Month: September 2020

New cases in India stay below 90K for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections this week.

The Health Ministry raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.8 million on Friday. The ministry said 1,141 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 92,290.

India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.9 million people have been infected.

The ministry said India’s recovery rate has crossed 81.55%. This includes five worst-hit states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, which account for more than 60% of the confirmed cases.

The new daily cases have remained below the 90,000 mark for five straight days after hitting a record number of 97,894 on Sept. 16.

Though there was a 12% dip in testing for five days,

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Pac-12 football returns; Cuomo says New York will review vaccines approved by feds; fears of a second wave in Europe

New York state officials will conduct a review of any coronavirus vaccines approved by the federal government before recommending them to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo said he feared President Donald Trump would strongarm the Food and Drug Administration into using insufficiently rigorous standards to approve vaccines. 

“We are going to put together our own review committee that will advise me, so i can look at the camera and I can say, ‘It is safe to take,'” Cuomo said.

In Houston, a new study indicates the coronavirus, which has infected almost 7 million people in the U.S. alone, may have mutated to a strain that’s more contagious, though not more deadly.

In Britain, the government is considering a plan to intentionally infect healthy volunteers to expedite a determination on which vaccine candidates are effective.

In Missouri, the city of St. Charles has banned music in clubs after

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Did You Know You Can Be Allergic to Tattoo Ink? Yep, That’s A Thing

From Seventeen

Getting your first tattoo is both terrifying and exciting, and you probably have a million questions already. How bad will it hurt? How do you know if a parlor is safe? How much will it cost? Before you get anything permanently placed on your body, you should make sure every single one of these questions (and many more) are answered 100%.

Even though I have nine tattoos and counting, I’m still nowhere near an expert on tattoo care. So I enlisted the best professionals in the biz (a celeb tattoo artist and two dermatologists) to spill all that tattoo-related tea – removals, reactions, pricing and more. Along with their expert medical advice, I also shared a few things I’ve learned from when I’ve personally gone under the needle – both the good and very, VERY bad. Read on for all of the things you NEED to know before

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Puma North America’s CEO Champions E-commerce, Middle America

Sometimes calamity leads to opportunity.

While the global impact of the pandemic has cast a shadow on millions of businesses, Puma North America’s president and chief executive officer Bob Philion said the spike in e-commerce sales and increasing interest among consumers in middle America have helped the athletic label gain traction.

Philion delivered “The Big Brand Perspective” Thursday afternoon as part of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s virtual conference, “Back on Track: Insights and Strategies.”

He said, “The biggest shift has been the e-commerce platform. In the past, as we were meeting with retailers, there was this side conversation about what would go on the e-commerce platform. That was between 5 and 15 percent of a lot of people’s business. Some were a little bit higher, maybe 10 [percent] was the average. Of course [there was] that spike and it hasn’t come down that much.”

During the COVID-19 crisis,

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FDA asks TikTok to remove ‘Benadryl Challenge’ videos after reports link several deaths to the drug

Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids. <p class="copyright">Crystal Cox/Business Insider</p>
Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids.
  • The FDA issued a memo on Thursday warning against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what reports have said is a social media challenge in which people overdose on Benadryl with the goal of hallucinating.

  • Three Texas teens were hospitalized in May after participating in the challenge, a news release from Cook Children’s Medical Center said.

  • A TikTok spokesperson told Insider that TikTok had not seen the content “actively trend” on the platform, but it “actively [removes] content that violates our guidelines.”

  • Insider could not find TikTok videos specifically related to the challenge, but the idea of tripping off of Benadryl has existed for years on the internet.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In a memo published on Thursday, September 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what’s some reports

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If You Suffer from Allergies, Plant These Flower Varieties

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Do you suffer from outdoor or seasonal allergies? If so, you may feel like your options for planting flowers in your backyard are limited. After all, the pollen output in some varieties can trigger an intense response for many people. But just because you suffer from this ailment doesn’t mean you have to forgo flowers all together. There are several options out there that cause minimal irritation—you just need to know which ones (and then make sure they’ll grow in your region). Here, an allergist and a floral expert outline which types of blooms will trigger your seasonal and outdoor allergies the least. Plus, they offer their best tips for mitigating irritation in the first place.

Related: Is It Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

Roses and tulips are safest.

Christina Stembel, the founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, suggests allergy sufferers plant roses and tulips. “Both of

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‘Our Message Today Is Hope’

Couple Overcomes COVID-19, Cancer, Chemotherapy in 46-Year Marriage

Robert and Janice Beecham were both diagnosed with COVID-19, but have recovered

After nearly 50 years of marriage, Robert and Janice Beecham have seen it all: cancer, strokes, chemotherapy and even coronavirus.

But the Texas couple have braved their obstacles with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts — and now, they want to share their resilient message with others.

“Sometimes you feel so bad that you feel like all the fight is gone,” Janice tells PEOPLE. “But my grandmother used to say, if you can stand the pull, he’ll pull you through…. Our message today is hope.”

Like many across the globe, Robert, 65, and Janice, 64, have had a difficult 2020, one that saw a recurrence of cancer for Janice and a COVID-19 diagnosis for both husband and wife that nearly left them separated on their anniversary.

But

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B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry responds to death threats, offers hope for Thanksgiving

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 134,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,100 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

September 24

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Cuomo says New York will review vaccines approved by feds; fears of a second wave in Europe

New York state officials will conduct a review of any coronavirus vaccines approved by the federal government before recommending them to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo said he feared President Donald Trump would strongarm the Food and Drug Administration into using insufficiently rigorous standards to approve vaccines. 

“We are going to put together our own review committee that will advise me, so i can look at the camera and I can say, ‘It is safe to take,'” Cuomo said.

In Houston, a new study indicates the coronavirus, which has infected almost 7 million people in the U.S. alone, may have mutated to a strain that’s more contagious, though not more deadly.

In Britain, the government is considering a plan to intentionally infect healthy volunteers to expedite a determination on which vaccine candidates are effective.

In Missouri, the city of St. Charles has banned music in clubs after

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15 helpful products you never knew existed

15 helpful products you never knew existed
15 helpful products you never knew existed

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You’ve been shopping online so often this quarantine you can practically recite all of Amazon’s inventory. But just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you realize there are hundreds of hidden gems still waiting to be discovered. A.k.a. the internet is full of products you never knew existed, from brilliant kitchen gadgets to fitness devices, innovative tech gear, and more. Below, we’ve uncovered 15 incredibly useful things that will improve your everyday life—and make for some great conversation starters.

1. The world’s first weighted robe

Release the weight of the world with...more weight.
Release the weight of the world with…more weight.

You’ve heard of weighted blankets, but a weighted robe? Now that’s game-changing—and you can now get one from Gravity. Featuring removable three-pound collar pads, this super-plush 100-percent fleece robe

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