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40% of Older Adults: Newly Identified Form of Dementia Is Shockingly Common

40% of Older Adults: Newly Identified Form of Dementia Is Shockingly Common

The symptoms of Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) are comparable to those of Alzheimer’s disease, involving memory loss and issues with thinking and reasoning in old age. A recent study indicates the prevalence of brain changes from limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy might be approximately 40% in older adults and as high as 50% in people …

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10 Common Behaviors That Are Making You More Forgetful

10 Common Behaviors That Are Making You More Forgetful

Memory is a fickle thing. For example, you may remember something significant that happened a decade ago, but not what you had for dinner last Tuesday. Or maybe you are simply forgetful with the little things, like misplacing your keys, reading texts but forgetting to respond, or losing track of appointments. Everyone forgets things every …

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A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents like rats, mice, and voles can also carry viruses which are sometimes capable of jumping over to our own species.   Among Sweden’s red-backed bank voles (Myodes glareolus), researchers have now identified a widespread and common coronavirus they’ve called the Grimsö virus, after the …

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Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Two years after the first COVID-19 patients raised alarms that symptoms could last for months, it’s clear the phenomenon is common — but medical experts still don’t know much about what causes it or how to treat it. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looking at 353,000 COVID-19 survivors found that …

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Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers.

Most workers who died of COVID in 2020 had something essential in common, study finds

Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers. Mark Lennihan AP Most working-age Americans who died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic were so-called essential workers in labor, service and …

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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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