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Cardiovascular Danger Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS

Dr Raffaello Bonacchi The presence of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with a greater degree of brain atrophy even in young patients who are unlikely to have small vessel disease, a new study has shown. The results were presented by Raffaello Bonacchi, MD, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy,…

Three crucial elements for serving lunch when schools open amidst COVID-19

As parents around the country eagerly await to safely send their children back to school, grade school administrators are reimagining how their school’s campus will look like in the future now that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned school operations upside down. Administrators will have to implement all new guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus…

Evaluating the aspects that enable fish to replicate in the Gulf of Cadiz

Researchers from the Marine Biology Laboratory of the University of Seville, led by Professor José Carlos García Gómez, have studied the factors involved in fish reproduction and breeding in the Gulf of Cadiz. Their analysis focused on estuaries which, due to their specific conditions, created by the mixing of river and sea water, are especially…

4 Factors Separating the Top Marketers From the Rest of the Pack

By Bruce Buchanan, CEO, Rokt  As our world becomes more digital, measuring marketing effectively online is increasingly imperative to success. However, any discussion of marketing “measurement” can quickly become contentious, bringing to mind the oft-referenced words of John Wanamaker: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which…

Cardiovascular Risk Aspects Tied to Midlife Cognitive Decline

Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), including hypertension, diabetes, and smoking, are linked to a significantly increased risk for cognitive decline in midlife in a dose-dependent manner, new research shows. The findings suggest that the relationship between CVRFs and cognition becomes evident much earlier than previously realized. Investigators found that individuals who smoked were 65% more likely to…

These are the factors that put you at greater threat of dying from covid-19

The news: A study of more than 17 million people in England has confirmed the various factors that are linked with an increase in a person’s risk of dying from covid-19: age; being male, Black, or from an ethnic minority background; or having underlying health conditions. It confirms a lot of previous research, but it’s…

Risk Factors ID’d for Depression in Postmenopausal Women

A high percentage of postmenopausal women experience depression, and the risk is increased by factors including physical disabilities and having many children, scientists said. In a cross-sectional study of 485 postmenopausal women surveyed with questionnaires, 199 (41%) were found to have depression, reported Kevser Ozdemir, PhD, of Sakarya University in Turkey, and colleagues. Their study,…

Infection threat aspects reveal who is likely to require hospital

Hospitals might not know how many COVID-19 patients they’ll be treating as the wave of the pandemic peaks in the next month or so in Minnesota, but they’re starting to get a better idea of who will end up in their beds. While there remains a random or yet-to-be understood aspect to COVID-19 — and…

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Australia shares set to open lower; New Zealand edges greater

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray(Reuters) - Australia shares on Monday ended at their lowest since the end of June, dragged lower by the so-called “Big Four” banks and major miners,…

Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline. The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court…

Drifting performance on river in Czech Republic provides convenience from Covid-19 tension

Spectators gathered for a floating concert on the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Numbers of coronavirus cases have spiked recently in the country, so the concert was a moment of peace in the capital Prague. The Epoque Orchestra performed alongside British violinist Daniel Hope.Sept. 20, 2020

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…