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Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Health
Measles has a devastating impact on the body's immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause "immune amnesia" - meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the immune system to a "baby-like" state, compromising its ability to devise ways of tackling new infections.Experts said the findings showed the importance of vaccination. Remind me, what is measles?Measles is a virus that initially causes a runny nose, sneezing and fever.A few days later it leads to a blotchy rash that starts off on the face and spreads across the body. Most people will recover, but measles can cause life-long disability. It can be deadly, especially if it causes pneumoni...
Forget San Francisco: 5 cities where Bay Area techies would rather live

Forget San Francisco: 5 cities where Bay Area techies would rather live

Finance
View of homes in San Francisco from Alamo Square park.hanusst | iStock Editorial | Getty ImagesWhy buy a house in San Francisco when you can snap up something more affordable in New York?Bay Area tech workers are showing some sensitivity to the cost of housing in the region, according to a survey from Wealthfront, an investment management firm that provides robo-advisor services.The firm polled close to 2,700 of its clients through the first five months of this year. All of the participants work in the Bay Area at tech companies.Close to a quarter of clients think they'll flee altogether and head for cheaper cities elsewhere in the U.S., including Chicago and Austin, Texas.These potential buyers have set their sights on affordable dwellings, too, said Kate Wauck, vice president of communic...
Forget splurging on designer duds or devices, here's how Americans plan to spend their tax refunds

Forget splurging on designer duds or devices, here's how Americans plan to spend their tax refunds

Finance
It's hard to not get excited about receiving a tax refund. For many Americans, that annual check from Uncle Sam offers a rare opportunity to better their financial footing, and fewer adults these days want to blow it on an excursion or new iPhone. On average, taxpayers expect to receive $ 3,030 back from the IRS, according to a recent report by GoBankingRates. And after a slow start, the average refund is now up to $ 3,143 for the week ending Feb. 22, according to the IRS. That's just about on par with last year's figures, despite the recent downward ...
'We seem to forget a lot': Why some advisors are moving to shield the elderly from financial fraud

'We seem to forget a lot': Why some advisors are moving to shield the elderly from financial fraud

Finance
The Cooneys walked into the office to hear their test results. Matt Cooney, a 79-year-old retired television sportscaster, was informed that his financial decision-making capacity was in jeopardy. Dobe Cooney admitted that her husband had lost track of their bills a few times lately. "We don't leave the teeth in the refrigerator or anything like that," said the 75-year-old former nurse. "But as we get older, we seem to forget a lot." The exam had not been administered by their doctor but by their financial advisor, Carolyn McClanahan. ...