Posts Tagged ‘health’

Milk. White Poison or Healthy Drink?

October 20, 2020

Got milk? Maybe it’s essential to bone health; maybe it’s killing you. A video by Kurzgesagt (“In a Nutshell”).

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Trump: Less Testing = Less COVID-19

June 25, 2020

President Trump claims that Coronavirus infections are up due to increased testing, and cutting down on testing will decrease infection numbers. Mr. Trump followed up on his absurd claim by stopping funding of federally-backed testing in Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Health officals say Americans are still under-tested, and urge immediate increases.

More:

“Trump again blames testing for high coronavirus numbers during Arizona rally,” Don Jacobson and Daniel Uria, UPI

“Fauci, top health officials warn of covid-19 surge, contradict Trump on testing,”
John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Lena H. Sun and Laurie McGinley Washington Post

“Fauci, other health advisers at odds with President Trump on whether to slow testing,”
Anne Flaherty and Mariam Khan, ABC News

“Dr. Birx Contradicts Trump, Privately Tells Govs to Increase COVID Testing,” Erin Banco and Sam Stein, Daily Beast

Updates:

“No, more testing doesn’t explain the rise of covid-19 cases in the U.S.,” Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Washington Post

“Trump plan to cut federal support for Covid-19 testing sites sparks alarm,” Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

“Coronavirus: Federal government will end funding for 13 community-based Covid-19 test sites, most in Texas,” Dan Mangan, CNBC

Latest Updates:

“Trump administration restores federal funding for Texas testing sites,” David Lim, Politico

“HHS Forced To Keep Texas COVID Testing Sites Open Following Public Outcry,” Josh Kovensky, Talking Points Memo

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Prevent Coronavirus: Wash Your Hands. With Soap.

March 26, 2020

Wash your hands. Use soap.

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Corona Virus Prevention Song: ‘Ghen Cô Vy’

March 3, 2020

“‘Ghen Co Vy,’ based on the melody of the V-pop hit ‘Ghen,’ was written by Khắc Hưng, in collaboration with the [Vietnamese] National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health [NIOEH]. It’s performed by the tune’s original singers ERIK and MIN. The goal is to communicate how to protect yourself from the virus and boost public morale.”

— “Listen to Vietnam’s Insanely Catchy Coronavirus PSA,” by Rania Aniftos, Billboard

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Losing the War Against Bacteria

January 29, 2020

Bacteria are outsmarting our wonder drugs. A New York Times videos.

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Eating healthy is expensive in America

October 21, 2019

Julia Belluz of Vox explains why eating healthy is so expensive in America.

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Meat. Is it bad for you?

September 20, 2019

Eating meat has been associated with health risks like heart disease, cancer and an early death. What’s up with that? A video by Kurzgesagt (“In a Nutshell”).

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Neckties Are Bad For Your Brain

July 22, 2019

Neckties Are Bad For Your Brain

Until now, business attire for men has meant a suit, collared shirt, and a necktie. Many men have dispensed with neckties, and that may be smart. Wearing neckties can reduce blood flow to the brain by 7.5 percent. If you already have high blood pressure, that could make you dizzy, nauseous, or bring on headaches. A tight necktie can even contribute to glaucoma.

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to pop your collar button, you’re welcome.

More:

“Wearing a tie may be restricting blood flow to your brain,” Alice Klein, New Scientist

“Another reason not to wear a tie: It could be cutting the blood flow to your brain,” Seattle Times

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America’s Big Fat Gift To The Middle East: Fast Food

February 5, 2019

America's Big Fat Gift To The Middle East: Fast Food

“Adult obesity rates in the US top 35% in some states. Meanwhile, the rate of obesity is 40% in Kuwait, 42% in Qatar, and 37% in the UAE, according to a 2016 report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).”

” … one study cited by the EIU found Saudis aged 20–30 ate fast food on average three times or more per week. (Saudi Arabia took the 21st spot for the world’s highest BMI.) Saudis also get more than 30% of their sugar intake from soda, and in the UAE fast-food spending rose more than any other country in the world between 2000 and 2015, according to Euromonitor International.”

— “America’s obesity problem has spread to the Middle East,” Adam Rasmi, Quartz

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Image (“Eastern Delights, after Ludwig Deutsch”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Commuting is bad for your health

May 21, 2018

It’s not your imagination: commuting is bad for your health. Kimberly Mas explains.

More:

“Your Commute is Slowly Killing You,” Eric Jaffe, CityLab

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