By Health.com
Updated: December 18, 2018

 

  • Today we learned that many Americans possess a gene variant that puts them at higher risk for developing middle-age memory problems. Luckily, there's some related good news on the horizon as well: Preliminary studies show that a new drug may improve cognition in people with Alzheimer's, while a new vaccine appears to help fight the brain "tangles" associated with the disease. [Forbes]
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  • We've warned about the dangers of texting while walking (not to mention too much texting in general), but kids today just don't seem to listen. Now one of them has gone and fallen into a manhole. Let this be a lesson! [Parentdish]
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  • It's Wednesday, which means here at Health.com, we spent the day Tweeting what we're eating! You may already follow @goodhealth on Twitter, but you'll need to also check out @feelgreatweight to get an inside look at our editors' healthy (or unhealthy, if the cafeteria is serving waffle fries) lunches. [Twitter]
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