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News Above the Noise—Week of March 31, 2024

News Above the Noise—Week of March 31, 2024

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. New Study Finds 3 Big Risk Factors for Dementia

There are more than 55 million people around the world who live with dementia, and that figure is expected to increase to 153 million by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. Given this epidemic, researchers are trying to find the biggest risk factors—and a new study found three: diabetes, air pollution, and alcohol consumption. For more on each and how they affect the brain, click here.

2. Could You Recognize the Most Common Form of Skin Cancer?

In a Facebook post this week, fitness personality Richard Simmons announced he had been treated for basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form of skin cancer and one that can be easy to miss or mistake for another skin issue. For an excellent primer on what causes basal cell carcinoma, how it differs from other skin cancers, and what it looks like, click here.

3. Need to Get to the Airport? Soon You Can Take an Air Taxi

Many airlines and aviation companies are investing in new technologies that would make transportation more environmentally friendly and affordable. The aim? To have a similar revolution as we’re seeing with the electric car. What might this mean for us? Traveling short distances on electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (known as eVTOL), which fly silently and have the potential to bring electric flight to the masses. For more on what the aviation industry hopes will be the future of flight, click here.

4. “We Have Overprotected Our Children in the Real World and Underprotected Them Online”

For years now, parents have debated questions on technology use among their children. And in social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s new book, he offers extensively researched answers to questions like, “How much screen time is too much for young kids?” and “Is social media appropriate for young teens?” For an overview of the insights and suggestions you’ll find in Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation, click here.

Editor's Note: Every week, The Sunday Paper's team of journalists sift through the news to find what Rises Above the Noise, makes sense of what's happening in the world, and provides hope for your week to come. While we do our best to provide our own informative summary of each piece, some publications require their own subscriptions beyond our control.

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