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Any alcohol increases dementia risk, middle aged are warned

Millions of adults will be advised how to reduce the risk of dementia as part of an NHS MOT given from the age of 40<p>Middle-aged people should be told to cut out alcohol to reduce their risk of dementia as part of new health checks from the age of 40, under new NHS proposals.<p>The recommendations say …

New Venus Missions Could Lift Planet's Hellish Veil

If Mars is mysterious, Venus is truly scary. Long called Earth’s twin, it’s only four months away via unmanned probe and lies more than 70 percent of Earth’s distance from the Sun.<p>But with surface pressures and temperatures high enough to melt lead and crush steel, why is Venus so hauntingly …

9-year-old girl dies from brain-eating amoeba in water

A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.<p>Hally Yust was an avid water skier and spent the past few weeks swimming in several bodies of fresh water. She died last week from Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating parasite …