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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. 

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Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s Than Men?

Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory.

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Flushing Toilet Creates Clouds of Virus-Containing Particles

With recent studies showing the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive in the human digestive tract and show up in feces of the infected, this raises the possibility the disease could be transmitted with the use of toilets.

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Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits In Older Age

Vitamin K, found in leafy greens, is linked with lower risk of death over 13 years in study of older adults.

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MicroRNA

MicroRNA That Attacks Coronavirus Diminish With Age

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable populations, investigators report.

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Depression And Loneliness During COVID-19

Americans experienced more depression and loneliness during the early COVID-19 pandemic.

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