Another promising Alzheimer’s drug trial ends in failure: ‘This one hurts’

(CNN)It’s another devastating blow in the search for a treatment for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease. “This was the closest to the finish line and early results showed not only could we improve cognitive function but also get rid of amyloid in the brain,” Isaacson said. “This was the most hopeful thing we had — in fact I have patients who are in the study, patients that are waiting to get into the trials. “This one hurts,” Isaacson said. “Alzheimer’s patients just can’t get a break.” A hypothesis and a ‘huge gamble’ The “amyloid hypothesis” says it’s the accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain that is the primary cause of the memory-destroying disease. Studies on mice showed that removing the …

Hills Pet Nutrition expands dog food recall over toxic vitamin D levels

DOG OWNERS CLAIM ‘TOXIC’ VITAMIN D LEVELS IN RECALLED HILL’S PET NUTRITION DOG FOOD KILLED THEIR PETS “Following the recall, we conducted a detailed review of our canned dog foods. As we had expected, that review confirmed that the issue is isolated to the same vitamin premix used in canned dog foods and limited to specific production lots. However, our review did determine that there were additional products affected by that vitamin premix, and it is for that reason that we are expanding the recall,” the letter reads, noting none of the company’s dry foods, cat foods or treats are affected by the recall. Many of Hill’s popular Science Diet and Prescription Diet canned foods have been included in the recall. …

The King Of The Surf Guitar Has Died

Dale, whose work included the 1962 hit “Misirlou” that was featured in the film “Pulp Fiction,” died on Saturday night. The popularity of surf music faded in the United States with the advent of rock’s “British Invasion” but Dale would have a career revival that started in the 1990s. He often said he kept performing because he wanted to “die onstage with an explosion of body parts.” But Dale also told interviewers he was on the road because he needed to earn $3,000 a month to pay medical expenses not covered by insurance after bouts with cancer, diabetes and back problems. He said he also liked to inspire people who might be having a tough time. Dale said his fans …

Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Champion Of Title IX Federal Law, Dies

Now, women make up more than half of those receiving bachelor’s and graduate degrees and more than 3 million high school girls — one in two — play sports. “There was a soccer field I used to jog around,” he said in a 2002 interview. “One day, all of a sudden, I realized that half of the players were little girls and half of them were little boys. I realized then that that was, in part, because of Title IX.” But it was his work to pass the landmark Title IX law that helped solidify his legacy before his death Thursday at age 91. “You simply cannot look at the evolution of equality in our nation without acknowledging the contributions …

This Endometriosis App Can Change The Way We View Women’s Health

The first time I remember knowing something was kind of different than my friends, was when I went to the ER when I was 14. I thought maybe I had appendicitis. I was doubled over, I could barely walk. Lizzie O’Leary She’s not alone. According to the , at least 200 million women worldwide have endometriosis, an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease that affects women starting at reproductive age. Tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, causing painful lesions. According to Dr. Tamer Seckin, a prominent gynecological surgeon who operated on Lena Dunham’s endometriosis, the symptoms can vary widely, but among the most common are severe pelvic pain, loss of quality of life, and sub-fertility. On average, women …

Two arrests after disco crush deaths

Officers want to speak to people who were at the hotel at the time and have already tracked down 160 witnesses. They have reassured anyone who was in the queue that they will not face questions about being under-age at a licensed premises. After discussions with the director of the Public Prosecution Service, Det Ch Supt Raymond Murray said the PSNI have agreed that age is “not an issue in this investigation”. “The focus of our investigation… is about trying to find answers for the families of the three teenagers who tragically died. “We need to know what you saw so the heartbroken families of Connor, Lauren and Morgan know what happened to their children,” he said. Lauren Bullock was …

Are races getting safer for horses?

According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the number of horse deaths per 1,000 race starts fell from 2.8 in 1994 to to 2.2 in 2018. The lowest rate was 1.8 in 2017. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCheltenham Festival: How authorities are aiming to improve horse welfare Altogether, the BHA figures show that, from 1994 to 2018, 4,905 horses died on British racecourses. “Despite the fact that the overall trend is one of decline, we never stand still when it comes to safety and we always look at the data from the previous year to determine whether any further improvements can be made,” a BHA spokesman said. Unsurprisingly, jump racing – where horses have to clear …

Teen convicted in metal-pipe beating death of 10-year-old girl gets life sentence

“In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act,” 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young said at the sentencing, according to Fox 31 Denver. “In 27 years as a prosecutor, I have never seen a 15-year-old commit such a violent act.” — 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young After slugging the child in the head five times with the pipe, Zellmer then dragged her into a ditch, where he left her to die, an affidavit showed. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

“Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection Field Operations, told NJ.com. RUSSIAN WOMAN FOUND DEAD, EATEN IN PIG PEN: REPORT Miller said it would cause nearly $10 billion worth of damage to the U.S. pork industry within one year. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the outbreak in China has already spread to Vietnam, where 79 outbreaks have been confirmed. “Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection …

McDonald’s urged to drop Monopoly game

But McDonald’s argued that people can take part by buying some of the healthier foods on their menu – and that they no longer get extra chances to compete by buying larger items. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDonald’s said it was continuing to review its menu Type 2 diabetes affects one in 16 adults in the UK and causes the level of glucose in the blood to become too high. It is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle. It is the more common form of diabetes, with nine out of 10 people with diabetes in the UK having type 2. Type 1, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition and is not associated with being overweight or …

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Senate passage of the resolution was all but ordained Wednesday after the collapse of efforts by the White House and GOP senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, limiting presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future. Republican lawmakers had hoped a deal on that …

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

Mountainside, New Jersey (CNN)When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. To avoid that fate for her kids, each month Crosby takes her family to Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, where they learn how to deal with their grief with other children who have lost a parent, brother or sister. “It’s really nice to have people listen to you who actually understand what you’re going through,” said Crosby, who has been going to Imagine for a year and a half. “It’s huge to have that support system.” Mary Robinson founded the nonprofit in 2011 to create what she didn’t have after her father died from cancer when she was 14. …

George Conway Urges Serious Inquiry Into Trumps Mental Health After New Lie

Conway, a persistent Trump critic despite his wife’s position in the administration, slammed the president’s “ “Even his donors and supporters wonder, Conway’s first tweet linked to a clip in which Trump suggested that District Judge Amy Berman Jackson found “no collusion” in “I can only tell you one thing: no collusion” multiple times.  “The ‘no collusion’ mantra is simply a non sequitur,” she said, adding that “the investigation is still ongoing.” whom he incorrectly referred to as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting last week. but that the “Cook” was so fast no one heard it.  he skipped the word just to save time.  to save **a third of a second**” “Whether or not impeachment is in order, a …

Trump Administration Aims To Use Facebook To Spy On People Collecting Disability

spy on people collecting federal disability payments, The New York Times reported. The aim is to use a form of federal surveillance to monitor social media posts of Social Security disability payment recipients to see whether they’re really disabled. Critics say social media photos and posts may be a poor representation of someone’s disability. Judging a mental health issue from a photo, for example, would be nearly impossible.  More than 10 million people receive Social Security disability benefits worth more than $11 billion a month. Recipients have paid into the system through payroll taxes. The new focus on fraud comes as applications for disability payments plunged 29 percent last year from a peak of 2.9 million in 2010, according to …

Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk

They went far beyond considering all breast cancers as a single disease and beyond modern medicine’s way of classifying the tumours. Doctors currently classify breast cancers based on whether they respond to the hormone oestrogen or targeted therapies like Herceptin. The research team analysed the genetic mutations inside the tumour to create a new way of classifying them. Related Topics Cancer Breast cancer Women Medical research Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

HP recalls more laptop lithium-ion batteries following reports of overheating, melting

Y2K-LIKE ‘BUG’ COULD ZAP GPS SYSTEM, EXPERTS SAY The company is recalling 78,500 units in addition to another 50,000 units they recalled in January 2018. The batteries were sold at retailers nationwide and online along with computers and mobile workstations from December 2015 through April 2018 and cost between $300 and $4,000. The batteries were also sold separately from December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $90. CANADIAN STUDY LINKS SCREEN TIME TO SLOWER CHILD DEVELOPMENT The lithium-ion batteries were used for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations including: HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11 in. Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook …