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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Research Finds Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Alzheimer’s

According to a new study in the Lancet Neurology, physical inactivity and smoking are two major risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

Globally, the biggest contributing factor is low education with the others ranking a little lower.

Guest:

  • Dr. Heather Snyder, senior associate director of medical and scientific relations, Alzheimer’s Association.

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March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

February 27 5 Comments

After Red Carpet Controversy, A Look At The History Of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks go back "thousands and thousands of years," according to professor Bert Ashe, who also shares his own dreadlocks stories.

February 27 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to "opt out" of assessment tests.