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Loss of smell could predict death for elderly

smell

Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely, the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan — could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

The study, which published recently in the science journal PLOS ONE, revealed in a smell test conducted in 2005, that nearly 40 percent of subjects who failed died within five years, compared to a 19 percent death rate within five years for those with moderate smell loss. Ten percent of the test subjects were determined to have a healthy sense of smell.

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After retirement

Wealthy

After the desk is cleaned out, pictures removed and the party is over, the reality of retirement begins to settle in. Some may travel, play golf, rest at home or pick up a hobby to pass the time away. But others are not so ready to put their working years behind them. A few retirees are interested in supplementing their retirement savings by launching a startup business.

Although it is not uncommon for folks to start a business while working, retirees are free to concentrate all of their efforts on the new business venture. Armed with a wealth of experience and plenty of time to share it, retirees will find certain businesses a tailor-made fit. The number of self-employed folks over 55 years of age is growing annually. So let’s consider a few of the options.

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Much of Tennessee to see wine sales in groceries

Wine

NASHVILLE – For a while, Arthur Oliver has wanted to buy his merlot at the supermarket where he gets his steaks. Now, it looks as if he'll be able to – in 2016.

Nashville, Oliver's home, is one of 78 municipalities that collected enough signatures to place a referendum on the Tennessee ballot for supermarket wine sales. Of the 70-plus that had reported returns by Tuesday night, all had passed the measure.

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Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

Ammendments Pass

NASHVILLE – Tennessee voters Tuesday approved a constitutional change that will give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortion and also gave a nod to three other amendments on the ballot, including one that will give the Legislature more power over the selection of judges.

The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest race with about 53 percent of voters favoring stricter abortion regulations.
Shelby County voter Angela Goekler said she voted for Amendment 1 on Tuesday out of concerns about the safety of facilities that provide abortions.

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Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

Ammendments Pass

NASHVILLE – Tennessee voters Tuesday approved a constitutional change that will give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortion and also gave a nod to three other amendments on the ballot, including one that will give the Legislature more power over the selection of judges.

The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest race with about 53 percent of voters favoring stricter abortion regulations.
Shelby County voter Angela Goekler said she voted for Amendment 1 on Tuesday out of concerns about the safety of facilities that provide abortions.

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