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Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence established at Icahn School of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Leica Microsystems, Inc. have combined efforts to establish the Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The new Center will support a mission to drive new discoveries and insights from scien-tific research performed using state-of-the-art imaging systems. A virtual ceremony took place today to mark the occasion.

The Center of Excellence features cutting-edge confocal and widefield microscopy technology such as Leica SP8 STED nanoscopy imaging, allowing researchers to capture images and video of the cellular and molecular processes of life.

The new partnership between Mount Sinai’s Microscopy and Advanced Bioimaging Core and Leica will ensure that we can meet the growing demand for novel microscopy-based instru-ments and strategies.”

Deanna Benson, PhD, Director, Microscope and Advanced Bi-oimaging Core and Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence in

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This really popular diet may not help you lose weight after all

This popular diet trend might not be the best option for weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is considered by some to be the most effective and natural method for improving health. For those looking to burn weight fast, intermittent fasting teaches you how to eat on a schedule, which makes it more about a lifestyle change rather than a diet. It balances mostly on an individual’s personal lifestyle, what their patterns of eating are, and how food is used throughout the day in one’s life.

While it might be beneficial to those looking to control the way they eat, it is not the best strategy for shedding a few pounds on the scale, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center recently published their findings in JAMA Internal Medicine, that suggested the popular time-based diet didn’t “confer weight loss

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How to Manage Loose Skin After Weight Loss

The aftermath of weight loss is often expected and welcomed: higher energy levels, smaller pants, and a more defined body. But there is one unexpected challenge: keeping skin tight while losing weight. This unwanted change can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and leave you confused about what to do next.

a man standing next to a brick wall: Did you lose weight, only to be left with loose skin? Find out why loose skin after weight loss happens in the first place and how to remedy the situation.

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Did you lose weight, only to be left with loose skin? Find out why loose skin after weight loss happens in the first place and how to remedy the situation.

Read on to learn how to keep skin tight while losing weight and find out what causes skin to stretch in the first place.

Why does loose skin after weight loss happen?

Well, in short, it’s usually linked with rapid weight loss, so it’s a common conundrum among people who undergo bariatric surgery for massive weight loss (more than 100 pounds), explains Jordan Jacobs, M.D., an

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Hydration and fitness | GUIDON

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Dehydration is caused by not drinking enough water. The amount of water necessary to keep someone hydrated depends greatly on the weather, the amount of physical activity, and an individual’s physical fitness level. The symptoms of dehydration include lethargy, headaches and lack of energy. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy R. Koster.

Everyone needs water, but drinking water is a habit, not a reflex.

“Thirst is a really poor indicator of hydration,” said Melissa Mahoney, an athletic trainer at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. “People need to shift their mindset when thinking about water not so much as a reflex or an urge, but it really is a behavior.”

By the time your body actually wants to drink water, it’s already dehydrated, she said.

Dehydration results from not replacing fluids and electrolytes that are lost from illness, physical exertion or even from sitting, said

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Cancer patient dies in lock-up, family says denied medicine

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A 50-year-old man, who was detained and brought to Vejalpur police station in Ahmedabad in a case of gambling, died on Sunday morning, prompting his family members to allege that he died because he was not provided his daily medication despite being a cancer patient.

The deceased identified as Abdul Kadir Shaikh (50), a resident of Vejalpur in Ahmedabad, was detained by the Gujarat Police State Monitoring Cell for gambling on Saturday night and brought to Vejalpur police station. Shaikh, who ran business of biscuits from his house, was suffering from Laryngeal cancer (voicebox cancer) and he was put under detention at Vejalpur police station after his Covid-19 test at 9 pm on Saturday.

On Sunday morning around 11 am, the family of Shaikh was informed by the police that he had died inside police lock-up under mysterious circumstances. The body has been sent

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Best supplements for youthful skin: Vitamins D, C, E and K are the best

If you’d like to reduce the number of dark spots, patches of redness, wrinkles, rough patches and dry skin, look no further. Here are the top four supplements that could lead to younger-looking skin.

The first supplementation recommendation may come as a surprise, as staying away from the sunshine’s harmful UV rays is key to protecting your skin.

However, dosages of vitamin D – 600 IU per day, according to Oregon State University – is needed.

In fact, vitamin D may be beneficial in treating skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

The NHS explained psoriasis appears as “red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales”.

These patches tend to appear on the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can turn up anywhere on the body.

Medical treatment can include topical applications of vitamin D analogues, which has been verified by a study.

Researchers from Henry Ford hospital, Detroit,

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4-day Nebraska Medicine computer system outage wreaking havoc at 2 health systems

North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health is unable to access its EHR due to a computer system outage at Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine, according to a report in The North Platte Telegraph.

Nebraska Medicine reported a security incident that caused a computer outage at its hospitals and clinics four days ago. Staff have canceled some appointments and reverted to paper records as the IT team works to get the system back up.

Nebraska Medicine provides EHR systems to several other providers, including Norfolk, Neb.-based Faith Regional Health Services. Great Plains Health and Faith Regional both have reported their EHR and patient portals are offline. The local ABC affiliate in Omaha also reported that people have been unable to get COVID-19 test results back because of the outage

The health systems can access patient data in other record-keeping systems and provide urgent care, but some nonurgent procedures have been postponed. Great

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Malaysians Are Being Placed Under A Mandatory Iodized Salt Diet To Combat Public Health Problem

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Malaysians are being placed under an iodized salt diet to tackle a nationwide micronutrient deficiency.

Starting September 30, 2020, Malaysia’s supply of edible salts will be mixed with iodine. According to the Health Ministry (MOH), iodine must be added to salt or fine salt – the ones we regularly use for cooking – weighing 20kgs or less, before it can be sold to consumers.

diagram: Iodine is a chemical element found in nature. (Twitter)

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Iodine is a chemical element found in nature. (Twitter)

Why so-dium salty?

This comprehensive dietary change was made following amendments to the national Food Regulations 1985 in 2018 after it was found that Malaysians are suffering from iodine deficiency.

Studies revealed that around 48% of Malaysian children between 8 and 10-years-old lacked iodine in their diets.

Iodine deficiency, as the name suggests, comes from the lack of iodine –

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Best Skincare for Men Over 40

Look, we get it—you might not have cared much about your skin when you were younger because you thought you didn’t need to. Lots of men feel that way. Lots of men, most men we venture to say, also start noticing changes to their faces starting in their forties. These changes, like crinkling around your eyes or dark spots on your cheeks, seem like they happen overnight and when you notice them, it can be jarring. Instead of shaking your fists at your younger self for not taking care of your mug sooner, start a skincare routine ASAP. While it’s true that prevention is always better than a cure, “it’s never too late to start addressing aging skin, just like it’s never too late to go to the gym,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai in New York City.

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3 Stocks Flashing Signs of Strong Insider Buying

If you really want to know which stocks the experts – and those in the know – are buying, pay attention to what they’re doing. Stock reports, company reviews, and press statements are helpful, but you’ll get significant information from watching what the insiders are up to.The insiders – the corporate officers and board members – have to disclose when they snap up shares to prevent any unfair advantages. Tracking their stock purchases can be a useful strategy because if an insider spends their own money on a stock, it could signal that they believe big gains are in store.So, investors looking for stocks that may be flying ‘under the radar,’ but with potential to climb fast, watching for insider purchases identify some sweet market plays. To make that search easier, the TipRanks Insiders’ Hot Stocks tool gets the footwork started

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