How picking your nose could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s

How picking your nose could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s

Don’t go panning for gold in your golden years. New research suggests that picking your nose could increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Bacteria can travel through the olfactory nerve from the nasal cavity – streamlined with a pickax – to reach the brain and create markers that are ‘a telltale … Read more

How picking your nose could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s

How picking your nose could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s

Don’t go panning for gold in your golden years. New research suggests that picking your nose could increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Bacteria can travel through the olfactory nerve from the nasal cavity – streamlined with a pickax – to reach the brain and create markers that are ‘a telltale … Read more

WHO: Tuberculosis cases increase for the first time in years

WHO: Tuberculosis cases increase for the first time in years

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the drug-resistant type, has increased worldwide for the first time in years, according to a report released Thursday by the World Health Organization. The United Nations health agency said more than 10 million people worldwide fell ill with tuberculosis in 2021, a 4.5% increase … Read more

Using sound to eliminate the terror of nightmares

Using sound to eliminate the terror of nightmares

Sign up for CNN’s Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful tips for better sleep. CNN — Heart pounding, I sit up straight in bed, flushed, sweaty, and completely freaked out. My brain snapped me out of a nightmare – a dream so alarming that I wake up. I’ve only had one … Read more

4 things you can do to fight dementia and improve your memory

4 things you can do to fight dementia and improve your memory

There may not be a ‘magic pill’, but there are ways to stave off dementia and improve your brain health, according to a scientist. Crosswords and Sudoku are great for stimulating the brain, but people also need to focus on their stress levels, sleep patterns, diet and exercise – even if it’s just a few … Read more

RSV: Behaviors that helped protect us from Covid are likely leading to an increase in RSV cases, scientists say

RSV: Behaviors that helped protect us from Covid are likely leading to an increase in RSV cases, scientists say

CNN — The behaviors that have helped protect us from Covid-19 over the past two and a half years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – are likely behind the “unprecedented” early surge in RSV infections this year, scientists say. These factors may also have thrown other seasonal respiratory viruses out of whack … Read more

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the United States are seeing an upsurge in a common respiratory disease that can cause serious breathing problems for babies. RSV cases dropped dramatically two years ago when the pandemic shut down schools, daycares and businesses. With the easing of restrictions in the summer of 2021, doctors have seen an … Read more

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

What’s behind the disturbing increase in RSV in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the United States are seeing an upsurge in a common respiratory disease that can cause serious breathing problems for babies. RSV cases dropped dramatically two years ago when the pandemic shut down schools, daycares and businesses. With the easing of restrictions in the summer of 2021, doctors have seen an … Read more

1 in 10 Americans over 65 have dementia, study finds

1 in 10 Americans over 65 have dementia, study finds

CNN — According to a new study conducted between 2016 and 2017, one in 10 Americans over the age of 65 suffered from dementia, while 22% suffered from mild cognitive impairment, the earliest stage of the slow slide into senility. research, which The authors said that this was the first nationally representative examination of the … Read more

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Here’s why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — If you’ve always suspected you might just be a mosquito magnet, scientists now have some proof for you: Mosquitoes are indeed attracted to some humans more than others, according to a new study. … Read more