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Dementia is more than occasionally forgetting a name or a word – The Washington Post

But potential signs of the disorder could be forgetting how to get to a place you visit frequently or having problems with daily activities, such as eating, dre…

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Incidence increases dramatically as people move into their 90s. About 5 percent of those 71 to 79 have dementia, and about 37 percent of those about 90 live with it.
Older people may worry about their own loss of function as well as the cost and toll of caregiving for someone with dementia. A 2018 study estimated that the lifetime cost of care for a person with Alzheimers, the most common form of dementia, to be $329,360. That figure, too, will no doubt rise, putting even more burdens on family…

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South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 9 Unexplained Deaths – The New York Times

Health officials say there is no link between the deaths and the flu vaccines. But the deaths, after two recent vaccine recalls, have raised safety fears among…

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No serious harm had been reported from either those lots, though dozens of people who received those doses reported fevers or other minor complaints which are common reactions to flu shots, officials said. None of the nine people reported dead received vaccines from those that had been recalled, they added.
After suspending the vaccination program for teenagers for three weeks, it resumed on Oct. 13. Three days later, a 17-year-old boy in Incheon, just west of Seoul, died after receiving his shot….

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Diabetics see lower death risk if they drink these beverages daily, study suggests – Fox News

Coffee and green tea could lower the death risk for type 2 diabetes sufferers — but only if they drink a certain amount, according to a new, observational study…

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Coffee and green tea could lower the death risk for Type 2 diabetes sufferers — but only if they drink a certain amount, according to a new observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
For the study, which was peer-reviewed, researchers tracked the health of some 4,923 people in Japan with type 2 diabetes for about 5 years. Participants —  2,790  were men, and 2,133 were women — filled out a questionnaire that involved 58 questions about their food and drink…

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Trial to deliberately infect people with coronavirus draws mixed reaction – Ars Technica

It could help understand infection, but experts are skeptical it will speed vaccines.

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Enlarge/ Woman receives an experimental COVID-19 vaccine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, on September 04, 2020, as part of a clinical trial.
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Researchers in the United Kingdom plan to begin intentionally infecting a small batch of healthy young people with the novel coronavirus in January as part of a first human challenge trial, according to an announcement Monday.
The plan has not yet been approved by the Medicines…

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