The Daily Populous

Monday December 12nd, 2022 day edition

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New research published recently suggests that Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 69%.

The study’s findings are so promising that the drug may someday be used to counter dementia.

A new team of experts is preparing to conduct another study that builds on this data but tests the generic version of Viagra — sildenafil — in patients suffering from early Alzheimer’s.

“Sildenafil, which has been shown to significantly improve cognition and memory in preclinical models, presented as the best drug candidate.

Another recent study uncovered another unlikely weapon in the fight against dementia: coffee.

The study sheds light on the mysterious disease, for which there is no cure as of now.

The popularity and ubiquitousness of coffee could make it a viable method of deferring the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. »

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon

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Senator Merkley Introduces Legislation to Ban Hedge Fund Ownership of Residential Housing.

Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the End Hedge Fund Control of American Homes Act, a piece of legislation aimed at ending Wall Street ownership of residential housing.

Following the 2008 housing crisis, large private equity firms and hedge funds bought substantial portfolios of foreclosed homes as an investment opportunity. »

“We’re Coming for You”: Italy’s Neofascists Target Journalists as They Assume Power

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Nearly 200 Italian journalists have been receiving police protection in recent years, two dozen of them living and working under escort around the clock.

“It reflects the climate in Italy around those who cover fascists and neofascists, and who more broadly write about hatred, racism, homophobia, antisemitism.

… In Italy, fascists have reached a level of intimidation of journalists that is comparable to the mafia’s.” »

Nearly half of COVID patients worldwide still have symptoms after 4 months, according to a giant new study

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Almost half of COVID survivors globally—both children and adults—have lingering symptoms four months later, according to a landmark new study.

Researchers at the University of Leicester in England performed an analysis of nearly 200 studies of prior COVID patients, involving nearly 750,000 people in all.

Meanwhile, sleep issues, breathlessness, and problems participating in normal daily activities were reported in just under a quarter of patients, according to the study. »