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World’s oldest living man has died at age 112 in Japan

World’s oldest living man has died at age 112 in Japan

The world’s oldest living man, Chitetsu Watanabe, has passed away in Japan at the age of 112, the Niigata prefecture government said in a statement Tuesday. Watanabe, who was residing at a nursing home in Niigata, was born on March 5th, 1907. He was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record as the oldest living…MORE

21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

21 of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India, according to data complied in IQAir…MORE

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

Growing up, I watched my father, a highly respected cardiologist, read medical journals every evening, answer emergency phone calls in the middle of many nights, and rush to the hospital after-hours several times a week. I didn’t know it then, but these years were the peak of an epidemic of heart disease in the United…MORE

This app helps people with special needs make friends

This app helps people with special needs make friends

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends. “He’s verbal, but he doesn’t like to talk,” Fetherman told CNN. “Just making and keeping conversations is something that’s really awkward for him, and it’s hard for him to…MORE

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a drug to treat high cholesterol that works differently than statins, according to Esperion Therapeutics, the company that makes the drug. Bempedoic acid is a once-a-day oral medication that will be commercially known as Nexletol. The FDA approved it for use with a healthy diet and…MORE

When women die in childbirth, these are the fathers left behind

When women die in childbirth, these are the fathers left behind

They are members of an unnecessarily large fraternity. There’s Charles Johnson, the father of two whose wife died in Los Angeles during childbirth in 2016. He has turned his anger into advocacy. And Darin Horath, who lost his fiancĂ©e and their newborn daughter in September in rural Indiana. For him, the emotions are still raw.…MORE

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