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8/20/2018

Researchers found that individuals with Alzheimer's disease neuropathology but without dementia symptoms had a different synaptic protein makeup that resists tau and amyloid beta protein accumulation, allowing them to stay cognitively healthy, compared with those with Alzheimer's dementia and those without Alzheimer's. The findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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8/20/2018

Roche's Perjeta, or pertuzumab, was not recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for National Health Service use to treat early HER2-positive breast cancer after surgery in patients who face a greater risk of disease recurrence. The cost regulator ruled that the drug's benefit did not meet cost-effectiveness standards.

8/20/2018

If Amazon pursues plans to create employee health clinics, it will join a nationwide trend among large employers, according to Mercer data. David Keyt of Mercer said clinics that provide primary care potentially could be cost-effective ways to address larger health problems, such as inadequate access to routine care and pharmacy costs.

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8/20/2018

Pankration is an ancient Greek karate style that advocates say is associated with aging well. Studies show the physical and mental components of the exercise are important to health in aging.

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8/20/2018

Children with greater conversational turn-taking with their parents had stronger connections between the Wernicke's area and Broca's area in the brain, which are involved in speech production and comprehension, researchers reported in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings, based on data involving 40 youths ages 4 to 6 and their parents, also showed that families' socioeconomic background didn't affect the association between conversational turns and brain connections.

8/20/2018

The personal impact of the trauma she confronted in rescue work after Hurricane Katrina has informed her practice, says Capt. Crystal Ditto, a licensed clinical social worker who heads the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. She urges those experiencing stress to seek help before symptoms become severe.

8/20/2018

Public schools in Bismarck, N.D., are launching a $1.4 million initiative targeting student safety and mental health, with plans to hire additional psychologists, extend social worker hours and hold suicide prevention training for staff. "We need to deal with the fact that we have a lot of kids who deal with depression, a lot of kids who feel lonely," says state Sen. Nicole Poolman.

8/20/2018

At 903-to-1, Arizona's ratio of school counselors to students was the highest in the nation during the 2015-16 school year, according to the American School Counselor Association. The 250-1 ratio recommended by the ASCA has been achieved only in New Hampshire, Wyoming and Vermont.

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The Associated Press
8/20/2018

A new CDC report shows one in four US adults citing a disability that affects a major daily activity, with mobility as the leading barrier. The survey of 458,811 non-institutionalized adults was the first by the CDC to note percentages over six types of disability: mobility, cognition, hearing, independent living, vision and self-care.

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8/20/2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the agency has the authority to end the use of drug rebates, but pharmacy benefit managers say eliminating rebates under anti-kickback rules would require an act of Congress.

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Reuters
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