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Scientists may have reversed the effects of Alzheimer's disease in 10 people

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters<p>A small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer's disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment …

Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

Two licensed drugs have been shown to halt brain degeneration in mice, raising the prospect of a rapid acceleration in the search for a medicine to beat Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The results, presented on Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Society annual research conference in Manchester, have been hailed as …

Dementia

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Michael Caine is excellent as a retired composer opposite Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda in this strangely sweet-natured opera of pathos<p>Paolo Sorrentino’s new movie set in a Swiss sanatorium is a diverting, minor work, tweaked up with funny ideas and images and visually as stylish as ever. There are …

Filmmaking

Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP<p>Caine and the director, Paolo Sorrentino, at the press conference.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/20/1432120435857/6be1ee67-f200-42c4-9fdf-24e9d702bbf2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP<p>Caine and the director, Paolo …

Film Festivals

Will The Retirement Age Change In The Future? | Investopedia

Worried that the age of retirement will change? Put your mind to rest: It already has – the traditional retirement age of 65 is history for most of …

Retirement Is Impossible

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It wasn't long ago that the idea of retirement was fairly standardized. It represented a sort of final staple on the American …

Stock Markets

Boomers' Biggest Retirement Regret? Not Working Longer

NEW YORK -- Many American workers have begun proclaiming the end of retirement. An Allianz study released last week found that 82 percent of baby …

10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet

In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.<p>Here are 10 burgeoning technologies that have the potential to help revolutionize our planet of consumerism. …

You Will Not Get To Retire: How Old Age Became Unaffordable And Unhealthy, And How We Can Fix It

The days of retiring peacefully and financially secure are close to being over. Get ready for a lot more seniors in the work force–which has the potential to be both a problem and an opportunity.<p>Planning to retire?<p>Not long ago, many of us would have automatically answered “yes” to that question, …

Bertrand Russell on Love, Sex, the Good Life, and How Moral Superstitions Limit Our Happiness

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of humanity’s most lucid yet luminous thinkers, his ideas tracking between the timeless …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

<i>“The most regretful people on earth,”</i> the poet Mary Oliver wrote in contemplating the artist’s task and the central commitment of the creative life, <i>“are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”</i><p>That is …

Alice In Wonderland

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And yet most of us spend our days in what Kierkegaard believed to be our greatest source of unhappiness — a refusal to recognize that “busy is a …

FDA Panel Urges Intensified Device Cleaning to Stave Off ‘Superbugs’

Mandatory sterilization of duodenoscopes may be needed before reuse, despite expense<p>SILVER SPRING, Md.—An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended sharply intensified cleaning steps for gastrointestinal medical devices that have caused outbreaks of bacterial infections from …

FDA

Advil vs. Tylenol. Which to Use, and When

The popular medications are each at their best when taken for certain ailments<p>When a headache, back pain or other complaint strikes, many people believe Advil, Tylenol and other over-the-counter analgesics are pretty much interchangeable. Far from it.<p>These medications are each at their best when …

Medicine

New Fixes for Worn Knees

Scientists test implanting an artificial meniscus or inducing the body to grow a new one<p>Scientists have created artificial replacements for arms, legs, joints and other body parts. But developing an artificial meniscus—the shock-absorbing cartilage pad in the knee that millions of people damage …

Yoga and Strength Training Bring Creativity to the Table

Elad Yifrach believes Kundalini yoga helps him cultivate creative ideas for his high-end tabletop accessories business<p>Elad Yifrach believes a clear mind cultivates creative ideas. He says the chanting and meditation that are part of Kundalini yoga help him develop the intuition and focus needed to …

Yoga

Sophie Scott and the Science of Laughter

The neuroscientist discusses her research on how and why people laugh and her part-time gig as a standup comic<p>The first time that the neuroscientist Sophie Scott performed standup comedy, in 2010, she did it out of professional jealousy. One of her colleagues at University College London had done …

7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

Why olive oil makes better muffins and a few other little-known facts about the good fat that’s even better than you think. Here are three recipes for cooking with olive oil, plus tips for buying and cooking with this versatile, healthy fat<p>MYTHS, legends, half-truths and outright lies about olive …

Food

Allergens From Cats and Cockroaches May Increase Glaucoma Risk

But contact with dogs could guard against the common eye disease, suggests a study<p>Exposure to cats and cockroaches may increase the risk for glaucoma, but contact with dogs could guard against the common eye disease, suggests a study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.<p>People with glaucoma had …

Glaucoma