133 words Older adults with severe apathy, or lack of interest in usual activities, may have a greater chance of developing dementia than people with few symptoms of apathy, according to a study. Apathy may be a very early sign of dementia and it can be evaluated with a brief questionnaire. 228 words Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well. 102 words The first room-temperature superconductor has finally been found. A compound of carbon, hydrogen and sulfur conducts electricity without resistance below 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit) and extremely high pressure. 277 words Analysis of Trump's tweets shows he's sleeping less, and getting angrier 283 words Republicans have argued against Medicaid expansion, saying that expansion will adversely affect the health care received by Medicare recipients. A large-scale panel data study finds no evidence that Medicaid expansion impaired access to care or utilization for the Medicare population. 195 words Republicans have argued against Medicaid expansion, saying that expansion will adversely affect the health care received by Medicare recipients. A large-scale panel data study finds no evidence that Medicaid expansion impaired access to care or utilization for the Medicare population. 102 words Study shows that 97% of Medicare patients switch from brand to generic cholesterol meds within two years following the release of the generic option. Between 2014 and 2018, Medicare spent $3 billion less on cholesterol medications despite supplying these meds for almost 5 million more people. 224 words 'Ultra-Processed' Junk Food Linked to Advanced Ageing at Cellular Level, Study Finds 138 words Atheists are more likely to sleep better than Catholics and Baptists 123 words Black and female politicians still win the support of many people with racist and sexist views – as long as the politicians are conservative, a new study of 44,836 Americans finds. 160 words Older adults with existing depression show resilience during the pandemic: A multi-site study finds that seniors are more concerned with being infected with COVID-19 than the effects of social isolation 153 words Widespread electric vehicle adoption would save billions of dollars, thousands of lives. If EVs replaced 25% of combustion-engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. 152 words Four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden’s prized herd immunity is nowhere in sight 277 words New research based on four decades of longitudinal data indicates that it is rare for a person to receive and keep a single mental disorder diagnosis. Rather, experiencing different successive mental disorders appears to be the norm. 246 words GPS location data shows that Republican areas engaged in less social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic (controlling for all relevant factors). This is consistent with survey data which show that Dems believe the pandemic is more severe and report a greater reduction in contact with others. 114 words World seafood species in decline . 82 % were below levels that can produce maximum sustainable yields. 87 populations were in the “very bad” category, with biomass levels at less than 20 % of what is needed to maximize sustainable fishery catches 120 words States with medical marijuana laws saw 20% drop in some opioid prescriptions: Drug overdoses remain a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 68% of those deaths involve illicit or prescription opioids. 129 words Some Blind People Can Still See, And Their Brains Could Help Explain Consciousness 126 words Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought. People with aphantasia reported a reduced ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream 131 words Flawed COVID-19 antibody tests shipped without FDA review. A 60 Minutes investigation has found that federal officials knew many COVID-19 antibody testing kits had flaws, but allowed them to enter the U.S. market.