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Visual impairment may up risk for dementia in older women

(HealthDay)—In older women, objectively measured visual impairment is associated with a twofold to more than fivefold increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Elaine M. Tran, of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues compared the likelihood of dementia or mild cognitive […]

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Up to 150 million Americans could get coronavirus: US projection

The physician for the United States Congress expects between 70 to 150 million people in the country to eventually get infected with the novel coronavirus, a lawmaker said Thursday. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made the remarks during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of the president’s coronavirus task force, confirming what was reported […]

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US life expectancy up for first time in four years

Credit: CC0 Public Domain US life expectancy is up for the first time in four years, driven by factors including a fall in the rate of fatal drug overdoses and cancer deaths, official statistics showed Thursday. The increase in 2018, the latest year for which data is ready, was marginal: 78.7 years compared to 78.6 […]

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Why productivity hacks mostly don’t live up to their promise

Productivity podcasts, apps, blogs and tools sell us the dream of becoming more efficient, more productive and more capable: the optimised version 2.0 of ourselves. Given we live in a time mind-blowingly different from the one our grandparents knew (and, in another couple of decades, it will become unrecognisable to us too) it is no […]

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Survival up for chronic lymphocytic leukemia 1995 to 2017

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in routine care, overall survival improved from 1995 to 2017, according to a study recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Rudolf Weide, M.D., from the Praxis für Hämatologie und Onkologie in Koblenz, Germany, and colleagues analyzed 724 CLL outpatients (median age, 67 years) to examine survival in routine […]