October 26, 2020

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U.S. Trial of Lilly Antibody Therapy to End; No Safety Issue
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(Bloomberg) -- A paused clinical trial of an Eli Lilly & Co. experimental antibody therapy won’t resume after researchers concluded the drug likely wouldn’t help hospitalized Covid-19 patients with advanced cases.The federal researchers who initially halted the trial due to a safety concern, however, didn’t find that the treatment caused any harm, which may bode well for a regulatory review of its use in a different setting.While the decision to end the National Institutes of Health-run trial means Lilly’s antibody treatment may not work for the most extreme cases, other trials are ongoing to determine whether it helps patients earlier in the disease’s course.Notably, the finding that there wasn’t a safety issue in the hospital trial could remove a potential roadblock to emergency authorization that Lilly is seeking for using the antibody in patients outside of the hospital.
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Four Different Ways to Tenderize Meat
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While some cuts of meat are naturally tender (such as the aptly named tenderloin), other cuts need more coaxing before they will melt in your mouth. "Tenderizing methods should be applied to tougher cuts of meat often found in or around the legs—the most active muscles," says Tu David Phu, chef and founder of Tumami Spices, known for his appearance on Top Chef.Chef Phu learned a lot about meat early on in his career—he was a butcher's apprentice before going on to work in Michelin starred restaurants. He notes that tenderizing techniques can be used for all meats, not just beef: Poultry, lamb, pork, and goat can all be made more tender with the right method. A proponent of grass-fed beef, Phu rejects the assertion that this type of beef is tough: "Grass-fed is generally leaner, but that does not necessarily translate into a tough cut of meat unless you over cook it," he says. Here, he shares the four ways of tenderizing meat he recommends.
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Rallies Are the Core of Trump’s Campaign, and a Font of Lies and Misinformation
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Thank you very — this is great. Hello. How are you? Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. And hello, Janesville and hello, Wisconsin. We love Wisconsin. Look at this crowd. This is massive. But, you know, we're having massive crowds all over the place and I'll tell you what you know, and I look at a poll we're even in Wisconsin. I don't think so. With what I've done for you. USMCA. We got rid of those horrible — you know, you were being charged 287 percent tariff to do business with Canada. I heard about that. I didn't like that. Your specialty milk people got me. Do you believe it? Special — it was all about specialty milk. That was like the straw that broke the camel's back. I said, "What do you mean?" "Yes, sir. They're charging us 287 percent." And I said, "No, they're not any longer." And we knocked the hell out of it, and we got the brand-new USMCA.
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Wall St. Alarm at Surge of Virus Sends Stocks and Oil Lower
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A rise in coronavirus cases in the United States, new restrictions on activity in Europe and a standoff in Washington over aid for struggling businesses and out-of-work Americans left investors reeling on Monday.The S&P 500 fell 1.9 percent in Wall Street’s worst day in over a month.“You can only pretend that Covid was not a problem for so long,” said Steve Sosnick, chief strategist at Interactive Brokers in Greenwich, Conn. “I think the market has finally kind of gotten it through its head, at the same time, that there’s very little shot at stimulus.”Shares in Europe also ended lower as more limits were introduced to try to combat a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In Spain, the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew. In Italy, cinemas and gyms are closing and indoor dining ending at 6 p.m. In France, a six-week curfew for most of the country began on Friday.
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This Is How to Know If Your Stuffy Nose Could Be COVID
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Read on to discover how you can determine whether your stuffy nose is a COVID symptom—or at least something more serious than your allergies.
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4 things on the new nutrition label that can help transform your health
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The nutrition facts label is the box you see on your food products that calculates nutrient information. The label is a useful tool when purchasing food, but it hasn’t had a major update in over twenty years. Now, a couple decades of nutritional research have caused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to refocus the label in ways that reflect current consumer trends and new nutrition research.Some of the changes focus on the serving sizes and quantities of sugar Americans are eating these days, while others — like removing the requirement to include vitamin A and vitamin C on the label — were updated to address the fact that we no longer have the same vitamin deficiencies we did 20 years ago.Here are four ways the newly improved nutrition fact labels can help you make more healthful choices when consuming packaged foods and drinks.
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Your Dreams May Be A Clue To How COVID Stress Is Affecting You
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How much can your dreams really tell you about your inner world?Since the pandemic began, many people have been reporting more vivid dreams. And recent research suggests we may be able to glean important information about our mental health from our dream patterns.A recent study published in the Dreaming journal found the people experiencing the most dramatic changes to their dream life are those who are under the most pandemic-related stress. That means the degree to which your dreams have become more negative or easier to recall in recent months could be a useful indicator of how your mental health is doing right now. What your dreams can tell you about your mental health. Researchers asked 3,031 U.S. adults about their dream patterns back in May, as well as how COVID-19 has affected their lives personally. Nearly one in three people reported an increase in dream recall due to COVID-19, and 15% reported more negative dreams.
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What Happened To Hooters Air?
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The rise and fall of Hooters Air. America’s iconic Hooters restaurant chain is famous for… let’s say, a couple of things. One of those things is succulent spicy breaded chicken wings. But for an all-too-brief spell in the mid-noughties, a much grander sort of wing elevated Hooters above its bawdy fast food roots – and led to perhaps the most bizarre branding experiment in corporate history. So strap yourself in, and pay close attention to your flight attendant, as we whisk you on a voyage of discovery and learn all about the rise and fall of Hooters Air.
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The 11 Long-Term Benefits of Discipline for Kids
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Child discipline, despite its not so friendly reputation has a lot of positive benefis. The end-goal of all parental discipline is to give kids the ability to self-train — in other words, to control their own behavior, thoughts, and emotions for the betterment of themselves and others. Traditional discipline lays the foundation for this by helping kids understand the consequences of their actions, make better behavioral decisions, and establish lasting positive personality traits. So the next time you think you’re just too tired to ask your little one to stop throwing their food on the floor or you can’t imagine repeating the golden rule for the millionth time, remember these, just a few of the long-term benefits your child will enjoy later in life thanks to some discipline now.
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The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Indoor Cycling
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With countless indoor cycling studios closed across the nation and nearly everyone avoiding their local gyms due to COVID-19 concerns, it's only natural that so many new at-home stationary bikes have been staking their claim on the market. From Peloton's new Bike+ to SoulCycle's launch of an at-home bike, interest in cycling has seen a major spike since the start of the pandemic. (Psst, here are more exercise bikes to deliver a killer workout at home.)But, as any dedicated cyclist knows, there's a lot more to the sport than flashy indoor bikes with on-demand, interactive workouts. Cycling is one of the best forms of cardio you can do, especially long-term. "Cycling is non-weight-bearing, so it reduces the risk of injuries due to wear and tear on your joints, particularly your knees," says Robert Mazzeo, Ph.D., associate professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Knees are commonly the first joints in the body to show signs of aging, so it's important to take care of them over your lifetime with healthy, gentle forms of cardio, such as cycling, he explains. (Related: How to Run Faster and Reduce Knee Pain All at Once)
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How the US coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries in 11 charts
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When Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked whether the US had the world's worst coronavirus outbreak in August, he responded: "The numbers don't lie.""When you look at the number of infections and the number of deaths, it really is quite concerning," Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Sanjay Gupta.Indeed, the US has more coronavirus cases than any other country: more than 8.6 million. Given the difficulty of identifying and recording cases — especially infections contracted early in the pandemic — researchers estimate that the real tally is far higher.The US also has the highest number of deaths: more than 225,000. That's almost double the amount recorded in India, the country with the world's third-highest death count.Like cases, deaths are likely also undercounted in the US: A recent study suggested that 75,000 additional deaths should have been attributed to COVID-19 from March to July.
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Meditation Could Help Support Your Gut Health - Here's What You Need to Know
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When my stress levels peak, that frazzled feeling of anxiety tends to come along with physical side effects. Headaches, insomnia, and breakouts are the three I'm most familiar with, but recently, I've felt like my worries have thrown my digestive system out of whack, too. Looking for relief for my heartburn and nausea, I kept stumbling upon the idea of meditation, and wondering if practicing could support my overall gut health, whether I'm stressed or not. After all, I have taken plenty of meditation and yoga classes that have touched on the "rest and digest" concept of the parasympathetic nervous system. Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino, DO, Senior Physician at Parsley Health, gave me more insight into why stress relief, like meditation, is commonly discussed with digestive health. "The idea that meditation or other stress-management modalities can have an impact on our digestion comes from emerging research on something called the gut-brain axis. The gut-brain axis is basically the complex, bi-directional pathway between the brain and the GI tract," Dr. Tolentino says.
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Finding Strength in Sofrito in Puerto Rico
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From her home in Cayey, P.R., the chef Natalia Vallejo speaks with measured sadness about shutting down Cocina al Fondo, her intimate farm-to-table restaurant in San Juan. But the closing amid this particular crisis feels different than if there had been a storm.After a hurricane, people typically gather, forming a rebulú — a spontaneous, noisy all-nighter that spills out into the streets, with a big pot of sancocho stew simmering on the stove. Imagine Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s video for the song “Despacito,” but without electricity, and with the swirling smell of plantains.“Family and friends would come together, each one contributing what they could,” Ms. Vallejo said. “We shared, we laughed, we cried. Almost every day I cooked and ate with friends or family — we would light the grill and listen to music.”
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Supreme Court, Election 2020, U.S. Virus Surge: Your Monday Evening Briefing
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(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.)Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. Amy Coney Barrett is set to be confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate this evening, capping a breakneck process.Justice Clarence Thomas will give the constitutional oath to Judge Barrett at the White House tonight after the vote, and she can start hearing cases as soon as she is sworn in. At least three cases are pending over state deadlines for mailed ballots.Two of them are emergency applications, which are decided without arguments. In a series of terse, unsigned orders this year, the Supreme Court has been deciding many other voting disputes on its “shadow docket” without any explanation in response to the ballooning number of emergency applications filed by the Trump administration.
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There’s One Big Problem With NASA’s Moon Water Announcement
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There is indeed water on the Moon, NASA announced today — and not only trapped in shadowy craters, but mixed into the soil on our closest neighbor’s Sun-lit side as well. That means that Moon astronauts could have a steady supply not only of drinking water, but possibly rocket fuel as well if they break the H2O apart into hydrogen and oxygen.The bad news, though, is that we have no clue how to extract the precious water.“It is the same thing as we drink on Earth,” Shuai Li, a planetary scientist at the University of Hawaii and co-author on one of the new studies, told CNET. “But the abundance is extremely low. You will need to process a few thousand kilograms of lunar regolith to get 1 kilogram of water.”In other words, you’d need to sift through a cubic meter of lunar soil to extract a small water bottle’s worth.
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The 11 Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Jaw Pain, According To An ENT
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Jaw pain can be caused by a multitude of factors, and right now tension is triggering that pain for many people. Whether it’s lack of sleep, teeth-grinding at night, or teeth-clenching during the day—those habits can make something subconscious (like chewing) seriously painful. One of the best ways to manage that pain is by including softer foods in your diet, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor, Shawn Nasseri, M.D., tells mbg. To help us choose what we chew wisely, he shares foods to avoid and what to opt for instead, among other management plans for jaw pain.  What should I avoid eating? “If you have jaw pain, the main thing you should do is avoid hard or chewy foods,” Nasseri says. Foods that tend to be tough on the jaw include:Along with those 11 tough-to-chew foods, you should probably steer clear of anything else that's difficult to eat, to prevent the jaw from over-working and locking.
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Sadie Robertson has 'just about fully recovered' from coronavirus
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Sadie Robertson has revealed she contracted coronavirus.The Duck Dynasty alum, 23, who announced her pregnancy earlier this month, revealed Monday she has 'just about fully recovered' after battling the disease in the hospital.Robertson described her symptoms as 'wild', and called the health scare 'one of the most challenging things'.Fortunately, her unborn child is 'doing great and healthy.'In the caption of a photo of her in the hospital, Robertson wrote: 'life update: I'm not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things.'I got Covid-19 and ended up getting very sick. I know everyone experiences covid differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I've definitely struggled through this one! Thankfully baby Huff is doing great and healthy, and I am now healing as well. I'm no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and i have just about fully recovered.
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Studies Show Hair Loss Is More Common Right Now — Here's Why & What To Do
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Many women I have spoken to about their beauty routines this year have expressed one growing concern: Why am I shedding so much more hair recently—am I, gasp, losing more hair? An uptick in shedding can be a distressing thing for many, as ideally we’d like to grow luscious, healthy hair, not see it on our brushes, combs, or circling down the drain. At first, I thought I could pin it on the fact that since we’re all staying home more—with less to distract ourselves with—we may pick up on things that have always been there. One of my cardinal rules for beauty: When you go looking for problems, you’ll find them. And hair shedding could certainly be one of those things. When we are out-and-about our hair loss is spread throughout the day in many locations (a few strands are lost lost on a walk, in a car, while fidgeting with your hair after a workout class, or a few at the office) so we likely don’t notice it. But when we are at home far more frequently, we are likely picking up on those hairs, since they’re collecting in one area.
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Fragrance in Skin Care: Derms Weigh In on the Social Media Backlash Toward Scented Products
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If you've spent any time perusing the online beauty community, be it a skin-care subreddit, YouTube channel, or Facebook group, you may have noticed a fearful, if not hostile, attitude toward fragrance in skin care emerging. Over the past couple of years, self-described "skintellectuals" (someone who has a good understanding of their own skin and its needs, but not necessarily anyone else's) are advising people across social media to ditch all traces of fragrance from their skin-care routines, warning that you will face skin irritation. The thing is, according to dermatologists and cosmetic chemists, it's really not that simple.Several months ago, I joined a particular Facebook group that holds this view and is filled with passionate skintellectuals who read through any and all conversations happening around the subject of fragrance in skin care - interjecting regularly to criticize and warn people away from it. What struck me was how adamant some members were, which is why you'd be forgiven for mistaking their comments as fact. However, as London-based consultant dermatologist Emma Craythorne pointed out, these views are subjective. "For the most part, [fragrance in skin care] won't cause problems, but for a few people, it will."
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Most YouTube 'Kid Influencers' Advertise Junk Food — a Concern as Child Obesity Rates Increase
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As young children tune into the extremely popular videos of YouTube “kid influencers,” they’re often watching paid content that promotes unhealthy junk foods, a new study found.These “kid influencers” are typically children themselves who have become YouTube celebrities for their videos, which show them unwrapping presents, reviewing new toys and playing games. With millions of views on each of their videos, the influencers have attracted the attention of brands who pay for them to promote their products.About 90 percent of these brand partnerships, a new study in the journal Pediatrics found, are to promote unhealthy junk food options from brands like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Coca-Cola and Hershey’s.The researchers looked at five of the most popular kid influencers on YouTube and identified 418 of their most popular videos. Of those, they showed food or drinks 271 times, and just over 90 percent of those were “unhealthy branded items.”
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Czechs Impose Curfew; Warnings in U.S. Midwest: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- A surge in U.S. coronavirus cases sent the S&P 500 Index to its biggest drop in a month as prospects dimmed for federal fiscal aid before the presidential election. The infection spike that started with younger Americans is now moving to older communities. The World Health Organization said Europe might still be able to avert a return to full national lockdowns even as a resurgent virus rages across the continent. France reported the biggest jump in hospitalizations since April, while the Czech Republic ordered a nationwide curfew. AstraZeneca Plc said its vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in elderly people, while Johnson & Johnson said the first batches of its shot could be available in January. Both companies are resuming trials that had been paused due to safety concerns.
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