New study finds 80% of older borrowers are turned away when they apply for a mortgage

A staggering eight in 10 borrowers over 55 who expect to be able to renew their mortgage are being turned down by mortgage lenders, This is Money can reveal.  A study carried out by broker Retirement Mortgage Service over the past year found that more than 30,000 retired borrowers got in touch with their advisers, with … Read more New study finds 80% of older borrowers are turned away when they apply for a mortgage

How to switch career at any age – in fact being older can be a real advantage

Age is no barrier to striking out on new employment paths, says career coach Joanna Booty of Metier Career Growth It’s a worrying time for many of us work-wise – but it could be the cue to strike out on a new career path. What’s more, discovers Eimear O’Hagan, being older can be a real … Read more How to switch career at any age – in fact being older can be a real advantage

Younger Covid-19 patients ‘more likely to lose sense of smell and taste’ than older patients 

Younger people with COVID-19 are more likely to lose their sense of smell and taste than older patients, a new study has found.  Irish researchers examined more than 40 infected patients who were asked to assess changes to their smell and taste for potential signs of anosmia.  About half of the participants experienced smell and … Read more Younger Covid-19 patients ‘more likely to lose sense of smell and taste’ than older patients 

Younger Covid-19 patients ‘more likely to lose sense of smell and taste’ than older patients 

Younger people with COVID-19 are more likely to lose their sense of smell and taste than older patients, a new study has found.  Irish researchers examined more than 40 infected patients who were asked to assess changes to their smell and taste for potential signs of anosmia.  About half of the participants experienced smell and … Read more Younger Covid-19 patients ‘more likely to lose sense of smell and taste’ than older patients 

Coronavirus: Under-5s spread infection as easily as older kids

Children younger than five can spread coronavirus just as easily as older kids and adults and have up to 100 TIMES more coronavirus in their noses – but only develop mild illness, study finds Researchers looked at 145 patients in three groups: children younger than age five, children between ages five and 17 years and adults … Read more Coronavirus: Under-5s spread infection as easily as older kids

Children younger than five can spread coronavirus just as easily as older kids

Children younger than five can spread coronavirus just as easily as older kids and adults and have up to 100 TIMES more coronavirus in their noses – but only develop mild illness, study finds Researchers looked at 145 patients in three groups: children younger than age five, children between ages five and 17 years and adults … Read more Children younger than five can spread coronavirus just as easily as older kids

Coronavirus: Scottish victims older than average life expectancy

The average age patients die from coronavirus in Scotland is older than the age at which people pass away normally, stark figures show.  National Records of Scotland (NRS) data reveal the median age of a Covid-19 death north of the border is 81 for men and 85 for women. By contrast, the life expectancy for … Read more Coronavirus: Scottish victims older than average life expectancy

How ‘grand-nannying’ duties drive a wedge between older couples

How ‘grand-nannying’ duties drive a wedge between older couples with women doing feeding and bathing while men focus on fun Adorable ‘Paddington Bear’ cubs play fight at Chester Zoo after becoming first Andean twins to be born in Britain Age UK says so-called ‘grand-nannying’ has enormous benefits for older couples Around five million grandparents regularly … Read more How ‘grand-nannying’ duties drive a wedge between older couples

Are you a victim of ‘batterygate?’ Users with older iPhones may be eligible for a $25 settlement

Are you a victim of ‘batterygate?’ Users with older iPhones may be eligible for a $25 settlement if their device was covertly slowed by the tech giant Apple came under fire in 2017 for covertly slowing older iPhone devices The move was to force users into purchasing the latest smartphone Earlier this year, the firm … Read more Are you a victim of ‘batterygate?’ Users with older iPhones may be eligible for a $25 settlement

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19