No, Alzheimer's is not contagious - not in the usual way. But a new study conducted by the department of Family, Consumer and Human Development at Utah State University revealed that spouses of dementia patients are, on average, at six times greater risk for the disease than other persons of the same age, socioeconomic factors, access to medical care, and diet and exercise.
The old fashioned kind of books with the hard backs and the paper pages one turns, generally by hand, are still important to Danish architect David Garcia, at least as subject matter. In his Archive Series, Garcia gives books new life by placing them in different surroundings - four vastly different Archives that strike us as three-dimensional poems. Fortunately, we have all the photos, even those representing the mysterious Archive III.
Come out from under your rock now; childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions and a major public health concern. If you were worried about insurance rates before, just stick around until these kids grow up and watch the rise in insurance rates as the result of an epidemic in obesity-related diseases.
Switzerland slid past the U.S. to first place in the 2009 - 2010 Global Competitiveness Report, a biannual report published by the World Economic Forum. There are many elements that contribute to a country's competitiveness, but the Forum puts a lot of emphasis, as it should, on innovation capacity. If innovation capacity were the only factor, the U.S. probably would not make it to the top 20.