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Is air pollution tied to higher dementia risk? (CNN)

CNN noted that a recent study co-led by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School adds to a growing body of research investigating this potential link between air pollution and dementia.

Texas Had A State Agency Tackling Institutional Racism. It’s Now Closed. (KUT-FM)

KUT-FM quoted Reginald Tucker-Seeley of the USC Leonard Davis School on racial inequities in government services.

Can Fasting Help You Lose Weight? (Or Maybe Live Longer?) (Forbes)

Forbes featured research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on intermittent fasting. Longo believes fasting at regular intervals allows you to eat all you want in between. It forces your body to recycle many of its immune cells, particularly white blood cells, he hypothesized.

A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents (California Healthline)

California Healthline quoted Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School on the risks of social isolation for older caregivers.

Life expectancy declines seen in U.S. and other high-income countries (Reuters)

Reuters featured research by Jessica Ho of the USC Leonard Davis School on the declines of life expectancy in high-income countries. It is the first time so many countries simultaneously experienced declines for both men and women. “This hasn’t occurred in decades, and the size of these most recent declines were larger than prior declines,” Ho said.

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65 (Next Avenue)

Next Avenue, via Kaiser Health News, featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on college graduates who can expect to spend more than 80 percent of their lifetime after age 65 with good cognition. The article provides the first estimates of educational differences in age-specific prevalence, and changes in prevalence […]

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