Health update: Will Alzheimer’s disease become a disease of the young?

While Alzheimer’s disease is long known to afflict the aged, Chinese researchers recently claimed a 19-year-old boy — the youngest-ever patient — was diagnosed with the disease. Faulty genes can likely make the disease more common in youngsters, doctors said on Monday. Alzheimer’s — the most common cause of dementia — causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to eventually die. The disease is known to severely impact memory, thinking, and behavior.

Biden’s India envoy pick should be charged with perjury: Ex-Spokeswoman

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The one-time chief spokeswoman of Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles and President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Ambassador to India, has filed a complaint with local, state and federal prosecutors, demanding that he be prosecuted for perjury for repeatedly denying that he knew about another former aide alleged sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported.