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    HuffPost

    Donald Trump Drops Money Into Church Collection Bucket And Twitter Makes Him Pay

    "Making sure the camera sees all the bills," one person remarked of footage showing the president's offering at a Las Vegas church.

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    Best Life

    If You Can't Do This, You May Have Had COVID, New Study Finds

    One of the scariest new developments in the coronavirus pandemic is learning that some patients are still struggling with symptoms months after their initial diagnosis. More and more studies are being done on those suffering from "long COVID"—also known as "long-haul COVID"—where complications from the virus can persist long after the patient has gotten sick. In fact, one recent report found that there's a good chance you could be struggling to catch your breath months after a COVID infection. Read on to find out more about the recent findings, and for other signs of coronavirus, If Your Food Tastes Like These 2 Things, You May Have COVID.An Oct. 15 study from Oxford University, which was published to the MedRxiv website but has not yet been peer-reviewed, found that over half of COVID patients discharged from one U.K. hospital experienced long-term COVID symptoms two or three months after getting sick. Specifically, 64 percent of the patients studied suffered from "persistent breathlessness."That was not the only long COVID symptom identified by researchers. Over half the patients—55 percent—reported "significant fatigue." Fatigue has been cited repeatedly as a common long-lasting symptom of coronavirus. A September study out of Ireland found that the symptom was more likely to affect women than men, and that it also occurred in coronavirus patients who had not been hospitalized.The shortness of breath could have a frightening cause: MRI scans of the patients in the Oxford study revealed that 60 percent had lung abnormalities. Other patients had abnormalities in their kidneys (29 percent), hearts (26 percent), and livers (10 percent). The abnormalities seem to be a result of inflammation, researchers said."This suggests a potential link between chronic inflammation and ongoing organ damage among survivors," co-lead researcher Betty Raman, DPhil, a doctor at Oxford's Radcliffe Department of Medicine, told Reuters.The recent study is only the latest on long COVID, which is becoming a more frequent topic of discussion several months into the pandemic. Given that it hasn't yet been a full year, however, there's no telling what long-term symptoms patients could be suffering from down the line. In the meantime, Raman said, "These findings underscore the need to further explore the physiological processes associated with COVID-19 and to develop a holistic, integrated model of clinical care for our patients after they have been discharged from hospital."The Oxford research is an important step forward in identifying the frequent complications of a COVID infection. But even before this most recent study, long-haul COVID patients have been monitoring and discussing their persistent coronavirus symptoms on their own. Keep reading for the 10 most common long-term COVID symptoms, as reported in the Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group. And for a full list of complications, these are The Longest Lasting COVID Symptoms You Need to Know About. 10 Dizziness41.86 percent of patientsAnd for more surprising coronavirus signs, If You Can't Smell These 2 Things, You May Have COVID. 9 Memory problems45.56 percent of patients 8 Anxiety47.61 percent of patientsAnd if you aren't sure why you're not feeling well, This One "Wacky" Symptom Means You Have COVID, Not the Flu. 7 Difficulty sleeping49.90 percent of patients 6 Headache57.56 percent of patientsAnd if you're pretty sure you've already had coronavirus, This Is Exactly How Likely It Is That You've Had COVID, WHO Says. 5 Inability to exercise or be active58.56 percent of patients 4 Difficulty concentrating or focusing58.97 percent of patients 3 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing65.10 percent of patientsAnd for more complications that long COVID patients have described, check out these Celebrities With Scary Long-Term COVID Symptoms. 2 Muscle or body aches66.75 percent of patients 1 Fatigue100 percent of patientsAnd for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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    INSIDER

    Former clients of ex-'Real Housewives' star Teddi Mellencamp's extreme diet program say they were limited to 700 calories, ate mostly soup for dinner, and had to do an hour of cardio each day

    Insider spoke to three women about their experiences with the diet program. One likened it to "bullying." Another said it "affected me in every way."

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    TheGrio

    Neil deGrasse Tyson says asteroid could hit day before election

    Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a picture of an asteroid approaching Earth saying that it could strike the planet before the election on Nov. 3. “Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 40,000 km/hr,” he wrote in a tweet Saturday. “It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov 2, the day before the Presidential Election.”

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