Treating Sleep Apnea Can Improve Memory in People With Cognitive Decline

Good News Notes: “I and University of Sydney colleagues have published a new study showing treating sleep apnea in older adults with mild cognitive impairment can improve memory, but not other areas of cognition, in the short term. As there is no current treatment or cure for dementia, increasing efforts have focused on developing novel approaches to…

Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Leads to Long-Term HIV Remission

Good News Notes: “One individual treated with the broadly neutralizing antibody 3BNC117 plus the latency-reversing agent romidepsin remains in remission nearly four years after stopping antiretroviral therapy, according to study results presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). He and other study participants who received the antibody showed enhanced HIV-specific CD8 T-cell responses….

Simsbury mother founds nonprofit after losing son to overdose

Good News Notes: “Mother’s Day is just a few hours away and while many will spend the day celebrating their moms and other motherly figures. One local mom is making a change by channeling her grief into a nonprofit geared to helping those struggling with substance abuse after losing her eldest son. Lisa Gray is…

MacKenzie Scott boosts another Pittsburgh-area nonprofit with $10 million gift

Good News Notes: “Pressley Ridge, a nonprofit agency based in McCandless, announced Wednesday that it received a $10 million unrestricted gift from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The gift is the single largest donation the organization has received in its 190-year history. “We are grateful for and humbled by Ms….

Free horse therapy offered to Marshall Fire survivors

Good News Notes: “Jan. 30 marks one month since Colorado’s most destructive wildfire. The Marshall Fire destroyed more than a thousand homes and claimed the lives of two loved ones. The fire has also forever changed the lives of many families. And for many of them, recovery is just one step. Healing is the other….

Tours at Animal Friends Sanctuary benefit shelter, promote compassion

Good News Notes: “Two-year-old Blake Burkley dissolved into a fit of giggles when it came time to feed the cows. Perched on her mother’s hip, the girl laughed as cows named Mary and Jesus searched with their tongues for a tasty treat. For Alexa Burkley of Irwin, a tour at Animal Friends Sanctuary in Unity was a…

Therapy dogs help students relax and relieve stress

Good News Notes: “At Tannenbaum Quad, Esha Pathi, a first-year student at the Wharton School, said spending even a little time with a therapy dog helps relieve stress.  “The last few weeks have been very stressful with a lot of assignments, and the weather is perfect today,” she said. “The opportunity to pet dogs is a…