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Kid Cudi praised for wearing a dress but LGBTQ+ people see a double standardWhile applauding the rapper’s gender non-conforming fashion, some pointed out that trans people have faced criticism or violence for doing the same Kid Cudi performs on Saturday Night Live wearing a dress that was a tribute to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
Sexually transmitted diseases have reached an all-time high in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report this week. "Less than 20 years ago, gonorrhea rates in the U.S. were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and advances in chlamydia diagnostics made it easier to detect infections. That progress has been lost, due in part to challenges to our public health system," said Raul Romaguera, acting director of the CDC's division of STD prevention, in a statement.According to the CDC:Chlamydia has increased 20% since 2015, totaling more than 1.8 million cases in 2019. Gonorrhea has risen more than 50% in the same time, reaching 616,000 cases in 2019. Syphilis is up more than 70% since 2015, totaling nearly 130,000 cases in 2019.Those three STDs accounted for nearly 2.6 million cases in 2019, up from about 2.5 million the year before.RELATED: Doctors Say "DO NOT" Do This After Your COVID Vaccine.Certain groups especially affectedTwo trends show that STDs are disproportionately affecting the young. Cases of congenital syphilis—which is transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy—have risen 279% since 2015. In 2019, 128 infants died of congenital syphilis, and there were nearly 2,000 reported cases. That same year, more than 55% of STD cases were reported by adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24.Minorities are also disproportionately affected by STDs. In 2109, STD rates were five to eight times higher for Black people than for white people, and 1 to 2 times higher for Hispanic people than for white people. Gay and bisexual men reported nearly half of all syphilis cases in 2019.RELATED: Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" CancersWhy is this happening?The reason is disparate access to sexual health education and quality health care, the CDC says. "In communities with higher prevalence of STDs, with each sexual encounter, people face a greater chance of encountering an infected partner than those in lower prevalence settings do, regardless of similar sexual behavior patterns," the agency's report said. "Acknowledging inequities in STD rates is a critical first step toward empowering affected groups and the public health community to collaborate in addressing systemic inequities in the burden of disease—with the ultimate goal of minimizing the health impacts of STDs on individuals and populations."Although the report covered 2019, which preceded a year of lockdowns and reduced socializing caused by the pandemic, the CDC said preliminary data for 2020 show the "concerning trends" of STD increases may continue. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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A beloved bar and restaurant chain is warming up for summer with a cocktail menu unlike any you've seen this year. Quaker Steak&Lube has just announced some limited-time offerings that could light a fire under you starting next month. Here's what to know on the nutrition side.On Wednesday, Quaker Steak&Lube announced the May 11 kickoff of their "All-American Summer" campaign, which will run through late July at participating Quaker Steak locations. The Quaker Steak&Lube All-American Summer menu features down-home classics like brisket, baby back ribs glazed in smoked jalapeno honey sauce, and a New York-style red, white, and blue cheesecake with strawberry compote and blueberries.RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone Is Talking AboutThe chain is not holding back on flavor (nor on fat, calories, and sodium, it seems). Meanwhile, it's the Quaker Steak&Lube's summer drinks menu that's really turning heads, considering it has ingredients like grilled lemons, smokey simple syrup, and citrus sours, which definitely sound like summer. According to Wednesday's press release, the new drinks menu, was designed "to really bring that back-home, BBQ feel," includes:Tito's Grilled Lemonade – Tito's Handmade Vodka, Smoke Infused Simple Syrup, Finest Call Lemon Sour and garnished with Mint and a grilled LemonRed, White&Blue Sangria – Ketel One Vodka, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio, Monin White Peach Syrup, Finest Call Citrus Sour, Grapefruit Juice and garnished with Strawberries and BlueberriesBlackberry Bourbon Smash – Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Finest Call Lemon Sour, Monin Blackberry Puree, muddled Mint leaves and garnished with fresh Blackberries and MintUnleaded Grilled Lemonade – Smoked infused Simple Syrup, Finest Call Lemon Sour and garnished with Mint and a grilled LemonAs for where these sips will drop on the nutrition scale, the stats aren't out just yet. In general, whiskey and vodka tend to run low on fat and sugar with around 100 calories per shot. But, if the drinks that appeared on the brand's winter menu are any indication of how to plan your meal, the majority of their New Orleans-inspired cocktails this year landed around 300 calories each.Quaker Steak's nearly 50 locations can be found in 11 U.S. states. If you follow food news on the country's most popular places, check out why America's largest fast-food chain is said to be on a downward spiral. And sign up for our newsletter for the latest restaurant news delivered to you each day.
Your first priority—when trying to avoid COVID-19—should be to get vaccinated as soon as you can, and now, in exciting news, researchers have found there's something else you can do to further protect yourself from severe COVID-19, something you could have been doing all year long to reduce your risk of death: Exercise. Turns out, it can have a big impact in staving off severe coronavirus. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.You Need to Stay Active to Avoid COVID-19, Days StudyIn a study published Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers analyzed health data from 48,000 Southern California adults, median age 47, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 between January and October 2020. Overall, 6% of the study group were consistently active, about 14% were consistently inactive and the rest were inconsistently active. The scientists found that people who were consistently inactive were twice as likely to be hospitalized with COVID, 1.7 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care, and nearly 2.5 times more likely to die than those who were consistently active.Consistent inactivity held the highest risk for death from COVID-19, other than being older than 60 or having had an organ transplant. Even patients who were inconsistently active had a lower risk of severe COVID-19 than those who were consistently inactive, suggesting that any amount of physical activity can help guard against severe outcomes from COVID."People who regularly exercise had the best chance of beating COVID-19, while people who were inactive did much worse," said study author Dr. Robert Sallis, a family and sports medicine physician at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, California. "What surprised me the most from this study was the strength of the association between inactivity and poor outcomes from COVID-19," said study co-author Deborah Rohm Young. "Even after we included variables such as obesity and smoking in the analysis, we still saw inactivity was strongly associated with much higher odds of hospitalization, ICU admission and death, compared with moderate physical activity or any activity at all."RELATED: Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting SickHow Much Exercise Can Help?Sallis said that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week, at a moderate pace—meaning you're too winded to sing but can still talk—can provide real protection against COVID. "I continue to believe that exercise is medicine that everyone should take, especially in this era of COVID-19," he said."This is a wake-up call for the importance of healthy lifestyles and especially physical activity," added Sallis. "[The] study truly shows how important that is during this pandemic and beyond."Just 22 minutes a day could help.RELATED: Doctors Say "DO NOT" Do This After Your COVID VaccineHow to survive this pandemicAs for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get vaccinated ASAP, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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The coronavirus vaccines—amazing as they are and you should get one—do not offer 100% protection from COVID-19. And now we know how many people so far have gotten COVID after getting vaccinated, also known as a "breakthrough" infection. "A breakthrough infection or a vaccine failure is when a person contracts an infection despite being vaccinated against it," Dr. Anthony Fauci explained this week, noting that the majority of vaccines are not "100% efficacious or effective." Read on to find out how many people this has happened to, and how to avoid getting infected after vaccination—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 So Far, About 5,800 People Have Gotten COVID After Getting Their Vaccines, Says CDC Of an estimated 77 million people vaccinated, "So far, about 5,800 breakthrough cases have been reported to CDC. To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics," the CDC told CNN via email. Says the network: "Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396—7%—of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization. It's the first indication from CDC of how effective the vaccine is in real life—and the first indication the vaccines do not protect completely against severe disease and death." Read on to see who got breakthrough infections the most. 2 40% of the Breakthrough Cases Were in People 60 Years and Older, Says CDC "Vaccine breakthrough infections were reported among all people of all ages eligible for vaccination. However, a little over 40% of the infections were in people 60 or more years of age," the CDC told CNN. 3 Dr. Fauci Explains How You Could Get COVID Even After Your Vaccine Dr. Fauci explained the reasons why a vaccine might not be totally effective. He first discussed primary vaccine failure, "when the body actually doesn't mount adequate immune response for a number of reasons," he explained, listing them as "immune status, health status, age medications you're on, or something wrong with the vaccine storage delivery composition." The next reason a vaccine might not work is that eventually immunity fades. "Secondary vaccine failure may occur when immunity fades over time," he explained. This is essentially why we get the flu shot yearly. Third, he mentioned failure due to a mutation. "Now a vaccine may fail also if a person is exposed to a new or a different strain or a variant," he revealed 4 The CDC Says Here's How to Protect Yourself Best "Vaccine breakthrough infections make up a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated. CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them. CDC also continues to recommend people who have been fully vaccinated should keep taking precautions in public places, like wearing a mask, staying at least six feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing their hands often." RELATED: Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers 5 Dr. Fauci Agrees—Get Vaccinated ASAP Dr. Fauci pointed out an extremely important fact. "Even if a vaccine fails to protect against infection, it often protects against serious disease," he said. He used vaccines such as the chicken pox, shingles, and influenza as examples. "If you get vaccinated, no doubt, you're less likely to get the flu," he explained. "But even if you do get the flu and get sick, vaccination can reduce the severity and duration of illness and could help get you out of trouble." So get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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Eva Longoria is starting summer early. After posting a dazzling pink swimsuit photo earlier this week, yesterday she posted one of herself in a white swimsuit, someplace beachy and exotic. "Wow! U look incredible!! Kisses x," responded Victoria Beckham. For certain other of her 8 million followers, a simple fire emoji—or five—would do. Longoria's posting came directly after a video post from her, featuring one of her favorite workout tools: a mini-trampoline. "Sisterhood of the…traveling trampoline," she posted, with a laughing and sun emoji, next to the vid of her doing some intense jumps by the sea. "Girls just wanna have fun! #Letsgetit." Read on to find out why she loves to bounce—and to see the swimsuit photos from Longoria that prove it works. 1 Longoria Says "Sunday Workouts are Better With a Trampoline" @evalongoria / InstagramAs we reported in the recent swimsuit story, Eva recently started jumping her way to a more exciting cardio routine, first getting into it in November. "Saturday workouts are better with a trampoline," she recently captioned an image next to her JumpSport 350 Fitness trampoline, which she has previously dubbed the "Rolls Royce" of trampolines. "Oh my god this feels amazing," she said while jumping. "It actually feels better on my knees." In this white swimsuit posting, it's clear it works—and as you'll see in the next slide, she's not the only celeb into trampolines. 2 Longoria is Not the Only Celeb Who Has Trampolined @goldiehawn / InstagramCelebs like Cindy Crawford, Julianne Hough and Goldie Hawn have been seen bouncing for cardio. And they may not be alone. After Longoria's "Sisterhood" caption, Kerry Washington responded "Can you send it to me next? Or does it have to go to @americaferrera @amberrosetamblyn or @blakelively first?," referencing the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants stars. Keep reading to find out why a mini-trampoline could just be as effective as a treadmill. 3 Trampoline Workouts Aren't New—But They Are Awesome Shutterstock"Trampoline-based exercise has a colorful history as a recreational activity, sport and training modality," says ACE, the leading nonprofit exercise professional and health coach certification organization. "NASA even studied trampoline training for their astronauts and found it to be as effective as running as a form of aerobic training." In ACE's recent study, they found that it is "clear that the JumpSport workout offered sufficient intensity to improve cardiorespiratory fitness over time. Of course, as with all exercise modalities, adherence over the long haul is the key to improving fitness and body composition. Exercising on the mini-trampoline seems to lend itself to ongoing participation for a couple of key reasons." 4 Besides Cardio, There May Be Other Benefits, Too @evalongoria / Instagram"Other benefits of exercising on the trampoline may include balance training and spatial awareness—remember that early research with fighter pilots and astronauts?" says ACE. "For now, the evidence for this is purely anecdotal. That said, working out on the trampoline requires you to react to an unstable surface while performing a wide variety of movements." For that reason, they can help build your core. 5 Longoria Doesn't Only Trampoline @evalongoria / InstagramThe trampoline is part of a balanced workout regime for Longoria. Shortly after welcoming her first child, Longoria revealed to Us that she was getting into some "very serious weight training" to get back in shape—and a scan down her Instagram feed features a bunch of her workouts with trainer Grant Roberts. The Beverly Hill based fitness guru has her do a lot of compound moves to work multiple muscles simultaneously, like squat/rows, sled pushes, battle ropes, and old school deadlifts. As for the JumpStart Trampoline Longoria, it's available on Amazon here.