Tueday, June 6, 2017

Ageing Japan faces healthcare crisis

Japan is facing a worsening health crisis where more of its aging population is expected to be diagnosed with dementia over the next several years. It’s being reporting that, by 2025, around 7.3 million Japanese residents, or 20 percent of seniors over the age of 65, will suffer from dementia based on figures from the health ministry. The current number of people with the disorder is estimated to be at least 4.6 million nationally and 44 million globally. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example.” The group adds that “Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.” (Yahoo)


Those Who Dare to Criticize Ugly ‘Lace Shorts for Men’ Are Being Slammed as ‘Intolerant’

RompHim, a streetwear brand, has introduced a line of pastel, see-through lace shorts and button-downs just for men. And if you think they look dumb, the social-justice crowd says, you’re basically intolerant. The outfit, created by the designer Hoza Rodriguez under the Hologram City brand and on pre-sale for just under $100 a set , comes in pistachio, pink, baby blue, violet and yellow. The collar and white belt are the least see-through part of the ensemble, tightie-whities peeking through the lace. In a promotional Instagram post, models wear the lace getup with white tube socks and sneakers. The debate on social media got pretty heated on both sides of the fence. (Heat Street)


Man calmly mows lawn with tornado behind him

A Canadian man’s commitment to lawn care is going viral after his wife snapped a photo of him mowing the grass with a tornado looming behind him. Cecilia Wessels posted a photo to Facebook that she said was snapped Friday as a tornado passed near their Three Hills, Alberta home. The photo shows Wessels’ husband, Theunis, mowing the lawn with the tornado in the background. “My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair,” Wessels wrote. Wessels later explained the tornado was not as close as it appeared to be in the photo and was moving away from their home at the time. Theunis Wessels said he was keeping an eye on the twister to ensure it didn’t change directions while he was mowing.

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Woman steals flowers and items from cemetery to decorate her home

A woman who wanted to decorate her home with flowers, decided to steal from cemeteries, according to police in Michigan. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 44-year-old Lisa Corcoran, after being accused of stealing flowers and other items from two cemeteries. Police were called and they launched an investigation into the thefts. In total, Corcoran stole 188 items, including flowers and a $500 bench. A total value of all of the items taken is still unknown. Investigators are still going through all of the stolen items and hope to return them to families. Those with missing items from the cemeteries should contact the sheriff’s department. The woman was arrested and she remains in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or surety bond.  (MLive)


Bear Enters Home Foraging for Food and Plays Piano

Police in a Colorado city said a resident checked her security camera after an apparent burglary and discovered the culprit was actually a piano-playing bear. The Vail Police Department said a resident contacted authorities May 31 to report her home appeared to have been broken into while she was away. A responding officer found evidence that the culprit was actually a black bear that came in through a kitchen window while apparently searching for food. The resident was able to confirm the identification of the suspect, which police said was successful in stealing food from the freezer. The footage shows the bear wandering around the home and even taking a break to play the resident’s piano while gazing out the window. “The chords captured on video were unbearable and the tune was equally grizzly,” a report on the City of Vail’s official website said. “Although officers searched the area, the suspect is still at large.” (City Of Vail)


South Sudan in botched vaccine campaign

Over in South Sudan, reports came out that a recent effort to vaccinate people against measles in the country went very wrong resulting with 15 kids having died and dozens of others becoming sick. South Sudan’s in the middle of a brutal, years-long civil war with tens of thousands of people have died and nearly two million have been forced to leave home. Meanwhile, the country’s one of several suffering from famine in the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. All of this has made it hard to keep up with the country’s basic healthcare needs. The government’s in the middle of a measles vaccination campaign that’s supposed to protect millions of kids. But in one village, people giving it out used unsafe practices like reusing needles and not refrigerating the vaccine. The World Health Organization – which helps the gov give out vaccines – says the people giving the shots weren’t qualified or trained. The gov’s still moving forward with vaccinations, but looking into how to make the process safer. (ABC News)


Carpet cleaner puts out brush fire on his way home from work

A brush fire on the side of a Phoenix freeway didn’t burn for long thanks to the help of an unlikely hero. Jared Aiton is a carpet cleaner who was on his way home from a job when he spotted the fire burning on the side of the road. He thought, “I wish I could help or do something.” Then he remembered that he had a tank full of water inside his van. He pulled over and got to work, using what was left of his water. By the time fire crews arrived, the flames were out. (AZFamily)


Tubular Tuesday? It comes with:

*Atheists Pride Day
*Drive-in Movie Day
*National Eyewear Day
*National Higher Education Day
*Russian Language Day
*YoYo Day  (Always on the Birthday of Donald Duncan)

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