US & Canada 2 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48138431 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A Texas police officer has been charged with homicide after shooting a black man during a traffic stop last year.The officer, Bau … [Read more...] about US officer charged for shooting black man
Smell test for dementia
Losing the ability to smell lemons or onions could be a sign of looming death, a new study suggests. Senior citizens who struggled to identify common scents were found to have a nearly 50 percent increase in the likelihood of dying within the next decade. The results even applied to those who were in apparently good health at the start of the trial. Researchers say GPs could use the tests to identify general underlying issues in their patients. They tested the noses of 2,289 people ages 71 to 82 and followed them for 13 years. Participants were asked to identify 12 smells, such as banana, gasoline and soap. Those with the worst scores were 46 percent more likely to die within 10 years than those with the best. They were also 30 percent more likely to die within 13 years, the Michigan State University experts found. Early warning sign It was already known that a loss of smell can be an early warning sign for Parkinson’s disease and dementia. But these conditions only explained 28 … [Read more...] about Declining sense of smell linked to higher chance of early death
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30 Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Elderly people with a poor sense of smell have a higher likelihood of dying in the 10 years after testing than those whose sniffers stay sharp. In a new study, elderly people with a poor sense of smell had a 46 percent higher risk of death 10 years after olfactory abilities were tested, compared to those who passed the smell test. The study also reported that 28 percent of the increased risk of death could be attributed to Parkinson's, dementia and unintentional weight loss, all of which predict death in their own right and can also affect a person's sense of smell. [7 Ways the Mind and Body Change With Age] 2 CLIENTS AT NEW MEXICO SPA OFFERING 'VAMPIRE FACIAL' DIAGNOSED WITH HIV, OTHERS URGED TO GET TESTED But the remaining 72 percent of the risk linking poor sense of smell and death is unexplained and may … [Read more...] about Losing sense of smell could indicate impending death
Health Older people with a poor sense of smell could have almost double the risk of dying in the coming decade compared with those who are better at picking up odors, a study has suggested. A poor sense of smell was linked with a 46 percent higher risk of dying in the next 10 years, and a 30 percent higher risk of dying after 13 years. The research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine involved 2,289 adults from the U.S. aged between 71 to 82 years old, who completed a smell test. The participants were asked to inhale 12 common odors, and received a point for each correct smell they chose out of four options. The team categorized the respondents as having a good, moderate, or a poor sense of smell according to their score and also looked at information on the participants, including whether they smoked, drank, and exercised. The researchers checked if the participants were still alive 3, 5, 10 and 13 years later. By the end of the … [Read more...] about Poor Sense of Smell in Older People Linked With Almost Double the Risk of Dying
Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 3:19 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 CNN founder Ted Turner has revealed that he is suffering from Lewy body dementia, the same form of dementia that Robin Williams battled in the last few years of his life. According to the website for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, LBD affects 1.5 million Americans. It is a progressive neurological disorder that affects a patient's memory, cognition (especially decision making), mood, behavior and balance and is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's, as Williams' case was, or bipolar disorder, as Turner's was. In an interview with Ted Koppel set to air on "CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend (9 a.m. EDT/PDT), Turner, 79, likened his case to a "mild case of Alzheimer's ... but not nearly as bad ... Thank goodness, I don't have that." Displaying some of the memory problems characterized by LBD, he struggled to remember the name of his disorder, "I also have got, let's – the one … [Read more...] about Ted Turner has Lewy body dementia: What is the neurological disorder?