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  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser

    03/08/2018 1:53:52 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 91 replies
    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times. The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words. In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes. At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts. "This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood...
  • Man Accused of Killing Cellmate: 'There’s One Less Child Molester'

    02/28/2018 10:25:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Florida authorities say an inmate who killed his cellmate last month while awaiting trial for killing another cellmate in 2015 is now in solitary confinement. The Panama City News Herald reports 21-year-old Frederick Patterson III said he killed his 82-year-old cellmate Arthur Williams on Jan. 15, and told correctional officers that “there’s one less child molester on the streets.” Patterson, a convicted burglar, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing 45-year-old Scott Collinsworth, a convicted robber, in the Apalachee Correctional Institution.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • Pelosi: If Trump.....Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" (tr)

    02/02/2018 2:24:30 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 75 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-2-2018 | Tim Hains
    Full title: Pelosi Warns: If Trump Uses Memo To Justify Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CBS News on Friday that "if the president uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [acting attorney general Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis." "He has abdicated his responsibilities as commander in chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest," she said of Trump. (snip) Of the memo, she said: "It’s appalling. It’s a misrepresentation. It...
  • Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

    01/22/2018 9:33:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 5:08PM | Sarah Knapton
    Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil may need to think again. New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up. A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that short-term memory declines nearly 40 percent faster once employees become pensioners. It appears that the lack of regular stimulation takes a heavy toll on cognitive function and speeds up memory loss and dementia, researchers warned. Professor Cary Cooper, an expert in organizational psychology at Manchester Business School, said the study...
  • But He’s Crazy! Liberal Media Embarrass Themselves, Demand Doctor Insist Trump’s Mentally Ill

    01/16/2018 7:22:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    For almost an hour on Tuesday, the White House press corps stooped to a new low of embarrassment and clownishly liberal behavior, lobbing over a dozen questions at Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson to insinuate that President Trump must be mentally ill to the point of AlzheimerÂ’s Disease. This was all despite JacksonÂ’s insistence that heÂ’s in great health. Whether it was Bloomberg, CBS News Radio, CNN, or The Washington Post, the long knives were out as the liberal media engaged in their own PickettÂ’s Charge to save their narrative that TrumpÂ’s mentally ill and thus must be removed...
  • Oprah Winfrey better odds for President 2020 than Joe Biden

    01/09/2018 8:21:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 09, 2018 02:52 PM | James Wilson
    Media billionaire Oprah Winfrey has better odds of being elected President in 2020 that former Vice President Joe Biden. BetOnline currently gives the star a 20 to 1 chance at making replacing Trump, whilst Biden is given odds of only 25 to 1 — the same chance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Neither Biden nor Oprah has formally committed to running, but both have made clear they’re interested. Oprah’s acceptance speech of the Cecil B. De Mille Award at the Golden Globes sparked widespread speculation that she may be gearing up for a pivot...
  • So why hasn't anyone ever seen Trump's supposed dementia?

    01/06/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies ^ | Monica Showalter
    Like anyone else, politicians do get old, and when they do, their age frequently becomes obvious in public. One example is House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly slurred her speech and spoken gibberish, both of which point to declining mental capabilities. Politicians also get life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. Whether or not you like John McCain, his brain cancer was the likely culprit for his inability to speak clearly during his questioning of James Comey last month, something most people can look upon with compassion. Then there are politicians who try to hide that there are any health...
  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Discovered the disease's 'ground zero' - paving the way to a cure

    12/20/2017 2:41:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    Alzheimer's disease is caused by immune cells in the brain triggered by inflammation, according to a breakthrough discovery. The new research could lead to the development of a drug that treats or even prevents the condition within five years, say scientists. Experiments found destroying specific cells - known as microglia - reduced the formation of clumps of amyloid beta that form in Alzheimer's and destroy memory. These are the rogue proteins believed to lie at the root of the devastating neurological illness. Human trials of all therapies have failed in the past. Most have targeted the amyloid plaques that build...
  • Trump sparks fresh dementia concerns after he drinks small glass of water with two hands (TR)

    12/19/2017 6:41:54 AM PST · by DFG · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2017 | Hannah Parry
    Donald Trump has sparked dementia concerns after he was spotted drinking water with two hands like a small child - days after he slurred his words during an Israel policy speech. Twitter went into meltdown on Monday after the president took the awkward swig of water while unveiling his new national security strategy in front of military service members in Washington, D.C.
  • Major cause of dementia discovered

    12/11/2017 1:33:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 12-11-2017 | Provided by: University of Manchester
    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor Cooper's earlier studies, which identified metabolic linkages between Huntington's, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. The team consists of scientists from The University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...
  • Pelosi: We're not leaving town without DACA

    12/08/2017 7:43:20 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2017 | Greg Nash
    Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Pelosi said Democrats will insist on safeguards for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the holiday recess, suggesting Republicans will be on their own to prevent a government shutdown if that language is excluded. "We will not leave here without a DACA fix," Pelosi said.
  • Scarborough Pleads for Trump Removal: “people close to him told me had early stages of dementia”

    11/30/2017 3:47:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 109 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that "people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia," Joe Scarborough has made an impassioned plea for the removal of President Trump from office. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough also cited a New York Daily News editorial calling Trump "mad," in the sense of insane. Scarborough, noting the imminent risk of war with North Korea, called out by name General Mattis, Rex Tillerson and Mike Pence, calling on them to remove Trump, claiming that the current situation is what the 25th amendment was drafted for. Get the rest of the story and view...
  • Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ...

    11/18/2017 1:26:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | DAILY MAIL STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia David Cassidy is in a coma and is suffering from multiple organ failure, according to reports. The 67-year-old Partridge Family star and singer was rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago. A source told TMZ that his condition was 'grim'. He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months. Doctors believe he could die if he doesn't get an...
  • In ‘99, Franken Copped to Copping a Feel of Kathie Gifford

    11/22/2017 11:03:31 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Grabien News
    Add another alleged groping incident to Al Franken’s growing list of sexual misdeeds. The one-time comedian appeared on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where he bragged about groping Kathie Lee Gifford. Later in the show, however, Franken changed his story, and said it was “wrong” he had sexually accosted Gifford.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple

    11/18/2017 12:20:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies ^ | 11/18/17 | dailymail reporter
    Full title.........................BREAKING NEWS: Partridge Family star David Cassidy, 67, is placed in an 'induced coma with multiple organ failure' and his family is told to 'prepare for the worst' nine months after revealing he had dementia............................... The actor and singer, 67, was taken to a hospital in Florida three days ago He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months His family is said to be gathered at his bedside and are preparing for the worst Cassidy is widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family In...
  • Second woman claims George H.W. Bush grabbed her butt

    10/26/2017 10:33:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/25/2017 | Joe Tacopino
    A second woman on Wednesday came forward to claim George H.W. Bush touched her butt during a photo shoot — and said he made a creepy joke to her about his favorite magician being “David Cop-a-Feel.” Actress Jordana Grolnick told The Post that she had initially brushed of the August 2016 incident when the wheelchair-bound ex-president goosed her — but has now decided to come forward in light of an earlier allegation. “It really didn’t strike me as anything — it was the president,” Grolnick said. “In light of all this ‘me too’ — with women coming out and telling...
  • Bumblin’, Stumblin’ – – What’s Wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

    10/22/2017 8:55:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal media loves to speculate about the possibility of removing President Trump from office pursuant to the 25th Amendment, which provides for the Vice-President to become Acting President if the President “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Nancy Pelosi should be grateful that the 25th Amendment doesn’t make similar provisions in respect of the leader of the House minority. Have a look at my mashup of her conversation today with Joy Reid on MSNBC. She combines repeated stumbles with a series of odd facial expressions. View the video here.
  • Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE

    10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/13/2017 | By LAUREN CLARK
    DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Last month a clinical...