Day: March 24, 2020

Miami salons are shut, and we all look busted in these video chats

Miami salons are shut, and we all look busted in these video chats

Things are about to get ugly, Miami.

No, I mean really ugly. Because all of our salons are closed.

Rightly so, of course. We know this is the least of our problems during the outbreak of coronavirus. We are self isolating. Don’t @ us.

But we just looked down, and our hands have morphed into scaly reptile claws from the constant hand washing and Defcon 1 use of hand sanitizer.

Look, in Miami, we can be a little shallow. We like to look in the mirror, and what we are seeing is not pretty. We’re only a week or so into this, and already we’re turning off the video in our video chats.

But there’s worse to come. Your hair is going to get shaggy, looking as bad as it did that time you cut it yourself at age 4. All the product in the world isn’t going to camouflage

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Chrissy Teigen Took Face Masks to a Terrifying New Level

Chrissy Teigen Took Face Masks to a Terrifying New Level

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  • Chrissy Teigen shared a selfie on her Instagram story wearing a terrifying LED face mask.
  • The Light Salon’s BOOST LED Mask promises to “reduce wrinkles, boost hydration and increase your skin’s firmness.”
  • Want to try it out for yourself? It’s available at Selfridges for $425.

    Have you found yourself, several weeks into self-isolation, trying out every single face mask languishing at the back of your medicine cabinet? Have you put literally everything you could think of within the four walls of your apartment on your face, and since exhausted all your options? Allow Chrissy Teigen to demonstrate how to take it up a considerable number of notches. Behold, a recent post on her Instagram story:

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    Unfamiliar with LED masks and their purported skin healing powers? Familiarize yourself here, since the new crop of products on the market target everything from acne to wrinkles to

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    A personal trainer shared simple yet effective exercises you can do at your desk during the coronavirus quarantine

    A personal trainer shared simple yet effective exercises you can do at your desk during the coronavirus quarantine

    My attempt at one of the desk exercises: the chair dip.
    My attempt at one of the desk exercises: the chair dip.

    Zoe Ettinger

    Though you may not be able to go to the gym, as many have closed in accordance with CDC’s social distancing guidelines, it’s possible to get fit at home. Moving around is not only important for health and longevity — the American College of Sports Medicine carried out a study and found 60% of employees said their time-management skills, mental performance, and ability to meet deadlines improved on days they exercised. Additionally, sitting for long periods of time has been proven to be dangerous to your health.

    Though life has become much more sedentary lately, it is possible to lessen the risk of inactivity by engaging in simple exercises that keep your body moving throughout the day. 

    Insider reached out to Alex Folacci, recipient of the 2019 New York Award in personal training. He showed us seven

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    When can we really expect coronavirus to end?

    When can we really expect coronavirus to end?

    The first case of coronavirus transmitted in the UK was reported on 29 February. Less than a month later there have been 144 deaths and the government is no longer doing universal testing because of how widespread Covid-19 has become.

    In a bid to combat the continued rise in cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised the public to adopt a policy of “social distancing”, which includes working from home where possible and not undertaking any non-essential travel.

    Those with underlying health conditions, people over the age of 70 and pregnant women have also been told that from the weekend commencing 21 March they should self-isolate at home for a period of 12 weeks.

    But is the government expecting coronavirus to be gone in 12 weeks? Mr Johnson has said he believes the UK can “turn the tide” against the outbreak in three months and “send coronavirus packing” but hasn’t

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    Melissa Guida-Richards

    My chronic illnesses made me think I was a burden to others until therapy helped me see the truth

    After we first got married, my husband began keeping me company on the drive to pick up medications for my chronic illnesses. During these trips, it was hard for him to miss my shaking hands and tears.

    “Honey, you okay?” He’d ask.

    “Yeah… I’m just sorry that we had to go to the pharmacy today.”

    “Why?”

    Why? I didn’t fully understand myself.

    As a child of immigrants who came to America with very little, I was constantly shamed for being sick and for the copays my family was billed for my appointments and medication. In my parents’ world, sickness wasn’t an option; it meant that you were weak or doing something wrong. If your legs still let you walk and your arms could move, then you were fine and it was time to go to work. For my parents, the cultural effects of growing up in European poverty and not

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    Doctors at Pittsburgh medical center clash with hospital administrators over coronavirus policy

    Doctors at Pittsburgh medical center clash with hospital administrators over coronavirus policy

    A Pittsburgh-based hospital system faces growing dissension from hundreds of its doctors over its controversial decision to continue routine clinic visits and certain elective surgeries in the face of COVID-19.

    More than 300 medical residents, fellows and attending physicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) signed an open letter to administrators of the $21 billion nonprofit hospital system and insurer, which owns 40 hospitals and hundreds of clinical locations and outpatient facilities — principally in Pennsylvania, but with outposts in Ireland, Italy and China.

    The doctors urged administrators to reverse course and delay “truly non-urgent outpatient appointments and elective surgeries” in light of the continued uncertainty about the prevalence of the coronavirus in their community, the risks to hospital staff and other patients of contracting the virus from undiagnosed carriers, and the need to conserve personal protective equipment and ventilators that are already in short supply.

    “While we

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    Jordan under virus curfew to launch home deliveries

    Jordan under virus curfew to launch home deliveries

    Amman (AFP) – Jordan is to launch a food delivery service for residents, the government said Monday, as a total lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus entered its third day.

    A round-the-clock curfew was imposed on Saturday across Jordan and authorities have decided to keep it in force until further notice, government spokesman Amjad Adayleh said.

    The kingdom has reported 112 cases of the COVID-19 virus so far, but no officially declared deaths in the country of around 10 million people.

    “The curfew will remain in place until further notice and you must stay at home and refrain from violating the precautionary instructions,” Adayleh told a news conference.

    He said the government would from Tuesday launch a scheme “to deliver basic necessities such as bread, drinking water and medicine to the homes of citizens”.

    Pharmacies and bakeries are to reopen “but will not provide direct sales” to citizens, Adayleh

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    India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

    UK begins trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

    LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists at Britain’s Oxford University have started a clinical trial to investigate the effects of an HIV medicine and a steroid drug in UK patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus.

    The first patients have already been enrolled for the trial within the country’s National Health Service, the researchers said on Monday.

    It will test AbbVie’s Kaletra – a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir which is normally used to treat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS – and the steroid dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in a wide range of conditions.

    The researchers stressed that while it was possible some existing drugs such as these may be beneficial in the fight against COVID-19, there was no guarantee they would be.

    In a small-scale trial of just the HIV drug in patients in China with severe COVID-19, scientists found it

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    India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

    U.S. state pharmacy boards work to limit prescriptions of potential coronavirus drugs

    By Michael Erman

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – At least four state pharmacy boards have taken steps to limit prescriptions of potential coronavirus treatments touted by U.S. President Donald Trump that are in short supply as demand has surged with the rapid spread of the outbreak.

    State pharmacy boards in Texas, Ohio, Idaho and Nevada in recent days moved to restrict who can be prescribed the malaria treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, and how much of the drugs can be prescribed, according to documents filed by the boards. Texas has also limited prescriptions of the antibiotic azithromycin as well as another anti-malarial drug, mefloquine.

    There are currently no approved treatments or preventive vaccines for COVID-19, the highly contagious, sometimes deadly respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. Researchers are studying existing treatments and working on experimental ones, but most current patients receive only supportive care such as breathing assistance.

    The American Society

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    India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

    297 Cases, State Seeks Health Care Volunteers

    This article originally appeared on the Charlotte Patch

    NORTH CAROLINA — As North Carolina continues to brace for the surge in cases of the new coronavirus throughout the state, state public health officials are asking residents to consider volunteering as health care workers.

    There were 297 presumptive positive cases of the COVID-19 virus reported in 45 counties in North Carolina, NC Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday morning.

    That figure reflects the findings of 8,438 tests that had been completed by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial laboratories. No deaths have been reported in the state.

    The NC DHHS’ Monday morning tally indicated that 79 of the cases were in Mecklenburg County; but by midday, Mecklenburg County health officials said the number of presumptive positive cases had grown to 97.

    Don’t miss the latest coronavirus updates from health and government officials

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