Wednesday 17 January 2018

In the grip of ageing

Handshake, posed photo
Handshake, posed photo

Press Association

A person's true age can be discovered simply by shaking hands, researchers claim.

Scientists found hand-grip strength correlated with known markers of ageing such as disability, mental decline, recovery time after hospital treatment, and death. "Hand-grip strength is easily measured and data on hand-grip strength now can be found in many of the most important surveys on ageing worldwide," said Dr Warren Sanderson, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.

A TOAST FOR OWN BRANDS

A £5.25 (€6.40) Aldi sherry and a £6 Asda sauvignon blanc have both won golds at a prestigious event, which awarded supermarket own-brand wines 360 medals.

Judges at the International Wine Challenge 2014 described the calibre of supermarket brands as "phenomenal", saying the days when consumers might be embarrassed to take such labels to a dinner party were "long gone".

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