Available slots at the United Center quickly filled up Sunday, leaving many confused and disappointed after last-minute requirement changes.
Available slots at the United Center quickly filled up Sunday, leaving many confused and disappointed after last-minute requirement changes.
Fighting between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels raged in the provinces of Marib and Taiz, killing at least 70 fighters on both sides, officials said Sunday. The increase in violence came over the past 24 hours and at least 85 others were wounded, military officials from the two sides said. The Iranian-backed rebels in February renewed their offensive on the oil-rich province of Marib, an anti-Houthi stronghold held by the internationally recognized government.
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Blood clots have been a major topic of discussion recently—mainly due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to pause the use of Johnson&Johnson's vaccine because of an extremely rare but serious risk of blood clots among those who receive the shot. That vaccine aside, there are other risk factors for blood clots it's worth being aware of. According to research, your blood type can actually affect your chances of developing blood clots. Read on to find out which blood types should pay extra attention to certain symptoms, and for more risks by blood type, If You Have This Blood Type, Your Heart Attack Risk Is Higher, Study Says. People with type B blood have the highest risk of blood clots. Researchers have long sought to determine the link between blood type and blood clotting—most recently in a Jan. 2020 study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. The researchers for this study examined more than 400,000 people and found that those with blood type B were most likely to suffer from blood clotting, also known as thrombosis. When compared to blood type O, people with blood type B were 45 percent more likely to experience thrombosis and 55 percent more likely to experience deep venous thrombosis, which is a type of blood clotting that occurs in one's deep veins. And for more recent blood clot news, Dr. Fauci Says Anyone Who Got the Johnson&Johnson Jab Should Do This. And people with type O blood have the lowest risk of blood clotting. Type A blood is also at heightened risk. When compared to blood type O, people with blood type A had a 44 percent higher risk of thrombosis and a 50 percent increased risk of deep venous thrombosis. In fact, when looking at any non-O blood type compared to blood type O, there was a clear and significant increased risk. People with non-O type blood were 44 percent more likely to experience thrombosis and 51 percent more likely to experience deep venous thrombosis. They were also 47 percent more likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, which is where a clot travels to the lung."Our results are concordant with previous smaller observational reports suggesting an increased risk of thromboembolic events in non-O blood group individuals compared to individuals with blood group O," the study explained. "In both blood groups A and B, we observed similar increased risks of developing thromboembolic events compared with blood group O." And for more useful information delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. This may be due to a protein difference in the blood types. According to the study, there is an interesting link that may help explain the association between blood types and blood clots. People with type O blood have a reduced amount of von Willebrand factor (VWF), a protein which is responsible for helping blood clots form.However, that's just one possible explanation. "Because thrombosis is a well-balanced and complex process, which is affected by a plethora of factors, there could be different biological mechanisms (ie, cell functionality, number of cell receptors) involved in the increased risk of thromboembolic events in blood group A and blood B individuals, besides the already established relation with VWF," the researchers concluded in their study. And for more on blood types, If You Have This Blood Type, Your Dementia Risk Is High, Study Says. If you experience any blood clotting symptoms, see a doctor immediately. Knowing the signs and symptoms of blood clots is extremely important, as more than 100,000 people die each year because of blood clots, according to the CDC. The CDC says you should know the symptoms of the two main types of concerning blood clotting: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.For deep vein thrombosis, you may experience swelling, pain, tenderness, and redness of the skin in your arm, leg, or stomach—depending on where the blood clot is located. With a pulmonary embolism, you're likely to experience difficulty breathing, faster than normal or irregular heartbeat, chest pain or discomfort that usually worsens with a deep breath or coughing, coughing up blood, and very low blood pressure, lightheadedness, or fainting. "If you have any symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible," the CDC warns. And for more guidance from the CDC, The CDC Is Warning You to Avoid This One Place, Even If You're Vaccinated.
Raul Castro, who is retiring from high public office, for most of his life toiled in the shadow of his older brother, Fidel Castro. While Fidel was the charismatic leader who rallied Cubans to defend the revolution and defy the United States, Raul, 89, built the military into a formidable fighting force that saw off enemies including a U.S.-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Later, after the fall of former benefactor the Soviet Union sent Cuba into an economic tailspin and left it politically isolated, he launched market-style reforms to its centralized economy and sought to normalize relations with Western powers.
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Britain's government doubled down on its defence against accusations of cronyism on Sunday, arguing that former leader David Cameron' failure to get support for finance firm Greensill Capital showed its lobbying rules were "pretty good". Questions over whether former ministers and civil servants are granted easy access to the Conservative government have been raised by the behaviour of Cameron and other officials. Cameron has denied breaking any code of conduct or government rules and the government has repeatedly said the outcome of his discussions on failed firm Greensill's proposals for access to a COVID-19 loan scheme were not taken up.
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By this point, you've heard of the Mediterranean diet. The popular eating lifestyle is rich in brain food like leafy greens and fish and contains less poultry and red meat than a typical Western diet.Unsurprisingly, research on the Mediterranean diet has found it to have a number of health benefits. A recent study, published in Experimental Gerontology, found that daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), an essential component of the Mediterranean diet, might be the key to helping the body fight Alzheimer's.Researchers observed that study participants with mild cognitive impairment had reduced markers of Alzheimer's after being administered EVOO on a regular basis. The reason? It likely had to do with the oil's antioxidant properties.RELATED: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now"When we look at the brain of someone with Alzheimer's under the microscope, we can see abnormal accumulations of two key proteins—amyloid-beta and tau," says Carolyn Fredericks, MD, a Yale Medicine neurologist who specializes in Alzheimer's disease. "We know that oxidative stress can make these proteins accumulate faster, so it makes sense that antioxidants, which reduce or block the impact of oxidative stress, could be helpful to slow this process."This clinical trial involved 84 participants, which, while promising, may not be enough to determine whether olive oil alone can help prevent neurodegenerative disorders."I think we need to wait for large, randomized controlled studies to be confident that any individual food or food component can prevent or fight neurodegeneration," explains Dr. Fredericks. However, she points out that larger studies have shown us that the Mediterranean diet as a whole can decrease cognitive decline associated with aging. And though it's not yet clear if and how olive oil protects our brain health, this new research is still promising."Smaller studies like this one are exciting because they give us more information about specific nutrients," says Fredericks. "A caveat here is that when we have tried to look at specific nutrients or components of the Mediterranean diet to see if, on their own, they can reduce the risk of memory decline, we generally haven't found convincing results. For instance, studies of omega-3 consumption, vitamin E, and others have not shown any effect in large studies."Because it's hard to say how specific components of the diet affect our brain health, it may be best to make sure to incorporate all the aspects of the Mediterranean diet instead of focusing on just one."My best advice to patients at this point is that following a Mediterranean diet in a more holistic way is the best thing they can do to prevent cognitive decline and that the benefits seem to be related to the whole foods and the combination of the whole foods in this diet, rather than to any one specific nutrient that we can isolate and put in a capsule," Fredericks says.For more, be sure to check out The Unexpected Way Your Brain May be Causing You to Overeat, Says Research, and then, don't miss 15 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes for inspiration on how to get started!
Astrology is the belief in and study of universal territory. The sky, its expanse, and the dark mystery beyond it are ungovernable. No matter how many shuttles and satellites compete to make a claim, the planets claim themselves. In astrology, we write the story of their relationships over and over. Because one body is near another, because one planet is illuminated by a grouping of stars. On Earth, our relationships are just as valuable but, on the only planet that sustains life, we destroy it. We say we love each other, but what good is what we say compared to what we allow? This week the police killed yet another unarmed person, a 13-year-old Latino boy. This month, 33 states have introduced over 100 bills against rights of transgender people. Bills that ban trans people from participating in sports, bills that keep trans kids from accessing affirming healthcare, bills that want to remove trans kids from their supportive families. A people policed to death is a people for whom the carceral state is a past life. What if we began our new life now, and agreed that there will be abolition? We, who can feel the rumble and pulse of it begging beneath the concrete. What if we refuse the law of the land when it means to harm the people of the land? What if we are to become ungovernable, like planets, we who know another way is not only possible but inevitable. If you feel small, if you feel far from it, take a look at Pluto’s distant influence. If we are to believe that the planets and asteroids and stars have their power, then imagine what the influence of all our bodies might be. While Pluto works on our values, pitting fear against faith, Saturn and Uranus continue to square off. A minor trine between Mars, Jupiter, and the Sun plus Mercury is our weekly reminder that our actions and rituals have a far-reaching impact, especially for the younger ones who will survive us. Each step we take presses down a new path. Aries Sun & Aries RisingWhen the world gets heavy, people reach for something big to believe in, but you don’t have to believe in God, if God doesn’t suit. You don’t even have to believe in The Universe or anything invisible above or below you. You just have to believe in yourself — in what you see for yourself, and what you want badly enough for yourself to go hard. You have to believe that you have what it takes to raise the child in you and that you’ve earned the right to let the protector rest. What some think of as divine is no bigger, no more sacred, than the work of loving your whole self.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoTaurus Sun & Taurus RisingYou are allowed to feel like one of the lucky ones and still be unsatisfied. You’re allowed to want something more for yourself, even if you can’t articulate what that something is quite yet or how you’re gonna get it. What if dissatisfaction is a sign of life? What if it’s proof of all the pleasures waiting for you on the other side of complacency? It’s better, Taurus, for you to be honest than be humble, better for you to be human than a hero. Otherwise, you might find yourself subconsciously bulldozing what you have to make way for something that you don’t. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoGemini Sun & Gemini RisingIt’s not all a crapshoot, even if it feels like one on days when nothing plays out like you’d rather it did. While it might not be evident right away, there are always a few stakes in the game and consequences to your actions. It’s like Neko Case sang, “time’s a revelator” — eventually, we come to the end of a thread we’ve been holding without realizing it. Don’t let this stop you in your tracks, Gemini, let it give you perspective. Yes, the hurt matters, the mistakes you’ve made matter and they won’t pass unnoticed. But so does the good you’ve done and want to do.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCancer Sun & Cancer RisingIt can feel selfish to trust your gut instincts and make decisions about what’s right for you — not what you wish felt right, or what someone else needs you to feel. In fact, when someone else’s feelings are in the mix, prioritizing your own viewpoint and values can feel like discounting theirs. But, it isn’t. No one benefits from your decisions to do things that don’t feel good or right to you. No one gets to experience you at your best that way. Besides, you should know by now to trust your intuition and never underestimate it. It’s a tool that works better the more you use it. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLeo Sun & Leo RisingIf healing isn’t linear then neither is the path we take toward it. If we can fall off the wagon and get back on, if we can cut ties with people who cause us harm and then hastily sew those ties together in a moment of desperation before remembering why we left to begin with, we can forgive ourselves for losing faith in our ability to learn a new way to live and relate to others. When you get angry at yourself for all the ways you wish you could show up, slow down and find one way. You don’t have to be all in all at once, but when you’re up for it, your ride is here to pick you up.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoVirgo Sun & Virgo RisingIt’s only natural that what felt good to you once might no longer do the trick. Human beings are agents of change and under certain world-defining and delaying circumstances, only more so. With all that time for introspection, some personal shifts might have experienced an acceleration process. But, it takes a while for the mind to catch up with the body, to put into language what might have at first seemed like a hiccup in the spirit. It can feel like the body knows something that we don’t. What you feel is more trustworthy and valuable than what you want to feel.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLibra Sun & Libra RisingA body needs to use or release what it stores. The materials are easy enough to identify: tears, mucus, waste. But the body is full of systems that produce responses harder to see, like the endocrine system, the sympathetic nervous system, and our immune systems. Like Libra people, these systems work as mediators, communicating between stimulus and stimulated. But, unlike Libra people, these systems want to process and let go, because when they can’t release, they suffer. When you’re wondering whether to hold on or let go, look to your body for guidance. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoScorpio Sun & Scorpio RisingLike the dream of a past life, hopeful buds are showing up along the wintered tree of you. A week full of beautiful reminders, that relationships and projects you thought dead were simply dormant, germinating under the cover of darkness. It’s enough to welcome what returns, to regard the cycling nature of all things — including the patterns of others. A budding tree will come to bloom whether you watch it or not and after its bloom, it will shed and go on about the business of greenness. If certain absences hurt you, if opening again scares you, just hang back and let time do its work.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoSagittarius Sun & Sagittarius RisingOf course you know how to stay busy, how to lend your time to whatever problem crops up. And, it’s true that staying busy can do wonders for those of us who, left to leisure, are also left with an emotional state we’d rather let alone. But busying oneself with whatever is furthest from the spirit is a fool’s errand, you know that. You will never stay busy enough. This week might be full of people and places demanding you make good on your work, and you will. But if you don’t make time to keep the promises you’ve made to yourself, your word won’t be worth very much to you.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCapricorn Sun & Capricorn RisingIt’s time for you to express yourself, Capricorn, to stand in the light of the golden hour. So much of this month has been about setting your limits and figuring out what you don’t want. Don’t you think it’s time for you to not only figure out what you DO want, but actively set out after it? Of course the time between invocation and reception can be slower than some might like, but you know how to be patient if the reward is good enough. You’ve been putting the pieces in place for everyone else long enough, set the dominoes to spell your own name and give the first one a push.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoAquarius Sun & Aquarius RisingThere are months that ask you to rest and months that show you what that rest was for. Rest is a process necessary for both body and mind. Rest can be sleeping in or declining invitations or taking trips to the seaside for salt air. Rest is, no matter how you come to it, a gathering of strength, and it can be taken alongside the daily grind or outside of it entirely. My hope for you, Aquarius, is that you’ve taken your rest seriously and sacredly, because within it were lessons for the work you’re endeavoring upon now. The work comes from that rest; it’s possible because of it.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoPisces Sun & Pisces RisingWe shouldn’t have to choose between what makes financial sense and what makes sense collectively and, in a perfect world, our lives could be easily built in service to the communities we love and care for. But, because this isn’t a perfect world and because some resources are finite, it’s important to approach long-term plans as if they are exactly that — long term. While some situations require immediate response, your present day solutions need not define your vision for the future. You can take care of yourself now without jeopardizing your big beautiful dream.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Charge Your Vibrators: Venus Is In TaurusObsessed With Astrology? Thank TikTok — & COVIDHow Important Is Your Roommate's Zodiac Sign?
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