Concussions Linked To Alzheimer’s disease?

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ON THE HEALTWATCH THIS MORNING….
THERE’S A NEW STUDY THAT LINKS CONCUSSIONS TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.
OLDER PEOPLE MAY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF GETTING THE DISEASE IF THEY’VE HAD A CONCUSSION THAT INVOLVED MEMORY LOSS.
THAT’S ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC.
THEY FOUND THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS ALONG WITH HEAD INJURIES HAD HIGHER LEVELS OF PLAQUE IN THEIR BRAIN.
THIS PLAQUE CONTRIBUTES TO ALZHEIMER’S.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/26/alzheimers-concussion/4205373/

“The Hobbit 2” Beats “Anchorman 2” At Weekend Box Office

ANCHORMAN

DESPITE FICTITIOUS ANCHOR “RON BURGUNDY” BEING SEEN EVERYWHERE LATELY –
THE MOVIE “ANCHORMAN 2” CAME IN SECOND PLACE IN THE BOX OFFICE.
IT MADE NEARLY 27-MILLION IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND.
BUT.. THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO BEAT “THE HOBBIT 2.”
THE HOBBIT REMAINED IN FIRST PLACE WITH 31 MILLION DOLLARS.
DISNEY’S ANIMATED PICTURE “FROZEN” CAME IN THIRD WITH NEARLY 20 MILLION IN SALES.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/22/hobbit-holds-off-anchorman-2-with-315m-at-box-office/

‘Fast & Furious 7’ Gets New Release Date

Fast And Furious 6

 

“FAST AND FURIOUS 7” WILL NOW HIT THEATERS APRIL 10TH 20-15.
AT FIRST… IT WAS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT THIS SUMMER.
BUT…UNIVERSAL PICTURES STOPPED ALL PRODUCTION FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF CO-STAR PAUL WALKER.
ACTOR VIN DIESEL MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE LAST NIGHT.
WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE SCENES WITH WALKER’S CHARACTER WILL BE USED IN THE MOVIE.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paul-walkers-death-fast-furious-667232

Amazon Will Not Sell Beyonce’s New CD

Beyonce "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" - New York

 

WE HAVE OUR EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT….
JUST LIKE TARGET….AMAZON WILL NOT BE SELLING BEYONCE’S NEW ALBUM.
THE ONLINE RETAILER ISN’T HAPPY SHE RELEASED IT FIRST ON ITUNES.
APPLE SET A RECORD WITH THE ALBUM — SELLING 600-THOUSAND COPIES — FOR MORE THAN NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN SALES IN JUST SIX DAYS.
YOU CAN STILL FIND COPIES OF THE C-D ON AMAZON THROUGH THIRD-PARTY SELLERS.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/21/amazon-beyonce-album_n_4486036.html

Gaia Space Telescope To Map Milky Way

Gaia space telescope

SCIENTISTS ARE HOPING A BILLION MEGAPIXEL CAMERA WILL HELP THEM LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MILKY WAY.
TODAY THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY WILL LAUNCH A SATELLITE WITH THAT TELESCOPE ON BOARD.
THE GOAL IS TO BUILD A 3-D MAP OF OUR SECTION OF THE UNIVERSE… AND LOOK FOR NEW PLANETS, ASTEROIDS, AND COMETS.
THE CAMERA IS SO SENSITIVE… IT CAN DETECT A HUMAN HAIR FROM 6-HUNDRED MILES AWAY!

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/18/gaia-space-telescope-hopes-to-map-milky-way-in-better-detail-than-ever/

Honda Tops Insurance Industry’s Safety List

HONDA

FEWER CARS ARE MAKING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY’S SAFETY LIST.
ONLY 39 VEHICLES GOT TOP SAFETY RATINGS FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY… BECAUSE OF TOUGHER STANDARDS.
THERE WERE NEARLY A HUNDRED MORE LAST YEAR.
AS FOR THE SAFEST CAR: IT’S HONDA.
EIGHT OF THEIR VEHICLES MADE THE LIST…. WITH THE CIVIC AND THE ACURA T-L GETTING TOP MARKS.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/honda-tops-insurance-industrys-shrinking-safety-list-2D11775202

Robocop Fights Crime

K5-Mall-Doors

THERE MAY BE A REAL-LIFE ROBO-COP!
THIS IS CALLED THE K-5 ROBOT… DEVELOPED BY A COMPANY IN SILICON VALLEY.
IT’S SHAPED LIKE AN EGG…AND IS EQUIPPED WITH CAMERAS…SENSORS…AND EVEN HAS THE ABILITY TO DETECT DANGEROUS CHEMICALS.
THE COMPANY SAYS SOME MALLS AND SECURITY FIRMS ARE ALREADY INTERESTED.
THE ROBOCOP WILL COST THEM AROUND 36-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/01/300-pound-robot-is-new-breed-crime-fighting-machine/

Life Expectancy Increases Among Treated HIV-Positive Individuals

hiv

 

THE LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH H-I-V IS INCREASING.
RESEARCHERS SAY TWENTY YEAR OLDS WHO HAVE THE DISEASE MAY NOW BE ABLE TO LIVE WELL INTO THEIR EARLY SEVENTIES.
BUT..THAT’S ONLY IF THEY’RE BEING TREATED WITH THE PROPER DRUGS.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://globalnews.ca/news/1039165/life-expectancy-for-people-with-hiv-catching-up-to-general-population/