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US death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why? – Washington Post

Amyloid plaques on axons of neurons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (iStock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just put out a grim report about Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in […]

Child gets heart transplant donor shortly after visit with first lady – CBS News

A young boy in need of a heart transplant that met with first lady Melania Trump in Italy on Wednesday is now the recipient of a new heart from a donor. Mrs. Trump met with a group of young children of the Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome where she took time to color, read and […]

Lack of sleep causes your brain to eat itself – New Zealand Herald

Lack of sleep causes your brain to eat itself – New Zealand Herald

The cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain’s connections become weak and break apart. Photo / 123RF Your brain starts to eat itself if it hasn’t had enough sleep, according to a new study. Researchers studied lab mice, and found that “clean-up” […]

PHOTOS: VCU Medical Center delivers sextuplets, first in hospital’s history – WWBT NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - VCU Medical Center says they have successfully delivered the first sextuplets in the hospital’s history. A 40-person team helped deliver the three boys and three girls for Ajibola Taiwo by cesarean section. All six are doing well in the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. The Taiwos say they have been working to conceive for 17 years. “I […]

Climate change is keeping Americans awake at night. Literally. – Washington Post

(iStock) In 2015, a record heat wave roasted Southern California. At the time, Nick Obradovich was a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. During the day, he said, everyone on campus turned sluggish and grumpy. Sundown brought little relief. “For a number of nights in the heat wave, I was lying in bed with lots […]

They tried to have a baby for 17 years, then had sextuplets – USA TODAY

The Taiwo sextuplets were born on May 11, 2017 at VCU Medical Center. The three boys and three girls are in good condition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.(Photo: Allen Jones, VCU University Marketing) Ajibola and Adeboye Taiwo’s wish to have a baby went unanswered for 17 years. […]

Drug counselors overdose at addiction facility – CNN

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German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice – Washington Post

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice – Washington Post

The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge is drowning in medical… – WDIV Detroit

(CNN) – The man behind the massively successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is facing major financial hurdles in his own fight against ALS. Pete Frates lies on life support in the bedroom of his house with his care costing somewhere between $85,000 and $95,000 every month, his family says. The family told CNN affiliate WBZ […]

The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag – Washington Post

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag – Washington Post