Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

September 18, 2021

Trial Into Antioxidant for Parkinson's Disease Yields Disappointing Results

U.S. News -- Researchers hoped to show that the natural antioxidant urate could delay...

September 18, 2021 10:20 PM

Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

U.S. News -- Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age...

September 18, 2021 10:20 PM

Could Cholesterol Help Drive Alzheimer's Disease?

U.S. News -- Cholesterol made in the brain may spur development of Alzheimer's...

September 18, 2021 10:19 PM

Time Until Dementia Symptoms Appear Can Be Estimated via Brain Scan

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new algorithm uses neuroimaging data of amyloid levels in the brain and takes into account a person's age to determine when a person with genetic Alzheimer's risk factors, and with no signs of cognitive decline, will develop the...

September 18, 2021 10:08 PM

What is Cold Brew Coffee and Why You Ought to Know

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Smooth and less bitter than drip coffee and iced coffee, cold brew is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

Sales have more than tripled since 2015, with sales expected to reach almost $372 million this year,...

September 18, 2021 10:08 PM

Turning 65 Brings Big Health Care Cost Savings, Study Finds

U.S. News -- When Americans are eligible for Medicare at age 65, they see a...

September 18, 2021 03:40 AM

10 Things Your Corporate Culture Needs to Get Right

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - In April 2021, nearly 4 million Americans quit their jobs - the highest monthly number ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Employee retention is on the mind of every chief human resources officer, but culture...

September 18, 2021 03:06 AM

New Gene Therapy Pathway Could Protect Us From Cancer and Dementia

Life -- Neuroscience News - A newly identified gene therapy pathway has the potential to protect us against dementia and cancer, researchers report.

September 18, 2021 02:50 AM

Retirees Likely to Receive Significant Bump in Social Security Benefits in 2022

Life -- Kiplinger - The cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits for next year is expected to be the largest since 1982.

September 18, 2021 02:49 AM

Study finds ADHD is associated with dementia

Life -- SharpBrains - Multigenerational Study Finds Links Between ADHD, Dementia Risk (Health Day):

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to be somehow linked to risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a new multigenerational study has found.


September 18, 2021 02:49 AM

Pandemic prompts more teachers to consider early retirement or new career

Life -- Phys.org - The COVID-19 pandemic reduced teachers' commitment to remain in the classroom, our study on teacher turnover found.

September 18, 2021 02:48 AM

September 17, 2021

The AirPods 3 were a no-show, but don't count them out yet

Media -- The Next Web - While most of the products at the iPhone 13 event were predicted by early rumors, there was one prominent prediction that didn't show up: the AirPods 3. But don't count it out just yet. A new report by DigiTimes Asia claims the AirPods...

September 17, 2021 07:22 PM

iPhone 13 benchmarks are in, and Apple leaves Android in the dust (again)

Media -- The Next Web - Apple just announced the iPhone 13 two days ago, but benchmarks are already starting to roll in. It should come as no surprise that the new phones are faster than their predecessors, but the results also show, once again, that Apple is...

September 17, 2021 07:22 PM

September 16, 2021

5 Best Things to Do on Nantucket

Life -- New England Today - At 31/2 miles by 14, Nantucket may be a bit bigger than what many people imagine when they think of an island - it takes a bit of effort to grasp it all at once. But with its boat-filled harbor, beautiful beaches, and weathered-shingle...

September 16, 2021 07:11 PM

Stem Cells Model Genetic Risk for Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Stem cell study reveals astrocytes carrying the Alzheimer's associated APOE4 gene release more cholesterol than those carrying the APOE3 gene. Findings shed light on how different versions of the APOE gene in astrocytes influence amyloid-beta...

September 16, 2021 07:10 PM

4 Affordable Telemedicine Options Even Without Insurance

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - A doctor's waiting room is a great place to encounter someone with a bug you don't want. But you can actually avoid stepping into one when you need care. Fortunately, there are a number of great telemedicine options that offer comprehensive...

September 16, 2021 07:09 PM

Triangular honeycombs: Physicists design novel quantum material

Life -- Phys.org - Smartphones, notebooks and other electronic devices of our everyday life strongly benefit from the ever-increasing miniaturization of semiconductor devices. This development comes however at a price: confining electrons enhances their scattering-...

September 16, 2021 07:09 PM

Chinese astronauts send back stunning images of Earth from Tianhe space station (photos)

Life -- Live Science - China's Shenzhou 12 astronauts have sent back stunning images taken out of small windows on the Tianhe space station module in low Earth orbit.

September 16, 2021 07:06 PM

New pathway of the energy metabolism in peripheral tissues regulated by cytokine GDF15

Life -- Phys.org - A study published in the journal Cell Reports describes a new pathway related to the activity of receptors that are associated with several metabolic or cardiovascular diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. According to the conclusions,...

September 16, 2021 07:06 PM

Internet and Other Information Industries at New Image Lows

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Four industries in Gallup's annual rating of 25 business sectors are at new lows of popularity with Americans this year, and all four are in the information business.

September 16, 2021 07:05 PM

Cholesterol Drives Alzheimer's Plaque Formation

Life -- Neuroscience News - Cholesterol produced by astrocytes in the brain is required for the production of amyloid-beta. The findings shed light on how and why amyloid-beta forms, and may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been implicated as...

September 16, 2021 07:05 PM

Protein From the Liver May Cause Alzheimer's Disease in the Brain

Life -- Neuroscience News - Amyloid-beta proteins created in the liver are carried in the blood by lipoproteins to the brain. This results in neurodegeneration, brain atrophy, and inflammation, which are common features of Alzheimer's disease.

September 16, 2021 07:04 PM

House moderates rebel against Pelosi drug pricing plan, leaving bill's fate uncertain

Life -- Stat - WASHINGTON - Three moderate House Democrats are making good on their threat to oppose Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aggressive Medicare drug price negotiation, leaving its fate uncertain.

Reps. Scott Peters (Calif.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.) and Kathleen...

September 16, 2021 07:04 PM

9 Diabetes Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Life -- WebMD - Are you making these common missteps in your diabetes management? Learn how to avoid diabetes mistakes.

September 16, 2021 07:01 PM

Everything new with the iPhone 13's cameras

Media -- The Next Web - Apple announced the iPhone 13 series of flagship devices last night. While there weren't any jaw-dropping updates from the iPhone 12, Apple used the event as an attempt to convince people that the new devices had much better cameras. Let's...

September 16, 2021 06:14 PM

September 14, 2021

The 16 Best Blazers For Men

Life -- GearMoose - The humble blazer is surely one of the jackets every guy should have in his wardrobe - to say the very least. The best blazers combine aspects that are essential in most pieces of menswear nowadays, from versatile fabric to an excellent fit...

September 14, 2021 08:40 PM

8 Stocks to Buy if You're Over 50

U.S. News -- Stable investments with dividends make excellent retirement stocks.

September 14, 2021 07:34 PM

Jay Leno Bets on Reboot of Groucho Marx 1950s Game Show

U.S. News -- If leaving the storied role of "The Tonight Show" host mandates retirement, Jay Leno ignored the memo.

September 14, 2021 07:34 PM

New study: 8 in 10 retirement plan sponsors say participants want guaranteed lifetime income investment options

PR Newswire -- Nearly nine in 10 plan sponsors and participants (88%), respectively, agree that income in retirement is vital to financial security, according to the Nationwide Retirement Institute's(r) 2021 In-Plan Lifetime Income survey of plan sponsors,...

September 14, 2021 07:16 PM

Starting your holiday shopping early may help you save money and avoid headaches

Media -- CNBC - Business - Covid is expected to impact another holiday season, due to delta and supply chain issues. Here's how to make the right move for your wallet and your wish list.

September 14, 2021 07:11 PM

Why a Warming Arctic Has the U.S. Coast Guard Worried About the Rest of the Country

Media -- Time - Science - One of the perks of going out on a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic is something called Ice Liberty. Ports are few and far between when you're north of the Arctic Circle, so instead of shore leave, Coastguardsmen and women will...

September 14, 2021 07:11 PM

Brain-Body Approaches to Reduce Dementia Risk

Life -- Psychology Today - Only by recognizing the many pathways that connect the brain to the rest of the body are we going to make progress in treating age-related dementia and Alzheimer's.

September 14, 2021 07:06 PM

Researchers Shed New Light on Molecular Mechanisms in Brain Diseases

Life -- Neuroscience News - Study reveals the molecular mechanisms implicated in the regulation of toxic proteins in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

September 14, 2021 07:05 PM

Every Multitasking Feature in iPadOS 15 Worth Knowing About (and How to Use Them)

Life -- Lifehacker - Recently, Apple has essentially released a new iPad multitasking system every two years or so. iPadOS 15 brings yet another overhauled multitasking system to the iPad and iPad Pro, but this time, Apple has actually made significant headway...

September 14, 2021 07:05 PM

The 12 Best Travel Pillows For Frequent Flyers

Life -- GearMoose - A good travel pillow can mean the difference between a comfortable trip and a (literal) pain in the neck. In short: No traveler, by air or otherwise, should go without a trusty travel pillow.

But the best travel pillows? They're something...

September 14, 2021 06:58 PM

Lessons on Toxic Dust from 9/11 Are Too Often Unheeded

Life -- Undark - The World Trade Center dust plume consisted of a dangerous mixture of cement dust, asbestos, and other pollutants. Two decades later, those who were exposed to these toxins are facing respiratory diseases and cancer. Despite the clear consequences,...

September 14, 2021 06:57 PM

Image Ratings of Several U.S. Industries Tumble

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Of 25 key U.S. business sectors, Americans' views of nine have worsened significantly, largely because of Republicans' decreased positivity.

September 14, 2021 06:56 PM

Stop and update your iPhone to iOS 14.8 right now

Tech -- The Verge - Apple has released a suite of new updates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS to fix a bug that security researchers at Citizen Lab say was very likely exploited to allow government agencies to...

September 14, 2021 03:35 AM

Google Will Soon Let You Place Calls Via Gmail

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Google's latest update to its Workspace suite comes in the form of voice and video calls initiated directly from the Gmail app. Google users will soon be able to "ring" other Google users via Google Meet inside...

September 14, 2021 03:31 AM

September 13, 2021

Never Too Old

Life -- Psychology Today - Retirement doesn't mean giving up on your life but transitioning into a new phase of it.

September 13, 2021 02:46 AM

Archivist's vintage 'Images of Apollo' photo prints land on auction

Life -- Live Science - A private archivist known for unearthing rare images from the early years of spaceflight is now selling a treasure trove of NASA prints representing some of the most iconic photos taken.

September 13, 2021 02:42 AM

September 11, 2021

Child Cancers Are Rare, But Here Are Signs to Look For

U.S. News -- Most parents want their children to live carefree lives, so a diagnosis of childhood cancer is...

September 11, 2021 11:41 PM

What do the different stages of breast cancer mean? Which is the most dangerous?

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - Sen. Amy Klobuchar's breast cancer diagnosis has put a spotlight on the disease. But the stages can be hard to decipher.

September 11, 2021 11:40 PM

Remembering Sept. 11

Life -- NASA Image of the day - The National 9/11 Flag was raised over the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex after Florida's contribution was added.

September 11, 2021 11:34 PM

Is Your Retirement Plan Missing an Essential Piece?

Life -- Kiplinger - Long-term care is a major risk that many financial advisers just aren't talking about with their clients. Here's why and some creative options for your own LTC plan.

September 11, 2021 11:33 PM

Cancer Treatment and Nerve Problems

Life -- Psychology Today - Peripheral neuropathy occurs with some cancer treatments, causing numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands, feet, fingers, and toes. Integrative health can help.

September 11, 2021 03:46 AM

Why Am I Tired All the Time?

Life -- Psychology Today - If you constantly feel fatigued, a few adjustments can go a long way.

September 11, 2021 03:46 AM

Making And Breaking Eye Contact Makes Conversation More Engaging

Life -- Neuroscience News - Study reveals a correlation between instances of eye contact and higher levels of engagement during conversations.

September 11, 2021 03:46 AM

Cancer cases, medical complications surge for 9/11 survivors, CDC report says

Media -- CNBC - Business - Nearly 60% of the 104,223 enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Program contracted at least one illness caused by 9/11 as of 2020, a CDC report says.

September 11, 2021 03:31 AM