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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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Superbug may be spreading in hospitals overrun with COVID-19 – Live Science

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As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge around the world, another dangerous infection may also be sickening patients: a drug-resistant superbug called Candida auris, National Geographic reported
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The superbug is a yeast
that can infect the ears and open wounds, and it can also enter the bloodstream to trigger severe infection throughout the body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). The yeast clings to surfaces and spreads easily in health care settings,…

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Majority of people sickened by latest Listeria outbreak are from Mass., CDC says – WCVB Boston

The CDC reports that 7 of 10 people who recently fell ill after eating deli meat are from Massachusetts.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a multi-state Listeria outbreak that is linked to deli meat, and the majority of those sickened are from Massachusetts.
Of the 10 people who have fallen ill to Listeria, seven of them are Massachusetts residents, according to the CDC.
Two people from New York were also sickened in connection with the outbreak, while a Florida resident has died of Listeria.
The CDC says nine of the 10 people reported that they had eaten prepackaged…

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U.S. sets single-day record with over 83,000 new coronavirus infections – CBS News

There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new single-day record high in the country.

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There are new signs that the nation’s monthslong battle against the coronavirus is moving in a dangerous direction. There were more than 83,000 confirmed cases reported Friday, marking a new record high for a single day in the country.
The outbreak is also more widespread. The latest surge is pushing the number of infections to more than 8.4 million and increasing the death toll past 223,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Another dire warning Friday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s…

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