In this week’s news article we take a look at the celebrations being held to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Boyne. We also look at the recent study released suggesting that Alzheimer’s can be detected at a much earlier stage. Finally, we will conclude this week’s blog by reliving this week’s sporting spectacle.
July 12 – Boyne Celebrations
July 12 marks the anniversary of the Battle of Boyne. People in Northern Ireland have a bank holiday to commemorate the battle that took balance on Ireland’s east coast in 1690. As many as 200,000 people will line the streets to take part in the celebrations. The parade will see more than 1,400 bands, made up of 30,000 musicians and ‘Orange’ marchers.
Early-stage detection of Alzheimer’s
The current techniques used to detect Alzheimer’s are only able to detect the disease once the typical plaques have formed in the brain. At this point it is too late, as therapy no longer seems possible. However, new research has emerged which suggests that a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease can accurately detect the disease at a much earlier stage.
The study explains that certain biochemical changes on the brain occur up to 34 years prior to the symptoms forming. Detecting the disease this early, enables those affected to begin treatment and plan accordingly.
An Incredible Sporting Show
It has been an incredible week for sport here in England. We have seen a great week of tennis at Wimbledon and undoubtedly seen the rise of a new star Coco Gauff. The 15-year-old is certainly one to look out for in future competitions!
After Andy and Serena’s unfortunate doubles defeat, fans were pleased to see Serena back on top, as she secured her place in the Wimbledon women’s single final, this Saturday. But it didn’t stop there. This week’s sporting events were topped off yesterday afternoon when the England men’s cricket team achieved an eight wicket win over Australia, to secure their place in the Cricket World Cup final, this Sunday against New Zealand.
This week’s excitement continues into the weekend. Today, Federer and Nadal go head to head in the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals. It is said to be ‘the biggest match of the year’. In other sporting news, it is the first day of the Netball World Cup, which is being hosted in Liverpool. The England women stand a great chance after recently winning a commonwealth gold, so may be worth tuning in!