Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

August 05, 2020

Reportingonsuicide.cisco.com is live!

Enterprise -- Cisco Blogs - According to the World Health Organization, close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide it is estimated that there are more than 20 suicide attempts. In the U.S., death by suicide has been growing at...

August 05, 2020 05:31 PM

Timeline: TikTok's Journey From Global Sensation to Trump Target

U.S. News -- Microsoft Corp's potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist...

August 05, 2020 05:22 PM

Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal Is Unprecedented

U.S. News -- President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut of Microsoft buying TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.

August 05, 2020 05:21 PM

Microsoft's Rescue Attempt of TikTok Endears Old Company to New Generation

U.S. News -- Microsoft has emerged as a savior to young users of TikTok, who praised the tech industry giant for trying to buy parts...

August 05, 2020 05:20 PM

Rethinking Your Retirement Portfolio Mix

U.S. News -- Retirees may need to add more equities to their portfolio to get higher returns.

August 05, 2020 05:20 PM

Expenses You Can Eliminate in Retirement

U.S. News -- Eliminating these expenses means substantial savings in retirement.

August 05, 2020 05:19 PM

Ferrari Lowers Guidance After Q2 Profits Nearly Wiped Out

U.S. News -- Italian sportscar maker Ferrari has lowered its full year earnings guidance after reporting second-quarter profits were nearly wiped out by temporary halts in production and delivery due to the coronavirus.

August 05, 2020 05:17 PM

Cannabis use shows substantial risks, no benefits for cardiovascular health; Pachowicz identifying gaps and opportunities in space research

Life -- EurekAlert - Observational studies have found no cardiovascular benefits associated with cannabis use.Cannabis use may be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, atrial fibrillation and heart failure; however, additional studies need to be conducted...

August 05, 2020 03:23 PM

Black Americans Want Police to Retain Local Presence

Life -- Gallup Headlines - It's not so much the volume of interactions Black Americans have with the police that troubles them or differentiates them from other racial groups, but rather the quality of those interactions.

August 05, 2020 03:22 PM

Scientists discover new penguin colonies from space

Life -- Phys.org - A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change...

August 05, 2020 03:22 PM

Astronauts: SpaceX Dragon capsule 'came alive' on descent

Life -- Phys.org - The astronauts on SpaceX's first crew flight said Tuesday that their Dragon capsule "came alive" and sounded like a beast as it descended through the atmosphere to a smooth splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.

August 05, 2020 03:22 PM

Antibiotics linked to higher heart disease risk in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Life -- EurekAlert - Results from a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggest that bacterial infections may elevate the risk of coronary heart disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes.

August 05, 2020 03:21 PM

HPV vaccination linked to lower risk of precancerous condition

Life -- EurekAlert - Vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) reduces the risk of a condition that often leads to cervical cancer, according to an analysis of Danish health registry data.

August 05, 2020 03:21 PM

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Life -- EurekAlert - A recent analysis of a US commercial insurance database found that adults with rheumatoid arthritis had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than other individuals, including those with other types of arthritis.

August 05, 2020 03:21 PM

Building dementia friendly churches

Life -- EurekAlert - A project to help church communities become more 'dementia friendly' has had a significant impact across the country.The Dementia Friendly Church programme began as a collaboration between Peter Kevern, Professor of Values in Health and Social...

August 05, 2020 03:20 PM

'Mono' virus turns on cancer-related genes. Here's how.

Life -- Live Science - A new cell study hints at how the Epstein-Barr virus drives cancer.

August 05, 2020 03:19 PM

Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up Interstate 95

Life -- Phys.org - At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of...

August 05, 2020 03:19 PM

New Molecule Reverses Alzheimer's-Like Memory Decline

Life -- Neuroscience News - CMS121, a synthesized variant of fisetin, a chemical found in fruits and vegetables, improved memory, and slows neurodegeneration in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.

August 05, 2020 03:19 PM

Can I Give My Dog Ibuprofen?

Life -- Reader's Digest - If your dog is experiencing pain from an injury or medical condition, it might seem logical to give them a dose of ibuprofen to ease the discomfort. After all, that is your first line of defense for aches and pains. Plus, you probably...

August 05, 2020 03:18 PM

13 Surprising Facts About the U.S. Army

Life -- Reader's Digest - The army is older than our country

Congress officially established the Army in September 1789, but since the Continental 
Army was formed in 1775, the U.S. Army is technically older than the country it serves. Today, the Army has...

August 05, 2020 03:17 PM

What If I Never Really Had My Lifelong Asthma?

Life -- Psychology Today - My identity growing up was forged with my being sickly with asthma. Except I was misdiagnosed. How could I figure out who I was if I suddenly was healthy?

August 05, 2020 03:12 PM

36 Important Resume Skills (For All Types of Jobs)

Life -- Lifehack - Most jobs require specialized skills. At the same time, there are a lot of resume skills that apply across the board.

If you're on the hunt for a new job, give your resume a refresh. Employers want to know: Can you communicate effectively?...

August 05, 2020 03:11 PM

Biodiversity loss could be making us sick - here's why

Life -- Phys.org - By 2050, 70% of the world's population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers worldwide are seeing a rapid increase in noncommunicable health problems, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel...

August 05, 2020 03:10 PM

25 Best Audiobooks to Make the Most of Your Commute

Life -- Lifehack - Reading has been on the decline for years. All you have to do is think back to the last time you have stepped into a library to see my point.

One of the biggest reasons for the decline in book sales and going to libraries is the leaps and...

August 05, 2020 03:09 PM

August 04, 2020

Outbursts from a Double Star System

Life -- NASA Image of the day - For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth.

August 04, 2020 06:06 PM

Artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment

Life -- EurekAlert - Electrocardiogram results evaluated with an artificial intelligence-enhanced formula may be able to detect decreased heart function more accurately and quickly than standard blood tests in patients being evaluated in the emergency room for...

August 04, 2020 06:06 PM

U.S. Satisfaction at 13%, Lowest in Nine Years

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. dropped seven percentage points last month, to 13% -- the lowest Gallup has measured since November 2011.

August 04, 2020 06:05 PM

When COVID-19 Meddles with Your Brain

Life -- Psychology Today - Even after her respiratory symptoms stopped, young triathlete Katie Swanson still didn't feel quite right: her speech changed as had her brain function.

August 04, 2020 05:03 PM

Find Your Perfect French Press Ratio With This Coffee Calculator

Life -- Lifehacker - If you're trying to dial in your morning brew using a method other than a Keurig pod or a few scoops of grounds in an automatic coffee maker, it can be a challenge to figure out the exact right ratio of ground beans to water. And that's where...

August 04, 2020 05:01 PM

NASA obtains satellite imagery on Tropical Storm Isaias

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's Aqua satellite obtained visible and water vapor imagery as Tropical Storm Isaias continued moving along the east coast of Florida. On Aug. 3, Warnings and Watches stretched from Florida to Maine.

August 04, 2020 04:40 PM

Even With PPE, Frontline Workers Face COVID Risk

Life -- WebMD - Paramedics, who are often the first to see sick patients, are at far greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than others, the researchers said.

August 04, 2020 04:40 PM

Report: Even in more diverse districts, school segregation still exists

Life -- Phys.org - While K-12 schools across Massachusetts are looking at options for reopening this fall in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says public schools should also be looking at another important issue for their future: diversity.

August 04, 2020 04:33 PM

Evaluating the effectiveness of travel bans

Life -- Phys.org - With the reopening of flights during the summer holiday season in Europe, many countries have started to see an increase in COVID-19 infections. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on how COVID-19 spreads regionally and between countries, as...

August 04, 2020 04:33 PM

Diverse amyloid structures and dynamics revealed by high-speed atomic force microscopy

Life -- Phys.org - In the human body, proteins sometimes occur in fibrillar aggregates called amyloids. Although certain amyloids are known to have a biological function, amyloid formation is often associated with pathologies, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's...

August 04, 2020 04:32 PM

The 12 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones Money Can Buy

Life -- GearMoose - Working from home is a real treat, without the commute and five supervisors breathing down your neck...until the kids are screaming, the dog is barking, the gardeners are mowing, and suddenly you long for the relative peace of the corporate...

August 04, 2020 04:31 PM

'I prayed for this one,' SpaceX's Elon Musk says after NASA astronauts' splashdown success

Life -- Live Science - A relieved SpaceX CEO Elon Musk welcomed home the first NASA astronauts to fly to space on his company&aposs Crew Dragon vehicle.

August 04, 2020 04:30 PM

How to Save for Retirement With Your Health Savings Account

Life -- Lifehacker - There isn't much to like about high-deductible health insurance plans. If you have one, you may already be spending thousands of dollars out-of-pocket on healthcare each year. Before meeting the deductible, it can be tough to afford the basics....

August 04, 2020 04:30 PM

7 Reasons Why a Life Without Purpose is Unfulfilling

Life -- Lifehack - Every motivational speaker preaches the importance of having a purpose in life. They all tell you that a life without purpose is not the right way to go.

None of them are wrong. In fact, what they say is 100% true. But it's not the easiest...

August 04, 2020 04:30 PM

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Lifted Aboard Recovery Ship

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft as it is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after landing.

August 04, 2020 04:29 PM

25 Important Investment Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Life -- Lifehack - Entrepreneurship isn't for the faint of heart and brings its own unique set of challenges and obstacles. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information out there from entrepreneurs of all different backgrounds that can be applied to make solid...

August 04, 2020 04:29 PM

Iron-mediated cancer cell activity: A new regulation mechanism

Life -- Phys.org - CNRS researchers at the Institut Curie have recently shown that cancer cells use a membrane protein that has been known for several decades to internalize iron. Published in Nature Chemistry, this work shows that the absorbed iron allows cancer...

August 04, 2020 04:29 PM

Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools

Life -- Phys.org - Seemingly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and we find new uses for them every day. They can help us avoid traffic jams or connect us to family from afar. They can even translate languages on the fly.

August 04, 2020 04:28 PM

7 Ways to Build a Diversified Portfolio Without a Ton of Money

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - You know it's a bad idea to pour your life's savings into a single investment.

It's personal finance 101: Invest regularly and diversify your portfolio. But a lot of times, there isn't much guidance beyond that.

So as an investor,...

August 04, 2020 04:28 PM

Baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning

Life -- EurekAlert - In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study.

August 04, 2020 04:27 PM

5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement

Life -- Kiplinger - The July 15 extended tax filing deadline just passed. While it might seem early, now is the right time for you to rethink the impact of taxes when planning for your retirement.

August 04, 2020 04:27 PM

A simpler, high-accuracy method to detect rare circulating tumor cells in blood samples

Life -- EurekAlert - Results from a recent study -- a collaboration between Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, and Pennsylvania State University -- demonstrates the potential for a new method of detecting circulating tumor cells. Unlike existing...

August 04, 2020 04:27 PM

Machine learning finds a surprising early galaxy

Life -- Phys.org - New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low 1.6% oxygen abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest abundance. The measured...

August 04, 2020 04:26 PM

Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You're Wealthy

Life -- Kiplinger - Just before James Heath* retired four years ago, he and his wife began the search for the home where they'd hoped to spend their senior years. He knew precisely what he wanted: a smaller property with a low-maintenance yard. He also knew what...

August 04, 2020 04:25 PM

7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement

Life -- Kiplinger - Retirement planning is all about numbers. It centers around one question: Do my financial assets - pension, 401(k)s/IRAs, Social Security, property, sale of a business, etc. - provide enough income to fund my desired retirement lifestyle?


August 04, 2020 04:25 PM