This week’s good news includes everything from Paul McCartney’s favorite sandwich to a 24-hour dance marathon.
A look back at the week’s happiest news, including a potential Alzheimer’s vaccine and Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s charity danceathon.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a British singer and actress.
With a 24-hour “danceathon,” the singer was able to raise £1,009,317 for BBC Children In Need.
The 42-year-old began the challenge on Tuesday morning, motivated by the Kitchen Discos she hosted during lockdown, and completed it on Wednesday with Abba’s “Dancing Queen.”
Tea and coffee are two beverages that are commonly consumed.
Scientists discovered that drinking a few cups of coffee per day can significantly lower the risk of a stroke or dementia.
Drinking two to three cups of coffee or three to five cups of tea a day reduced the risk of stroke by a third and dementia by 28%, according to a study of 365,682 UK participants.
According to the study, drinking four to six cups of coffee and tea combined had a similar effect, and the beverages also reduced the risk of post-stroke dementia.
The Leeds gymnast is “relieved” to have shattered his own backflip world record ahead of Guinness World Records Day in 2021.
On Wednesday, the 29-year-old performed a 6m (19.7ft) backflip between two horizontal bars as part of the annual record-breaking celebrations.
Books that are past due
After more than 73 years, a library book has been returned.
On November 6, 1948, the adventure story Stately Timber by Rupert Hughes, set in Boston, should have been returned to what was then Dunfermline Public Libraries’ Central Library in Abbot Street.
The staff at the Fife library, now known as the Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, were taken aback when they received the book in the mail last week.
The borrower’s daughter found it and returned it from Cromarty on the Black Isle.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have reason to be hopeful.
Following the development of a new approach to tackling the disease by British and German researchers, a path to a potential treatment and vaccine for the disease has been opened.
Scientists believe that a new approach to dealing with amyloid beta protein, the substance whose “clumping” behavior forms deposits inside the brain and is widely thought to be the primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease, could help to combat the degenerative disease.
Erin Langdale is a writer.
The 20-year-old who put together lifelike mannequins.
UK news summary from Infosurhoy.
The good news this week ranges from Paul McCartney’s favorite sandwich to a 24-hour dance marathon.
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From McCartney’s favourite sandwich to a 24 hour danceathon: this week’s good news