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Study: Older adults with history of head injuries show decreased cognitive function

Study: Older adults with history of head injuries show decreased cognitive function

Health
March 11 (UPI) -- Adults who suffer head injuries in their 50s or younger produce lower-than-expected scores on cognitive tests at age 70, a study published Thursday by the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology found. Although head injuries do not appear to contribute to Alzheimer's disease-related brain damage, they may make people more vulnerable to dementia symptoms, the researchers said. Advertisement Seventy-year-olds who had experienced a serious head injury 15 or more years earlier on average scored 46 on 93-point cognitive tests for attention and quick thinking, lower than the 48 for those without a history of head injuries, the data showed. They also had 1% smaller brain volumes and differences in brain structure, which may explain the subtle cognitive differences compar...
Potato Head: Hasbro eliminates ‘Mr.’ from brand name

Potato Head: Hasbro eliminates ‘Mr.’ from brand name

Business
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Hasbro announced Thursday it's eliminating the "Mr." from the name of its popular Potato Head toys to offer children a gender neutral way to play. While the brand name of the toy will no longer feature the title "Mr.," Hasbro said it will still sell individual Mr. and Mrs. toys under the gender-neutral Potato Head banner. Advertisement The initiative coincides with the launch of a new Potato Head family toy, which includes two large potato bodies, one small potato body and 42 accessories to create characters of children's choosing. "Hasbro is making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion," Hasbro said in a statement. The new Potato Family Pack "will...
Moussa Faki Mahamat re-elected as African Union Commission head

Moussa Faki Mahamat re-elected as African Union Commission head

World
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Former Chadian prime minister Moussa Faki Mahamat won a second term as chair of African Union Commission Saturday. Faki ran unopposed and received support from 51 of 55 member states in the vote, which opened a two-day virtual summit. Advertisement Also Saturday, Monique Nsanzabaganwa, who until recently served as the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, was elected as the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, and H.E. Felix- Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was voted in as the new Chairperson of the African Union for the year 2021. The African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is the AU's executive body and handles the day to day activities of the organization. The theme of the AU summit is "Ar...
Gaurav Trehan to head KKR India’s private equity business

Gaurav Trehan to head KKR India’s private equity business

Finance
Mumbai: Global buyout major KKR on Monday said Gaurav Trehan, a recent hire from rival TPG, is taking over as the head of its private equity business in India. KKR India chief executive Sanjay Nayar, who has been with the private equity fund since 2009, will transition to a new role as the chairman, an official statement said. Trehan joined KKR earlier this year from TPG Capital Asia, where he was a partner in the India office. He will head KKR's private equity business in India. "We are grateful to Sanjay for his role in establishing our business in India, partnering with and empowering local entrepreneurs to build their businesses into local and global champions, making KKR a leading investor in India, and helping to grow our Asia Pacific business," Joseph Bae, KKR's co-president and ...
Raul Jimenez: Wolves striker has surgery on fractured skull after David Luiz head clash

Raul Jimenez: Wolves striker has surgery on fractured skull after David Luiz head clash

Sports
Last updated on 31 minutes ago31 minutes ago.From the section WolvesWolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal.Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner.He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital."Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement."He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery."The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of ...