Games that push the brain to its limits Draw the attention of scientists in the fight against dementia

You may be able to prevent or delay dementia with changes in diet and exercise, research shows. Now, another potential tool to prevent dementia is getting researchers’ attention: specially designed video games. Companies are marketing a range of digital games that promise brain training, with a battery of speed, attention and memory exercises. Researchers are … Read more

Abbott faces competition from heart valve device approved by FDA

A new heart valve repair device from Edwards Life Sciences Corp. was as effective as the market-leading device of Abbott Laboratories in a clinical study of patients with heart disease, a finding that is likely to intensify competition in a growing device market. Edwards said Thursday that his new product, known as Pascal Precision, had … Read more

US known COVID cases at lowest level since May, but infections are rising again in New York

Known cases of COVID in the US continue to decline and are now at the lowest level since early May, although the numbers should be viewed with caution given the number of people testing at home, where the data is not being collected. The daily average for new cases stood at 68,312 Monday, according to … Read more

People who do this one thing have half the risk of Alzheimer’s

The things to remember about dementia are that it is absolutely terrible for you and everyone around you; it’s a great opportunity; and when it comes to fighting or avoiding them, you’re pretty much on your own. Read: Here’s an easy way to save on your #1 retirement expense Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias currently … Read more

The Chinese economy needs more stimulus. The room for maneuver in Beijing is limited.

Font size Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army stand in front of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing. Andrea Verdelli / Bloomberg About the author: Alicia Garcia-Herrero is a senior fellow at the European think tank Bruegel and chief economist for Asia-Pacific at Natixis. She is a non-resident senior fellow at the East Asian … Read more

People who do this one thing have half the risk of Alzheimer’s

The things to remember about dementia are that it is absolutely terrible for you and everyone around you; it’s a great opportunity; and when it comes to fighting or avoiding them, you’re pretty much on your own. Read: Here’s an easy way to save on your #1 retirement expense Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias currently … Read more

New cancer drug beats chemotherapy in study

September 12, 2022 11:31 a.m. ET New data from the first of a new type of cancer drug suggests its benefits and limitations, while leaving room for other candidates looking to enter the lucrative market. Amgen Inc.’s lung cancer pill Lumakras beat a common late-stage chemotherapy trial, which allowed patients to survive without their tumors … Read more

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the joker that can sink the stock market?

Quantitative Easing is credited with driving up stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve picked up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens when the … Read more

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the joker that can sink the stock market?

Quantitative Easing is credited with driving up stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values ​​by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve picked up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. in particular. Investors and policymakers may be underestimating what happens when the … Read more

Man partially paralyzed after too many whippets: study

A man became partially paralyzed after inhaling nitrous oxide daily for two months from jerry cans, often called whippets. The unidentified man, 32, went to the emergency room after being unable to walk for two weeks, according to a case study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He also experienced tingling in … Read more