Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer’s in America

Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer's in America

Here is yet more bleak news about the obesity epidemic: Obesity isn’t just killing millions of people. It’s giving lots of them Alzheimer’s first. “Obesity is now the top modifiable dementia risk factor in the US,” reports the Journal of the American Medical Association in its latest bulletin. Obesity in midlife is now leading to … Read more

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here’s where we could be headed next, says strategist

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here's where we could be headed next, says strategist

Those looking for a bit of good news to start the week may have to cast the net further out. Stock futures are tilting lower as COVID-19 cases flare up in China, threatening more lockdowns. And the plate was already full for investors this week, with inflation one of several data points to watch, and … Read more

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors. Here’s How to Get Going.

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors.  Here's How to Get Going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive … Read more

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots . Here’s what happened this week: The Food and … Read more

Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Michael M. Kadish, 83, lives in Brooklyn, New York, and describes himself as being “in good health with a few ailments, nothing life threatening.” After turning 55, he developed arthritis, prostate problems, spinal stenosis and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The prostate issue is under control with medication, and he takes medicine for the arthritis … Read more

Tesla Deliveries Are Coming. What the Results Could Mean for the Stock.

Tesla Deliveries Are Coming.  What the Results Could Mean for the Stock.

Text size Tesla stock is down about 16% for the current quarter. Nicholas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images You’re here ‘s second-quarter delivery results are expected to arrive in early July. It has been hard to predict the numbers for a couple reasons: The first is production volatility from Covid-19 lockdowns in China, and the other … Read more