Home Health Type of dementia; Eggs and heart health; Abortion Bill in Maine

Type of dementia; Eggs and heart health; Abortion Bill in Maine

While Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases are similar and cannot be stopped, it is important that families get the right diagnosis to get the best care and plan for the future; it was found that daily egg consumption slightly increases the risk of heart disease and early mortality; Maine Governor Janet Mills presented a bill to allow abortion by medical professionals in addition to doctors.

Families need a correct diagnosis of dementia to plan treatment

Elderly people with dementia are usually said to have Alzheimer's disease, but other brain diseases are similar. While most of these diseases cannot be stopped, it is important that families get the right diagnosis to get the best care and a plan for the future, according to the NPR last week, scientists heard a summit on dementia at the National Institutes of Health. Other conditions include stroke, a form of Parkinson's disease called Lewy body disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration, which damages the brain areas that regulate emotion and behavior.

Egg cholesterol linked to heart disease, early mortality

Daily consumption of eggs has been shown to slightly increase the risk of heart disease and early mortality, according to the Associated Press. Individuals who reported consuming 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day, the equivalent of 1.5 eggs, were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who claimed they did not eat eggs. Researchers at Northwestern University and elsewhere gathered the results of 6 previous studies, analyzing the data on nearly 30,000 US adults.

The governor of Maine presents a bill to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

Maine Governor Janet Mills submitted a bill to allow abortions to be performed by registered nurses, certified obstetric nurses, medical assistants, and other medical professionals. The current state law only allows doctors to perform abortions. If the bill became law, Maine would become the ninth state to allow abortions to be perfected by medical professionals other than doctors, and the number of health centers in the state where procedures could be performed would increase from 3 to 18.

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