Day: September 3, 2020

‘Some Improvement’ In Navalny’s Condition: Berlin Hospital

The Berlin hospital treating leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Friday there was “some improvement” in his condition after he suffered a suspected poisoning.

The 44-year-old nevertheless remains in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, Berlin’s renowned Charite hospital said in a statement, describing his condition as serious but not life-threatening.

“There has been some improvement in the symptoms” caused by the poisoning, the statement said.

“However, due to the severity of the patient’s poisoning, it remains too early to gauge potential long-term effects.”

Navalny, a leading opposition figure, fell ill after boarding a plane in Siberia last week. He was initially treated in a local hospital before being flown to Berlin for treatment last Saturday.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains in an induced coma Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains in an induced coma Photo: AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV

Charite doctors said they believed the anti-corruption campaigner was poisoned with a substance that inhibits the

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Heart Health for Women Over 50 Starts With These Tips

For a lot of women, their 50s is when they really hit their stride, especially when it comes to health. At this point, you probably know what type of eating plan makes you feel your best and you’ve experimented with enough different types of workouts that you know what you actually have fun doing.

But in other ways, it can feel more challenging. Thanks to menopause, your body is changing in ways that might not always be welcome. You might feel more winded doing a workout that you used to crush just a few years before. Or maybe new worries are entering your mind, such as bone loss or keeping your heart healthy. The latter is one cardiologists hear about a lot from women over 50.

Cardiologists Harvey Kramer, MD and Matthew Budoff, MD both say there are some heart health tips they discuss with all of their female patients

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According to science, a rest day is as important as exercise itself

In 2017, world famous distance runner, Ron Hill, ended his record of 52 years and 39 days of consecutive running by taking a day’s rest after feeling unwell during one of his runs.

Hill writes in his autobiography that he ran at least one mile a day, and tasked himself with training 13 times per week. His training was conducted without a coach, and was done on a trial and error basis.

Though successful – he even competed twice in the Olympics – there were occasions that he describes the symptoms of over-training. These included sore and heavy legs, increased susceptibility to colds and infections, and weight loss. Though Hill found a training regimen that helped him prepare for competition, he wondered if some of his substandard performances were a consequence of not taking any rest days.

When starting a new fitness regime, we’re often told it’s important to take

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Lockdown easing sees haircut, dentist, and petrol prices rocket

Rising fuel prices and an increase in the cost of haircuts and private dental appointments were among the factors that drove an unexpected increase in the UK inflation rate in July.

The cost of men’s haircuts rose by 6.1% in the year to July, while women’s cut and blow dries climbed by 4.5%. The price for women’s highlighting rose by almost 4%, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) pointing to costs associated with personal protective equipment (PPE) in hair salons.

The UK inflation rate rose to 1% in July, as the easing of coronavirus restrictions prompted businesses across the country to reopen. The year-on-year growth in prices was up from 0.6% in June.

Prices in the broad category of health also rose, primarily driven by a 7.4% surge in the cost of dental services. The ONS also pointed to a climb in the prices of non-NHS physiotherapy sessions.


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