Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Newswise – People who received at least one flu shot were 40% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease over a four-year period, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston. Research led by first author Avram S. Bukhbinder, MD, a recent alumnus of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, and lead … Read more

ACSM/Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index to Unveil 2022 Fittest City

WHAT The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons, including highlighting the need to get back to basics of physical activity and the importance of mental health. For over a decade, the ACSM/Anthem Foundation American Fitness Index® recognized the critical role that physical activity and urban infrastructure such as parks and pathways play in a … Read more

Where will Canada be if the global economy weakens

The latest forecasts for the global economy show a grim outlook for the world torn apart by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine. According to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), almost all countries are expected to experience slower growth in 2022-23 due to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian … Read more

Two Michaels: Government Unity reports apparent campaign to sow doubt

OTTAWA — A federal unit tracking foreign interference has identified what appears to be a coordinated information campaign by Chinese state media to control the national narrative around the return of the “two Michaels” to Canada. Rapid Response Mechanism Canada found that the effort also appeared intended to sow confusion or doubt in Canada and … Read more

DC children under 5 can get the COVID vaccine starting Tuesday

Students play on the playground at JO Wilson Elementary School (660 K St. NE). File: E.O’Gorek/CCN The district will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to children six months and older at COVID centers in all eight wards starting Tuesday, June 21. The Ward 6 Center (507 Eighth St. SE) will be open this week Tuesday from … Read more

Targeting a specific protein in smooth muscle cells can significantly reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques

Newswise – A new study shows that targeting a protein to smooth muscle cells can block and decrease atherosclerotic plaque buildup in mouse models, according to researchers at UTHealth Houston. The study was published today in Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. Atherosclerosis is a common condition that develops when plaque builds up inside the arteries. … Read more

Prince Andrew banned from Garter Day | 5 news – 5 news

Prince Andrew banned from Garter Day | 5 News5 News Prince Andrew finally abandoned by mum Queen Elizabeth in Civil War RoyalThe daily beast Prince William gives Queen ‘ultimatum’ over Prince Andrew | Today Show AustraliaTODAY Prince Andrew kicked out of Garter Day procession after last-minute ‘family decision’ amid sex abuse scandalFoxNews Prince Andrew reportedly … Read more

The Best Child Care in California and the West Coast

News — LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2022) — Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) continues its streak of being California’s top hospital for pediatric care and specialty services, according to US News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Children list, released today. US News again ranked CHLA as the best children’s hospital in California … Read more

Cost of mental health disorders related to polycystic ovary syndrome Nearly $6 billion in 2021

Newswise – The cost of mental health disorders associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – depression, anxiety and eating disorders – reached nearly $6 billion in 2021, according to a new study presented Monday, June 13 at ENDO 2022, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Atlanta, Ga. PCOS is a common hormonal imbalance … Read more

College transgender students report higher rates of sleep and mental health issues

Newswise – Transgender people are more likely to experience discrimination, isolation and a lack of social support. This, along with negative psychosocial challenges, such as being denied access to gender-neutral restrooms, combined with being a student, and you have what associate professor of neurology Shelley Hershner MD calls “a storm perfect” which can contribute to … Read more