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Antibiotic could protect against neurodegenerative diseases during aging

An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during aging, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports. Protein aggregation causes several progressive age-related brain diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion disease. This study shows that minocycline prevents this build-up even in older animals with age-impaired stress-response …

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Children, Sports & Concussions

Children and teens who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below, or simply say they just “don’t feel right” after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, may have a concussion or more serious brain injury. Concussion Signs Observed Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall. …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Here are just a few of the ways you can help us help women in need: Download our free Know the Symptoms Guide Share the story of how you or a loved one have been affected by breast cancer …