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Alzheimer’s disease: The personality trait that doubles the risk of mental decline

IN THE absence of disease-halting treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, early characterisation of the condition and its risk factors remain the world’s best hope for managing the illness. One new study has warned that two personality traits could predispose individuals to cognitive decline.

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Supplement warning: The popular mineral that doubles risk of dementia for certain women

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Stroke: New risk factor discovered and it more than doubles your odds of the major killer

STROKE is the third leading cause of death in the UK yet much is still misunderstood about its causes. New research sheds a major light on a previously unknown risk factor that contributes to an uncommon form of stroke. The researchers found it more than doubles the risk of the deadly condition.

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WATCH: Kate Middleton stuns as she joins Emma Raducanu for doubles ‘She’s good!’

Kate Middleton stunned spectators as she took to the tennis court this morning alongside British starlet Emma Raducanu. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is a keen tennis fan, met with the 18-year-old US Open champion. Video footage online showed the pair playing tennis together, as they formed one team in a doubles match.

Valentine Low, a journalist at The Times, remarked that the Duchess is “properly good” at the sport. 

Rebecca English, the royal editor for the Daily Mail, agreed, responding: “And from the looks of this, I’d say she is!”

Observers remarked that the doubles match was “getting competitive” as Kate showed off her skills. 

The Duchess came dressed for the occasion in a navy tennis skirt and tracksuit top and also brought her racket along with her.

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The royal mother-of-three’s match took place at the National Tennis Centre in London, which is holding its homecoming event for its stars. 

Viewers on social media praised the doubles pairing.

Serena Sure tweeted: “Two very liked and inspiring British women and positive role models for women and girls. This is excellent!!!”

David Kavanagh tweeted: “Great to see. Two national treasures.”

The Queen also sent a personal message to the tennis star.

Her Majesty said: “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships.

“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.

“I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”

Kate and her husband Prince William have long been fans of Raducanu, as they tweeted about the young star before her first Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon.

In a tweet from July, the couple made their predictions of who would win Wimbledon and said: “Unbiased prediction to win it: @andy_murray and @EmmaRaducanu #Wimbledon.”

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French Open: Men’s doubles team eliminated after positive COVID-19 tests

Both players in the unnamed team tested positive, were removed from the draw and subsequently placed in isolation.

Roland Garros tournament organisers issued a statement late on Wednesday night confirming the news.

 

“Two players from the men’s doubles draw, on the same team, have tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement began.

“In line with the tournament’s public health and safety protocol, the pair have been removed from the draw, and the two players placed in quarantine.

“They will be replaced by the first team on the alternate list.”

The organisers added, “Since the beginning of the tournament on 24 May, 2,446 tests have been performed on players and their teams.

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“This is the first occurrence in which the tournament organizers must remove players, in accordance with their health protocol.

“As a reminder, the health of all tournament players and that of their teams is continuously monitored through very regular testing, and they live and train in socially-distanced ‘bubbles’.”

Croatian top seeds Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic, who would have been strong favourites for the title, have been replaced in the draw by Spanish duo Pedro Martinez and Pablo Andujar.

Another Spanish pair, Feliciano Lopez and Jaume Munar, who had been due to face Mektic and Pavic, also disappeared from the draw and order of play, to be replaced by as-yet-unnamed alternates.

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