Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem. Advertisement Supported by Most people with dementia have a number of brain abnormalities, not just Alzheimer’s disease. The finding is forcing scientists to rethink the search for treatments. ByGina Kolata April 8, 2019 Allan Gallup, a retired lawyer and businessman, grew increasingly forgetful in his last few years. Eventually, he could no longer remember how to use a computer or the television. Although he needed a catheter, he kept forgetting and pulling it out. It was Alzheimer’s disease, the doctors said. So after Mr. Gallup died in 2017 at age 87, his brain was sent to Washington University But it wasn’t just Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers found. Although Mr. Gallup’s brain … [Read more...] about The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem.
Best epidemiology programs in the world
Attorney General Lori Swanson had no doubt that 3M endangered Minnesotans by dumping waste from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Swanson sued 3M for $5 billion. She settled the case for $850 million in February 2018. The company never admitted guilt. One reason it did not have to was the lack of a national toxicity standard for the chemicals involved. The absence of mandatory, enforceable limits on the substances, known as PFAS, complicates and sometimes cripples attempts by governments and individuals to hold producers accountable for what has become a national pollution problem, legal and scientific specialists say. “Until the federal government says it is hazardous, there is no need to admit guilt,” said Alexandra Klass, an environmental law professor at the University of Minnesota. PFAS help make products heat-, stain-, water- and grease-resistant. Decades of use have spread the chemicals throughout the environment and alarmed public health groups and … [Read more...] about Critics say shortfall in EPA standards can stymie cases against 3M, others
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished -- which includes those who are under and overnourished -- and food production is overstepping environmental targets, driving climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The world's population is set to reach 10 billion people by 2050; that growth, plus our current diet and food production habits, will "exacerbate risks to people and planet," according to the authors. "The stakes are very high," Dr. Richard Horton, editor in … [Read more...] about New global diet can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
MANILA - Canada announced Tuesday it would fund nine projects on women empowerment across the Philippines this year. In a statement, the Canadian Embassy in Manila said its competitive grants program Canada Fund for Local Initiatives would focus on "increasing the participation of women and girls in governance and promoting gender equality." “When women and girls are empowered to reach their full potential, this directly benefits their families, their communities and their country," Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes said. "That is why our choices this year emphasize gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, which are strategic priorities for Canada in the Philippines.” This as Filipino women have become more prominent and louder in speaking out against gender inequality. In June, women behind the #BabaeAko campaign were named among the world's most influential online by TIME magazine. Women behind #BabaeAko movement among TIME's 'most … [Read more...] about Canada to fund 9 women empowerment projects in PH
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 12, 2018 With the return of pumpkin spice lattes and cooler temperatures comes another annual rite of passage: flu season. It's hard to predict just how hard the influenza will strike Michiganders this year, said Angela Minicuci, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, because "every flu season is different so we can’t really predict how severe or mild a season may be." Seasonal flu activity most commonly begins to rear its ugly head as early as October and can continue to make us sniffly and feverish as late as May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases tend to peak nationally from December to February. And yet, sometimes, flu season gets an earlier start. More: Canine influenza in Michigan: 5 things you need to know More: Flu spreads from Michigan convention to 12 states Kent County … [Read more...] about What’s in the flu shot? Michigan H1N1 strain added to vaccine mix