'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

Britain set to isolate over-70s as coronavirus deaths rise to 35

World Mar 16, 2020

Britain set to isolate over-70s as coronavirus deaths rise to 35

Britain will isolate older people "within weeks" and force into quarantine anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, the government said as it stepped up measures that have so far been less stringent than elsewhere in Europe. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people aged over 70 would be ...

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

National Mar 3, 2020

Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers

The Abe government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a bill that would impose harsher penalties for road rage incidents and institute measures aimed at reducing fatal accidents involving elderly drivers. The proposed changes to the road traffic law would oblige drivers aged 75 and ...

Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man dies at 112

National Feb 25, 2020

Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man dies at 112

Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old who was recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this month as the world's oldest living man, died Sunday at the nursing home where he resided, his family said. Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907, died Sunday night at the ...