Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

May 27, 2024

How to Make the Road Safer for the Elderly?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Have you ever worried about the safety of your grandparents or parents while they're driving or biking on the road? Your worry is justified. The road isn't a safe place for older people.

In Europe, around 27% of all road fatalities...

May 27, 2024 12:21 AM

Charge your laptop in a minute? Supercapacitors can help; new research offers clues

Life -- Phys.org - Imagine if your dead laptop or phone could charge in a minute or if an electric car could be fully powered in 10 minutes.

May 27, 2024 12:08 AM

Boeing won't fix leaky Starliner before flying first crew to ISS

Life -- Phys.org - Boeing is set to launch its first crewed space mission in June without fixing a small helium gas leak on its troubled Starliner spaceship, officials said Friday.

May 27, 2024 12:07 AM

I Got an Exclusive Look at Disney Vacation Club-These Are the 7 Best Benefits

Life -- Reader's Digest - As any Disney superfan (I count myself as one!) likely knows, Disney Vacation Club is Disneys version of a timeshare across its many properties around the United States. So when I was invited to travel along with my husband and two kids...

May 27, 2024 12:06 AM

Study Maps Genetic Risk of Schizophrenia to Specific Brain Cells

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study uncovers the intricate molecular mechanisms behind schizophrenia by mapping genetic risk factors to specific brain cells. Researchers used comprehensive genetic and cellular analyses to identify how these genes affect different...

May 27, 2024 12:05 AM

Want to Solve Immigration? Listen to the People

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans support strict border control and fair pathways for immigrants entering the U.S. illegally. Public opinion favors both deportation and citizenship options.

May 27, 2024 12:05 AM

Common heartburn medications may help fight cancer and other immune disorders in dogs, researchers find

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) have discovered that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)-medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux in people and animals-may be effective...

May 27, 2024 12:02 AM

May 26, 2024

How Did AI Hurt Red Lobster But Help ALDI?

SupplyChain -- Procurement Insights - Under Kenny, Red Lobster also cut two of its longtime shrimp suppliers- and competitors to Thai Union - to purchase more shrimp from Thai Union at higher costs, according to Red Lobster's bankruptcy filing. Kenny's decision came...

May 26, 2024 08:55 PM

Common Psychiatric Conditions Are Potentially Associated With Ancient Viral DNA: Study

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Parts of the human genome affected by viral relics appear to be linked with depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

May 26, 2024 09:13 AM

May 24, 2024

This year's hurricane season could see 25 named storms, NOAA says in record-breaking forecast

Life -- Live Science - Unusually high temperatures combined with the abatement of the El Nino could lead to more major hurricanes this year.

May 24, 2024 07:11 AM

Gut Bacteria's Link to Alzheimer's Explored

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers are investigating the connection between gut bacteria and Alzheimer's disease. They believe harmful metabolites from bad bacteria can travel to the brain, causing inflammation and potentially triggering dementia.

May 24, 2024 07:05 AM

Injectable Weight Loss Drugs: Who Uses Them, and Do They Work?

Life -- Gallup Headlines - An estimated 15 million U.S. adults have used injectable Type 2 diabetes drugs for weight loss. Reported effectiveness is lower among older adults.

May 24, 2024 07:04 AM

May 21, 2024

Blood pressure meds: Timing your dose determines how well they work

gizmag -- Circadian rhythms are the internal 'clocks' that nearly every tissue and cell runs in the background, collectively tuned to the 24-hour day-night cycle. Aside from being the bane of shift workers, disruption of the body's circadian rhythm has been linked...

May 21, 2024 06:39 AM

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon signals retirement is closer than ever

Media -- CNBC - Business - The ambiguity of Dimon's plans has made succession timing at JPMorgan one of the persistent questions for the bank's investors and analysts. He is 68.

May 21, 2024 06:30 AM

Research Offers New Ideas for Treating Alzheimer's

Life -- Psychology Today - It remains a matter of scientific debate whether the beta amyloid buildup is the cause of Alzheimer's or a feature of it. It's time to look at "out of the clump" fresh approaches.

May 21, 2024 04:56 AM

May 17, 2024

Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems lays off workers, citing lower plane delivery rates

Media -- CNBC - Business - Spirit makes fuselages at the plant for Boeing's best-selling 737 Max plane, deliveries of which have slowed in the wake of a door panel blowout.

May 17, 2024 05:28 AM

New Survey Shows Retirement Confidence Has Not Returned to Previous Levels

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - EBRI Director of Wealth Benefits joins the show to discuss the company's new retirement confidence survey...

May 17, 2024 05:16 AM

How Can I Clear My Home of Wildfire Smoke?

Life -- The Wirecutter - With more significant fires becoming the new normal, even people not directly threatened are concerned with what to do about the spread of wildfire smoke. With new threats emerging for areas that have not previously dealt with smoke conditions,...

May 17, 2024 03:25 AM

Opinion: As childhood asthma worsens, insurers restrict access to an essential medication

Life -- Stat - As pediatricians who take care of children in the inpatient, emergency, and primary care settings, we are alarmed by the recent trend of families having to go without basic medications to control their child's asthma. At least seven children have...

May 17, 2024 03:24 AM

May 16, 2024

Health care costs up to 300% higher for privately insured patients than those with Medicare, report reveals

Media -- Fox - Health - Most Americans - more than 65% - have private health insurance, but a new report has revealed a potentially very expensive drawback.Patients who have private (commercial) coverage may end up paying significantly more for their medical care...

May 16, 2024 04:15 AM

Home Depot Continues B2B Push as Consumer Spending Pulls Back

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Is your refrigerator running?

Rather than going to catch it, as the old prank phone call goes, Home Depot told investors during its first-quarter 2024 earnings call Tuesday (May 14) that many of today's consumers are sitting out on major...

May 16, 2024 02:41 AM

'She's going to be a bigger deal': What's next for Melinda French Gates

Tech -- GeekWire - Melinda French Gates is walking away from a 2,000-employee philanthropy with assets totaling more than $75 billion. But some say her departure from the Gates Foundation, announced Monday, could unlock...

May 16, 2024 02:13 AM

Resilience to Dementia: Having Alzheimer's Pathology with No Symptoms

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study found that some individuals show no Alzheimer's symptoms despite having the disease's brain processes. This "resilient" group has unique molecular and cellular characteristics, including higher antioxidant production by...

May 16, 2024 02:03 AM

13 Things to Remember When You Think You're Not Good Enough

Life -- The Positivity Blog - "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."Eleanor Roosevelt

"You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens."Louise L. Hay

It's so easy be dragged...

May 16, 2024 02:01 AM

Stocks Up, Gold Down in Americans' Best Investment Ratings

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans continue to rank real estate as the best long-term investment, while stocks have gained in attractiveness and gold has waned.

May 16, 2024 01:59 AM

May 15, 2024

Sleep Apnea During REM Linked to Memory Decline

Life -- Neuroscience News - Sleep apnea events during REM sleep are linked to verbal memory impairment in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. The research highlights the importance of focusing on sleep-stage-specific apnea severity for accurate diagnosis...

May 15, 2024 06:12 AM

New Technique Reveals Rapid Aging in Alzheimer's Brain Cells

Life -- Neuroscience News - Neuroengineers discovered that certain brain cells age faster than others, particularly in Alzheimer's patients. Using a new technique called MUSIC, they identified distinct aging patterns in brain cells and sex-specific differences...

May 15, 2024 06:11 AM

Mini-Brains from Stem Cells Provide Hope for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers developed tiny "mini-brains" from stem cells to help diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease. These mini-brains, created from human blood, accurately reflect the pathology of Alzheimer's on a smaller scale. This innovative...

May 15, 2024 06:11 AM

Expert Q&A: Alzheimer's Risk and the APOE4 Gene

Life -- WebMD - If you have two copies of the APOE4 gene, new research suggests that you're very likely to develop Alzheimer's. Experts break down the findings and share what you can do to lower your risk.

May 15, 2024 06:10 AM

May 14, 2024

Five Ways to Live a Balanced Life

Life -- Psychology Today - Life balance is within reach for most of us if we are determined, intentional, and patient. Here's how.

May 14, 2024 05:30 AM

Melinda French Gates to resign from Gates Foundation, will pursue own philanthropy with $12.5 billion grant

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and Melinda French Gates divorced in 2021 but since then have continued to operate the Gates Foundation together.

May 14, 2024 05:06 AM

tRNA Fragments Linked to Alzheimer's

Life -- Neuroscience News - A new study identifies a crucial factor in brain aging and Alzheimer's disease-the accumulation of Glu-5'tsRNA-CTC in neuron mitochondria. This small RNA fragment disrupts mitochondrial protein synthesis and cristae structure, accelerating...

May 14, 2024 04:32 AM

Melinda French Gates resigns as Gates Foundation co-chair

Life -- Stat - Melinda French Gates will step down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the nonprofit she and her ex-husband Bill Gates founded and built into one of the world's largest philanthropic organizations over the past 20 years.


May 14, 2024 04:31 AM

Thought Given to Election Portends High Turnout in U.S.

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Seven in 10 Americans say they have given a lot of thought to the election, on par with readings in 2008 and 2020 when voter turnout was high.

May 14, 2024 04:29 AM

The Risks of Ozempic for People with Eating Disorders

Life -- Psychology Today - The popularity of this Type 2 diabetes medication is rising, but some warn of the effects of off-label use by those with eating disorders.

May 14, 2024 02:53 AM

May 11, 2024

Salting your food increases your risk of stomach cancer by 41%

gizmag -- Worldwide, stomach cancer rounds out the top five most commonly diagnosed cancers. While incidence rates are highest in Eastern Asia, there's been an alarming rise in the incidence of stomach cancer among people under 50 in both high- and low-risk countries,...

May 11, 2024 07:31 AM

'New' genetic Alzheimer's disease may impact 6.7 million Americans

gizmag -- An incredible new study has upended our understanding of genetic Alzheimer's disease, finding that nearly everyone carrying two copies of a culprit gene had distinct biological markers of the degenerative condition by the age of 65. This means the APOE4...

May 11, 2024 07:30 AM

May 10, 2024

The Best Countertop Ice Maker

Life -- The Wirecutter - If you love cold drinks, a countertop ice maker might make your day. These machines tend to be more alike than different. But whether you want to chill a tumbler of lemonade, fill a cocktail shaker, or ice enough drinks for a party, the...

May 10, 2024 03:06 AM

Don't Fight False Memories in Dementia

Life -- Psychology Today - Has your loved one told you something happened that you're not sure is true? It could be a false memory.

May 10, 2024 03:05 AM

Americans Expect Home Prices to Rise, See Market as Poor

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Nearly seven in 10 Americans expect home prices to rise in their local area over the next year. Three-quarters think it is a bad time to buy a house.

May 10, 2024 03:03 AM

'Lost' spy satellite orbited Earth undetected for 25 years-until now, scientists say

Life -- Phys.org - An experimental spy satellite that was deemed "lost" after eluding detection for decades has finally been found. "The S73-7 satellite has been rediscovered after being untracked for 25 years," astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell said in an April...

May 10, 2024 03:01 AM

Sleep Enhances Memory with Less Energy

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers discovered a new mechanism in the brain that enhances memory formation while reducing energy consumption during sleep. The study finds that this process occurs in the entorhinal cortex, a key area for learning and memory...

May 10, 2024 03:01 AM

Dana-Farber researchers discover new target for potential leukemia therapy

Life -- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival. The study provides both mechanistic and preclinical...

May 10, 2024 02:57 AM

Dana-Farber researchers discover new target for potential leukemia therapy

Life -- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival. The study provides both mechanistic and preclinical...

May 10, 2024 02:57 AM

Addressing Chronic Stress in Therapy

Life -- Psychology Today - Here are some keys to coping with chronic stress for psychologists, with a focus on symptom management and the influence of societal factors.

May 10, 2024 02:57 AM

May 08, 2024

Creating a brand campaign of heroic proportions

Notes From The Napkin -- Giving Kyzatrex(r) renewed energy and vibrance with a new brand campaign. Situation More than 20 million men deal with problems related to hypogonadism, or low testosterone. Many patients and HCPs have preconceived notions about diagnosis and treatment,...

May 08, 2024 06:48 PM

10 Strategies for Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Life -- Psychology Today - Unlock career success and deeper connections! Discover 10 strategies for mastering emotional intelligence, a crucial skill for personal and professional growth.

May 08, 2024 06:21 PM

19 Etiquette Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor's Office

Life -- Reader's Digest - Good etiquette is good for your healthMedical spaces are a unique combination of majorly stressful and potentially boringa combo that can lead to etiquette mistakes with serious consequences, says Lizzie Post, the co-president of the...

May 08, 2024 06:19 PM

An Integrative Approach to Caregiver Burnout

Life -- Psychology Today - Burnout is at an all time high. How does burnout effect us and how can we overcome it?

May 08, 2024 06:19 PM

Walmart's Google-powered streaming box and smart speaker combo is live

Tech -- The Verge - Walmart has listed its new "Pro" Google TV streaming box / smart speaker combo a week after the product leaked into the real world and intermittently appeared on the store site.

The new Onn 4K Pro, which retails...

May 08, 2024 06:31 AM