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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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1081 more COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported in Utah Tuesday – KSL.com

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,081 on Tuesday, with five more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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SALT LAKE CITY Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,081 on Tuesday, with five more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 1,251, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 14.8%.
The new numbers indicate a 1.1% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 986,424 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 9.9% have tested positive f…

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Scientists discover new organ in the throat – Live Science

A secret set of salivary glands has been hiding behind the nose.

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Scientists have discovered a new organ: a set of salivary glands set deep in the upper part of the throat. 
This nasopharynx region behind the nose
was not thought to host anything but microscopic, diffuse, salivary glands; but the newly discovered set are about 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters) in length on average. Because of their location over a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius, the discoverers of these new glands have dubbed them the tubarial salivary glands. The glands probably l…

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab advances as a COVID treatment, as other regimens fall back, studies show – USA TODAY

The list of drugs effective at treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.

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President Trump received mostly the same treatment as anyone would get for COVID-19, except for one experimental drug and the speed of his care.
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The list of drugs shown effective for treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.
In a large clinical study, tocilizumab, an immune modulator long used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, showed it can save lives if given to critically ill COVID-19 patients within the first two days of being admi…

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