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Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Enlarge / A 2-year-old enjoys the spray of water in a splash pad in Los Angeles on June 20, 2022. In this summer’s record-blazing heat, a spritz of crisp, cool water sounds like delicious bliss. Each drop offering brisk relief as it pitter-patters on your face, quenching your sizzling skin. But if you find such …

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Eating lots of highly processed food is linked to faster cognitive decline, research finds

Eating lots of highly processed food is linked to faster cognitive decline, research finds

Eating highly processed foods like instant noodles, sugary drinks or frozen meals may be linked to a faster rate of cognitive decline. That’s according to new research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego. The study examined the diets and cognition of more than 10,000 middle-aged and older adults in Brazil. The …

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Iron Buildup in Brain Linked to Higher Risk for Movement Disorders

Summary: Those with hereditary hemochromatosis who have two copies of the gene mutation that cause the disorder have an increased risk of developing movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. Source: UCSD A disorder called hereditary hemochromatosis, caused by a gene mutation, results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to tissue damage and conditions like …

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Ultraprocessed food linked to mental decline, study finds

We all know eating ultraprocessed foods that make our lives easier — such as prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza and ready-to-eat meals — isn’t good for our health. Nor is gobbling up all the pleasure foods that we love so much: hot dogs, sausages, burgers, french fries, sodas, cookies, cakes, candies, doughnuts and ice cream, …

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New York Polio Case Linked to Virus Traces Found in UK, Israel — ProPublica

New York Polio Case Linked to Virus Traces Found in UK, Israel — ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Public health officials’ international hunt for clues in the case of polio that paralyzed a New York man has turned up a big one: The virus that infected him matches the genetic fingerprint …

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Rapid Loss of Smell Predicts Dementia and Smaller Brain Areas Linked to Alzheimer’s

Summary: Smell loss in older individuals not only can predict cognitive decline, but it can also foretell structural changes in brain structures linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Source: University of Chicago Though we often undervalue our ability to smell compared to our abilities to see and hear, our olfactory sense provides our …

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