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Celebrate Summer! Readers offer favorite cocktail recipes for a refreshing break on a hot day

It’s finally summer in Central Pennsylvania, the perfect season to enjoy some refreshing libations. While a classic cocktail such as an old fashioned or a mint julep will never lead you astray, it’s always fun to mix up a few new concoctions with friends using fresh herbs and fruits to give them a seasonal flavor.The idea of mixed drinks dates to ancient times when it was thought that certain combinations could cure what ails you. A cocktail is traditionally a mixture of spirits, sugar or...

As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 36 million people worldwide are blind, while 217 million more have moderate to severe vision loss, and experts now report that they expect those numbers to surge.By 2050, the researchers said, the number of blind people is likely to hit 115 million, with 588 million more having limited sight. The burden is greatest in developing nations, according to a study of data from 188 countries."With the number of people with vision impairment...

The bigger the age difference when couples wed, the bigger the letdown afterwards, study finds

It’s not uncommon to see married couples with a significant age gap. But new research suggests that early in the marriage men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses – but that satisfaction fades over time.Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder examined 13 years’ worth of data from thousands of Australian households.“We find that men who are married to younger wives are the most satisfied, and men who are married to older wives are the least...