Life after Covid: The people who will re-enter society last

Seal has Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorder (CVID), a type of primary immune deficiency (PID). This means that her body does not produce protective antibodies to defend itself against pathogens like bacteria or viruses, leaving Seal and others like her extremely vulnerable to infections — even without a global pandemic.

The 45-year-old has taken extreme care during the crisis to avoid contracting Covid-19, but her situation is unlikely to change in the long-term, even as governments fixate on the glimmer of hope provided by vaccines against the coronavirus.

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Police warn of trend targeting people at Johnson County fitness centers | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa Police are warning people who live in Johnson Co. of a trend they’re seeing at fitness centers – and it’s not one you want to join. 

Cars in fitness center parking lots were broken into twice last week according to Lenexa police. Thieves used the ‘smash and grab’ technique to snatch purses.

“We believe with fitness centers and parks and walking trails ladies do not want to take their purses with them, which is understandable, it’s not a good alternative to leave it in the passenger compartment of your vehicle,” Master Officer Danny Chavez said.

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25 Health Symptoms People Always Ignore But Never Should

When it comes to health concerns over the last year or so, it feels like there is nothing but COVID-19. But the flu, heart disease, and cancer are still being diagnosed. Finding a lump on your body can be a scary moment, one that will prompt most people to make an appointment with their doctor. A headache or a fever, even if intense and persistent, may not trigger the same reaction but perhaps they should. Sometimes vague symptoms are actually alarming signs of an underlying health problem that needs medical attention — like these warning signs you may have

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AHA News: People With Depression Fare Worse in Heart Health Study | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Heart disease and depression are interwoven, and a new study is helping unravel that connection by linking depression with poorer scores on seven important measures of heart health.

The research included more than 4,000 people taking part in a national survey who had been screened for depression using a basic questionnaire. Participants were evaluated for weight, smoking, diet, physical activity, blood sugar, cholesterol and high blood pressure – measures known as the American Heart Association’s Life Simple 7.

After adjusting for factors

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Healthy heart linked to sharper memory as people age into their 90s

Keeping your heart healthy may play a role in keeping your memory sharp later in life, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Other factors, including not smoking, past high scores on cognitive tests and the presence of a particular gene variant, were also linked to better memory for people in their 90s, the study found.

“What’s good for the heart seems to be good for the brain and seems to be very important in avoiding Alzheimer’s disease,” the study’s lead author, Beth Snitz, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, said.

Alzheimer’s disease

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