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Daily chats improve lives of people with dementia, study says

Daily chats improve lives of people with dementia, study says

Health
Spending just 10 minutes a day talking to people with dementia about their interests or family could help improve their quality of life, according to a study. Researchers carried out a nine-month trial in 69 care homes in England. One-to-one interaction, combined with personalised care, significantly reduced the residents' anger and agitation, the study found.The authors said other homes should try taking a more "personal" approach.Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteinsNine dementia 'risk factors' identified'Simple things... implemented robustly'The study, published in PLOS Medicine, involved more than 800 people with dementia across care homes in south London, north London and Buckinghamshire over a nine-month randomised controlled trial. Staff in the homes were trained to learn abou...
Coral Daily Download – Manchester City 1/4 to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Coral Daily Download – Manchester City 1/4 to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

Sports
Coral Daily Download - Manchester City 1/4 to sign Alexis SanchezThursday, January 11, 2018Coral’s John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Alexis Sanchez is reportedly close to signing for Manchester City, and you can get 1/4 on the Chile attacker being at the Etihad by February 2. There is also a suggestion that Andy Carroll could move from West Ham to Chelsea, and that is available at 4/1.Man City, meanwhile, are at 20/1 to complete the quadruple of Premier League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Champions League this season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfastLet's block ads! (Why?)
Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Health
At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporarily, research suggests. Data from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand found 60.3% of people had tried smoking and an estimated 68.9% of those progressed to a daily habit. The study's authors said the research showed the "remarkable hold" cigarettes could establish after one experience.They said it confirmed the importance of stopping cigarette experimentation.Why young people are now less likely to smokeQuit smoking campaign backs e-cigs'Right track'The meta-analysis, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, was based on 215,000 respondents to eight surveys between 2000 and 2016 contained in the Global Health Data Exchange.Lead researcher Prof Peter Hajek, from Queen Mary ...