Women’s Health: Teeth Loss Post Menopause May Increase Death Risk

Menopauses or climacteric caused by the decrease in hormones is a phase when women don’t menstruate anymore and can’t conceive a baby. Every woman at an average of 45 years of age goes through this biological change in the body, further involving several other changes. Some common symptoms that are noticed by women at least a year before menopause include change in flow of blood and frequency, hot flashes, night sweats and disturbed sleeping patterns. Post menopause too the body faces several changes, some also leading to severe health problems….

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Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Convicted murderer Dylann Roof will not ask jurors to take his mental health into consideration next month during the death penalty phase of his trial for killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. In a handwritten note filed in a South Carolina federal court on Friday, Roof, an avowed white supremacist, wrote, “I will not be calling mental health experts or presenting mental health evidence.” Roof was found guilty on Thursday of 33 charges of federal hate crimes after a six-day trial featuring harrowing testimony about the night of…

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Dining with death: crime fiction’s long affair with food

In “The Noble Bachelor” Sherlock Holmes presents Watson with a brace of woodcock and a pâté de foie gras pie. Holmes himself was partial to curried chicken and mixed his own blend of earl grey and lapsang souchong. Inspector Maigret would make a detour for skate wings with black butter, mussels in cream and choucroute. American mystery writer Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe weighed “a seventh of a ton”, and employed a Swiss chef called Fritz who made him “Shad roe mousse Pocahontas” and “Avocado Todhunter” (a rather anaemic combination of…

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Richard Nicoll: London fashion figures pay tribute to designer after death at 39

Leading figures from the world of fashion today paid tribute to designer Richard Nicoll after he died aged just 39. The chief executive of the British Fashion Council said they were deeply saddened and paid tribute to the “wonderful, kind-hearted and talented” London-born designer. Mr Nicoll grew up in Australia but returned to London to study at Central Saint Martin’s. He worked for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs as well as designing a bridal range for top high street retailer Topshop. Tributes: The fashion world have called…

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What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

As Thailand is plunged into mourning by the death of their much-loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, here’s what tourists visiting the popular holiday destination need to know. Our correspondents say that while Thailand is unlikely to face any immediate disruption or political upheaval, along with the sun cream and guidebooks it is more important than ever to pack a little cultural sensitivity. The government in Bangkok has announced a one year period of mourning. Flags are to fly at half-mast for 30 days and people are asked to avoid “joyful events”….

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Thai king death: Thousands throng streets for procession

Thousands of Thai people have packed the streets of Bangkok to see a convoy carrying the body of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His body was taken through the capital to the royal palace as mourners wept and held up portraits of the late king. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been named as successor, but has asked for a delay in the process. The death of the world’s longest-reigning monarch sparked an outpouring of grief in Thailand. Official mourning will last a year. The cabinet declared Friday a government holiday, and flags…

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Study shows death due to alcohol may diminish with weekly physical activity

A new study says that recommended weekly physical activities may offset the heightened death risks from all causes that are associated with drinking alcohol. High alcohol intake has been linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, heart disease/stroke, and several types of cancer, with some research suggesting that alcohol consumption and physical activity may share common biological disease pathways, but acting in opposite directions. In an effort to find out whether physical activity moderates the association between alcohol intake and death from all causes, and from cancer…

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LA’s ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer sentenced to death

A former rubbish collector convicted of the “Grim Sleeper” serial murders in Los Angeles has been given the death sentence. Lonnie David Franklin Jr killed nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007, before dumping their bodies, often in alleyways. The sentence against the 63-year-old was decided by a jury. Franklin was convicted last month. He will be formally sentenced at a later hearing. Prosecutors said Franklin stalked vulnerable young black women before shooting or strangling them. He began by targeting drug addicts during LA’s crack cocaine epidemic….

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