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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?

Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes.
'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.
World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

The World Bank pledged Thursday an additional $100 million in the fight against the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in West Africa.
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports.
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.
Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests.
Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by the disease -- may be slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola to Be Released From Hospital

The second Dallas nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian man -- the first diagnosed case of the disease in the United States -- has recovered and will be released Tuesday from the hospital.
Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore

Exercise is healthy at any age, particularly to seniors. Making exercise fun can help you stick with your program.

 

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