Day: May 11, 2020

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

As Beijing gyms reopen, users are masked up and ready to shed pounds

By Martin Quin Pollard

BEIJING – Grunts, groans and the sound of pulsing music and crashing weights have returned to some of Beijing’s gyms after being closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus outbreak.

With the respiratory illness under control in China, the economy has begun to open up again as authorities loosen lockdown restrictions including stay-at-home orders.

“After coming back to the gym I’ve been able to get my blood, my circulation going again and get my muscles flexed again,” said one gym enthusiast, surnamed Lu, 38, at “Mi Fitness”, one of the facilities which was allowed to reopen at the end of April.

“This kind of feeling is fantastic!” he said, after a few sets of lateral raises.    Only gyms above ground level are currently allowed to operate provided they follow rules. Temperatures are checked at the door and names and contacts are noted. Everyone must

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UK may accept tariffs on goods to strike trade deal with EU, Michael Gove says

UK may accept tariffs on goods to strike trade deal with EU, Michael Gove says

The UK may accept the “price” of tariffs on goods to strike a trade deal with the EU, Michael Gove says – as he again insisted there would be no extension to the Brexit transition period.

The charges would be “a missed opportunity”, the cabinet office minister, but added: “If that is the price that we have to pay, then there we go.”

Giving up on the demand for a ‘zero-tariff, zero-quota’ deal could be acceptable to secure the prize of breaking free of EU rules, he told a parliamentary inquiry.

The comments come after government sources insisted the EU would have to give way to rescue a deal, attacking Brussels for refusing to accept the UK’s “sovereignty”.

But Mr Gove acknowledged the UK might “end up like Canada with tariff on a possible number of goods” – billing the move as a compromise Brussels might accept.

The UK was

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10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that don't require shipping

10 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

10 last-minute Mother's Day gifts that don't require shipping
10 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

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Maybe you once again waited until the last second to shop for Mother’s Day. Or maybe, because of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you won’t be able to see your mama in person on Sunday. No matter your reasoning, sometimes handing your mom a perfectly wrapped, perfectly-planned-in-advance present just isn’t in the cards.

But fear not procrastinators—there are plenty of great gifts for Mom that don’t require shipping (i.e. you can even order them Sunday morning if you really like to live life on the edge). Below are 10 of our favorite picks, from the best subscription boxes to a stunning custom photo book and more.

1. Firstleaf, the wine delivery service everyone loves

Wine makes everything better.
Wine makes everything better.

Kids whine, moms wine.

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

What Premeds Should Know About USMLE Changes

The United States Medical Licensing Examination team has made three major changes to the USMLE testing system. It is important to recognize that although these changes come with very real consequences for premed students, all of the downstream effects are not yet known. The internet has been flooded with commentary on this topic, so this article will focus on what is known and informed conjecture.

But first, the exams must be understood.

Step 1 is a very complex multiple-choice examination that tests the basic sciences, like biochemistry, in relation to medical practice. It consists of seven 60-minute blocks spanning eight hours. Up until this point, it has widely been used as a benchmark for competition. The higher the score, the more competitive a student would be when applying to residency.

Step 2 comes in two parts: a clinical knowledge (CK) examination and a clinical skills (CS) examination. Step 2 CK

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Adele Lost ‘Approximately 150 Lbs,’ Expert Estimates

Adele Lost ‘Approximately 150 Lbs,’ Expert Estimates

Working on her fitness! Adele appeared to drop an additional 20 to 25 pounds after her initial weight loss, a medical expert tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“Based on available photos, I would estimate that from 2008 to present, it appears like Adele has lost approximately 150 pounds,” Heather Struhl, a physician assistant and registered dietitian who works at NewFace NY with Dr. Richard Westreich, but has not treated Adele, tells Us. “In early January 2020, Adele reported that she lost 100 pounds, but it’s unknown within what timeframe. I believe she has lost an additional 20 to 25 pounds over the past four months.”

Adele Lost ‘Approximately 150 Lbs,’ Medical Expert Estimates
Adele before and after weight loss. MEGA; Courtesy of Adele/Instagram

The “Hello” singer’s transformation made headlines in January after she debuted her slimmed-down figure on vacation with Harry Styles and James Corden. Earlier this month,

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Apple dominates the smartwatch market as sales rise despite COVID-19 pandemic, report says

Apple dominates the smartwatch market as sales rise despite COVID-19 pandemic, report says

Smartwatch sales continued to climb during the start of the coronavirus crisis with Apple selling more than three times as many devices as its competitors, according to a new report by research firm Strategy Analytics.

The analytics company issued a report on Thursday claiming that Apple holds a 55% market share in the smartwatch category followed by Samsung with about 14%. Garmin rose to the third position with 8% of smartwatch sales. 

Overall shipments grew 20% over last year, reaching 13.7 million units sold in the first quarter of 2020, the report said. The increasing shipments were driven by online orders. 

“Smartwatches are selling well through online retail channels, while many consumers have been using smartwatches to monitor their health and fitness during virus lockdown,” said senior analyst Steven Waltzer in a statement. 

Fitbit data suggests that people are lounging more, with overall steps down 12% during the pandemic. 

Attention

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Colson Whitehead wins second Pulitzer, Ida B. Wells honored

Colson Whitehead wins second Pulitzer, Ida B. Wells honored

Colson Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Nickel Boys” on Monday, becoming only one of a handful of writers to win two Fiction Awards. Whitehead first won the prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” 

Another notable Pulitzer Prize winner was Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won the Commentary prize for The New York Times’ “1619” series that reframed American history by focusing on the legacy of slavery and the contributions of black Americans.

Turn-of-the-century investigative journalist and civil rights icon Ida B. Wells received a special citation for “her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching,” the Pulitzer Committee said. The citation comes with a $50,000 grant to support Wells’ mission, with honorees to be announced later. 

For the first time, the Pulitzer Committee awarded a prize in Audio Reporting, which went

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How to get along with your partner when your kids are home 24/7. (Photo: Getty Images)

How parents can stop arguing during lockdown

Dana, a mother-of-one in Los Angeles, loves being a yoga teacher — the part-time work indulges her fitness passion and gives her time with her 14 month-old son. But since the coronavirus swept through her state, forcing her husband, an essential employee, back to work, childcare is Dana’s responsibility, which makes her sapped and resentful.

“I’ve had no break from parenting, seven days a week,” Dana, who asked to use her first name only for privacy concerns, tells Yahoo Life. “I felt like my husband wasn’t helping out and he felt unappreciated.” With expanded parental roles and the question of how long stay-at-home orders would last, the couple of three years argued, sometimes in front of their son, and Dana wondered if their marriage would survive.

However, after crafting an equitable childcare schedule and committing to “suck it up” under quarantine, Dana says, “I feel like a human and a

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

Type 3 Diabetes? The Link Between Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer’s

Unlike Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, “Type 3 diabetes” isn’t an official clinical diagnosis. It’s not an established medical term — “at least not yet,” points out Guojun Bu, chair of the department of neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. But experts say the concept is still a useful one that speaks to the link between insulin resistance in the brain and dementia caused by the progressive brain disorder Alzheimer’s disease.

Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates glucose levels in the blood. With insulin resistance, the cells don’t respond well to the hormone. That can lead to higher blood-sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes (and before that, prediabetes, a precursor to the chronic condition). Research shows that, even short of a person developing diabetes, insulin resistance can impact the body and brain and lead to a range of health complications.

The concept of

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Trump says coronavirus pandemic ‘has taught us I was right’

Trump says coronavirus pandemic ‘has taught us I was right’

Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed optimism about the future of the coronavirus: EPA
Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed optimism about the future of the coronavirus: EPA

Donald Trump has hailed his administration’s response to the pandemic as a personal triumph – even as the Centres for Disease Control predicted that 3,000 Americans will be dying of coronavirus every day by the start of June.

Mr Trump spoke to the New York Post in the Oval Office and expressed optimism about America’s immediate future, predicting the foundering economy will bounce back as states reopen for business while dismissing the new fatality estimates as “fake news”.

Reporting the president came to the interview equipped with a printed list of his administration’s achievements, the Post said he had boasted about how the coronavirus outbreak further underlined why he should be listened to and taken seriously.

“Now, the one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that I was right. You know, I had people say,

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