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Dollar Store Item Found To Prevent Alzheimer’s

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY – In a new meta-analysis, researchers have identified a connection between tooth loss and a risk of cognitive decline and dementia. The researchers found that the more teeth a person had lost, the greater their risk of developing dementia or cognitive decline. The research, published in JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, lays the ground for researchers to determine whether tooth loss causes cognitive decline and dementia, and if so,...

How Long Can A Person Really Live?

Extreme longevity, according to new research, likely will continue to rise slowly by the end of this century, and estimates show that a lifespan of 125 years, or even 130 years, is possible.

This Body Part Is Key To Health After 50

Older adults with more natural teeth are better able to perform everyday tasks such as cooking a meal, making a telephone call or going shopping, according to researchers from UCL and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

Barack Obama’s Grandmother Dies, Aged 99

BBC – Barack Obama's step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, has died at a hospital in Kenya at the age of 99. She was affectionately called Granny Sarah by the former president. Mrs. Obama defended her grandson during his 2008 presidential campaign, when he was said to be Muslim and not born in the US. Her home became a tourist attraction when he was elected as the first black US president. Sarah Obama was the third and youngest wife of Barack...

Vaccines Haven’t Cured This Public Health Crisis

Vaccines have begun saving lives in New York's nursing homes, but they haven't yet cured another crisis caused by the pandemic: loneliness.

Betty White, 99, Has All Her Ducks In A Row

CBS NEWS – Betty White has all of her ducks in a row before her birthday this year. The beloved television icon is turning 99 on January 17 and said she is planning to spend it, at least in part, with two special feathered friends. "The Golden Girls" actress spilled her animal-filled plans for the special day to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday. "What am I doing for my birthday?" White asked. "Running a mile each morning has...

What Covid-19 Does To Your Brain

Many patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are discharged with symptoms such as those associated with a brain injury, such as forgetfulness that impairs their ability to function.

‘Snowbirds’ Hunker Down In Frozen North

Loss of 'snowbirds' amid pandemic another hit to US tourism Dec 14, 2020 PHOENIX (AP) — This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven't driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker down in warmer climates for six months. They could fly, skirting travel restrictions at the border, but they'd rather "freeze their buns off" than go to the U.S.,...

Chuck Yeager Dies On Pearl Harbor Day

"Living to a ripe old age is not an end in itself. The trick is to enjoy the years remaining." – Chuck Yeager Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97 Shot down 13 German planes on 64 WWII missions, including five on a single mission Dec 08, 2020 The Associated Press – Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the...

Why Are Seniors Getting So Many STDs?

"Diagnosis rates for herpes simplex, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis rose 23 percent in patients over age 60 between 2014 and 2017 ..." Researchers find increased sexual risks in adults over 45 Nov 24, 2020 Psychology Today – Negative consequences, stemming from sexual activity, due to stigma, socioeconomic disadvantages, and lack of sexual resources, are not limited to the younger set. Researchers for the SHIFT Project have found an increase in sexually transmitted infections in...

One Thing Prevents Memory Decline

Oct 29, 2020 Association for Psychological Science – We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study in the journal Psychological Science found that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful—what psychologists call “positive affect”—are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. This result adds to a growing body of research on positive affect’s role in...

80-Year-Old Killed In Bar Over Masks

Oct 6, 2020 |  CNN – A man has been charged in the death of a man after a confrontation at a bar in upstate New York. Donald Lewinski, 65, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Rocco Sapienza, 80. Sapienza allegedly confronted Lewinski at a bar near Buffalo on September 26 about how he spoke to the bar staff and for not wearing a mask as Lewinski brought out buckets of beer...

Ageless Granny, 84, Is National Sharpshooting Champ – Again

"Men lose to me and say they've been embarrassed by a woman."  At 84, the World’s Oldest Female Sharpshooter Doesn’t Miss  | Great Big Story – Chandro Tomar is now 84 years old, and she’s a talented sharpshooter with skills outrivaling almost everyone she knows. Nicknamed “Shooter Dadi,” Tomar has competed in and won over 25 national championships in India, has been honored by political leaders and even has an upcoming movie slated to be released about her...

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

KHN "found that dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients from those without the coronavirus, in some places fueling its spread and leaving staff unprepared and infected or, in some cases, dead." Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk Christina Jewett September 10, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began...

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