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Clearance of senescent glial cells prevents tau-dependent pathology and cognitive decline

1.<p>Hayflick, L. & Moorhead, P. S. The serial cultivation of human diploid cell strains. <i>Exp. Cell Res</i>. <b>25</b>, 585–621 (1961).<p>2.<p>Coppé, J. P. et al. …

Alzheimer's Disease

As opioid death toll worsens, California doctors will soon be required to perform database checks

By the time the 59-year-old woman overdosed in the late summer of 2013, she’d been given 75 prescriptions by three primary care doctors, a psychiatrist and a pain specialist in one year.<p>Her deadly cocktail: an opioid painkiller, a sleeping aid and anti-anxiety medication.<p>Had any of the five …

How My Email Account Got Hacked and the Steps I Took After Finding Out

My email account got hacked recently 🙁.<p>I’ll explained what happened, how it happened, and the steps I took to prevent this sort of thing from …

Routers

Here's how much sugar is actually in some of the biggest drinks in the US as Americans revolt against beverage giants pushing sugar-packed products

As Americans try and cut sugar from their diets, some of the biggest culprits for carrying the sweet — but dangerous — ingredient are beverages.<p>The FDA recommends consuming no more than 50 grams of sugar a day, and the World Health Organization calls for half that amount. However, many of the most …

World Health Organization

Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Scientists have tested a non-addictive painkiller in primates and found it to be safe and effective. The fact that the compound was successful in a …

Medicine

Mom's Heartbreaking Warning Goes Viral After Her Unvaccinated Son Gets Whooping Cough

Jessica Leigh Boren, a mom of three from Eldon, MO, is warning fellow parents after her unvaccinated 18-month-old son came down with a dangerous case …

Public Health

Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they’re starting their own

A group of major American hospitals, battered by price spikes on old drugs and long-lasting shortages of critical medicines, has launched a mission-driven, not-for-profit generic drug company, Civica Rx, to take some control over the drug supply.<p>Backed by seven large health systems and three …

Bioethics

What Sparked An E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce? Scientists Trace A Surprising Source

The illnesses started appearing in late March. Here and there, across the country, people were checking themselves in to hospitals, sick from toxic <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. At least 200 people got sick. Five of them died.<p>Investigators quickly identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak, but …

E.coli

What You Should — and Should Not — Write On Your Luggage Tag

The minutes spent waiting at the baggage carousel can be among the most gut-wrenching, palm-sweating and butterfly-in-stomach-inducing of the entire …

Flying

Indiana woman had a loud, nonstop clicking — sometimes crunching — noise in her head that doctors couldn’t quiet

Maryjane Behforouz's attempts to ignore the disturbing noise in her head always ended in failure, leaving her feeling increasingly desperate. No one seemed to know what was causing the nearly constant clicking - or sometimes crunching - sound that was so loud it would wake her in the middle of the …

GOP leader threatens Twitter with ‘censorship’ hearings after he bungles his own account settings

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) embarrassed himself with a complaint about Twitter “censorship” that was actually a function of his own …

No, Your Cereal Is Not Full of Weedkiller

The Environmental Working Group knows how to play the media like a goddamn piano. They take a category of healthy things we all use—sunscreen, …

MIT research points to autoimmune disease as the cause of glaucoma

An exciting breakthrough from a team of researchers MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has revealed a new hypothesis behind the cause of glaucoma, a …

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Snapchat's leaked source code is clean, literally

In May, hackers leaked a portion of Snapchat’s top secret source code to the wider Internet. Snapchat owner Snap Inc was quick to issue a takedown notice, but the Internet never forgets. You can still find it, if you know where to look.<p>I got my hands on a copy last night. What impressed me is the …

Bank of America Freezes Family's Accounts After Demanding Proof of Citizenship

A Kansas couple says Bank of America blocked access to the account they’ve had with the bank since the early 2000s after they ignored a form …

My iPhone changed my password and locked me out. What gives?

I was on my iPhone 6S, in an Uber coming back home from a late-night San Francisco Giants baseball game, when I realized my phone's passcode requirement had changed from four digits to six. No, <i>I</i> didn't change it, it just happened.<p>My old password wouldn't work of course, so I used the fingerprint …

Genius

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed …

Trump's trade war bailout could force the U.S. to borrow more from China — to maintain Trump's trade war with China

Hot Take<p>President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Tuesday that it will provide up to $12 billion in taxpayer funds to farmers caught in the trade war crossfire is a sign that not all is going according to plan. Far from a lightning quick victory, Trump’s trade crusade is starting to bog …

Tariffs

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella

Getting a stomach bug is bad enough. But a new outbreak of salmonella bacteria spread by raw turkey that has sickened nearly 100 people across …

The 'pee after sex' meme is doing a better job at sex ed than some schools

Twitter is doing a better job at teaching sex ed than most schools in the United States.<p>In case your high school education failed you, too, doctors …

Dear Moms, Do You Want Your 35-Year-Old Living in Your Basement? Because This Is How You Get That. | Inc.com

My friend, Pam, was thrilled when her teenage daughter landed a job. As an HR person herself, though, she was surprised when her daughter's new manager called to speak with her. After all, it wasn't Pam's new job--it was her daughter's<p>Well, the reason for the manager's phone call can be summed up …

Kubernetes as the new application server, and more

Developer advocates sing the praises of Kubernetes. What's in it for enterprises?<p>Kubernetes already has a good reputation as an orchestration …

HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week

The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for …

Trump Administration

If You Struggle to Sleep Through the Night, Try These 6 Yoga Poses Before Bed

It's Sunday night and you can't seem to stop thinking about the workweek ahead, your neverending to-do list, and that embarrassing thing you said …

Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of companies

Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015.<p>Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it discontinued the practice in May 2015, the social networking …

Supreme Court deals a blow to Apple Pay

The Supreme Court handed down a number of high-profile rulings this week. One that didn’t get much attention will have a negative effect on Apple Pay.<p>The SCOTUS decided that retail store owners who accept American Express can not suggest to customers who bring out this card that they use another …

Apple Pay

Trump appears to make up a conversation with steel company executive

When Donald Trump lashed out at “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon the other day, the president referred to a call the host purportedly made to the …

A holy mess: Walgreens case shows it's time to get God out of the workplace

I feel about people with strongly held religious convictions pretty much the same way I feel about people who can juggle machetes and lit torches: I’m impressed and maybe a little envious, but please be careful around others.<p>That’s been on my mind after it was reported this week that a Walgreens …