Barbra Streisand’s Ozempic Comment to Melissa McCarthy Prompts a Conversation – Generic English

Associated media – Connected media As the drugs have grown in popularity, so too has the pressure for public figures to disclose whether they’re using them. Some have made an event out of revealing they take medication — perhaps none more notably than Oprah Winfrey, who announced in People magazine that she was taking a…

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Study Suggests Genetics as a Cause, Not Just a Risk, for Some Alzheimer’s – Generic English

Connected media – Linked media “This reconceptualization that we’re proposing affects not a small minority of people,” said Dr. Juan Fortea, an author of the study and the director of the Sant Pau Memory Unit in Barcelona, Spain. “Sometimes we say that we don’t know the cause of Alzheimer’s disease,” but, he said, this would…

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Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds – Generic English

Linked media – Associated media The loss of biodiversity played an especially large role in driving up disease risk, the researchers found. Many scientists have posited that biodiversity can protect against disease through a phenomenon known as the dilution effect. The theory holds that parasites and pathogens, which rely on having abundant hosts in order…

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When Families Fight Over a Relative With Dementia, It’s Time to Call in the Mediator – Generic English

Related media – Linked media The four adult children were in agreement. Their father, William Curry, a retired electrical engineer and business executive, was sinking deeper into dementia. They had found a memory care facility about a mile from their parents’ house in Chelmsford, Mass., where they thought Mr. Curry would do better. But their…

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