Month: May 2022

Do you sit all day Here are 5 mobility exercises you should do!

Hi Bowl! Enjoy this guest post by my Paul Ryan of GMB Fitness as he covers a topic close to my heart and favorite: exercise of mobility and undoing some of the negative effects of an over-the-top lifestyle. Take it, Ryan.

The man sitting at the desk is smiling holding his lower back.The unfortunate fact of modern life is that many of us sit for long periods of time during the day. It’s mostly because of the office culture that we have to stay at our desk to finish our work – even if we work from home. And when you’re battling it with regular breaks, office walks, or even fancy ergonomic chairs and standing desks, it may not be enough to maintain a healthy range in your joints.

Designed for all seating fights that require your movement exercises.

If you have time for regular movement and exercise, you know how important hip, shoulder and ankle mobility is for deep squats, pullups, lunges and other full-body movements. Over time, it’s easier to lose if you don’t work actively to improve and maintain mobility. Fortunately, we can keep a healthy, functional range that you can do anywhere, starting with these five mobility exercises.

1. Backward wrist flexor stretch

The man wearing blue polo and gray pants bent his knees over the GIF four and bent his wrists.

This stretch will help open your arms and wrists after a long day of typing.

  • Kneel on a comfortable surface. Place your hands on the ground in front of you, rotating your wrists so that your fingers point toward your knees.
  • First, start with your fingers around your knees (this is easier if you are particularly stiff).
  • Now flatten the palms of your hands on the floor, smooth your buttocks towards your heels, then pulse towards your hands. That’s one representative.

Repeat a total of 10 and hold for 10 seconds at the end.

Watch the full movement on YouTube

2. Quadrilateral shoulder compression and retraction

GIFs of people wearing blue polo and gray pants kneel down and shrug and lengthen shoulders

This is good for a little movement on your shoulders and upper back.

Start with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees just below your buttocks.

  • Start by pulling your shoulder blades together and dipping your chest down.
  • Then reverse the movement by pressing down and pulling your shoulder blades apart.
  • Do not move your hips; This is all about the upper back and shoulders.

Take it slowly and repeat for 10 total repetitions.

Watch the full movement on YouTube

3. Quadrilateral vertebral circle

GIFs of people wearing blue polo and gray pants are kneeling and making circles on their shoulders.

This exercise helps to open your back and release the spine from a stiff position throughout the day.

Start with your hands, placing them directly under your shoulders as in the previous exercise.

  • When you lower your chest, push to one side with your lath (the large muscles in your middle and lower back).
  • Pull your back up and swing to the other side.
  • Aim to form a circle with your spine while keeping your arms straight and firm on the floor.

Take your time and do 5 repetitions on one side, then 5 repetitions on the other side.

Watch the full movement on YouTube

4. Stretch the frog

Man's GIF in frog pose in blue polo and gray pants.

This exercise helps to open your hips and groin and gives you better squat depth.

Start at your hands and knees, bring your knees as far away as you can.

  • Place your buttocks between your knees and the ball of your feet, and place your toes on the ground, pointing outwards.
  • Rock back and forth in that position.

Go ahead and vibrate for 10 repetitions, allowing your buttocks to descend steadily as you gain more range of motion. Then hold for 10 seconds.

Then push your butt back towards your feet, vibrate 10 times and hold for 10 seconds.

Watch the full movement on YouTube

5. Three point bridge

The man wearing blue polo and gray pants is showing off the GIF Three Point Bridge.

This exercise is great for opening your hip flexors, shoulders and chest.

  • Sit with your butt on the floor, bend your knees and place one hand behind your back.
  • Raise your opposite hand in the air, then flex your buttocks to extend your hips to the ceiling.
  • Extend your arms back and look at your thumbs to encourage full extension of the buttocks.

Repeat 5 times and then hold the final representative for 10 seconds. Concentrate on extending your hand on the ground and feel it spread all over your body. Repeat the same procedure on the other side.

Watch the full movement on YouTube

Improved mobility means improved movement, performance and general well-being

Getting off the floor and dropping a mobility drill isn’t as sexy as an intense sprint workout or body weight circuit that makes you sweat. But taking the time every day, even for just 15 minutes, to open your body and sit for a very long time can work wonders.

Also, the 5 movements we have shown you here can be used for daily movement exercises and also as a warm-up before rigorous training. These are part of GMB’s free 15-minute mobility boost designed for people who are stiff and bruised and want a practical solution to restore and maintain their mobility.

After a training accident ended his competitive gymnastics career, Ryan moved to Japan and competed in various martial arts until another injury re-evaluated his priorities in life. As the head coach of GMB Fitness, his goal is to show everyone that you can define your own fitness as a sustainable and enjoyable part of your life. You can follow GMB Fitness on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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Roundup: Women’s health startup raises 10M, launches NovoAir remote asthma

Women’s health startup Inne has collected $ 10M

Berlin based healthtech startup Inne DSM Venturing has raised an additional 10 million (€ 9.3M) in funding.

The Borsky Fund also participated in the Cal Storm Ventures Round with Angel Tavet Hinrikus (Wise), Dr. Fiona Pathiraja, Ralph Schromzens (Trivago).

Inne will use the investment to continue developing its mini-lab and platform to serve more areas of women’s health and expand into the United States.

The startup is extending its progesterone tracking feature to perimenopause and adding the ability to analyze stress through the cortisol tracking strip.

Irini Rapti, founder and CEO, Inn, said: “Inn can be a trusted partner for millions of women worldwide, democratizing insights and access to information.”

NuvoAir has launched remote asthma services in collaboration with 17 NHS trusts

Swedish startup NovoAir Is collaborating with 17 NHS trusts to launch a virtual asthma assessment service.

The service uses a sensor to track respiratory physiologists and attached home monitoring technology and inhaler use and strategy to assess lung function variability.

Lorenzo Consoli, founder and CEO of NuvoAir, said: “We are excited to be able to redesign the new care pathways for people with asthma with the help of NHS and visionary physicians. By combining high technology with high touch, we can help patients get the right treatment at the right time to prevent the onset of asthma. “

British digital health startup Healum has launched a research network

UK based startup Hilum Has launched a research community for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

Patients will be invited to create directions on how the new advanced AI technology will use their information and will have the option to share their health data to help others in the same situation.

The community is also open to healthcare providers and researchers who are interested in partnering with patients to learn which methods work best to achieve health outcomes.

Jonathan Abraham, CEO and co-founder, Hillum, said: “AI has the potential to unlock many benefits for healthcare if it is driven by the wisdom of the people who provide and use the services.”

Leeds Teaching Hospital joins NHS Trust Leeds-Israel Innovation Healthtech Gateway

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust Announced that it is a partner of the newly launched Leeds-Israel Innovation Healthtech Gateway.

The first such initiative in the UK is aimed at increasing cooperation and assisting high-growth Israeli technology companies in expanding into the UK.

Dame Linda Pollard, Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This is a fantastic initiative that will enable us to strengthen our connection with Israel and leading healthcare businesses innovating in healthcare technology.”

Ongoing IT problems are hampering four NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester

Some patients had to wait 11 hours in the emergency department due to an IT system failure at NHS Hospital in Greater Manchester, UK.

Dr Chris Brooks, deputy CEO and CMO of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust, said on Wednesday (25) that they were still working to resolve “significant IT issues” affecting digital systems at Oldham, Bury and Rochdale as well as North Manchester General’s digital systems. The hospital is managed by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

He added that patients may experience delays across services, but personal data held by the NHS and trusts was “secure and unaffected.”

AI startup VeinCV GPU gets free access to cloud solutions

Russian Medtech startup Venicev Free access to the VK Cloud Solutions platform, based on graphics accelerators (GPUs).

The spin-out at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow has developed a medical imaging system that simplifies blood transfusions using neural networks to analyze near-infrared images of veins and project a venous pattern through the patient’s body.

Oleg Rogov, co-founder and CEO of VeinCV, said: “Using VK Cloud Solutions GPUs, the VeinCV team has been able to create and train segmentation models, improved data quality from VeinCV systems by 11%. Accelerated and simplified further development. “

Who is protected against monkeypox?

For a world tired of fighting coronavirus, the monkeypox outbreak raises a key question: Am I at risk?

The answer is reassuring. Healthy immunity in most children and adults can prevent serious illness, experts say in an interview. However, there are two high-risk groups.

One includes children under six months of age. But they are still not affected by the current outbreak. And many older adults, the group most likely to be infected with the monkeypox virus, are protected by at least a few decades-old smallpox vaccine, the study found.

Vaccinated adults can become infected but can only escape with mild symptoms.

“The bottom line is that even those who were vaccinated decades ago still have very high levels of antibody and virus neutralization,” said Dr. Luigi Ferruchi, scientific director at the National Institute on Aging.

“Even if they were vaccinated 50 years ago, that protection should still be there,” he said.

In the United States, regular vaccinations for smallpox were discontinued in 1972. The military continued its vaccination campaign until 1991 as a precaution against biological terrorism attacks.

After the anthrax outbreak in 2001, questions were raised about the viability of the smallpox vaccine, said Dr. Anthony S. Fawcett, a top adviser on infectious diseases in the Biden administration. It was reasonable to assume that most vaccinated people were still protected, he said, “but the stability of the protection varies from person to person.”

“We cannot guarantee that a person who has been vaccinated against smallpox will still be protected against monkeypox,” said Dr. Fawcett.

The outbreak of monkeypox has included about 260 confirmed cases and more scores are under investigation in 21 countries. The infection begins with symptoms of shortness of breath but develops into a distinct rash, first on the face, then on the palms and soles of the feet, and gradually on the rest of the body. The rash eventually develops into a pus-filled blister.

Each pustule contains a live virus and a ruptured blister can contaminate bed sheets and other items, putting close acquaintances at risk. Infected people should also be very careful about rubbing their eyes as the virus can cause vision loss.

“Before the generic smallpox vaccine was developed, smallpox was the number one cause of blindness in the world,” said Mark Sliffka, an immunologist at the University of Oregon Health and Science. Infected people become infected until the pus comes out, he said.

Dr. Slyfka and other experts emphasize that although monkeypox can be deadly and even fatal, the current outbreak is unlikely to turn into a major epidemic.

“We’re lucky to have vaccines and therapeutics – all of which can alleviate this,” said Ann Remoin, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studied the monkeypox in Africa. “We have the power to stop this virus.”

It takes up to 12 days for symptoms of monkeypox to appear, and it takes at least five days for doctors to vaccinate and prevent the disease. (Post-exposure prophylaxis is not an option for covid patients because coronavirus can begin to destroy the body just a few days after exposure.)

In the absence of symptoms, the monkeypox virus does not spread. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during surveillance, isolation of infected people, search for contacts and segregation of contacts, Dr. Remoin said.

Most of those currently infected are men under the age of 50 and many are identified as homosexual or bisexual, which may reflect the potential source of the outbreak at a gay pride event in the Canary Islands. (Experts say that the prevalence of heterosexuality in a large event can easily start.)

No deaths have been reported. However, experts are especially concerned about close contact with children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems for other reasons.

There are conflicting opinions about how long the immunity from smallpox vaccine lasts.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a smallpox vaccine booster every three years but only “for those at risk of personality exposure,” said David Diegel, a spokesman for the agency, in a statement.

“Until we know more, we will use the vaccine stock available to people who have had close contact with known cases and who are at the highest risk for exposure through their jobs, such as healthcare workers treating monkeypox patients,” he said.

The United States and several European countries have begun vaccinating infected patients through close contact, a method called ring vaccination.

Many vulnerable groups may already be protected. In one study, Dr. Slyfka and his colleagues drew blood from 306 vaccinated volunteers, some of whom were vaccinated decades ago, one of whom was vaccinated 75 years ago. Most of them maintained high levels of antibodies to smallpox.

In another study, Dr. Slyfka and his colleagues showed that antibodies produced by a single dose of the smallpox vaccine are reduced very slowly in the body, halving after about 92 years.

Dr. Feruchi of NIH and his colleagues, as well as other teams, have observed that antibody levels persist for decades after vaccination. Some studies have shown that other branches of the immune system are also slowly declining, but antibodies produced by the smallpox vaccine may be sufficient to protect themselves against monkeypox.

Gigi Gronval, a biosecurity expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said that if smallpox began to spread, it would make sense to vaccinate anyone infected with the high mortality rate, regardless of the previous vaccine.

“We don’t want to take advantage of the fact that someone has been left unprotected,” he said.

But it’s not necessary now, he added: “It’s a monkeypox.”

Laboratory evidence of antibodies does not prove that the smallpox vaccine can protect against monkeypox. But to answer this question, study participants must have been deliberately infected with smallpox or a related virus, a test that is clearly unethical.

For the same reason, new cocoon spring vaccines and drugs have only been tested in animals.

Nevertheless, one way to study the effectiveness of vaccines in humans is to collect evidence during an outbreak. Dr. Sliffker’s team did just that in 2003, when dozens of Americans became infected with monkeypox after coming in contact with infected prairie dogs.

Researchers flew to Milwaukee and took the blood of 28 people who came in contact with infected prairie dogs. Of the eight people who had been vaccinated earlier, five had an average of three pus-filled blisters, and an average of 33 had not been vaccinated.

The other three vaccinators had no symptoms. “They didn’t know they were infected,” said Dr. Slyfka.

Another study of that outbreak found that in a family of three, only two monkeypox lesions developed in 200 vaccinated mothers of previously vaccinated fathers. Their unvaccinated 6-year-old girl had about 90 wounds and was in a coma for 12 days.

Questions about the sustainability of vaccine protection against monkeypox have gained special significance as the number of cases worldwide has increased. Monkeypox reappeared among the people in Nigeria in 2017 and since then there have been about 200 confirmed cases and 500 suspected cases.

Congo is a democratic republic 58 people died And about 1,300 suspected cases since the beginning of this year.

African villagers used to infect monkeys from animals while hunting but rarely infect others. “It’s very recent, for example, the last few years, when we started to see it,” said Dr. Remoin.

The eradication of smallpox, although one of the best public health successes, has put the population at risk for the virus and its cousins.

Decreased immunity, population growth, and increased proximity to wildlife can lead to frequent outbreaks of monkeypox, Dr. Remoin and colleagues warned in 2010.

Uncontrolled outbreaks, especially in immunocompromised people, will give the virus a greater chance of acquiring mutations that make it more resilient – in humans and animals.

“If the monkeypox could establish itself in a wildlife reservoir outside of Africa, the catastrophe for public health would be enormous,” said Dr Remoin. “This, I think, is a legitimate concern.”

A few months after the stroke, the man was in a coma. What was wrong?

Eventually, he agreed to see Dr. Richard Kaufman, their primary care physician. Kaufman was shocked to see the man’s face, how the skin of his face was folded and hanging as if air had come out of his cheek. He lost about 40 pounds. He is struggling to walk a few steps to the test table. His right side, which had been weakened by his stroke, now matched the weakness on his left side. Her stroke did this. Something else was going on. Kaufman ordered some preliminary blood tests to see where the problem might be. Those results sent the couple to the emergency room.

In the afternoon when on-duty hospital doctor Osama Kandalaft finds the couple. It was December 2021, and the ER Covid case was bursting with a new wave. The patient was on a stretcher in the hallway. His wife sat on a stool next to him. Before meeting the man, Kandalaft reviewed the results of tests performed on the ER that his kidneys were in poor condition.

Kandalaft saw a pattern in other labs that he recognized. One study found the presence of large amounts of blood in the urine of men. And yet when the urine was examined under a microscope, no blood was seen. Because it was not blood; It is a hemoglobin cousin, myoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of muscle that is released into the bloodstream after injury. Extensive muscle damage can certainly explain a person’s weakness. Moreover, he was taking a cholesterol-lowering drug, a statin called rosuvastatin, which is known by some to be the cause of muscle injury among those taking it. Kandalaft was not sure if the statin could cause problems in the patient’s swallowing. Still, he will stick to the drug and order a test to see creatine kinase, another protein excreted by injured muscle.

Physicians often use O’Keefe’s razor principle, which was uttered by the 14th-century O’Keefe philosopher William, who claimed that the simplest explanation of any phenomenon was probably correct. A single, elegant explanation of pain is often welcomed by both physicians and patients more than the contemporary principle, which has been blamed by 20th-century physician John Hikam, is that “patients can be as good as they can be.” But in Kandalaft’s experience, Hikam’s complexity often fits well. Especially with a patient who was 82 years old and had diabetes and heart disease and had a recent stroke.

The patient and his wife have spent most of the night in the emergency room, waiting for someone who does not have Covid-19 to open the bed. He was transferred to one just before dawn. Dr. Andrew Sanchez, an intern assigned to care for the patient, woke him up the next morning to introduce himself and try to figure out how to proceed. The blood test sent by Kandalaft for muscle injury was helpful. This is 40 times more than it should have been, which indicates serious damage.

Talking to children about schools: Tips to reduce their anxiety: Shots

Nineteen children and two adults have been killed in a shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, Texas. Parents are struggling to cope with the loss and how to teach their children.

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Nineteen children and two adults have been killed in a shooting at Rob Elementary School in Uvalade, Texas. Parents are struggling to cope with the loss and how to teach their children.

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If you have a school-age child, they’ve probably already talked to their classmates about a school shooting in Texas. So what is the best way to know how they are feeling and what they are thinking? Ask them.

“Children’s questions can be very different from adults,” said David Schফnfeld, a pediatrician who instructs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. And the best way to determine how much information they need is to listen to them, he says.

“Before we can reassure them or help them with what is bothering them, we need to understand what their real concerns are,” Seanfeld said. Her group has created guidelines for talking to children after a tragic event.

Kids often ask who is responsible, what can be done to prevent tragedy or it can happen in my school? True answers are important for building trust. In a year when the United States has already seen 27 school shootings and more than 200 mass shootings, the unfortunate answer is: although schools are generally a safe place, there are risks.

“A lot of people tell me, you know, ‘it’s just the new normal,’ and my reaction to them is there’s nothing normal about it,” Seanfeld said.

When 19 children are shot dead, it causes deep distress. “It should be painful – it’s an unacceptable situation,” he said. But for now, this is an unfortunate reality of life in the United States. “We can help children learn to cope with the pain they feel when they recognize the underlying dangers of this part of the world,” Schফnfeld said.

The age of a child will determine how much information to share, but that’s not the only reason. Their emotional reactions may be related to how much trauma they have experienced in the past or how closely they have been associated with a tragedy. If the victims were their peers, the event would have had a stronger emotional impact than the children who had heard of the shooting in the news. However, it will take time for parents to comfort their children and help them to deal with such traumatic events.

“We have to be patient, and sometimes we have to repeat these conversations, especially to young children,” said Melissa Brimer, director of the terrorism and disaster program at UCLA-Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. “Sometimes they need it in small portions. They may not be able to digest everything in one sitting,” Breimer told NPR. Morning version.

The American School Counselors Association has compiled a list of resources and tips to help after a school shooting. At the top is the advice to keep the routine right. Even if the children are anxious or scared, there is an advantage in going to school and maintaining daily activities. The organization explains in its guide, “Children are protected from routine predictions.”

The agency says it’s also helpful to limit the amount of media you and your children receive, whether it’s reading social media, radio, TV or online news. In a crisis, the main reason to see, hear or read media coverage is to understand what is happening. “But if you see the same coverage over and over again and it doesn’t help you learn something new that is important to you and your family, then you should probably disconnect,” said Seanfeld.

In the days and weeks following the tragedy, parents should talk to their children about how they are dealing with anxiety or worry. Breimer says there are some really good books out there for conversation. He recommends Once I was very scared, Chandra Ghosh Epen, for preschool set. In the story, many animals go through scary experiences, but each reacts differently and has its own way of dealing with them. Breimer says the strategy that works best for them with such books can help parents and caregivers to help children.

For parents of older children, another strategy is to help them turn their feelings of anger or anxiety into action. Schoenfeld says it’s normal to get angry and blame someone after a school shooting. But if kids show their anger at someone who does hateful things – like a shooter – it doesn’t alleviate grief or solve problems. Anger can lead to anger.

An alternative approach is to engage in initiatives to combat gun violence. Students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., For example, began pushing for gun control in 2018 after a mass shooting.

“It didn’t solve the problem, but it did make a difference,” Seanfeld said. Students have been effective advocates for attention to gun violence.

“So I think, yes, kids can be part of the solution, but adults also have to be a big part of the solution,” he says.

The bottom line, Schonfeld says, is to continue the conversation with your kids. Ask what they think and feel – this is a good place to start.

Chulalankorn University has developed an AI tool for colorectal polyp detection

Researchers at Chulalankorn University, a public university in Thailand, have developed an AI-based system for the detection of gastrointestinal disorders.

What does this mean?

DPGI (Deep Technology for the Gastrointestinal Tract) marks 90% accuracy of indicating abnormal tissues, such as polyps, indicating early colonic neoplasm in the colon, according to Dr. Pirapan Bhatekul, a member of the research team at Furnace Engineering.

The software is trained using in-depth learning, a machine learning technique and using colonoscopy data images collected since 2019 with the help of Chulalankorn University Technology Center and ESM Solutions Company.

The system can also create a feature of detected polyps and identify them as neoplastic (malignant) or hyperplastic (benign) without the need for biopsy.

Why it matters

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer found in the Thai population. About 15 million people aged 50 and over are known to be at risk. Unfortunately, there are only About one thousand endoscopists are available in the country for colonoscopy.

In addition, the current standard method for diagnosing colorectal cancer includes colonoscopy or low GI endoscopy, which, according to researchers, has shown a variety of limitations in the shape, size and color of polyps. They point out that up to 22% of tests can be defective.

Dr Pirapon hopes that their AI polyp detection tool will be “widely used as an aid to the practice of endoscopists in other hospitals, especially those in community settings who lack medical and technical personnel”.

The technology has been applied to actual patients at King Chulalankorn Memorial Hospital since late last year.

In addition to the vendor being agnostic, DPGI can also be extended to detect abnormal biopsies in other parts of the human body. Dr Pirapon shared that his team wanted to test the system on other organs such as the stomach and bile ducts.

The research team is currently in the process of applying for a national patent for their polyp detection software.

Snapshots of the market

The previous year saw some releases of new AI support tools for diagnosis Gastrointestinal Abnormality

Chinese startup Vision AI received a CE mark in November for rolling out its AI polyp detection software. Endoscreener in Europe.

Japanese electronics firm NEC launches its own AI Diagnosis Support Tool in Japan WISE VISION Endoscopy which automatically identifies potential lesions in the colon.

Analysis: Nine of the 20 most popular period tracking apps use data for third party advertising

About half of the period-tracking apps have studied the data used or shared for third party advertising, According to the analysis of cybersecurity and VPN company Surfshark.

The review examined 20 popular apps from the Apple App Store and ranked each app based on the amount and sensitivity of the information they collected. For example, an app receives one point for collected data that is not linked to the user’s identity, such as app crash information, and three points for data that can track users across other websites, such as user ID. This has added points for data collection for third party advertising.

Has shared nine data for ads, while collecting 10 bold locations, which cannot be tracked to the exact address, but can provide more approximate location information. Eight apps have collected photo and video library data.

Overall, the analysis ranked Eve, Glow and Ovia the highest among the most potentially sensitive data they collected, with Apple’s Cycle Tracking and Life app having the lowest.

Why it matters

The cybersecurity firm says its review shows that most of this data is not necessary for apps to work, as low-ranking apps still work for users.

“Many users agree to share their personal information without knowing where their data will end up,” said Agneska Sablovskaza, a data researcher at Surfshark, in a statement.

“Our study found that 17 out of 20 period-tracker apps collected one or both health data or sensitive information, including a woman’s reproductive health or pregnancy information. Technology companies and apps may share this data with third-party advertisers. Data brokers or even government agencies. It is very important to do research before downloading anything on your phone as it can be more harmful than helpful. “

Greater trend

Concerns about the privacy and security of women’s health apps have grown in recent weeks Leaked leaked Supreme Court opinion will overturn Rowe v. Wade. Some security experts have raised concerns that the data collected in period-tracking apps could be used to punish anyone considering possible abortions.

The results of the Surfshark analysis were consistent with one Research published earlier this month JMIR, Which reviews bicycle-tracking apps and other women’s health equipment It studied data shared with 20 third parties out of 23 apps, with only 16 showing a privacy policy and 12 asking for consent from users. Three apps have started collecting data before getting consent.

Julie Beckett, who helped children with disabilities stay at home, has died at the age of 73

Katie Beckett became one of several children – such as Ryan White, who became infected with HIV through blood transfusions, and Amber Tatro, who was born with spina bifida – whose health struggles made them celebrities of human interest in the 1980s. , The subject of nightly news coverage. , Sympathetic newspaper profiles and, finally, state and federal law.

Katie and her mother use their sudden media exposure to push for a change in government policy that shifts the focus of long-term care away from the organization to a family-centered approach. This development has helped millions of children to live significantly longer than in the past.

“Those who are directly influenced by our table and are able to share our stories, we are able to put a humane face on these issues,” Elena Hung, co-founder of disability-rights group Little Lobbyist, said in a phone interview. “We have all the data, all the policy analysis, all the experts talking about it, but it doesn’t really bring it home until we see who has been directly affected and can humanize those problems. I think Julie and Katie did it skillfully. “

Mrs. Beckett did not stop after her daughter returned home just before Christmas in 1981. She quit her job as a junior high school social studies teacher to take care of Katie and work full time as a staff member. She has traveled the country, lectured, lobbied, and taught parents of children with disabilities how to speak out for change in their community.

He has testified before Congress, written opinion articles and co-founded the Family Voices group, a non-profit organization that supports families with children with disabilities. He was also a leading figure behind the Family Opportunity Act, a 2005 law that extended Medicaid coverage to such families and created a series of programs to help those families get involved.

Even after Katie’s death, in 2012, Mrs. Beckett continued her activism. She helped lead the lawsuit against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017 and to turn Medicaid into a blockchain program in the states – two measures that could result in a drastic reduction in funding for Katie Beckett’s family.

In a 2017 article for the American Civil Liberties Union website, he wrote, “It is unacceptable to Katie’s memory and to people with disabilities across the country that the services I fought so hard for are now threatened by Republican members of Congress.”

Tracking abortion laws by state





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A judge has ruled that a complete ban on abortion, without exception, for rape or incest, but opponents of abortion will probably try to enforce it if the ban is lifted.


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A trigger law banning almost all abortions, with the exception of rape or incest, will take effect in a few days.





A trigger law banning almost all abortions will take effect 30 days after the Supreme Court decision.


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A trigger law prohibiting almost all abortions with the exception of rape or incest will take effect immediately.


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A trigger law prohibiting almost all abortions with the exception of rape or incest will take effect immediately.


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A trigger law banning almost all abortions, with the exception of rape or incest, will take effect in a few days.

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A trigger law banning almost all abortions will take effect 30 days after the Supreme Court decision.


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A trigger law banning almost all abortions, with the exception of rape or incest, will take effect in a few days.

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A trigger law prohibiting almost all abortions with the exception of rape or incest will take effect immediately.


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A trigger law prohibiting almost all abortions, without exception for rape or incest, will take effect about 30 days after the court rescinds the stay.


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A trigger law that prohibits almost all abortions, without exception for rape or incest, will take effect 30 days after the Supreme Court decision.





A trigger law banning almost all abortions will take effect in a few days

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Voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that denies any right to abortion. Lawmakers can use amendments to enforce a complete ban.





A trigger law banning almost all abortions will take effect within 30 days of the Supreme Court ruling.



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The state imposed an abortion ban 15 weeks later, with no exceptions for rape or incest, which should take effect in September. It has had a passive embargo since before 1973, but the governor said a 15-week embargo would take precedence.


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The state has banned abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, which will take effect in July. The state’s high court recognized the right to abortion in its constitution three decades ago, but three of the seven judges appointed by the Republican governor have become more conservative.


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The state banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, but a court blocked it. The state has filed an appeal and a court has stayed the case pending for a Supreme Court decision on Dobbs.


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Prohibited or restricted

Weeks or months

The state has banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest, but it has been temporarily blocked in court. Opponents of abortion will probably want to apply it.

South Carolina

22 weeks

Prohibited or restricted

Weeks or months

The state banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, but a court blocked it. The state has filed an appeal and a court has stayed the case pending for a Supreme Court decision on Dobbs.

Oxalate Dumping: What Do We Know?

Tossing fresh spinach in a red pot.By now, you know about oxalate: a plant compound that binds to minerals like calcium and magnesium and forms crystals. These crystals accumulate in the joint, kidney, prostate, bladder, thyroid, synovial fluid and other tissues causing pain, inflammation and damage. Oxalate crystals have been linked to problems such as kidney stones and arthritis. Many people who are experimenting with carnivorous foods are doing so to at least partially eliminate or reduce oxalate from their diet.

You can read about oxalate, tell yourself “I have some of these problems,” and start eliminating or reducing the oxalate content in your diet by eating fewer (or zero) spinach, sweet potatoes, raspberries, beets, and other high-oxalate foods. Please. . But then something happened:

Get joint pain. You will get tired. Plaque begins to form on your teeth. You feel stiff and in pain and feel less mobile overall. Urination and defecation are painful, even “granular”.

Everything was supposed to be fine. Avoiding these symptoms was supposed to improve oxalate. What’s going on

Do you feel “oxalate dumping”?

According to the conventional alternative oxalate knowledge, you are dumping oxalate. You stop eating oxalate and your body responds by “dumping” all the accumulated oxalate over the years. And since oxalate was stored throughout your body, all your tissues are exposing them, triggering all sorts of oxalate-related symptoms. The biggest proponents of the oxalate dumping concept say that the dumping process can even be dangerous to your health and can last for months or even years.

To combat oxalate dumping, they say you need to gradually reduce your oxalate intake instead of completely eliminating cold-turkey. Eating small to moderate amounts of oxalate-rich foods is thought to reduce your oxalates, slowing down the dumping process, and over time you will be able to remove oxalates safely and comfortably.

Oxalate dumping has always stunned me, if I am honest. It’s not intuitive. Why does the body immediately start “dumping” oxalate because you stop eating any of its external sources? Why does it stop dumping oxalate when you start eating more of it? What is the process here?

I’m not saying it’s a myth. There are ample anecdotes from generally trusted people who say that going on a low oxalate diet causes them to start experiencing symptoms of oxalate discharge:

  • The oxalate appears on the teeth as a crystal blade.
  • Oxalate crystals appear in joints and feet.
  • Oxalate crystals spread through various orifices in the body.

You can see lots of anti-oxalate Instagram accounts with some photographic evidence of this oxalate crystal that people are apparently dumping. Sally Norton is one. I can’t verify if these are correct, but I also can’t say that they are all wrong or confused.

I put a lot of emphasis on the anecdote. After all, what you feel and can personally verify is a “story”. There is real value. We go through the world using our own “story” as a guide.

You get enough anecdotes together and an outside analysis and record them and you get some data to yourself. But qualitatively nothing Changed Between creating the anecdote and its verification. This is as true as ever. It was information before; It was not recognized as such.

But the lack of elegance of the oxalate dump theory bothers me. I need to know why this is happening (if this is really happening). And although I don’t have a definite answer, I do have some ideas for other things that could make the problem worse.

You are probably making more oxalate.

Not all oxalates come from external sources. Large amounts of oxalate production – according to some sources, most of the oxalates we encounter – occur in the liver and many nutrients and physiological conditions help determine how much oxalate we make (or do not). After all, when someone removes oxalate from their diet, many other things change as well. They eventually eat more of something else, or change their diet completely. Often they are carnivorous and completely eliminate food groups. All of this and more can affect the rate of endogenous oxalate synthesis.

Thiamine deficiency

Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is an important nutrient for oxalate metabolism. Without adequate thiamine, we deal with toxin glycol and get into trouble. If we do not get enough glycol metabolism, most of it turns into oxalate.

Many foods are low in thiamine. Carnivores who exclusively eat beef, even grass-fed organic beef, and ignore all other animal foods have lost two of the best thiamine sources: pork and salmon.

Many common inputs lower thiamine — or, more precisely, lower thiamine like caffeine and alcohol.

If any of these seem familiar, thiamine oxalate may be a good supplement for anyone suffering from dumping symptoms.

Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium chloride has been shown to reduce urinary oxalate in at least two ways: oxalate reduces endothelial formation and inhibits intestinal absorption. All in all, it will reduce the overall oxalate load of the body.

Taking some magnesium chloride in your water, taking a magnesium chloride bath and / or applying magnesium chloride oil to your skin is probably a good idea for anyone worried about oxalate dumping. Worst of all it doesn’t hurt and will probably help you in other cases, since magnesium is an important mineral.

Increased oxidative stress and decreased glutathione

Decreasing the glutathione store in the experimental setting increases the glycemic levels and thus the oxalate levels. Simply put, without adequate glutathione, you will not be able to cope with the oxidative stress that produces glycol. Adequate glycol hangs around and a bunch of it turns into oxalate.

Oxidative stress is of course everywhere. The sleep we don’t get, the circadian rhythms we don’t respect, the exercises we don’t do, the excessive exercises we do, the polyphenols we don’t take. So take care of them and reduce the amount of oxalate you make at home.

Excess fat intake increases oxalate absorption

Fat malabsorption tends to cause calcium saponification in the digestive tract, preventing it from binding to dietary oxalate and increasing oxalate absorption from food. If you suddenly increase your fat intake to extremes without adaptation, you may have problems digesting everything and create a “fat malabsorption” condition in your gut that exposes you to increased oxalate absorption or “oxalate sensitivity”. Gives.

This is of course only conjecture, but it is reasonable. If you eat less oxalate, but if what you eat becomes much better at absorption, it can lead to higher net absorption.

I would like to go to the bottom of this problem, but there is no specific research on oxalate dumping. There’s definitely something going on here, and I hope we get more data (or at least) Any Data) coming soon.

Until then, try the things I recommend, in addition to the general advice to slow down rather than quickly reduce oxalate intake.

Take care, everyone, and be sure to let me know your experience with oxalate and oxalate dumping below.

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About the author

Mark Season is the founder of the Marx Daily Apple, the godfather of the early food and lifestyle movement and New York Times Its bestselling author Keto Reset Diet. His latest book Cato for life, Where he discusses how he integrates the Keto Diet with his early lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Author of many more books, including Mark Early blueprintWhich was credited with turbocharging in 2009 to boost the early / paleo movement. After three decades of research and education on why food is a key ingredient for achieving and maintaining optimal well-being, Mark started Primal Kitchen, a real-food company. Which makes Primal / Paleo, Keto and Hole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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