When it comes to public consumption of nutrition studies, an old adage applies: Everything in moderation. The latest study looking at what you should eat involves eggs. Despite decades of advice that the cholesterol in eggs is bad for you, researchers in Canada now report evidence that eggs might reduce another heart disease risk factor — high blood pressure . The scientists found egg proteins that, in laboratory simulations of the human digestive process , seem to act like a popular group of prescription medications in lowering blood pressure. The findings are detailed in the Feb. 11 issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . Important caveats: Funding for the research came from livestock and poultry industry groups. And the researchers emphasize that further study is needed to determine if the proteins actually works in humans. Meanwhile, federal guidelines for limiting egg consumption have not changed because of the study. … [Read more...] about Study Finds Sunny Side of Eggs
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A Brazilian Senate committee investigating the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face nine criminal charges, including "crimes against humanity," for his role in the public health crisis. In a lengthy report released Wednesday, the 11-member committee said that Bolsonaro allowed the pandemic coronavirus to spread freely through the country in a failed attempt to achieve herd immunity, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. The report also took aim at Bolsonaro's promotion of ineffective treatments, such as hydroxychloroquine. The committee blames the president's policies for the deaths of more than 300,000 Brazilians. In addition to crimes against humanity, the committee accused Bolsonaro of quackery, malfeasance, inciting crime, improper use of public funds, and forgery. In all, the committee called for indictments of 66 people , including Bolsonaro and three of his sons, as well as two companies. … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of “crimes against humanity” over COVID response
In addition to new MacBooks on October 18th, Apple finally also introduced its third-generation AirPods , which are set to ship on October 26th for $179 and are available for preorder now . Apple also lowered the cost of the now-entry-level AirPods 2 from $159 to $129 and will now only sell the version that comes with a wired charging case. As a result, the AirPods lineup now consists of four models of AirPods: the $129 AirPods 2, the $179 AirPods 3, the $249 AirPods Pro, and the $549 AirPods Max. With such a wide range of AirPods available at various price points, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which one you should purchase. That’s why we’ve put together this guide comparing the models to each other — so you can find the right fit for you. Note that while we have reviewed most of the AirPods in the lineup, we’ve not yet tested the AirPods 3, but we will soon. AirPods Lineup Comparison Specification AirPods (second-gen) AirPods (third-gen) AirPods … [Read more...] about Which AirPods model should you buy?
Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are pretty much everywhere: in the ground, in the ocean, on your hands and in your gut. While some are harmful, most are not — and some are even beneficial to human health. In many cases, humans live in symbiosis with bacteria, maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship without even knowing it. So let's demystify this diverse group of single-celled organisms. Here is an overview of what bacteria are, what they do and which ones to watch out for. What are bacteria? Bacteria are single-celled organisms with a unique internal structure. Humans and other multicellular organisms are eukaryotes, which means our cells have distinct nuclei bound with a membrane. Bacteria are prokaryotes, meaning they don't have organized nuclei or any other membrane-bound organelles. Bacterial DNA floats freely within bacterial cells in a twisted, thread-like mass called the nucleoid. Some also have separate, circular pieces of DNA called … [Read more...] about What are bacteria?
Stripe on Wednesday announced its plans to acquire Recko , a financial operations platform based in Bangalore, India. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Recko's payments reconciliation software will add to the growing list of tools Stripe is providing for internet businesses, continuing Stripe's expansion beyond payments acceptance. Recko helps automate parts of payments reconciliation -- an accounting process that compares two or more sets of records, such as a company's internal sales log and their external bank statement. A retailer, for instance, would want to reconcile a $100 purchase on their website with a $100 payment reported by their payment processor and the $99 deposit (less a $1 processing fee) received in the bank. Recko's software specifically automates the collection of transaction data from financial systems and payment processors, simplifies the process of matching transactions, and it accounts for factors like currency differences and refunds. It also … [Read more...] about Stripe to acquire financial operations platform Recko