News Clips for May 17, 2019

Alzheimer's in extended family members increased risk of disease, study shows

It’s well established that having a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s increases a person’s risk of developing the disease. A new, NIA-supported study shows that even in the absence of close family members with Alzheimer’s, having extended family members with the disease increased a person’s risk. The findings, published April 9 in Neurology, could have implications for assessing risk using a broader view of family history.

Babies that could fit in a coffee cup are increasingly surviving. Do 'micropreemies' change the abortion debate?

Medical advances are helping premature babies survive at ages that would have doomed them a few decades ago. What does it take for a 'micropreemie' to survive, and what effect are these tiny babies having on the abortion debate?

Asthma app reduces children's hospital visits, study says

Families were able to reduce the number of asthma-related hospital visits for their children using the eAsthma Tracker, according to a new study. The research was published Thursday in Pediatrics.

A powerhouse collaboration, Lost Love Socialite Sweet Love Recluse premieres as postmodern soap opera; rendered as intriguing, ingenious dance theater

As one distills the pastiche and collage in the recent premiere of Lost Love Socialite Sweet Love Recluse, a powerhouse local dance theater collaboration, there are many intriguing elements in this postmodern soap opera to appreciate.

Intermountain Spinoff Civica Rx Will Manufacture Two Critical Antibiotics As First Generic Drugs

A new Lehi-based pharmaceutical company that has pledged to reduce prices and prevent shortages of critically important hospital drugs announced plans this week to manufacture its first two products.

‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams’ stunt double is former gymnastics pro

When she’s not helping coach the gymnastics team at Arizona State University (ASU), Kristina Baskett is working as a professional stunt woman — most recently playing “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams’ stunt double.

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure go away, a study finds.