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Woman Ventilated Due to Fake Botox; Experts Fear Repeat Incidents

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Cheap, counterfeit Botox administered by untrained individuals in non-medical settings without medical supervision proved to be a perilous combination, resulting in over a dozen women being hospitalized. One woman even required ventilation due to severe illness. Across nine states, seventeen women aged 26 to 55 suffered symptoms such as blurry vision, difficulty swallowing, and breathing issues after receiving what they...

Exercise Tips for Longevity and Mental Health: Cycling, Running, and Strength Training

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Staying active and maintaining strength isn't just about leading a fulfilling life; it's crucial for living a long and healthy life. Regular exercise has been scientifically proven to increase longevity by reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke. While cardiovascular exercise is essential, incorporating strength training and flexibility exercises into your routine can amplify...

Colorado Health Officials Confirm Rare Human Plague Case

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Health officials in Colorado are investigating a rare case of human plague discovered in Pueblo County, about 50 miles south of Colorado Springs, following preliminary test results. The bubonic plague, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, can be life-threatening and is typically spread through the bite of an infected flea or by handling infected animals, according to the Centers for...

Five Steps to Take One Year Before Retirement

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Planning for retirement can feel like a distant goal until it's right around the corner. After years of work and saving, the final year before retirement can be filled with excitement and anticipation—or anxiety about the unknown. Regardless of how you feel, now is the time to take crucial steps to ensure you're well-prepared for this significant life transition. Beyond...

Using the ’80/20′ Rule for Running: A Guide to Effective Training

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The 80/20 rule for running is a strategy that emphasizes spending 80% of your training time at low intensity and only 20% at medium or high intensity. Contrary to the Pareto principle of business, this rule in running is derived from research by Stephen Seiler and popularized by Matt Fitzgerald in his book "80/20 Running." It suggests that by...

Stock Market Update: S&P 500 Ends 3-Week Winning Streak as Stocks Dip on Wall Street

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Stocks on Wall Street relinquished early gains and closed lower on Friday, marking an end to a three-week winning streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index finished 0.4% lower by the end of the day, leading to a weekly decline. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.7%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.1% down. Despite these declines, both the S&P...

3 Easy Tips to Boost Your Confidence When Talking About Money with Friends

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The cost-of-living squeeze and the strain on budgets have made people more inclined to open up to friends and loved ones about money matters, according to new research from Virgin Money. Nearly two-fifths (38%) of people believe we are better at talking about money now than we were in 2019, before the cost-of-living crisis began. Additionally, more than half (56%)...

As Big as a Football Field, 16 Orbits of Earth in 24 Hours: All About the ISS

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The International Space Station (ISS), a remarkable feat of human engineering and international collaboration, has been orbiting Earth for 25 years. Here are ten fascinating facts about this cosmic outpost: Size and Weight: The ISS, akin to a mini-city in space, weighs a staggering 419 tonnes and spans the length of a football field, measuring 109 meters end to end. Scientific...

Avian Influenza Expands to Cats and Dogs Across 31 States: Essential Information

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Recent weeks have seen a worrying surge in zoonotic transmission of a highly infectious strain of avian influenza, commonly referred to as bird flu. Initially confined to wild birds and domestic poultry, the outbreak has now expanded to affect humans across four reported cases in the U.S. Moreover, the virus has been detected in cats across 31 states, with...

North Carolina Ranks Among Top 10 States for Hiking Trails in the US

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It’s no surprise that the mountain-dense states of Colorado, Utah, and Montana are well-known for their hiking, but North Carolina ranks right up there with them in a new set of rankings. As the home of the American Tobacco Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and thousands more, North Carolina secured the No. 9 spot on KURU’s list of 2024’s best states...