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Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought

It’s hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia.

Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With 'New Ideas' to Fight Alzheimer's Disease Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With 'New Ideas' to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century.

Florida State House Declares Porn Is a Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though Florida State House Declares Porn Is a Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though

Legislators in Florida—where a gunman authorities later identified as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, killing at least 17 last week—have apparently decided that the threat they need to focus on right now is pornography.

Doctors Find Symptoms of Brain Trauma in U.S. Staff in Cuba, But No Evidence of 'Sonic Device' Doctors Find Symptoms of Brain Trauma in U.S. Staff in Cuba, But No Evidence of 'Sonic Device'

The bizarre saga surrounding what officials have alleged was an attack on U.S. diplomatic staff in Cuba using a “covert sonic device” has continued to get weirder, with the first comprehensive medical study of the affected personnel revealing that they indeed suffered symptoms resembling the effects of traumatic brain…

Purdue Pharmaceuticals Says It Will Stop the Aggressive Opioid Marketing That Made It Billions Purdue Pharmaceuticals Says It Will Stop the Aggressive Opioid Marketing That Made It Billions

Purdue Pharmaceuticals, one of the companies which has made billions of dollars selling massive amounts of opioids across the country even as addiction rates and overdose deaths skyrocketed, has announced it will no longer be directly marketing the painkillers to U.S. doctors.

The 2018 Winter Olympics Is Now Hosting A Norovirus Outbreak The 2018 Winter Olympics Is Now Hosting A Norovirus Outbreak

The stomach flu has touched ground on the 2018 Winter Olympics, which begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, and officials are pulling out the stops to keep it from derailing the games.

Report: UConn Dental Students, Staff Took Selfie With Severed Heads (Updated) Report: UConn Dental Students, Staff Took Selfie With Severed Heads (Updated)

University of Connecticut dental school grad students and an orthodontics professor took a selfie “with two severed heads used for medical research at a training workshop at Yale University” in 2017, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Track Your 2018 Weight Loss Goals With Anker's Smart Scale, Now $10 Off Track Your 2018 Weight Loss Goals With Anker's Smart Scale, Now $10 Off

if you want to keep track of your new year’s weight loss resolutions, Anker’s ultra-popular Bluetooth smart scale is back on sale today.

Super Bowl I, Security Snake Oil, and Killer Flu: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Super Bowl I, Security Snake Oil, and Killer Flu: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

What a week, what a week. As January faded into memory and February began, we saw the return of a (likely intoxicated) Ken Bone, Mark Zuckerberg claim he’s actually happy we’re using Facebook less, Apple continue to make a boatload of cash selling iPhones (though perhaps not as many as it would like), and we finally…

The Philippines Halts Mass Use of Dengue Fever Vaccine, Saying It May Be Linked to Three Deaths The Philippines Halts Mass Use of Dengue Fever Vaccine, Saying It May Be Linked to Three Deaths

On Friday, Filipino authorities tied at least three deaths to the 2016 deployment of Dengvaxia, the world’s first dengue fever vaccine, Reuters reported.

'Abortion Reversal' Is Not a Thing 'Abortion Reversal' Is Not a Thing

A typical medication abortion involves two doses of pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks a hormone that the embryo or fetus needs to grow and thrive. The second, misoprostol, triggers the uterus to expel its contents. But there is a growing political movement to get people who have taken the first drug to undergo an…

Trump Administration May Face Lawsuit Over Refusal to Restrict Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Trump Administration May Face Lawsuit Over Refusal to Restrict Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

If Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency does not implement restrictions on pesticides advocated in a recent National Marine Fisheries Services report, environmental activists and commercial fisheries hoping to preserve Pacific Northwest stocks of “salmon, sturgeon, orca and other endangered species” may file…

There Are So Many Flu Victims, California Hospitals Are Setting Up Emergency Tents in Their Parking Lots There Are So Many Flu Victims, California Hospitals Are Setting Up Emergency Tents in Their Parking Lots

A flu strain called H3N2 has sent thousands to emergency rooms in California—so many that hospitals are erecting tents to accommodate the all the extra patients, reports the LA Times.

The CDC Changes Topic of Nuclear Strike Preparedness Session to 'Focus on Influenza' The CDC Changes Topic of Nuclear Strike Preparedness Session to 'Focus on Influenza'

The Center for Disease Control’s January 16th special session advising Americans on what to do in the event of a nuclear war will now be about what to do in the event of, uh, flu season.

White House Made 24-Year-Old Campaign Staffer Second in Command at Its Anti-Drug Office White House Made 24-Year-Old Campaign Staffer Second in Command at Its Anti-Drug Office

When last we checked in on the Donald Trump’s response to the opioid crisis, the news was hardly encouraging: The closest thing to someone at the helm was wildly corrupt New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and extremely bad liar Kellyanne Conway.

Microsoft Wants to Diagnose Disease By Building Massive Database of the Human Immune System Microsoft Wants to Diagnose Disease By Building Massive Database of the Human Immune System

Imagine making a spreadsheet of every meal you’ve ever eaten, every hand you’ve ever shook, every bit of dust that’s ever gotten in your eye—and multiply it by about a million times. Then you begin to get a sense of the size of the data problem that is your body’s immune system. Through a new AI project, Microsoft…

South Carolina Lawmakers Have Found a Reason to Bring Back the Electric Chair South Carolina Lawmakers Have Found a Reason to Bring Back the Electric Chair

South Carolina hasn’t killed anyone on death row in six years. Not because the state wouldn’t like to kill people, but simply because drug companies won’t sell them the lethal injection drugs to do it. In response, frustrated lawmakers in South Carolina held hearings today about bringing back the electric chair for…

Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout? Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days later wake up sore. This weird time-lag appears unique to exercise, and is, when you think about it, kind of inexplicable—like stubbing your toe, feeling nothing, and…

This Tiny Thumbnail Sensor Tells You When to Get Off the Beach Because You've Had Too Much Sun This Tiny Thumbnail Sensor Tells You When to Get Off the Beach Because You've Had Too Much Sun

As an adult, my mom is rarely around to remind me to reapply sunscreen when I’m outside. But do you know who still nags me all day long? My smartphone. So L’Oréal has created an incredibly tiny UV sensor you wear on your thumbnail that connects to your smartphone to help you keep track of your exposure to the sun’s…

Raw Water Is Water For Rich Idiots Raw Water Is Water For Rich Idiots

Rich people have had a good-ass 2017, with the stock market and the accumulated net wealth of the top ten percent of earners skyrocketing and the passage of a radical tax bill designed to inflate their wallets further. So in yet another infuriating sign of how they’re planning to blow all that money on things like …

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