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World Alzheimer's Day: 4 Simple Ways to Sharpen Your Memory

Where did I put my car keys? What is the name of the movie I saw last week? What did I come into this room for? If you have to ask yourself these questions on occasion, this doesn't mean that you have the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. In fact, changes in memory are common in middle-aged …

Sodium conundrum: Nine in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt | Reuters

ATLANTA (Reuters) - American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, federal health officials said on Tuesday.<p>A cook prepares fries in a cafe at the Frietmuseum in Bruges September …

Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don’t get as much, according to a new study.<p>Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure before, but this is the first time potassium has …

Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

While the WHO predicted an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, it warned that Liberia, which has reaped the lion's share of misery with half of all fatalities, could initially only hope to slow contagion, not stop it.<p>The UN's health arm upped the Ebola death toll Tuesday in …

Ashya King due to visit Prague proton beam clinic

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1106000/1106772_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640953_07ad80ef7acb731a5fbdea58fffce9f1<p><b>Brain tumour patient Ashya King is expected to undergo his first consultation later at a Czech clinic ahead of planned proton beam treatment.</b><p>He was flown …

Virus hitting the U.S. could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.<p>The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the …