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Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Health
How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested.Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process.Not only were slower walkers' bodies ageing more quickly - their faces looked older and they had smaller brains.The international team said the findings were an "amazing surprise".Doctors often measure gait speed to gauge overall health, particularly in the over-65s, because it is a good indicator of muscle strength, lung function, balance, spine strength and eyesight.Slower walking speeds in old age have also been linked to a higher risk of dementia and decline.'Problem sign'In this study, of 1,000 people in New ...
Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

Sports
Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed veteran safety Mike Adams, who recently worked out for the team, to a contract, the club announced Tuesday. The Texans waived tight end Jerell Adams in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Houston also signed safety Jonathan Owens to the practice squad and released offensive tackle Christian DiLauro and safety Austin Exford from the practice squad. Adams, who turned 38 in March, started all 32 regular-season games for the Carolina Panthers across the last two seasons after joining the franchise in 2017. Adams, a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Indianapolis Colts, entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. The veteran defensive back started 10 contests during his second s...
Seattle Seahawks sign TE Luke Willson following Nick Vannett trade

Seattle Seahawks sign TE Luke Willson following Nick Vannett trade

Sports
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent tight end Luke Willson after trading away Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Seahawks announced Wednesday that the team agreed to terms with Willson. Seattle agreed to trade Vannett to the Steelers on Tuesday for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Seattle selected Willson in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Rice. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Seahawks, catching 89 passes for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns. Willson signed with the Detroit Lions last season and had a lackluster campaign, recording 13 receptions for only 87 yards and no scores in 14 regular-season games. After leaving the Lions, Willson spent the off-season with the Oakland Raiders. He failed to make the team'...
Did Arsenal nearly sign Cristiano Ronaldo before Manchester United transfer? Portugal star says ‘of course it is true’

Did Arsenal nearly sign Cristiano Ronaldo before Manchester United transfer? Portugal star says ‘of course it is true’

Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he was ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal before eventually signing for Manchester United.The Portuguese superstar was making a name for himself as a talented teenager at Sporting Lisbon in the early 2000s. A number of clubs were interested in him, among them United and Arsenal, but it was Sir Alex Ferguson who won the race after witnessing Ronaldo in action during a pre-season encounter in 2003. Getty Images - Getty Ronaldo joined Man United in August 2003 and the rest, as they say, is history Tony Cottee reveals he suffered a brain haemorrhage earlier this year Speaking during his ITV interview with Piers Morgan, a life-long Arsenal fan, the Juventus star was pressed on whether there was any truth in him po
Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

Technology
Google says it has made it possible for a smartphone to interpret and "read aloud" sign language.The tech firm has not made an app of its own but has published algorithms which it hopes developers will use to make their own apps. Until now, this type of software has only worked on PCs. Campaigners from the hearing-impaired community have welcomed the move, but say the tech might struggle to fully grasp some conversations.In an AI blog, Google research engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang said the intention of the freely published technology was to serve as "the basis for sign language understanding". It was created in partnership with image software company MediaPipe."We're excited to see what people come up with. For our part, we will continue ou...