- HealthThe Telegraph
Women who take the pill are less likely to develop serious coronavirus, a major new study has found, helping explain why men have suffered worse from the disease. Analysis of more than half a million women by King's College London during May and June has identified the crucial role of oestrogen in protecting against Covid-19. Scientists established that those taking the combined oral contraceptive pill were on average 13 per cent less likely to develop serious symptoms. Meanwhile, post-menopausal women appeared to have a 22 per cent higher risk compared to pre-menopausal women. Previous studies of other dangerous respiratory viruses, such as Sars and Mers, had suggested the importance of oestrogen. However, the new King's research, conducted using data from their symptom tracking app, is the first of its kind to establish the link with Covid-19. Oestrogen is thought to influence how many immune cells a person produces and how well these respond to infection. Known as the "female hormone", it is present in higher proportions in women than in men. There have been more Covid-19 deaths among men across most age groups in England and Wales, with 55 per cent of the overall toll accounted for by males since the start of the pandemic.
An interview between Axios reporter Jonathan Swan and President Donald Trump that aired Monday on HBO has drawn the kind of social-media huzzahs accorded to a heartwarming meme or the drop of a Taylor Swift album. In a conversation taped Tuesday, July 28, Swan questions Trump's use of statistics to describe how the nation is […]
- PoliticsMotley Fool
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has big plans for Social Security. In his recently released economic plan, one of his proposals would change the way Social Security's periodic raises are calculated. Biden's economic plan describes a number of changes to Social Security, but one of the first that's listed is to provide a "benefit plus-up" by "adopting CPI-E for Social Security indexing."
- HealthWomen's Health
'I Totally Transformed My Body Once I Started Weightlifting And Eating More Whole Foods And Healthy Fats'
Fitness influencer Mari Llewellyn lost 90 pounds and found her passion.
Total Bellas stars Nikki Bella and Brie Bella almost did it. The twin sisters — who got pregnant within a week and a half of each other and chronicled their pregnancies with sweet twinning baby bump photos — almost gave birth at the same time. Almost, but not quite. As it turns out, first-time mom-to-be […]
- LifestyleCountry Living
These meals are perfect for busy weeknights. From Country Living
- CelebrityYahoo Sports
Katie Ledecky needed incredible core strength to pull off this feat.