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Meet Zebby the cat…he supports his deaf owner

When the phone rings or the doorbell chimes, Zebby, a two-year old black and white cat, has learned to alert his owner, 66 year old Genevieve Moss. Without training, he’s learned to tap her on the shoulder so she puts in her hearing aid when a call comes in, pick up the mail from the doormat and deliver it to her in his mouth and bring her slippers. Zebby’s commendable behaviour has earned him the British “Cats Protection National Cat of the Year award.”

Source: BBC

Viagara for Alzheimer’s prevention?

Sildenafil (Viagra) currently used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) has shown a 30%-54% reduced prevalence in Alzheimer’s disease in a recent study. Feixiiong Cheng PhD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Genome Centre who led the research suggests that further clinical trails to examine the potential of using sildenafil are needed but on first glance, this is uplifting news. 

Source: Cleveland Clinic 

Artificial sweeteners: Yay or nay? 

The use of low-calorie sweeteners for weight management has become a controversial topic in nutrition science. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently advised against using artificial sweeteners. However, others say the evidence is not conclusive, and more research is needed. As with any health-related choice, moderation is key.

Source: The Conversation

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