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I have been trying to get answers from top tier candidates for several months on their stance on #disability. #HillaryClinton had broad policy & #disabled people on her team in 2016. ONE in FOUR Americans has a disability. We are THE largest minority in America.
#CripTheVote
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For those who need a template for a candidate on #disability, here was #HillaryClinton in 2016. We should expand on that, not move backwards.

hillaryclinton.com/issues/disabil…
#CripTheVote
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And there is #HillaryClinton's archived policy, which included #autism, #Alzheimers, #disabilityrights, #mentalhealth, universal healthcare for all, #HIV/#AIDS, paid medical leave, Social Security and Medicare protections, addictions & substance abuse.

hillaryclinton.com/issues/
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Wired article on the science behind @DashGenomics, the only Alzheimer's risk analysis on the Market based on DNA beyond APOE!
wired.com/story/polygeni…

Visit us bit.ly/DashWhy 👈
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#BeyondAPOE
#Alzheimers
#EndALZ
⚡️ Summary of the benefit and risk of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- research linked long-term use of HRT with a small increased risk of #Alzheimers
- taking HRT for a short period of time should be fine.

twitter.com/i/moments/1103…

Learn Alz risk bit.ly/DashWhy
⚡️ “New Risk Genes for #Alzheimers

Coverage and comment from media and scientists on newly discovered risk genes for Alzheimer's

twitter.com/i/moments/1101…

Visit us at bit.ly/DashWhy 👈
and Learn personalized #Alzheimers risk #BeyondAPOE with your DNA
@DashGenomics
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Why is this paper in @nature nature.com/articles/s4158… a surprising and exciting discovery about #Alzheimers? It's not just that they found new variants Alzheimer’s disease-related gene APP. CC @alzheimerssoc
It's not just that they realized that the new variants were being coded by DNA with unusual intragenic splices and not because of errors in splicing and that these variants found in sporadic #Alzheimers were similar to those found in Familial #Alzheimers. CC @alzassociation
It's not just that they realized that the DNA was not germline but genomic cDNA (gencDNA) & was most likely generated by reverse transcriptase, the same enzyme that lets #HIV take over human cells leading to #AIDS @ALZHEIMERSread
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.@SarahbaxterSTM's argues that #fibromyalgia, #mecfs, #lupus, #depression, self-harming and #anorexia are caused by female ambition and fragility.

What's c. 1880 is new again.

thetimes.co.uk/article/kirsty…
This is just so silly. In the 19th century, there was a panic in the medical profession (and among social commentators) about women becoming ill with neurological and "nervous" conditions because they were overworking their brains/nerves, which were naturally weaker than men's.
This “fact” was used to bolster the argument in favor of stopping women's formal education after age 16 and most certainly not letting them enroll in university.
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Thread: Decreasing muscle mass in aging: The harmful effects and how to counteract ––

Tags: #sarcopenia #aging #ageing #HealthyAging #MSKover50 #resistance training, #weights #physicalmobility #muscle, #protein
#osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Image: iofbonehealth.org/what-sarcopenia
Thread: 🔽muscle in #aging ––#Sarcopenia RX, prevention –––

#MSKover50 #resistance #physicalmobility #osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Lifespan vs. Healthspan: Why We Need Muscle for #HealthyAging.
runnersworld.com/health-injurie…
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Live Strong and Prosper...
link.springer.com/article/10.100…
Thread: Sarcopenia in #Aging: RX, prevention –––
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Biochemical Pathways of #Sarcopenia &Their Modulation by Physical #Exercise: A Narrative Review
frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
H/T @MathewPiasecki Tags: #MSKover50
LT: Key RE: onset & progress
RT: Rec. of @ACSMNews & @American_Heart
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1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
3/when asked about the players who died “I would respectfully suggest that, as tragic and as unfortunate as it is, there isn’t even enough circumstantial evidence to draw any conclusions.” Asked whether he had ever spoken to family members of these players washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
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So @Merck’s BACE-1 inhibitor Verubecestat resulted in “near-maximal reduction” of amyloid-beta in cerebrospinal fluid and “modest reduction” in brain amyloid. But it didn’t help even #Alzheimer’s disease, even "mild" Alzheimer's. A few thoughts:
1. Many companies are holding on to the hope that giving #tau- and #amyloid-busting drugs earlier, before Alzheimer's sets in, could prevent the disease. The FDA might even be open to using tau and amyloid as biomarkers to approve #Alzheimers drugs cen.acs.org/articles/96/i9…
2. But if we already know these drugs can lower amyloid-beta levels and *not* stop disease progression, is that really a good idea? I'd love to see the long term studies done, but the idea of drug approval based on biomarkers, and not cognitive markers, seems like a can of worms.
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1/ If u have played the game the way I have, this clip is not that difficult to break down. Notice Wilson’s right skate before or at the initial point of contact. It is leaving the ice intentionally, which means he thrusts his body into an upward direction, which is towards the
2/ head of Reese. If we look at the left skate during the point of contact, Wilson is rising up onto his toe, as if he is trying to jump, hence the reason he ended up sitting on the dasher of his own bench after the hit. It is clear that Reese sees Wilson coming but that has very
3/ little to do with the fact that Wilson clearly makes contact with the head/jaw of Reese, in direct result of jumping and thrusting his body in an upward motion. Bc of this, we have a human being who may get the right diagnosis of a #concussion yet will he receive the treatment
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This #worldalzheimersday let's understand #Ayurveda can help such patients!!

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#SwasthaBharat #Alzheimers
#Alzheimers is primely associated with vitiated Vata Dosha as per #Ayurveda. More than 1 million cases per year found in #India
Nasayam (Nasal ghee drops), Shirodhara (warm oil stream on forehead) Snehan (whole body massage with oil) found effective in #Alzheimers
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