WHO WILL CARE FOR ‘KINLESS' SENIORS?

Nearly one million Americans have no immediate family members to provide assistance if needed. The number is expected to grow.

U.S. PLANS TO END MPOX EMERGENCY DECLARATION IN TWO MONTHS

With few new cases, the plan not to renew the emergency past Jan. 31 is an acknowledgment that the disease previously known as monkeypox...

 
 
 

ALZHEIMER'S APOE4 GENETIC RISK TARGETED IN PROMISING TRIAL

Preliminary results offer hope that gene therapy can protect people with a version of the brain disease driven by a particular gene...

DOG FLU IS BACK, TOO

Canine influenza can spread quickly through shelters, kennels and day care facilities, although most dogs will recover on their own,...

 
 
 

HOW HAS THE RISING COST OF LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE AFFECTED YOU?

As inflation rises, assisted living and home health aides are becoming more expensive. We want to hear from people who are dealing...

AS OFFICIALS EASE RESTRICTIONS, CHINA FACES NEW PANDEMIC RISKS

Huge swaths of the nation's elderly remain vulnerable, scientists say, and a surge in deaths and hospitalizations may be inevitable.

 
 
 

CHINA HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY COVID-19 DILEMMA

A true reopening, however unlikely, could lead to millions of deaths.

POEM:

Coral Bracho depicts the terror of Alzheimers - losing yourself within a formerly capable and operating mind and body.

 
 
 

ELON MUSK HOPES TO TEST A BRAIN IMPLANT IN HUMANS NEXT YEAR

The tech multibillionaire said his company, Neuralink, was seeking government approval to test his device in people, and predicted...

FDA CONSIDERING NEW APPROACH TO BLOOD DONATION BY GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN

The agency may put in place a personalized risk assessment to replace the current prohibition on men who have had sex with men in the...

 
 
 

DEATHS FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE ROSE SHARPLY AMONG OLDER AMERICANS IN 2020

In the pandemic's first year, death rates linked to alcohol and drugs climbed among seniors as lockdowns and isolation spread.

WHEN HE STOOD UP QUICKLY, HE SOMETIMES FAINTED. WHAT WAS IT?

The attending physician, a doctor for 45 years, had never seen the obscure problem causing these symptoms.

 
 
 

IS IT TOXIC TO TELL EVERYONE TO GET THERAPY?

It has become a social credential to be in therapy. It's also incredibly difficult to access.

IS SPREADING MEDICAL MISINFORMATION A DOCTOR'S FREE SPEECH RIGHT?

Two lawsuits in California have pre-emptively challenged a new law that would punish doctors for misleading patients about Covid-19.

 
 
 

ALZHEIMER'S DRUG MAY BENEFIT SOME PATIENTS, NEW DATA SHOWS

The drug, lecanemab, made by Eisai and Biogen, also carried risks of brain swelling and bleeding and should be studied further, a report...

NYC WILL HOSPITALIZE MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE INVOLUNTARILY

Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people they deemed too mentally ill to care for themselves,...

 
 
 

MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, ANTISMOKING AND AUTO SAFETY CRUSADER, DIES AT 89

As an obscure but muscular congressional staffer and chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, he helped usher into law a raft of consumer...

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A UNIVERSAL FLU VACCINE?

Scientists have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic.

 
 
 

CAN THIS MAN STOP LYING?

Christopher Massimine, whose compulsive lying derailed a promising career in theater, maintains that it's a mental illness that has...

ORGAN DONATIONS RISE AROUND MOTORCYCLE RALLIES

A new study suggests a link between the large gatherings and a slightly higher number of transplants after traffic crashes.

 
 
 



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