New Drug May Help Clear Plaque Causing Alzheimer’s

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A new treatment is showing promise in battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Doctors say it’s all about early detection of what are known as amyloid plaques.

Now doctors are testing whether a new drug can clear that plaque build-up from the brain by using a PET scan.

Alzheimer’s disease affects some five million Americans and over the next 30 years that number could triple.
Not only may prolonged sitting cause health issues, a new study says prolonged standing at work may cause them as well.

Researchers say nearly half of all workers worldwide have to stand for more than three-quarters of their day.

That standing can result in fatigue, leg cramps and back ache.

These problems not only cause discomfort, they may also affect work performance and productivity.

Investigators invited more than two dozen men and women in two age groups to simulate standing at work for periods lasting five hours at a time.

These periods included seated breaks for no more than five minutes and a 30 minute lunch break.

The team measured muscle fatigue and postural stability as well as asking volunteers to assess their level of discomfort.

Results showed even with regular breaks volunteers of all ages experienced long-term fatigue and muscle aches.

Study authors say a well-designed workplace needs to include seating for workers who stand so they can take an occasional break.
If you think your feel your phone vibrating when it’s not, your mind is playing tricks on you.

Cleveland Clinic Psychologist Dr. Scott Bea says these ‘fake’ phone calls are all in your head.

He says when things happen at random intervals we start to think about them a little more and anticipate them.

Dr. Bea says your brain misinterprets the signal your body sends and that results in a ‘phantom’ vibration.

Research shows people who talk on their cell phones a lot or send more texts may be more likely to experience this phenomenon.

The good news is these vibrations are not a health risk, and Dr. Bea says if you’re trying to get this behavior under control try turning off your phone once in a while.

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