have it and doctors who treat it to find out what books they would recommend.

January 18, 2021 12:10 AM

How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

Life -- Reader's Digest - There truly is an app for everything. That's a fact avid iPhone users know all too well-especially when they look down at their phones and realize they have more apps than they ever wanted or needed. Ready to get rid of a few on yours?...

January 18, 2021 12:10 AM

12 Healthy Brain Foods To Improve Your Concentration

Life -- Lifehack - There are several ways food can impact your brain functions, such as memory, concentration, and alertness. This makes eating healthy brain foods essential to improving your concentration and maintaining mental well-being.

January 18, 2021 12:08 AM

23 Window Keyboard Shortcuts: A Cheat Sheet

Life -- Reader's Digest - Windows hotkeys-when you press two or more keys at once to tell your computer to do something specific-are your, well, key to saving time when you're at your computer. Once you have them memorized, you'll find that this process is faster...

January 18, 2021 12:06 AM

iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

Life -- Reader's Digest - Are you using Apple privacy settings on your iPhone? If not, you may want to reconsider just how much personal information can be exposed. Arbitrary details, such as where you shop, where you work or how you get around town may seem...

January 18, 2021 12:04 AM

STAT+: After repeated FDA rejections, key investor writes down stake in former diabetes unicorn Intarcia Therapeutics

Life -- Stat - Intarcia Therapeutics, a one-time biotech unicorn that has been unable to secure approval for a diabetes implant, has lost the support of a major Chinese investor and is being forced to auction lab equipment for the cash it needs to remain in business.


January 18, 2021 12:03 AM

New functions of integrin and talin discovered by an international research network

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers at Tampere University, Finland, have published new results in collaboration with an international research network that help to understand the biological phenomena mediated by cell membrane integrin receptors and contribute to the...

January 18, 2021 12:02 AM

January 17, 2021

These are the known side effects of the newest coronavirus vaccine

Tech -- BGR - The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine continues to be a bit bumpy in the US, bogged down by everything from states having complex recipient tiers to follow, to supply limits.

President-elect Joe Biden delivered remarks on Friday that laid out his...

January 17, 2021 11:11 PM

You still might have COVID-19 even if you test negative - here's why

Tech -- BGR - A negative COVID-19 test is by no means a 100% guarantee that you don't have the coronavirus.

A false negative can happen when someone gets tested immediately after infection.

Ignoring common coronavirus safety guidelines can also lead to an infection...

January 17, 2021 11:10 PM

CES showed off the COVID-19 mask gimmick arms race

Tech -- The Verge - Millions of people in the US started buying face masks in 2020, and companies, unsurprisingly, rushed to take advantage of the surge of demand for a new product. At CES 2021, the gadget-ification...

January 17, 2021 11:08 PM