The Surprising Ways Climate Change Is Already Affecting Our Health

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“So, I recognize the irony in this analogy,” begins Renee Salas, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine doctor and a fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University. “But the effect climate change has on health is kind of like an iceberg. There are the connections research and science has shown us — that’s what’s above water. But there’s probably so much more going on underneath the surface.”

Even considering that, the effects we can see are shocking. “In 2014, we did a survey of physicians at the National Medical Association [a U.S. organization representing African American physicians and their patients]. It found that

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Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi bring back food rationing

Tesco has urged customers not to panic buy warning it “creates a tension in the supply chain”. - AFP
Tesco has urged customers not to panic buy warning it “creates a tension in the supply chain”. – AFP

Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi have reintroduced food rationing as fears of a second wave of coronavirus rise among shoppers. 

Tesco has today placed limits on toilet roll, with some customers saying there is a limit of just one pack per customer.

Morrisons has confirmed it is rationing selected items, and has introduced buying limits on some of its most popular essentials. Purchases will be restricted to three items per customer on a small number of products including toilet toll and disinfectant, as the country records a high number of new coronavirus cases.

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said panic buying was “unnecessary” and added that it only “creates a tension in the supply chain”.  

A Morrisons spokesman told ITV news that although there is plenty of stock available, it has already implemented

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Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital.

On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.

“None of us want to return to severe restrictions (that were in place) this spring. I hope we can avoid that,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

Sobyanin urged people over 65 years old and those suffering from chronic illnesses to stay at home starting from Monday, limit their contacts with others and leave their residence only when necessary. Employers are recommended to allow as many people as

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Why Little Mix insisted on aftercare for the contestants on their talent show

Little Mix on the set of their talent show, The Search (L-R): Jade Thirlswall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson
Little Mix on the set of their talent show, The Search (L-R): Jade Thirlswall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson

Little Mix say they insisted on aftercare for contestants on their reality show, after seeing how the music industry treats young artists.

“We didn’t have that, really, on the show that we came from,” says Leigh-Anne Pinnock, referring to the band’s experiences on The X Factor.

“We want to make sure that they’re looked after properly and support them,” adds Jade Thirlwall.

The band have been open about the effects of fame on their mental health.

Nelson authored an award-winning documentary last year, explaining how cyber-bullies who criticised her weight and appearance chipped away at her self-confidence, leading to a failed suicide attempt.

Pinnock recently opened up about her personal experiences of racism within the music industry, while Perrie Edwards has revealed she struggled with anxiety and panic attacks.

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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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