A simple way to reduce the risk of Alzheimers

Amy Shives, right, and her husband George walk their cavalier King Charles spaniel Chester in their neighborhood, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Amy Shives was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and has since been involved with the Alzheimer's Association. Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because women tend to live longer than men. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

CBS NEWS – Just about any physical activity can reduce the risk of Alzheimers Disease. That’s according to researchers at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh who found aerobic activities like walking, gardening or dancing can improve brain volume and reduce the chances of developing Alzheimers by up to 50 percent. SOURCE – UCLA/University of Pittsburgh/MedDay/CBS

U.S. health officials say a Zika vaccine could be ready for testing this fall. The mosquito born virus is hitting Puerto Rico very hard where there is concern thousands of pregnant women could be infected this year. Zika has been linked to microcephalya birth defect that leaves newborns with abnormally small heads and developmental delays. SOURCE – CDC/MedDay/CBS

And a long term study in Australia shows mothers who smoke may increase the risk of their children developing lung disease as adults Researchers say the risk is even greater for children who are exposed to maternal cigarette smoke and then take up smoking later in life. SOURCE – Respirology/MedDay/CBS

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