October 26, 2020

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H.K. May Compel Some Tests; Lilly U.S. Trial Ends: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong may compel coronavirus tests for people with symptoms and specific groups while new research from the U.K. suggests antibody responses may diminish over timeEli Lilly & Co. said a U.S.-run clinical trial of its experimental antibody therapy will end after data suggested the treatment is unlikely to help hospitalized patients recover from advanced disease. AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in elderly people.The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases sent the S&P 500 Index to its biggest drop in a month. An infection spike that started with younger Americans is now moving to older communities.Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.
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US virus cases hit highest 7-day average yet
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The country is facing another cycle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it may be the hardest yet, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday."I think we're right now at the cusp of what's going to be exponential spread in parts of the country," Gottlieb said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "If we took aggressive steps right now, we could potentially forestall the worst of it, but we're not going to do that," because there's a lot of fatigue and "policy resistance to taking strong action," he said. "We really have two or three months of the acute phase of this pandemic to get through," he said. "This is going to be the hardest phase, probably." That's as the country continues to report the most number of cases we've seen to date. The seven-day average of daily new cases reached an all-time high of 68,767 on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 67,293 was set July 22.
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Sharon Osbourne Is '10 Lbs. Over' What She Usually Weighs After Gaining Weight While Social Distancing
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Sharon Osbourne is opening up about gaining weight during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and revealing what she's doing to lose it."I’m like 10 pounds over from what I usually am," Osbourne, 68, shared on Monday's episode of The Talk. "And 10 pounds is a lot when you’re like five-foot-one and a smidge.""So it’s like a lot of weight," she continued, "so I started walking yesterday."The talk show host expressed enthusiasm for her new active hobby, adding, "This is it now. I've got the bug. I'm on it."The Talk hosts were discussing weight-gain after discussing Gayle King's recent Instagram post opening up about her "weight struggle.""CRISIS! The weight struggle is real! fatter than I’ve been in long time," King, 65, wrote in the caption for a series of photos from her scale. "& scared to get a pedicure (big sigh) swipe left for the way we were ...ideal weight says Dr is 163... not happening anytime soon .."
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Trainer Nigel Tinkler will have his first runner at the Breeders' Cup
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Trainer Nigel Tinkler will have his first runner at the Breeders’ Cup a week on Friday when he runs Ubettabelieveit in the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland in Kentucky.Ubettabelieveit has shown himself to be one of the fastest two-year-olds around with wins in the National Stakes at Sandown and the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.Owner Martin Webb will also stick by jockey Rowan Scott and hand him the opportunity to ride Ubettabelieveit at one of the world’s biggest meetings.Tinkler said: ‘There are not a lot of five-furlong races for three-year-olds next season, so more than likely he won’t race a lot next year so it was a no-brainer to give the Breeders’ Cup a flick.‘He has not been trained hard or had a tough season. I am looking forward to it but also a bit apprehensive because you never know how they will travel, settle in and handle the track.
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Voters Say Coronavirus Response is Donald Trump's Greatest Failure: Poll
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In a poll released by YouGov and Yahoo News on Monday, voters say that President Donald Trump's greatest failure was his administration's coronavirus response plan.In the U.S., 230,858 fatalities attributable to COVID-19 have been recorded. While Trump's administration has been pushing the development of therapeutics and vaccines, only the antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some lawmakers, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, have criticized Trump's plan for controlling the virus.According to today's polling data, 62 percent of registered voters say that the White House's attempts at managing the COVID-19 pandemic represent the Trump administration's biggest failure. Registered Democrats made up a majority of that number with 88 percent. Independent voters weighed in at 63 percent while only 17 percent of Republicans said Trump's administration had failed at responding to the coronavirus.
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Jacob Elordi shows off muscular legs in shorts while grabbing a juice
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He's been having a loved-up autumn with his model girlfriend.But Jacob Elordi was taking some time for himself on Monday, when he was seen on a solo juice run in West Hollywood, California.The Kissing Booth star, 23, sported an athletic ensemble for the outing, consisting of light grey Nike running shorts and a blue hoodie along with white socks and trainers. Jacob's hoodie was season-appropriate, as the sleeves were decorated with what appeared to be a pattern of bone designs in yellow. The 6ft5in Australian actor carried a book in one hand along with his green juice.Elordi emerged from Alfred's Coffee into the cooler weather wearing a greenish baseball cap and dark wayfarer sunglasses.   He was also masked up in a face covering in a darker shade of green, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.
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U.S. Trial of Lilly Drug Ends; Defense May Wane: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- Eli Lilly & Co. said a U.S.-run clinical trial of its experimental antibody therapy will end after data suggested the treatment is unlikely to help hospitalized patients recover from advanced disease. AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in elderly people.New research from the U.K. suggests antibody responses to Covid-19 may diminish over time as the World Health Organization said Europe might be able to avert a return to national lockdowns. France reported the biggest jump in hospitalizations since April, Norway tightened restrictions on households and the Czech Republic ordered a nationwide curfew.The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases sent the S&P 500 Index to its biggest drop in a month. An infection spike that started with younger Americans is now moving to older communities.
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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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A Neuroscientist Explains How The Law Of Attraction Actually Works
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The law of attraction is a universal law that says setting positive intentions can help you manifest your dreams and bring your goals into reality. It sounds pretty enticing—but is it too good to be true?Neuroscientist and author of The Source, Tara Swart, Ph.D., says that based on what we now understand about the brain, this spiritual law actually checks out. Here's her take on how the law of attraction works from a scientific perspective, and how you can use it to manifest your deepest desires and grandest goals. Your brain on intention. According to Swart, intention is everything. Deciding what you really want to achieve is the first step to actually manifesting anything. "Sometimes people approach the law of attraction a bit vaguely," she tells mbg, "but it's really important to pinpoint the thing(s) you would like in your life.
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Widowed Mom of 4 Gives Back to Nonprofit That Helped Her Family Before Husband's Death
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A mother of four is giving back to a nonprofit organization after they provided an invaluable day with her family during the final days of her husband's life.Just one week before Jason Geist passed away at age 37 from stage IV pancreatic cancer, One Day to Remember, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that helps kids make memories with a terminally ill parent, organized a special outing for him and his family.The Geists — including wife Melissa and their four children, Riley, Raine, Raelynn and baby Jason — enjoyed a fun day at the Pittsburgh Zoo before going to a hotel for a father-daughter dance, something Jason had regrettably missed out on at his daughters' school due to his illness."I knew that the girls needed one last day with Daddy," Melissa, 33, tells PEOPLE. "It was a mix of emotions. It was overwhelming with how sick he was, but the look on the girls' faces during that father-daughter dance made everything that day worth it."
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Time To Get Clear: How Chakra Exercises Can Enhance Intuition
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Feeling balanced and stress-free in today's world is challenging. But accessing your intuition can help you illuminate a path forward, clarify your purpose, and identify fulfilling choices. Connecting with your higher guidance increases self-confidence, reduces doubt, and helps you release limits.As I cover in my book Intuition and Chakras, developing intuition involves unblocking your chakras using meditation techniques that also clear your energy. After all, if the window of your chakras and energy field is dirty, you won't be able to see yourself and others clearly. This primer covers how your intuition and chakras go hand in hand. How the seven chakras affect your intuition. The associations between the third-eye chakra and spiritual vision (clairvoyance) and the crown chakra and higher consciousness (claircognizance) are well known. But the connections don't stop there: All seven major chakras channel intuitive abilities.
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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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Listeria outbreak linked to Italian-style deli meats kills 1, hospitalizes 9 across 3 states, CDC says
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A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats has sickened 10 people in three states with one reported death, according to federal health officials.In an investigation notice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said officials were investigating a multistate outbreak of listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats, also known as lunch meat or cold cuts. The CDC says a "specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified" but, in interviews, nine of the ill people reported "eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto" purchased prepackaged or sliced at deli counters.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.Black Friday 2020 plans: Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's have announced Black Friday plans: Here's how the holiday shopping season is different amid COVID-19
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U.S. Trial of Lilly Drug Ends; Czechs Order Curfew: Virus Update
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(Bloomberg) -- The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases sent the S&P 500 Index to its biggest drop in a month. An infection spike that started with younger Americans is now moving to older communities.The World Health Organization said Europe might be able to avert a return to national lockdowns even as a resurgent virus rages across the continent. France reported the biggest jump in hospitalizations since April, Norway tightened restrictions on households and the Czech Republic ordered a nationwide curfew.Eli Lilly & Co. said a U.S.-run clinical trial of its experimental antibody therapy will end after data suggested the treatment is unlikely to help hospitalized patients recover from advanced disease. AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in elderly people.
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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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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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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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The Best Way to Introduce a New Kitten to Your Cat, According to Vets
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OK, I'll admit it. I "baby talk" to my cat. I've been doing it since she was a kitten, and I'm not ever going to stop, because even though the veterinarian considers her a senior cat, she will always be my fur baby. As most cats do, she likes to pretend she doesn't care about the love and affection I smother her with. But I see right through it, especially because of how she reacted when I brought home a new kitten one day. What was supposed to be a laid-back weekend of cat-sitting for my neighbor turned into an ongoing therapy session with my jealous, clingier-than-usual cat. I can't imagine how I (or my cat) would've handled it if the new kitten was there to stay. If you're about to introduce a new kitten to your cat, don't make the same mistake I did - plan ahead with these tips, taken straight from two veterinarians.
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More Americans are being infected with the coronavirus than at any time during the pandemic, but people are too tired to care
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Over the weekend, the US recorded more new coronavirus cases than on any other day since the pandemic began.On Friday, the country recorded 83,757 new infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, another 83,718 Americans were added to the total. More than 8.6 million people have now contracted the virus in the US, the most of any country.Those daily totals are like adding the entire population of Sioux City, Iowa, per day to the count. One expert told CNN that new daily cases in the US could "easily" reach the six digits soon.But the landscape of the pandemic looks nothing like it did in March. Then, states and cities rushed to enact public health orders telling people to stay home and allowing in-person work only if it was essential.Today most states aren't under lockdown orders. Many are letting people go to places like restaurants, bars, places of worship, offices, and salons — even though we know the virus spreads easiest indoors where maskless people are in close contact.
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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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Antibody Defense Against Covid Wanes Over Time, Study Suggests
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(Bloomberg) -- Antibody responses to the coronavirus may diminish over time, according to a study that showed the natural defenses waning in Britons who’d previously been exposed.Among 365,000 randomly selected U.K. adults who tested themselves at home, 4.4% had antibodies in September, compared with 6% in June, according to research published Tuesday by Imperial College London and polling service Ipsos MORI.The study suggests that antibodies, a marker of exposure to the coronavirus, may not be lasting in all people who have been infected, adding to other research indicating that immunity may be finite.A small but growing number of patients have fallen ill with Covid-19 twice, and it’s not clear how long antibody protection from any vaccine would last. Some protective shots under development also aim to stimulate so-called T-cells that can fight off viruses.
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We Talked to a Top Dietitian To End the Oat Milk vs. Almond Milk Debate Once and For All
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There has been a lot of innovation around vegan milks the past few years, but even as new players enter the market (avocado milk, anyone?), oat milk and almond milk continue to be among the most popular. (Remember when the only alt-milk option at your corner café was soy? *Gasps*) Both almond milk and oat milk come with their own unique perks and pitfalls; if you're trying to choose between the two, it helps to be familiar with both. I called up a registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus, RD, to, er, milk her for everything she knew about the two types of alternative milks. Nutrition, sustainability, versatility...we talked about it all, including why someone would opt for plant-based milk in the first place."Many people are moving toward a plant-based lifestyle for either a way to consume more plants or as a way to be more environmentally-conscious," Harris-Pincus says. She explains that while cow's milk is healthy for many people, it may not be as good for the environment since raising cows requires a lot of land, and cows themselves produce methane gas. (For people who are allergic to dairy or have a sensitivity, milk is just off the table, period.)
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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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Covid-Vaccine Developer in India Plans to Boost Capacity by 70%
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(Bloomberg) -- Cadila Healthcare Ltd., one of two Indian drugmakers racing to develop an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, is in talks with potential partners to ramp up production capacity if its candidate passes human clinical trials.The Ahmedabad-based firm is looking to hire contract manufacturers for an additional 50 million to 70 million doses of its plasmid DNA vaccine, on top of the 100 million that will come from its own capacity, according to Managing Director Sharvil Patel. He declined to name the companies and the amount Cadila has invested in developing the vaccine.“We’re just waiting for phase II to push that part of the process,” Patel, the 42-year-old, third-generation head of family-owned Cadila, said in a phone interview. “We have a lot of interest from people who want to use it for other countries and we will license it out for other markets and countries so we can have more manufacturing beyond India.”
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