Obesity campaigners cautioned the results should not be seen as a green light to “let yourself go” when reaching middle age but added there was evidence gaining weight can be useful in protecting against fatal diseases. Prof Hui Zheng, a sociologist at The Ohio State University, said: “The main message is for those who start at a normal weight in early adulthood, gaining a modest amount of weight throughout life and entering the overweight category in later adulthood can actually increase the probability of survival.” Prof Zheng and colleagues analysed 8,329 participants in the Framingham Heart Study 4,576 parents and 3,753 of their children. Residents of the Massachusetts town have been tracked since 1948.
Chartier is aping the shrewd approach of Zara with its constant drops of newness to keep customers coming back: alongside the permanent collection, it offers 25 new limited edition fashion conscious styles every month. So you can always find something a bit snazzy, which is my bugbear when trying to find great prescription sunglasses. The brand name references James Dean (Bostoni’s a fan) while “Fairly” refers to its policy of donating a pair of glasses to international non profit Restoring Vision which provides them to people unable to afford glasses.
In a recent study by Liga Ventures, there are now more than 250 health focused startups in Brazil, the world’s seventh largest health market with more than $42 billion spent annually on private healthcare. Yet, with more than $18 billion wasted due to inefficiencies, and health related costs doubling in the country during the last five years (with accumulated inflation at 38 percent), Brazilian healthcare is ripe for disruption. Healthtech startups are one of the five featured verticals at, one of world’s largest entrepreneurial hubs based in Vila Olmpia, in the southern zone of So Paulo..
British scientists at the University of Nottingham are developing a “universal” Covid 19 vaccine which, if successful, would end the need to keep tweaking existing jabs as the virus mutates. Existing vaccines like the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs target the spike protein of the virus, but their efficacy is expected to wane as this element of the virus mutates. Already there is evidence they do not protect as well against variants containing the “E484K” mutation, such as those circulating widely in southern Africa and Brazil.
The hybrid nanofibers exhibted a significant increase in filtration efficiency (> 99%) for removal of nanoparticles aerosol, comparable to commercial high efficiency particulate air filters, but with lower pressure drop and less mess. 97% of E. Coli and 99% of S.