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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi looked like he hadn't missed a step in his return from the injured reserve, tallying an assist in 21 minutes of ice time.
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Having the personality trait known as neuroticism can make you more susceptible to Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. If you're not sure what being neurotic is—aside from reading the descriptor in reviews of sitcoms and Woody Allen movies—it's an actual clinical diagnosis. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated.Neuroticism Gives You a Greater Risk of Parkinson'sFor the new study published in the journal Movement Disorders, researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine analyzed data collected by the UK Biobank, which recruited nearly half a million people aged 40 to 69 from the mid-to-late-'90s and followed them for 12 years. (Each person's neuroticism was assessed when they joined the study.) The scientists found that people who scored in the top quartile of neuroticism had more than an 80% greater risk of Parkinson's, compared to those who scored lower."Anxiety and depression are comorbid with Parkinson's disease," said Antonio Terracciano, a geriatrics professor who led the study. "Many people with Parkinson's tend to be anxious or tend to get depressed. Part of that could be due to the disease and how it alters the brain and can have an influence on emotions. Part could be a psychological reaction of having a diagnosis of the disease."According to a 2017 report in the journal World Psychiatry, neuroticism is defined as "the trait disposition to experience negative affects, including anger, anxiety, self‐consciousness, irritability, emotional instability, and depression." People with high levels of neuroticism "respond poorly to environmental stress, interpret ordinary situations as threatening, and can experience minor frustrations as hopelessly overwhelming."RELATED: 5 Ways to Prevent Dementia, Says Dr. Sanjay GuptaWhat is Parkinson's disease?Parkinson's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes a long-term decline in motor skills and physical functions. As Parkinson's progresses, nerve damage in the brain causes levels of dopamine to drop, leading to symptoms such as tremors, slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance. Known as the "feel-good" hormone, dopamine gives us a sense of reward; it also helps control body movements. Neuroticism has been associated with dementia in previous smaller studies. It has also been connected with a variety of other health problems, "including anxiety, mood, substance, somatic symptom [sleep issues], and eating disorders," the World Psychiatry report says.RELATED: 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVIDShould younger people worry?Does this mean younger people with depression have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's years later? That may be so. "Individuals who score high in neuroticism are at higher risk for poor health outcomes across the lifespan, particularly in the domain of mental health and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias," said Terracciano. "Some clinicians think that the anxiety and depression is just the result of Parkinson's. However, our findings suggest that some emotional vulnerability is present early in life, years before the development of Parkinson's disease."Parkinson's affects about 1% of all older adults, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. The causes of Alzheimer's&dementia are not well understood, but scientists believe both genetic and environmental factors contribute. Talk to your doctor if you feel you're at risk—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.
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It is highly unlikely but completely possible for you to catch COVID-19 even after being vaccinated. These "breakthrough" cases—which Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned repeatedly over the weekend as reasons why you should still wear a mask and social distance after vaccination—have only happened to 5,800 people out of estimated 77 million people vaccinated, but they can be caused by more transmissible variants, among other threats. How do you know if you have a breakthrough infection? Read on for the sure signs you've caught COVID-19 even after being vaccinated—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 You've Lost Your Sense of Taste or Smell Did you experience a weird stint where you couldn't taste or smell anything? Dr. Chekijian, a Yale Medicine emergency medicine doctor and assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine, says it could have been coronavirus. "One sign that you were likely infected is a loss of smell and sometimes taste," she explains. "Although other viruses or medical conditions can do this too, right now, it may mean you're infected—even in the absence of other symptoms." 2 You May Have a Fever "Fever is one of the top three COVID-19 symptoms. 87.9% of people with positive laboratory COVID tests, report having a fever," says Dr. Deborah Lee. "Normal body temperature is 98.6°F. Your temperature is considered raised if it is above that. In COVID infection, the fever is usually 100°C or above." 3 You May Have a Cough "57% of COVID-19 patients report a cough as a COVID-19 symptom report a cough," reports Dr. Lee. "Although typically the cough is dry, it may sometimes be wet. The WHO report (16-24th February 2020) on 55,924 cases reported 66.7% had a dry cough, but 33.4% were coughing up mucus." 4 You May Have a Sore Throat "5 -17.4% of patients have reported a sore throat as early COVID-19 symptoms, in published medical studies," says Dr. Lee. "ENT specialists think not enough attention has been paid to a sore throat as a COVID symptom, because most medical papers focus on people with severe and more advanced COVID infections."RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick 5 You May Have a Headache Broadway star Danny Burstein recalled getting "migraines on steroids" during his terrible bout with COVID-19, and headaches are one of the CDC's most common symptoms. Since you might normally get them—due to stress, loud noises or body chemistry—you may not associate them with the coronavirus. But you should. "We're seeing a small subset of people who have prolonged headache symptom long after their acute illness is over," Dr. Valeriya Klats, a neurologist and headache specialist with the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Ayer Institute Headache Center in Fairfield County, tells Hartford Healthcare. 6 You May Have Skin Issues While neither the WHO or CDC mentions skin rashes as a possible symptom of COVID, doctors across the country have reported various types of skin rashes—from COVID toes to rashes and lesions on the body—thought to be as a result of virus-related inflammation. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology has set up a registry where healthcare workers can report cases of skin conditions that develop in COVID-19 patients, in hopes of understanding exactly why the virus is causing these issues. 7 You May Feel Fatigue Was there a time over the last few months when you simply felt too tired to move? Maybe you thought it was due to a rigorous workout, or maybe a lack of sleep. An overwhelming number of people who have coronavirus experience only mild symptoms, and a common one of those is extreme fatigue. As with any type of infection, your body uses energy to fight against it, and the result is feeling more tired than usual. This fatigue, for "long haulers," can last for months after the virus is shed. 8 You May Have Pink Eye Pink eye is one of those pesky eye infections that most of us experience at some point in life. However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology points out that the condition, also called conjunctivitis, can be COVID-related. "Several reports suggest that SARS-CoV-2 can cause a mild follicular conjunctivitis otherwise indistinguishable from other viral causes, and possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with conjunctiva," they explained in a statement. 9 You May Have These Other Symptoms, Too Besides those you've just read about, the CDC reports patients having chills, muscle or body aches, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. "People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus," says the CDC. Keep reading for what you should do about them.RELATED: 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID 10 What to Do If You Have These Symptoms If you suspect you have COVID even after being vaccinated, seek a COVID-19 test immediately. "Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected," says the CDC. "COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness. There will be a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19." Be sure to tell your test administrator you were vaccinated, so they can report your case to the CDC. And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated.
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Polar Seltzer may be an almost 150-year-old brand, but they know how to keep up with the times. The beloved, Massachusetts-based seltzer brand has launched a summer lineup, and the Polar Seltzer summer flavors have social media popping.Shhh—do you hear that? No? Maybe that's because fizz is pretty quiet. Similar to Dr. Pepper's news in recent weeks about the three Dr. Pepper Zero Sugar flavors, Polar Seltzer dropped their major summer flavor news delicately and let it bubble into buzz. In early April, the brand took to Instagram to release their 2021 summer flavors, which are available in the classic Polar one-liter bottles (except one, see below) or handy individual 12-ounce cans.RELATED: 7 Healthiest Foods To Eat Right NowSo what are the flavors in the Polar Seltzer summer flavor release? Check these out:Watermelon MojitoTropical CherryBlackberry Mango PunchPink Summer Iced Tea (one-liter bottle only)Strawberry MargaritaIf Blackberry Mango Punch and Strawberry Margarita sound familiar, you know your seltzer well. Both of these have been limited-edition Polar summer flavors in the past and have made a comeback this season, perhaps due to popular demand as Polar calls Strawberry Margarita "the star of the staycation that was the summer of 2020." Mass Live has seconded this by ranking Strawberry Margarita among the top 10 Polar Seltzer flavors of all time (listing 64 flavors in total), with Pink Summer Iced Tea not far behind at number 13. (What's so pink about it? Reportedly, notes of pink lemonade. Yum, summer.)Polar notes that all five flavors are available now, "naturally calorie-free," and flavored with "other natural flavors for depth and complexity." If you're serious about seltzer, check out the popular seltzer brand that's being sued for alleged false ingredients.Sign up for the Eat This, Not That! newsletter for the food news you need each day.
The Johnson&Johnson vaccine was paused after 6 people (out of 7 million) experienced blood clots—one fatal. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week about any "red flags" regarding the J&J vaccine, and spoke on Face the Nation about any Moderna and Pfizer "red flags." Read on for 5 essential points—about side effects and red flags—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated. 1 Dr. Fauci Said the Blood Clots After the J&J Vaccines Were "Red Flags" Raddatz asked why not just pause distribution of the J&J vaccine to the demographic that got the blood clot: The six cases—with one fatality—were women in the 18 to 48 age range. Well, said Dr. Fauci, "They want to make sure that they're not missing something because oftentimes when you're dealing with adverse events, you get an indication that something is wrong, which is what those six cases were a bit of a red flag," he said. "Then when you look more deeply into it, you see other things. So if you're going to pause, you might as well just pause period, and then get back into it as soon as you possibly can." He hopes we'll be close to back on track by Friday and says that there's no indication the J&J vaccine will be stopped. Keep reading to see what he says about the Moderna and Pfizer red flags. 2 Dr. Fauci Said There Are No "Red Flags" For the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines Dr. Fauci says the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe—and that the pause proves it. "The one thing we should emphasize when you're dealing with safety, people should not extrapolate a pause with one vaccine to the other vaccines," he said on Face the Nation yesterday morning. "For example, the same surveillance system that picked up the six women in the J&J was the same surveillance system that the CDC and the FDA uses with the Moderna product and with the Pfizer product. And thus far, there have been no red flags of that, even though, you know, tens and tens and tens of millions of people have been vaccinated with those vaccines. So one of the things you can take away from all of this is that when the surveillance system, the CDC and the FDA say that something is safe, you can be sure that it's safe." 3 CDC Says If You Feel This After Your Vaccine, Don't Get a Second Shot "If you had a severe allergic reaction—also known as anaphylaxis—after getting the first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, CDC recommends that you not get a second shot of that vaccine," says the CDC. "If the reaction was after an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), you should not get a second shot of either of these vaccines. An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if they must go to the hospital." And naturally, "if you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination provider site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911." 4 The Following Side Effects are Common, Says the CDC "COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection," says the CDC. "These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects." You might feel:PainRednessSwelling…on the arm where you got the shot. And you might also feel:TirednessHeadacheMuscle painChillsFeverNauseaRELATED: 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID 5 How to Stay Safe Before and After Your Vaccine Long story short, get vaccinated ASAP, says Dr. Fauci. For Moderna and Pfizer, "there are no safety signals that turn out to be red flags," he said last month. "We've had some allergic reactions that we're well aware of" but nothing that should prevent you from getting vaccinated. He wants you to "understand how important it is, not only for your own health, but also for the health of your family. And ultimately, for the health of the country, because when you get an overwhelming proportion of the population vaccinated for absolutely certain, you're going to see those [infection] numbers start coming down, which will make it better for everyone." So get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.
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When the heck can we enjoy a meal out, or go to church, without being told not to because of COVID-19? That's the gist of a question put to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, by a Republican during a House panel about the coronavirus earlier this week. When asked about it this morning on CNN's State of the Union, Fauci had an answer for all Republicans. Read on to see what he said—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this urgent news: Here's How You Can Catch COVID Even If You're Vaccinated.Dr. Fauci Said Republicans Should Get Vaccinated Because Then We Can Reopen Safely FasterOn this morning's program, CNN's Dana Bash said to Fauci: "We are seeing more and more pushback to COVID restrictions from Republicans," and she played Fauci a clip of Ohio Republican Jim Jordan, speaking heatedly with Fauci before a House panel earlier this week. Jordan: "You don't think American's liberties have been threatened the last year, Dr. Fauci? They've been assaulted. Their liberties have—"Fauci: "I don't look at this as a liberty thing, Congressman Jordan—"Jordan: "Well, that's obvious—"Fauci: I look at it "as a public health thing.""Hearing comments like these have real sway with some people out there," said Bash. "A new poll this week shows that 43% of Republicans still don't want to get the vaccine. How frustrating is this for you, Dr. Fauci?""You know, Dana, it is quite frustrating because the fact that one may not want to get vaccinated—in this case, a disturbingly large proportion of Republicans—only actually works against where they want to be," said Dr. Fauci. "They want to be able to say these restrictions that are put on by public health recommendations are things that they're very concerned about. We're all concerned about that. We share that concern, but the way you get rid of those restrictions is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible. Because when that happens for absolutely certain, you're going to see the level of virus in the community go down and down and down to the point where you would not have to have those public health restrictions. So it's almost paradoxical that on the one hand, they want to be relieved of the restrictions, but on the other hand, they don't want to get vaccinated. It just almost doesn't make any sense."RELATED: 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVIDDr. Fauci Said It's "Not a Civil Liberties Issue"Bash asked Fauci if there's anything he'd like to say about the Jordan exchange, now that he was on cable TV and not before Congress. After a chuckle, Fauci said: "I don't enjoy those kinds of confrontations, but I mean, it was very, very clear that he was talking about liberties that were being restricted. We're talking about the fact that 560,000 people in our country have died. We're talking about 70,000, 60 to 70,000 new infections per day. That's the issue. This is a public health issue. It's not a civil liberties issue." And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.
The salted Peanut Butter FIlled Pretzel Nuggets have already taken the top spot in the ranking of the best Trader Joe's snack year after year, but they have brand new competition in addition to the no-salt version — Almond Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets!The latest addition to TJ's snack section was spotted recently by the Instagram Trader Joe's expert account @traderjoeslist in Santa Monica, Calif. and thousands of fans are already drooling. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Trader Joe's List (@traderjoeslist)Lots of people expressed their excitement in the comments, saying they can't wait to try them because of how much they love the original. Many also said they are allergic, or have someone in their home allergic, to peanut butter, and this is a great alternative for them to snack on.But while they may sound delicious, there is a limit to how many Trader Joe's Almond Butter Pretzel Nuggets you should snack on. The serving size is just 8 nuggs and contains 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 240 milligrams of salt, 19 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of sugar. So if they are as good as everyone says, it's best to make sure you're mindful and don't go too much over the serving size.Although the almond butter version just dropped, fans are also going nutty about what the next new one could be. Many commenters voted for gluten-free, and some mentioned cookie butter-filled pretzel nuggets, but only time will tell!This isn't the only item TJ's shoppers are raving about recently: Trader Joe's Just Added a New Flavor of This Healthy Dessert.To get all the latest Trader Joe's news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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You may know that high-density lipoproteins (HDL), commonly known as the good kind of cholesterol, can keep your cells healthy. If you're a bit of a health nerd, you may also know that some foods can affect your body's HDL levels—olive oil, for one, is rich in healthy fats that may have a positive effect on your HDL levels, so go ahead and add another tablespoon of pesto sauce.Now, there's even more good news for olive oil lovers (which, let's be honest, is all of us). According to the American Heart Association (AHA), HDL can fight inflammation, which could potentially protect us against dangerous cardiac events.RELATED: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right NowThe study, published in Circulation, found that HDL is better at fighting inflammation in some people than in others, and the better it is at fighting inflammation, the less likely you are to have a heart attack or other dangerous cardiovascular event. Of course, this doesn't mean that eating a lot of olive oil will prevent you from ever having heart problems—for one thing, the research is still in its early stages."This is a proof-of-concept study," the study's corresponding author Uwe Tietge, MD, PhD, told Eat This, Not That! in an interview. "It is too early to draw conclusions with respect to a potential change in clinical practice." In other words, the findings from this study shouldn't prompt you to hop off your current medications.No food is going to put HDL directly in your body—Dr. Tietge noted, "HDL particles are generated in the body by the liver, roughly 70%, and by the intestine—roughly 30%, [per] data derived from studies in mice."Still, there are some foods that have been linked to driving higher HDL levels, and in 2017 the AHA noted findings that olive oil can improve your HDL's ability to do what it needs to help you stay healthy.As of now, Dr. Tietge says it's still too soon to make any specific food recommendations that would be guaranteed to help your HDL levels combat inflammation. Still, you may want to stay tuned, because he added, "It is a relevant question, though, that we will address in future work."For now, why not bolster your diet with as many inflammation-fighting foods as you can muster? Check out these 30 anti-inflammatory foods—you can bet olive oil made the list.
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How we met: ‘She told her parents she was in love – and all hell broke loose’Prakash Shankar and Mythily Rallapalli, both in their early 50s, met at medical school in Bhopal. From different castes, they were forced to run away to get married Mythily Rallapalli and Prakash Shankar met in 1989 and now live and work in Edinburgh. Photograph: Image supplied by Dr Prakash Shankar