MedDay – January 23, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease may one day help reverse memory loss. A new study at the University of Buffalo, that focuses on gene changes, has had some success in temporarily restoring memory loss in animals.  

Researchers in Arizona say the mental health of mothers can suffer managing the home. Their study shows invisible labor such as keeping track of kid’s appointments, homework and making sure items don’t run out can be overwhelming, even if others share in the duties.

And the risk of heart disease may begin even before childbirth. A new British study finds children whose mothers had low oxygen levels during pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease later in life. Pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and maternal smoking can lower oxygen levels.

That’s a look at some of the day’s top health stories. Hilary Lane, CBS News, New York.

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