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Pair these 5 foods with your eggs to get weight loss benefits – Times of India

Pair these 5 foods with your eggs to get weight loss benefits – Times of India

If you don't have time and are running short of groceries, just sprinkle some black pepper powder on your omelette. It has piperine, which gives black pepper its taste and stops adipogenesis, the formation of new fat cells. This can help reduce your waistline, lower your cholesterol and flatten your belly, as you always craved for. You can add some additional herbs like rosemary and oregano to boost the flavour and health benefits.
COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Testing Now Available at Ralphs SoCal Pharmacies – NBC Southern California

COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Testing Now Available at Ralphs SoCal Pharmacies – NBC Southern California

Ralphs became the first retailer in the United States to offer rapid antibody testing at its 77 pharmacy locations in Southern California and the Central Coast, the company announced Wednesday. Results for the finger-prick blood test are typically available within 15 minutes and will help patients determine if they have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a statement released by Ralphs. The FDA-authorized rapid antibody tests, which are supplied by Whitmire Medical, are available for $25 to Ralphs customers who believe they may have previously been infected with COVID-19 and are not currently experiencing symptoms. In September, the American Society for Microbiology reported that 73% of surveyed testing labs experienced a shortage of commer...
As the crush of COVID cases continues, Wisconsin is on track to run short of ICU beds in two to six weeks – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As the crush of COVID cases continues, Wisconsin is on track to run short of ICU beds in two to six weeks – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin is on track to run out of ICU beds and, more importantly, the nurses to staff them, in as little as two weeks if the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 does not drop. On Tuesday, when the state reported a record 5,200 people tested positive, only 187 of the state's 1,469 intensive care unit beds were available. Of the patients in ICUs, 319 were being treated for COVID-19. Given the trajectory of new cases, the number of COVID-19 patients being treated could double in two to six weeks, said Bill Melms, chief medical officer for Marshfield Clinic Health System. “There is nothing magical about this math,” Melms said. “Every single positive increases the probability or likelihood of having another patient who is hospitalized.” Hospitals across the state already are strai...
US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45 – KSL.com

US task force proposes starting colorectal cancer screening at age 45 – KSL.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — the nation's leading panel for medical guidance — is considering a draft recommendation to lower the recommended screening age for colon and rectal cancers to 45. Previously, it was recommended to start screening at age 50. "This new draft recommendation — and we're seeking feedback — is that all adults ages 45 to 75 should get screened for colorectal cancer and, perhaps selectively so, in some people older than that, ages 76 to 85, depending on their overall health and their pattern of screening in the past," Dr. Michael Barry, a member of the task force, told CNN on Monday. The task force posted this draft recommendation online Tuesday and plans to receive public comment on the draft before making the recommendation final in mon...
COVID-19 surge worsening, but still time ‘to get it under control,’ says head doctor at Henry Ford Health – MLive.com

COVID-19 surge worsening, but still time ‘to get it under control,’ says head doctor at Henry Ford Health – MLive.com

That coronavirus is surging in Michigan is readily evident to officials at Henry Ford Health System in metro Detroit, its chief medical officer said Wednesday. More people are showing up at Henry Ford’s emergency departments with coronavirus symptoms, and 19% tested positive for coronavirus between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, Dr. Adnan Munkarah said during a press briefing. In the same 24-hour period, 6.7% of the coronavirus tests processed by Henry Ford labs were positive for COVID-19, double the positivity rate of a month ago. “We’re seeing a similar trend among our outpatient visits,” Munkarah said. “When we look at the percentage of asymptomatic outpatients testing positive, we’ve gone up to 10% from 3% a couple weeks ago, a three-fold increase.” And among the system’s five pr...
Update on communities at highest-risk for COVID-19 transmission expected – WCVB Boston

Update on communities at highest-risk for COVID-19 transmission expected – WCVB Boston

over the next few weeks. John Atwater is live in Doctors say the numbers are ***PKG* Update on communities at highest-risk for COVID-19 transmission expected Updated: 9:33 AM EDT Oct 29, 2020 Massachusetts officials will release new data Thursday that could change how some cities and towns are approaching the fight against COVID-19. Seventy-seven communities are currently in the red zone when it comes to virus spread. A new list of towns is set to be released.In a number of communities, the numbers are already stark. Bourne, Tyngsborough, Somerset, Lowell and Fitchburg are at or above 10% positivity. Bourne has a 16% positivity rat...
A new coronavirus variant is seen spreading across Europe, research says – CNBC

A new coronavirus variant is seen spreading across Europe, research says – CNBC

A paramedic wheels a woman out of an ambulance outside the Burgos Hospital in Burgos, northern Spain, on October 21, 2020, on the first day of a two week lockdown in an attempt to limit the contagion of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the area. Cesar Manso | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A variant of the coronavirus that is believed to have originated in Spain has spread across Europe and now accounts for most of the new cases reported in several countries in the region, according to the findings of a new study. The research, which is due to published on Thursday and has not been peer reviewed, details how an international team of scientists has closely monitored the coronavirus through its genetic mutations. Each variant of the coronavirus has its own genetic...
Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus – SciTechDaily

Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus – SciTechDaily

Schematic shows how a chemical modulation layer “sanitizes” the face mask wearer’s respiratory droplets. Credit: Northwestern University Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious. In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers. With this in mind, the researchers developed a new concept for a mask that aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central idea, which received support from the National Science Foundation through a RAPID grant, is to modify mask fabrics with anti-viral chemicals that can sanitize exhaled, escaped respiratory droplets. By simulating inhalation, exhalation, coughs, and sneezes in the laboratory, the re...
Senators ask HHS, CDC about highly alarming excess Covid-19 deaths – CNN

Senators ask HHS, CDC about highly alarming excess Covid-19 deaths – CNN

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