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Targeting this protein could prevent Alzheimer’s

People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant are at substantial risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains of mice and protects against damage induced by the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta. read more

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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Is Health Care Spending Still The Hungry, Hungry Hippo?

Congress is trying to wrap up its work for the year, but unsettled questions remain about the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the fate of the individual mandate insurance requirement from the Affordable Care Act and other health issues. Meanwhile, outside Washington, major mergers are happening within the health care system and the federal government reports that the rate of increase in health spending slowed in 2016. read more

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