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Day: October 7, 2019

Five warning signs of early onset Alzheimer’s
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Five warning signs of early onset Alzheimer’s

    You totally spaced on grabbing your gym bag (or lunch...or flat keys...or phone...) on your way to work in the morning. Hey, no judgement forgetting stuff happens to all of us. But what if your memory loss doesn’t seem like a typical part of breezing into your, say, forth decade – and this is happening all the time? While Early-Onset Alzheimer's – defined as when the illness hits people under 65 – is rare, it does affect 5% of all of those ultimately diagnosed. (In 2017, in fact, one 27-year-old British women was told to prepare for the disease, as tests showed it would likely hit her, soon.) Plus, two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers are female, according to the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, meaning women are disproportionately affected by the dis...
The EU’s rejection of Johnson’s plan
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The EU’s rejection of Johnson’s plan

    The European Union’s full devastating point-by-point rejection of Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals for the Irish border has been revealed in documents obtained by the Guardian. Leaked documents lay bare the scale of the multiple faults highlighted to David Frost, the prime minister’s chief negotiator, during the recent talks. The disclosure follows the prime minister’s claim on Monday that he had not yet heard the EU’s thoughts on the legal text tabled by Downing Street, under which a customs border would be reimposed on the island of Ireland. Under the draft text, which the UK has not published in full, Northern Ireland would stay in the EU’s single market for goods and electricity if Stormont consents, giving the DUP a veto before the arrangement comes into force...