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Early voting is tremendously powerful. Here’s one way we can protect its integrity

Our democracy is built upon a very simple and sacred ideal: Every vote should be meaningful, and every vote must count. That's why so many Americans are rightly horrified that 23 states rejected more than 530,000 absentee ballots during presidential primaries this spring, according to a Washington Post study, either because they arrived too late,…

5 Reasons Why It’s Too Early for the San Francisco 49ers to Panic

0 of 5Tony Avelar/Associated PressIf the San Francisco 49ers are going to shake off their Super Bowl hangover, they're going to have to perform better than they did in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. The running game struggled to find consistency, the defense surrendered 404 yards, and standout tight end George Kittle briefly left…

Early Evolocumab Quickly Decreases LDL After Primary PCI

Early administration of evolocumab significantly reduced levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, according to data from an open-label randomized trial of 102 adults in Japan. Data from previous studies have shown that proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors can reduce LDL cholesterol in acute…

Early voting starts today: Here’s what to expect

This year's election, which will be unlike any other, officially kicks off on Friday.Election officials in North Carolina sent out the first ballots to the nearly 600,000 voters who requested them, marking the start of the final sprint to Election Day over the next two months.North Carolina's opening of early voting comes as elections have…

Seattle’s Early 2020 ‘Flu Season’ Included COVID Cases: Study

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Thousands of Seattle residents who had flu-like symptoms in early 2020 likely contracted the coronavirus, according to a new study published in EClinicalMedicine, an online open access journal for The Lancet. The early spread of COVID-19 in Seattle was more extensive…

EAST-AFNET 4: Early Rhythm Control in AF Gains New Life

Initiation of rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drugs and/or ablation in patients with early, recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation led to a significantly lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular outcomes, compared with a rate control strategy, during more than 5 years of follow-up. The results, from the large randomized EAST-AFNET 4 trial, were presented by Paulus Kirchhof,…

Early Evaluations for Hyped ‘TENET’ Range from ‘Splendid’ to ‘Huh?’

Home Movies UPDATED Reviews for Christopher Nolan’s Hyped, Postponed “Tenet,” With Words Like “Jigsaw... UPDATE: The reviews came in at noon EST.  With 32 reviews in, which isn’t a lot, Rotten Tomatoes has “Tenet” at 88%. So far, so good. As I predicted, most talk about the convoluted plot vs. the great look and feel…

High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Higher body mass index (BMI) in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for dementia later in life, new research suggests. The study is the first to link heightened dementia risk with higher BMI earlier in life for both women and men, investigators note. While the study only shows association, and so cannot infer…

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to save lives in the dark.With no playbook to follow and no time to wait for research, YouTube videos describing autopsy findings and X-rays swapped on…

Early experience with the FDA’s Breakthrough Devices program

Fig. 1: Number of FDA-designated breakthrough devices between 13 December 2016 and 1 January 2020. References1.United States Congress. 21st Century Cures Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/34/text.%20 (2016).2.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. FY 2020 IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/FY2020-IPPS-Final-Rule-Home-Page (2019).3.Rising, J. P. & Moscovitch, B. PLoS One 10, e0117235 (2015).Article  Google Scholar  4.Makower, J., Meer, A. & Denend,…

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Intel said 11th-gen Tiger Lake is on its way to Chromebooks

Expect to see 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs in Chrombooks within months, Intel said Intel Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Intel’s new 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs will be the “best processor for Chromebooks,” the company said in a blog posted Monday.Compared to a Chromebook…

Here’s the timeline for new Microsoft Teams features

For now, Microsoft executives say Microsoft Teams will largely be a single program targeting both education and collaboration in the office. Microsoft Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Microsoft Teams is, for now, doing double duty as a business-conferencing solution and as a tool for…

Razer BlackWidow, DeathAdder, and BlackShark go wireless

Razer's new wireless gaming peripherals don't have terrifically long battery life, but there's plenty of RGB and other features to go around. Razer Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Razer said Tuesday that the company has launched wireless versions of its latest BlackWidow gaming…

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9 Best Low-Carb Cocktails You Can Consume on the Keto Diet

Appetite for Energy/Tasteaholics Thinking of going on a low-carb diet? Good news: while you need to be more conscious of what you choose to imbibe, there's no need to ditch alcohol altogether. (Cue the sighs of relief.) Yes, some drinks are higher in sugar (and therefore higher in carbs) than others. So while you can’t…

Everything We Know So Far About Season 2 of Euphoria

Season 2 of HBO's Euphoria was supposed to debut in 2020, but COVID put a wrench into things; the series is now expected to begin filming in 2021.Zendaya, who just won an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, will return along with everyone else you expect to return (yes, of course Fez will…

HBO’s Watchmen Is Officially Dead (For Now)

HBO's Watchmen showrunner, Damon Lindelof, says he will likely not be returning for a second season.Lindelof told HBO they can move forward without him should they desire to.It’s likely the series will end indefinitely after just 1 season.With Watchmen nominated for more Emmy nominations than any other series this year (26!), fans are likely wondering…