Higher education doesn’t prevent Alzheimer’s but it can offer a cognitive head start

In a new study, higher education does seem to give Alzheimer’s patients a cognitive head start allowing them to stay intellectually functional longer(Credit: SIphotography/Depositphotos) Scientists have long debated why there seems to be an association between higher levels of education and lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease in later life. New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine is suggesting neurodegenerative disease is just as prevalent in more-educated individuals but a greater cognitive reserve can temporarily mitigate the impact of Alzheimer’s pathology in one’s senior years. Prior studies have consistently uncovered a correlation between higher education…

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Facebook Posts May Offer Insight Into Mental Illness

Your Facebook status updates, ‘likes’ and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders, a new study says. Social networks may even be used in future to treat mental illness, particularly among young people, the researchers said. “Facebook is hugely popular and could provide us with a wealth of data to improve our knowledge of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia,” said the study’s lead-author Becky Inkster from University of Cambridge. Over a billion people worldwide use Facebook daily – one in seven of the global…

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Odd-Even Scheme: Startups Expand Scope, Offer Free Rides

With the second phase of odd-even scheme set to be rolled out from tomorrow, ride-sharing apps like 360Ride and Rapido are lining up free rides and scaling up operations to handle higher demand from consumers. The odd-even scheme was implemented on an experimental basis from January 1 to January 15 in view of high air pollution in the national capital. The second phase will commence on April 15. Bike taxi operator Rapido said it will offer free rides to people travelling to and from some of the metro stations like…

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Mi Fan Festival Set for Wednesday; Xiaomi Mi 5, New Accessories, Deals on Offer

Xiaomi announced its Mi Fan Festival on Wednesday in India. The Chinese company said that there will be new devices up for sale on the company’s website on Wednesday from 8am to 10pm IST. Alongside, the company has announced new accessories, which will first go on sale from Wednesday as well – these include the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank, Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro, and LED Light Enhanced Blue. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be going on sale on Wednesday in a flash sale model as well. The company…

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Apple Says Not Making an Offer for GPU Firm Imagination Technologies

Apple said on Tuesday it had talked about buying its supplier Imagination Technologies but did not plan to make an offer for the British graphics chip designer at the moment. Shares in Imagination, which counts Applie amongst its top shareholders and whose technology is used in Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad, jumped earlier on Tuesday after website Ars Technica UK said Apple was in talks to buy the company. “From time to time, Apple talks with companies about potential acquisitions,” the US company said in subsequent a statement.…

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Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days Sale: What’s On Offer

Flipkart’s second ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale of the year has kicked off, where the online marketplace is offering discounts on smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets. In addition to these deals, consumers shopping on Flipkart until Wednesday can also get an additional 10 percent extra discount on every purchase made via State Bank of India (SBI) debit and credit cards during the Big Shopping Days sale. Some of the smartphones available under the new Flipkart offer are the Lenovo K3 Note which can be grabbed at Rs. 8,999 and it comes…

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