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Coronavirus damages the endocrine system

Life - EurekAlert - People with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of COVID-19, according to a new review published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:13:28 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Could Now Be the Right Time to Dial Down Your Investment Risk?

Life - Kiplinger - After the stock market began its plunge in mid-March, investors hurried to find out if their portfolios could withstand the steep drop and what to do next. Now, several weeks later, we've all exhaled as the market has gradually recovered....
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:13:27 - #retirement #newstidbits

Surveys reveal significant shifts in consumer behavior during pandemic

Life - Phys.org - The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities-like work, medicine and education-that have become commonplace. These changes were...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:13:26 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Coronavirus: It is morally indefensible for a nation to keep life-saving drugs for itself

Life - Phys.org - The world eagerly awaits new vaccines and drugs to combat COVID-19. To deal with a global pandemic, the production of new treatments needs to be scaled up towards supplying the whole world-and as quickly as possible. Borderless open and collaborative...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:13:24 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Study Finds Large Portions of People Living With Heart Failure Unaware of Progression Stage, Ejection Fraction

PR Newswire - A new survey from Health Union finds that large portions of people living with heart failure are unaware of their stage, type and ejection fraction, all important factors in understanding disease progression and treatment needs. The inaugural...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:36:21 - #heart #newstidbits

T. Rowe Price Releases Reference Point Report Featuring Latest Trends In 401(k) Participant Behavior And Plan Design

PR Newswire - T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc. released today Reference Point, its annual benchmarking report featuring data and analysis related to 401(k) participant behavior and plan design, based on the firm's full-service recordkeeping client...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:13:05 - #retirement #newstidbits

Brinks Home Security Welcomes 114,000 New Customers

PR Newswire - Brinks Home Security(tm) has acquired approximately 114,000 residential alarm monitoring customers from Protect America(tm). "This acquisition allows us to provide our award-winning smart home security to more individuals and their...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:13:04 - #acquisition #newstidbits

T. Rowe Price: Most 401(k) Savers Express Interest In Keeping Assets In Plan

PR Newswire - A recent survey conducted by T. Rowe Price found that over 83% of 401(k) participants expressed interest in keeping their savings in their employer plan upon retirement. Of the 83%, 30% of participants said they currently have plans to keep their...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:39:51 - #retirement #newstidbits

Peacock To Launch Nationally On Google Platforms and Devices On July 15

PR Newswire - Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, today announced it will be available on Google platforms and devices including Android(tm), Android TV(tm) devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices on July 15, 2020. At that time, Peacock will...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:13:40 - #android #newstidbits

New method reveals how the Parkinson's disease protein damages cell membranes

Life - EurekAlert - In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as the 'Parkinson's protein', are found in the brain. These destroy cell membranes, eventually resulting in cell death. Now, a new method...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:13:22 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Asthma Drug Salbutamol a Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

Life - Neuroscience News - Salbutamol, a common asthma medication, shows potential for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The drug is effective at reducing the accumulation of insoluble fibers of the tau protein.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:13:21 - #alzheimer #asthma #newstidbits

How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates

Life - TEDTalks Videos - Bill Gates talks best (and worst) case scenarios for the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead, explaining the challenges of reducing virus transmission, providing an update on promising vaccine candidates, offering his thoughts on...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:42 - #billgates #coronavirus #newstidbits

Enjoy Free TV and Movies on New Peacock Streaming Service

Life - The Penny Hoarder - NBCUniversal is giving us another reason to cut the cord and save money - that is, if you haven't ditched cable already.

The media conglomerate is launching its new streaming service, Peacock, nationwide on July 15. The best news?...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:41 - #newstidbits

The courage to live with radical uncertainty | Shekinah Elmore

Life - TEDTalks Videos - When your future is uncertain, how do you keep moving forward? In this courageous talk, oncologist and cancer survivor Shekinah Elmore shares how she embraced life after a rare genetic diagnosis -- and explains why she believes doctors...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:39 - #cancer #newstidbits

Survey finds ischaemic stroke and altered mental status as most common neurological complications in severe COVID-19 cases

Life - SharpBrains - Brain damage, psychiatric problems reported in severe coronavirus cases, study says (Miami Herald):
A new study shows that severe cases of the coronavirus can cause strokes and other neurological issues, or an "altered mental state" for...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:36 - #dementia #coronavirus #newstidbits

Scientists discover a new mechanism controlling liver cancer development

Life - EurekAlert - CNIC scientists have designed an animal model to study the development of liver cancer caused by bile acids. This study, published in PNAS, shows that the PPARα protein, when blocked, dramatically reduces the impact and progression...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:35 - #cancer #newstidbits

Why Did States Require Blood Tests for Marriage Licenses for So Long?

Life - Mental Floss - Surprisingly, the old practice of requiring blood tests in order to get a marriage license has nothing to do with an Oedipal fear of accidentally marrying your long-lost mother.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:34 - #newstidbits

5 Steps to Take if You've Lost Your Job

Life - Kiplinger - A record 39 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since March as a result of the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The total number is staggering, particularly when you consider the impact a sudden job...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:33 - #retirement #coronavirus #newstidbits

For Financially Responsible Kids, Do NOT Do These 3 Things

Life - Kiplinger - "I can't afford it." Whenever I hear a young person utter those words, it's music to my ears.
Hey Parents: Financial 'Adulting' Tips for Your Kids No, I'm not a middle-aged ogre delighting in the social setbacks of the young. I'm a fan of...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:32 - #retirement #newstidbits

5 Milestones You Must Reach Before You Retire

Life - The Retirement Manifesto - Figuring out if you're ready for retirement is a difficult challenge.

If you're wondering where you stand, compare your progress against these 5 milestones you must reach before you retire. Once you've checked these 5 boxes,...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:31 - #boomer #retirement #newstidbits

Americans Want More, Not Less, Immigration for First Time

Life - Gallup Headlines - One-third of Americans would like to see immigration levels to the U.S. increased, 28% want current rates to decline. Democrats and independents are growing more in favor of increasing levels of immigration.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:30 - #newstidbits

What Is Unconscious Bias (And How to Reduce It for Good)

Life - Lifehack - Many conversations are being held nowadays regarding unconscious bias, but what does it really mean and how can it affect your life and the people around you? With many types of biases, it can get quite confusing. In this article, we'll touch...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:29 - #newstidbits

U.S. Mood Doesn't Have to Be Bright for Incumbents to Win

Life - Gallup Headlines - In recent presidential elections, incumbents have won a second term when national satisfaction was 33% or higher. George H.W. Bush lost in 1992 when 22% were satisfied.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:28 - #newstidbits

What to Use if You Run Out of Hand Soap

Life - Lifehacker - So you're running dangerously low on hand soap in the middle of a global pandemic, and refills are hard to come by thanks to supply chain issues and ongoing panic buying. Or maybe you can't venture out to the store to buy more until well...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:27 - #supplychain #newstidbits

Americans' Abortion Views Steady in Past Year

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' views on abortion have been stable over the past year, with the public remaining closely divided on the issue: 48% call themselves "pro-choice," and 46% say they are "pro-life."
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:26 - #newstidbits

Trump's Economic Ratings No Longer Best in Class

Life - Gallup Headlines - Three Gallup economic indicators provide a complex picture of how the economy may factor into Americans' willingness to support President Trump's reelection.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:22 - #newstidbits

9 Questions to Be Ready to Answer in a Remote Job Interview

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Remote work has been on the rise for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has finally shoved it into the limelight.

Being forced to send workers home to slow the spread of the disease throughout 2020 and into 2021 will likely cause many...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:37:21 - #ecommerce #coronavirus #newstidbits

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples: 3 Essential Steps to Take

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Love and marriage don't always go hand in hand these days.
You've probably heard all the reports about how fewer people are marrying - even after the 2015 Supreme Court decision that gave couples of all genders the right to marry.
About...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:36 - #retirement #newstidbits

Fancy Up Cheap Potato Chips With Black Pepper

Life - Lifehacker - There are no bad potato chips, but some chips are definitely better than others. On the lower end of the spectrum you have thin, flimsy, greasy, super salty generic potato chips: pretty good alongside or in a sandwich, but I underwhelming...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:35 - #newstidbits

Unknown currents in Southern Ocean have been observed with help of seals

Life - Phys.org - Using state-of-the-art ocean robots and scientific sensors attached to seals, researchers in Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have for the first time observed small and energetic ocean currents in the Southern Ocean. The currents...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:34 - #robotics #newstidbits

How conspiracy theories emerge-and how their storylines fall apart

Life - Phys.org - A new study by UCLA professors offers a new way to understand how unfounded conspiracy theories emerge online. The research, which combines sophisticated artificial intelligence and a deep knowledge of how folklore is structured, explains how...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:33 - #ai #newstidbits

What Is a Good Credit Score (And How to Get One)

Life - Lifehack - A good credit score can make it a lot easier to borrow money to purchase a home or car, get a credit card, take out a personal or business loan, secure a student loan, and more. There isn't necessarily a single credit score that's considered...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:32 - #newstidbits

Ideal Evenings for Most Americans Involve Family Time, TV

Life - Gallup Headlines - Most Americans say their favorite way to spend an evening is either staying home with family (33%) or watching TV or a movie at home (23%).
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:31 - #newstidbits

Middle-Age Obesity May Increase Odds for Dementia

Life - WebMD - Dorina Cadar, lead researcher on the new study, said the goal is to identify risk factors that are influenced by lifestyle so steps can be taken to prevent mental decline.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:30 - #dementia #newstidbits

Should You Switch to Verizon's New Unlimited Prepaid Plan?

Life - Lifehacker - One of the reasons we like prepaid phone service is because you (usually) won't be locked into a contract with a carrier for any length of time. If you want to jump to a competitor because you see a better price, you're all paid up and free...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:29 - #verizon #newstidbits

Control over work-life boundaries creates crucial buffer to manage after-hours work stress

Life - Phys.org - When work intrudes after hours in the form of pings and buzzes from smartphone alerts, it can cause spikes of stress that lead to a host of adverse effects for workers, including negative work rumination, poor affect and insomnia.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:28 - #smartphone #newstidbits

"Hey Google, make a group call" now on Nest Hub Max

Life - Google - The Keyword - One of the most popular ways people use Nest Hub Max is for video calling. Up until now, that meant one-on-one sessions with friends and family. Rolling out today in the U.S., you can make group video calls with Duo and Google Meet...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:27 - #lenovo #ai #google #newstidbits

Work From Home ETF (WFH) Launches: What You Need to Know

Life - Kiplinger - Buying "work-from-home" stocks just got a lot easier.
Direxion Funds launched the Direxion Work From Home ETF (WFH) on Thursday, providing the market with its first one-stop shop for a trend that has been around for years but been magnified...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:25 - #microsoft #twilio #coronavirus #newstidbits

Where to Find Free Baby Stuff for Infants, Toddlers & Moms

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Parenthood is tough enough even before you bring finances...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:24 - #smartphone #coronavirus #newstidbits

Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer

Life - Phys.org - Phytoalexins are bioactive phytochemicals that have attracted much attention in recent years due to their health-promoting effects in humans and their vital role in plant health. Chemists at TU Dresden have now developed a new and very efficient...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:23 - #cancer #newstidbits

Update: Repetitive negative thinking may increase (or perhaps be caused by) Alzheimer's pathology

Life - SharpBrains - Time for a new edition of SharpBrains' e‑newsletter, featuring this month 13 research findings, resources and brain teasers for lifelong brain and mental health.
#1. "We found that people who exhibited higher repetitive negative thinking...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:20 - #alzheimer #cancer #brain #coronavirus #newstidbits

The Best Bank for You, 2020

Life - Kiplinger - If you're in the market for a new bank, your priorities may be shifting as the U.S. faces a recession and grapples with the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The interest paid on bank accounts has declined sharply since the Federal...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:13:19 - #retirement #coronavirus #newstidbits

Best National Banks, 2020

Life - Kiplinger - These big institutions have branches that stretch into various regions of the country, and they offer plenty of online and mobile tools, too. They also provide wealth-management and advisory services.
GOLD: TD Bank
Why it won: Whether you're...
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:35:35 - #retirement #coronavirus #newstidbits

Sharply Fewer Americans Say U.S. in Economic Depression

Life - Gallup Headlines - While still a majority, far fewer Americans now than a month ago think the economy is in a recession or a depression.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:13:04 - #newstidbits

Pentagon should release UFO report, Senate intelligence committee argues

Life - Live Science - The US Senate intelligence committee plans to impose new rules on how the Department of Defense (DOD) shares information about UFOs, and to demand a public report on what the DOD knows so far.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:13:03 - #newstidbits

Behind the Intermittent Fasting Fad

Life - WebMD - In addition to promoting weight loss, so-called intermittent fasting may deliver a host of other surprising health benefits, from improved heart and brain health, to a lower risk of diabetes, and even a longer life, recent research shows.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:36:51 - #diabetes #newstidbits

The Best Videoconferencing Service

Life - The Wirecutter - Whether you're a freelancer or part of a huge team, a great videoconferencing service makes working from home not just possible but even enjoyable. In times of social distancing, video calls have also proven to be a crucial tool for staying...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:36:50 - #cisco #newstidbits

One-time treatment generates new neurons and eliminates Parkinson's disease

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers administered PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment directly to the midbrain of mice. In the mouse models exposed to the treatment, a small subset of astrocytes converted to neurons, increasing the number of neurons by...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:12:39 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

New Hope for Parkinson's Patients

Life - Psychology Today - Three exciting new studies shed light on how Parkinson's starts and how inducing the growth of new nerve cells may improve symptoms.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:12:38 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

How to Protect Your Mental Health in Tough Times

Life - Lifehack - If you're not protecting your mental health right now, you're either struggling or a superhero. Even before the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in things, there was plenty to stress about.

Concerns about everything from dirty dishes to...
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:42:32 - #smartphone #coronavirus #newstidbits