Sunday, September 19, 2021

WEIGHT LOSS
Rebel Wilson shows off her 30kg weight loss in leggings

Rebel Wilson has shed 30kg during her “year of health”.

This week, the actress showed off her incredible figure as she hung out with Mrs. Canada Globe, Lorelei Higgins.

The 40-year-old star wore skin-tight leggings with a black blouse, displaying her slimmed down figure.

The pair appeared to be hanging out at Wilson’s LA home.

Rebel posted various photos and videos on Instagram of the two spending time together, with the actress at one stage wearing Lorelei’s sash and crown.

“Mrs Canada and I bringing the heat,” Rebel captioned a photo of the pair hanging near the outdoor fire pit.

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“World peace,” she added as a hashtag.

Rebel also posted a photo posing with a cookie and an incredibly healthy salad.

RELATED: Rebel’s 3000-calorie-a-day diet

The star has been on an incredible health journey this year, after setting the goal of reaching 75kg.

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HEALTH
‘Race against time’: First Americans vaccinated as U.S. death toll passes 300,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) -A New York City intensive care unit nurse on Monday became the first person in the United States to receive a coronavirus vaccine, saying she felt “healing is coming,” as the nation’s COVID-19 death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost.

Sandra Lindsay, who has treated some of the sickest COVID-19 patients for months, was inoculated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the New York City borough of Queens, an early epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, receiving applause on a livestream with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” Lindsay said. “I feel hopeful today, relieved. I feel like healing is coming. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history.

“I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe,” she added.

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DOCTOR
Doctor Who – Wikipedia

British science fiction TV series

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being, who appears to be human. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. With various companions, the Doctor combats foes, works to save civilisations and helps people in need.

The show is a significant part of British popular culture,[2][3] and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series.[4] The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a

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HEALTH
Moderna to distribute 6 million COVID-19 vaccines as soon as Friday upon FDA emergency approval

U.S. officials said on Monday they are planning to ship just under 6 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine once it receives emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.



a hand holding an object in his hand: Moderna to distribute 6 million COVID-19 vaccines as soon as Friday upon FDA emergency approval


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Moderna to distribute 6 million COVID-19 vaccines as soon as Friday upon FDA emergency approval

CNBC reports that McKesson, a medical supply company, will receive doses of the Moderna vaccine for packaging and distributing to 3,285 sites, according to Gen. Gustave Perna who is in charge of logistics for Operation Warp Speed, the White House’s COVID-19 vaccine program. Perna said that UPS and FedEx have been tasked with getting the vaccine doses to their final locations.

CNBC reports that the vaccine could be approved as early as Friday, one week after Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was granted emergency use authorization. Similar to Pfizer, Moderna’s vaccine is given in two doses spaced four weeks apart.

Video: FDA to

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PREGNANCY
Nicole Donesa posts heartfelt birthday greeting for Mark Herras, thanks him for the support throughout her pregnancy

Nicole Donesa dedicated a lengthy birthday post for her fiance Mark Herras, who is  celebrating his 34th birthday.

“This year has definitely been both a challenge for us. You proposed to me, we got engaged, and God surprised us with the biggest blessing that will forever change our life… Bibiboy Corky,” Nicole wrote in the caption posting a couple photo.

Nicole said Mark has been the object of her paglilihi, giving him “such a hard time and yet, you never left my side.” She even listed down all the things Mark has done for her as she goes through her pregnancy:

“ou stay up all night watching me sleep, making sure I don’t fall off the bed (and helping me get out of bed at 4am for my weewee breaks), read books to corky, cook/buy my food/cravings, provide me with XXL tshirts (lol yup), tie my hair, fan me when

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HEALTH
The first vaccines reach all states as the US death toll tops 300,000

The first doses of an FDA-authorized Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, less than a year after the disease was first spotted in the US, officials said Monday.



Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool)


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Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool)

Operation Warp Speed, a public-private effort, developed the Pfizer vaccine in less than a year, an astonishing feat since most vaccines take years to develop. Delivery was speedy, too — shipping companies FedEx and UPS started transport on Sunday and completed all first-day vaccine deliveries.

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US Surgeon General Jerome Adams called the rollout of the vaccine “tremendous.”

“This is just tremendous and I’m smiling bigger than I’ve smiled in a

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WEIGHT LOSS
Is slow the best speed for fatty liver weight loss?

Keith Roach, To Your Health
Published 9:17 p.m. ET Dec. 14, 2020

Dear Dr. Roach: I have had fatty liver for the past 10 years. To reverse it, I am trying to lose weight. Now I am 116 kilograms. I have heard that if someone has fatty liver and wants to lose weight, they should not lose more than 1.5 kg per week. This week, I lost 3 kg. What is your advice?

A.A.

Dear A.A: The advice against too much weight loss too quickly was based on an observation that some people rebounded their weight after losing it. Newer studies have not confirmed that. In fact, people with large amounts of weight loss (more than 2 kg in the first four weeks) have been shown to have a better chance of keeping the weight off. If you are losing weight due to healthier diet and exercise, I would

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HEALTH
Broader Role for PARP Inhibitors in Breast Cancer?

Homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) predicted most responses to the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza) in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), including patients without germline (g)BRCA or PALB2 mutations, a small clinical trial showed.

Overall, 18 of 32 TNBCs responded to primary treatment with olaparib, and HRD was present in 16 of 18 responding tumors. A majority of responses occurred in tumors without germline mutations, in contrast to conventional wisdom about PARP inhibitors’ activity in breast cancer.

“Olaparib monotherapy yielded a high response rate when administered to treatment-naïve, large TNBC, with germline or somatic HR deficiency,” reported Hans Petter Eikesdal, MD, of the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues in the Annals of Oncology. “While the benefit of PARP inhibitor monotherapy in TNBC needs confirmation, it presents a potential sequential approach for TNBC downstaging prior to chemotherapy.”

PARP inhibitors’ have established antitumor activity in breast cancers

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SKIN CARE
Why Powdered Cleanser Is a Good Bet for Gentle Exfolation

There are few things more satisfying than a smooth, freshly exfoliated face—whether you’re partial to peels and acids, or still using the same walnut scrub you first snagged in sixth grade (though we should warn you: it may be time to swap it in for a newer model). But as temperatures dip, it’s smart to consider a powdered cleanser, which offers a gentler, more controlled approach to exfoliation that’s less likely to disrupt your sensitive skin barrier.

Maintaining a healthy skin barrier should be top of mind all year long, of course—it’s your first layer of defense against damage from pollution, UV rays, and environmental months—but this outermost layer is especially prone to problems in colder months. It’s no secret, after all, that winter weather isn’t easy on the epidermis: When icy outdoor temperatures collide with dry air, high thermostat settings, standard seasonal stress, and indoor environmental irritants, it’s

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HEALTH
Longer Diabetes Duration Means More Complications Later On

Younger age at diabetes diagnosis portended worse outcomes later in life, a meta-analysis found.

In data covering some 1.3 million individuals, each additional year of age at initial diagnosis with type 2 diabetes was tied to 4% lower risk for all-cause mortality (odds ratio 0.96, 95% CI 0.94-0.99, P<0.001) after adjustment for current age, reported Natalie Nanayakkara, MBBS, of Monash University in Australia, and colleagues in Diabetologia.

The benefits of staving off diabetes didn’t end there, as each year later a person developed diabetes was also tied to a 3% (OR 0.97, 95% CI 0.96-0.98, P<0.001) and 5% (OR 0.95, 95% CI 0.94-0.96, P<0.001) lowered risk for macrovascular disease and microvascular disease, respectively.

“Early and sustained interventions to improve blood glucose levels and cardiovascular risk profiles in those with established type 2 diabetes and interventions to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in those at

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