Month: August 2020

40 Worst Health Mistakes Women Make Over 40

You can have it all. That’s what they tell you, right ladies? What they don’t mention is that “all” can also include perimenopause, breast cancer and a decade of unrelenting stress. To ensure you live your best decade ever—and not in the doctor’s office—read these essential doctors’ tips. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.

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Avoiding Exercise

A woman taking a break from a running exercise in an outdoor urban environment.
A woman taking a break from a running exercise in an outdoor urban environment.

Move it or lose it. “Physical activity builds bone density, increases metabolism, builds strength, improves posture, reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury, and promotes emotional well-being,” points out Seema Sarin, MD, of EHE Health.

The Rx: Dr. Sarin encourages all women over 40 to regularly work out. “Start a full exercise regimen, including at least 150 minutes of cardiorespiratory exercise per week,”

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Emails Show Chaos and Confusion at Ole Miss Over Coronavirus Exposure

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty

When the email ordering them into quarantine on Tuesday night began pinging phones up and down the 10th floor of Martin, a freshman dorm at the University of Mississippi, some of the women who lived there were just getting into their beds. 

They didn’t stay in them for long. Three students on the hall had tested positive for coronavirus. The email said the other residents of those halls would need to be out of their dorms and in quarantine by the next day.

“It was insane. Everyone at the same time, rushing out of their rooms, panicking and screaming,” said an Ole Miss freshman in Martin who spoke under the condition of anonymity because she did not want to publicly criticize the school in the middle of sorority rush. 

Although the COVID-19 addendum to the housing contracts they’d signed that summer had included the

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NYC to do ’virtual inspections’ of gyms set to reopen this Wednesday

The city is giving a tech-y touch to its efforts to keep gyms safe as they begin to reopen this Wednesday.

The Health Department will conduct “virtual inspections” of gyms to ensure they are following new rules to keep customers and staff safe.

A virtual inspection will consist of a video call between a gym operator and a Health Department worker in which the operator shows their posted safety plan, the site’s supply of face coverings, social distancing markers, cleaning log, supply of soap and paper towels, designated area for pick-ups and deliveries and health screening records.

Gyms that fail inspection will have to close until any problems are fixed.

“We will always encourage New Yorkers to exercise and stay active,” Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi said in a Sunday statement to the Daily News. “But indoor exercise is not without risk. We’re being as innovative as possible with virtual

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Falling Covid-19 cases create opportunity and peril for Trump

Coronavirus infections are down in nearly every state. That could either give President Donald Trump just what he needs to prime his reelection odds or become another missed opportunity to capitalize on a lull during the pandemic.

The positive trends are real. Covid-19 cases have been falling since late July, including in several battleground states. Hospitalizations have dropped 37 percent in the last month and the daily death count is leveling off.

But that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, even if Trump and his team portray it that way.

The circumstances create a moment to reinforce public health measures like testing, tracing and social distancing that could finally bring the outbreak to more manageable proportions, while the world waits for a vaccine or new treatments.

Trump hasn’t been inclined to go that route, instead pressing states to reopen and slowing down testing. In his closing speech at the Republican

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Are college COVID-19 cases the fault of campuses full of reckless partiers? Experts, students say no.

Sweaty, drunken revelers spilled into the street below Addy Miller’s campus-adjacent apartment on the Saturday after North Carolina State University’s first week of classes.

Miller, 20, viewed the late-night ruckus from her balcony, and others like it via news articles and viral videos. The locations vary, but the images are the same: throngs of college students partying like it’s 2019 — nary a mask in sight. 

Yet for Miller and her social circle, college in the time of coronavirus is an entirely different experience from the one playing out in news headlines. She and her friends wear masks outside their apartments — and sometimes inside — at small, socially distanced gatherings. 

Miller’s only face-to-face interactions are with friends she’s certain are taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously, she said, though a stranger scanning her Snapchat stories might jump to different conclusions. She suspects many college students, like her, may feel misrepresented.

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How Miami’s teachers trained each other

Stephanie Woolley-Larrea put on her expensive blue light-filtering glasses and the “back talk” lipstick she bought just for video-chat lessons like these.

The lesson: My School Online, the new platform that 19,200 Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers will use to teach 275,000 students for the first time when school begins virtually Monday morning.

It was Saturday, and instead of being lost in a book, the Coral Reef Senior High language-arts teacher was conducting a Zoom lesson for her colleagues — even for the ones she didn’t really know — to get them ready for the first day of school, just 48 hours away.

“Allegedly after this weekend, I’m not working every weekend,” Woolley-Larrea said. She shared her screen with her colleagues and showed them how they’ll be teaching their own classes:

“That’s one of the things I like about this program. There’s a lot of ways to do the same

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Civil servants told to stay working from home over second spike fears

Whitehall in London could remain on minimal staff due to second wave fears - Getty Images Europe
Whitehall in London could remain on minimal staff due to second wave fears – Getty Images Europe
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Civil servants are telling Whitehall staff not to return to the office because the Government will reverse its back-to-work stance in the face of a second wave of coronavirus.

Ministers hope the reopening of all schools tomorrow will herald a widespread return to workplaces, but they have failed to persuade staff in their own departments to end home working.

Only a handful of staff are physically present in many Whitehall buildings designed for thousands of people, and ministers are encountering huge resistance from their staff.

One minister said: “We told the staff weeks ago that they needed to come back to the office so we could lead by example, but it hasn’t happened.

“Senior officials are saying that they think there will be another outbreak and that the

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Locked out by COVID, refugees’ lives on hold

By Edward McAllister

DAKAR (Reuters) – When Michelle Alfaro left her office at the United Nations in Geneva on March 13, her job finding homes for the world’s most vulnerable refugees was under control.

Four days later, the new coronavirus had knocked it into chaos. Governments across the world announced border closures, lockdowns and flight cancellations. The United Nations was forced to suspend the programme.

“Everything collapsed that week,” said Alfaro, who manages resettlements for the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR.

Millions of people have been thrown into limbo by the new coronavirus. Those Alfaro works with had been promised escape from war, violence, conflict or persecution. After submitting to a review process that can take years, and winning a chance to make new lives in countries such as the United States and Canada, thousands suddenly learned – often by phone – their flights would no longer take off.

Ubah Mohamed

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New Zealanders wear face masks as Auckland lockdown lifted

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Schools and businesses reopened in Auckland on Monday after the lifting of a lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus, but face masks were made mandatory on public transport across the country.

The Pacific nation of 5 million people had appeared to have succeeded in halting community transmission of COVID-19, but a fresh outbreak in Auckland prompted the government to place the city back in lockdown earlier this month.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scaled back the restrictions in Auckland on Sunday, but made masks compulsory on public transport.

Ardern said on Monday that she was confident the new measure would be taken up across New Zealand, adding that “a bit of smiling with the eyes behind the mask” and kindness to Aucklanders in particular, would help get the country through the latest outbreak.

“We have a plan that we know will

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Hilfiger Unveils ‘Make It Possible’ Sustainability, Inclusivity Platform

Tommy Hilfiger has revealed an ambitious program to accelerate the company’s sustainability mission.

Its platform, called “Make It Possible,” is an approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the company’s commitment to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All.” At the outset, the company is committing to 24 targets centered around circularity and inclusivity, outlined across four pillars toward 2030.

They are:

• Circle Round: Make products to be fully circular and part of a sustainable loop.

• Made for Life: Operate with sensitivity to planetary boundaries, in the areas of climate change, land use, freshwater and chemical pollution, from what the company buys to where it sells.

• Everyone Welcome: Be a brand that works for every Tommy Hilfiger customer, always inclusive and completely accessible.

• Opportunity for All: Create equal access to opportunity — no barriers to success.

Hilfiger’s strategy is supported by parent company PVH

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