Another COVID death, as numbers rise in Albany County

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Albany County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, with yet another death blamed on the virus.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy on Saturday said a woman in her 90s, who was a resident of an undisclosed congregate setting, died. She is the 140th person in the county to succumb since the outbreak.

Most of the key numbers continue to trend upward. The number of confirmed cases rose by 32 in the

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AstraZeneca, J&J resuming US tests of COVID-19 vaccines

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Two drugmakers announced Friday the resumption of U.S. testing of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates.

Testing of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate had been halted since early September, while Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine study was paused at the beginning of last week. Each company had a study volunteer develop a serious health issue, requiring a review of safety data.

The two coronavirus vaccines are among several candidates in final-stage testing, the last step

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Resurgent Virus Rages Across the American Heartland

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New reported cases by day in the United States

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The latest coronavirus surge is raging across the American heartland, most acutely in the Midwest and Mountain West.

This

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Knowing What to Expect May Help After Sexual Assault | Health News

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By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

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SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sexual assault is common in America, with an attack occurring every 73 seconds. But having supportive care at the emergency department and afterwards can help heal the trauma, Penn State doctors say.

One in five women is raped during their lifetime, yet only 25% report it, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The closer the

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Illinois Health Official Breaks Down Crying While Giving Update on State’s Rising COVID-19 Deaths

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The Illinois Director of the Department of Public Health broke down in tears during Friday afternoon’s press briefing on the coronavirus in the state.

While updating the public on the state’s rising numbers of COVID-19 deaths, Dr. Ngozi Ezike took a moment to herself, turning away from the podium as she was unable to hold back her tears.

“Since yesterday we have lost an additional 31 lives,

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An IBM study found a program analyzing language predicts Alzheimer’s

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Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal _ a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Half a dozen research groups gave new results at a conference on these experimental tests. (July 15)

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An artificial intelligence program analyzing language predicted whether people with no memory or thinking problems would develop Alzheimer’s disease later in life, researchers said. 

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Senators call for pause to Army’s new Combat Fitness Test

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Oct. 21 (UPI) — Two senators said Wednesday they have called for a delay in implementing the U.S. Army’s Combat Fitness Test, citing a possible detriment to creating a diverse force.

A letter signed by Sen. Kristin Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sent a letter to the chairman and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees warning that rollout of the revised test was premature

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During COVID, fitness must remain a priority

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Kenneth P. Moritsugu
Published 11:00 p.m. ET Oct. 22, 2020

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming election, people are tuning into the news to hear the latest numbers on both, yet when it comes to COVID-19, there is another set of numbers that Americans should be aware of: the toll the virus has taken on our physical and mental health.

The lockdowns across the nation led people to be

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Ancelotti makes U-turn on Rodriguez fitness ahead of Southampton clash

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – October 3, 2020 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti reacts Pool via REUTERS/Jan Kruger

(Reuters) – Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful playmaker James Rodriguez will be fit in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Southampton, a day after saying he expected the Colombia international to miss the match.

Rodriguez sustained

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Rebel Wilson’s trainer reveals 5 fitness and weight-loss tips

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Rebel Wilson’s trainer Jono Castano has been thrust into the spotlight since his famous client’s “year of health” has proven so successful for her.

Even though he has worked with high-profile clients before, the Sydney, Australia-based trainer says Wilson is “definitely” his most famous client ever, and this has inspired him to hopefully come to the United States.

Wilson has been focused on her
Wilson has been focused on her

“It’s definitely taught me to be

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Fitness Industry Shutdown Punishes RivCo’s Less Affluent

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"Fitness is essential for physical and mental wellbeing," said Ryan Gallagher, who owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County. "[Our clients] can't even relieve the stress [brought on by the pandemic]."


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“Fitness is essential for physical and mental wellbeing,” said Ryan Gallagher, who owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County. “[Our clients] can’t even relieve the stress [brought on by the pandemic].”

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Ryan Gallagher owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County, and for the third time since March he’s had to lay off 120 employees.

The latest lay-off came this week when

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Technogym bets on home fitness boom as virus empties gyms

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MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fitness-equipment maker Technogym TGYM.MI is working to supply more of its exercise machines and virtual trainers to peoples’ homes to offset a drop in sales to gyms and studios due to the pandemic.

Restrictions to contain the new coronavirus, or even just fears of contagion, have prompted many people to give up training at their local gym. Italy has not ruled out closing gyms and swimming

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Both Biden and Trump have questioned the other’s physical and mental fitness. Here’s what we know about their health.

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President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have both battled life-threatening illnesses at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a facility they entered 32 years apart with uncertainty over whether they would return alive.



a person riding a motorcycle on a city street: Trump supporters gather outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 in Bethesda, Md., where the president was being treated for the coronavirus.


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Trump supporters gather outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 in Bethesda, Md., where the president was being treated for the coronavirus.

For Trump, his diagnosis with

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Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards with 7 wins each: ‘Music remains medicine’

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Bad Bunny energizes New York with surprise mobile concert

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Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee each claimed seven wins Wednesday night at the pandemic-delayed Billboard Latin Music Awards. 

Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night’s top honor, as well as top Latin album for “X 100PRE” and songwriter of the year. He did not attend the ceremony.

Daddy Yankee won six of his awards

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How Effective Will Uber South Africa’s New Medicine Delivery Service Actually Be?

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Uber South Africa recently announced a partnership

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Cleaveland: Low-tech medicine in a high-tech world

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An accident landed me in a local medical center where I could observe and reflect upon the accelerating changes in the technology of medicine.

When I first began practicing medicine in Chattanooga in 1971, the city featured many fine caregivers at a time when technology was severely limited. The two principal hospitals had excellent reputations for nursing care. Many patients arrived in emergency rooms via hearses provided by funeral homes.

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After Final Debate, Both Candidates Need to Embrace Markets in Medicine

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Safe to say, not too many Americans will change who they are voting for after last night’s debate. Unlike the previous debate, however, the candidates had some interesting things to say about policy. Biden accused Trump of trying to strip away healthcare coverage for more than

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Sanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized medicine’

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized medicine’ Trump’s debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (I-Vt.) lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher’s lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized

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Traditional Medicine practitioners must use only FDA approved devices

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Health News of Saturday, 24 October 2020

Source: GNA

2020-10-24

Practitioners have been asked to ensure that samples of all the devices have been tested by FDAPractitioners have been asked to ensure that samples of all the devices have been tested by FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked traditional medicine practitioners to use only medical devices approved by the Authority in their health institutions for operations.

Martin Kusi, the Northern Regional Head of FDA, who gave the advice said for his outfit to

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

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Shortly after Kathy Jones relocated to California, the retired professor decided she needed to learn to speak Spanish.



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“When I moved to San Diego, I would see all these young kids, mostly Latino kids, who could speak perfect Spanish and perfect English. And switch, back and forth, with fluidity. And I saw that and I don’t know why, but I

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