Day: July 10, 2020

Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus to the third, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India’s fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. Here is where India stands in its battle against the virus: STEADY CLIMB, MULTIPLE PEAK... »

Relentless heat wave to bake the U.S. for “multiple weeks”

Relentless heat wave to bake the U.S. for “multiple weeks”

A punishing and relentless heat wave is just getting underway in the South, with some spots forecast to  peak above 110 degrees starting this weekend. But the heat will not stay in the South; next week it is forecast to move north and east, spreading 100-degree temperatures across the Ohio Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service is forecasting 75 or more record-high temperat... »

As COVID-19 lockdowns ease in some cities, violent crime returns to the streets

As COVID-19 lockdowns ease in some cities, violent crime returns to the streets

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns A surge of gun violence is plaguing several major cities in the U.S., adding to the woes of a nation grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Data provided by police departments in New York City and Chicago shows upticks in shootings and homicide victims in June leading into July, compare... »

Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate

Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate

The White House seating chart spoke volumes. When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers, and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, usually the leader of disease-fighting effort... »

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in tax dollars in ApiJect Systems America, a young company. Its injector is not approved ... »

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Medical oxygen is already low in hospitals at the new epicenter of the outbreak, Gauteng province, home to the power centers of Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, visiting a hospital Friday, said authorities are working with industry t... »

Nigeria’s excess crude account falls to $72 million

Nigeria’s excess crude account falls to $72 million

Nigeria’s excess crude account falls to $72 million Nigeria’s excess crude account has now fallen by a whopping 98% in just 5 years.   Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account (ECA) now stands at $72 million as the country continues to grapple with an unprecedented revenue crisis not seen since the early eighties. The ECA account has now fallen by about 98% within the last 5 years. The information on t... »

7 female executives under 40 in FinTech

7 female executives under 40 in FinTech

7 female executives under 40 in FinTech This article will be looking at seven female executives who are way ahead of the game in the Nigerian fintech sector; more interestingly, most of these women are under 40.   Banking and financial activities in the 80s were characterised by paperwork and file cabinets. But by the end of the twentieth century, the story changed with the introduction of te... »

Coronation Merchant Bank partners Union Systems to commence full automation of its Trade Finance Operations

Coronation Merchant Bank partners Union Systems to commence full automation of its Trade Finance Operations

Coronation Merchant Bank partners Union Systems to commence full automation of its Trade Finance Operations Coronation Merchant Bank has continued to make giant strides in Trade financing. Leading financial institution in Nigeria, Coronation Merchant Bank, has partnered with Union Systems Limited  to fully automate its Trade Finance Operations.  The trade finance software, Trade-XTM comes with a f... »

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

A small study strengthens the evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April. They found signs of the virus in several samples of umbilical cord blood, the placenta, and, in one case, breast milk. Women shouldn’t panic. This do... »

How to completely empty your bowels every morning.

How to completely empty your bowels every morning.

We all have to go to work, class or office every morning or maybe even workout. But each time we remember about our irregular bowel movement, that’s the inability of our body(specifically, digestive) system to schedule a particular time for pooping. This discourage us or gets us afraid of attending our every day business, thinking that we could get pressed in between our meeting or during cl... »

Drink Garlic Water Every Day And Get These Results

Drink Garlic Water Every Day And Get These Results

Little changes in our daily diet can lead us to astonishing results and we feel those positive effects. We are all aware of the benefits of drinking water at the start of the day with an empty stomach. Now, what if we add one food item that is handy and can be always available in our kitchen? Consuming raw garlic with water at the start of the day is an excellent hack with incredible health benefi... »

Eat A Slice Of Onion In An Empty Stomach Every Morning To Get These Health Benefits

Eat A Slice Of Onion In An Empty Stomach Every Morning To Get These Health Benefits

Good day Opera News, readers, followers and fans. In this article, I will be talking on the health benefits of eating a raw onion in an empty stomach every morning. Many people use onion juice and and it’s pieces for health improvement. The vitamins and nutritional elements contained in this vegetable offers so many impressive benefits. Have you ever wonder why your eyes drop tears while you... »

14 reasons why you should eat garlic

14 reasons why you should eat garlic

14 Tips on how to use garlic for sinus infection Sinus infection is caused thanks to sinuses that are very small cavities in skull which are filled with air. Commonly, the sinus will produce discharge and mucus it out of your body which assists to hold your nasal passage free from bacteria, allergies, dust particles as well as other pollutants to inhibit the damage caused to the upper respiratory ... »

Natural Ways To Whiten Your Eyes And Make Them Brighter

Natural Ways To Whiten Your Eyes And Make Them Brighter

The eyes are the first things we notice mostly when we meet people. We all know how important it is to have white sparkling eyes as it enhances our beauty and shows a sign of how healthy or unhealthy an individual is. Yellowing of eye sclera ( the whitish area of the eyes) may sometimes mean there is an underlying health condition in the individual. It mostly happens when an individual has jaundic... »

10 tips for effectively questioning an expert witness

10 tips for effectively questioning an expert witness

10 Tips For Effectively Questioning an Expert Witness 10 Tips For Effectively Questioning an Expert Witness Whether on direct or cross-examination, questioning an expert witness differs in key ways from questioning lay witnesses. The heart of expert witness testimony is the expert’s opinion and the reasoning behind it – as well as the need to contextualize this opinion within one’s own case. Here ... »

18 benefits of journaling that will help your life

18 benefits of journaling that will help your life

18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life Share Pin it Tweet Share Email The act of writing in a journal often seems daunting or unnecessary to many people. Even authors who work on novels might shun the idea of daily diaries. What purpose does jotting down words on a regular basis do if not contributing to the next novel, play or song? I know from experience many benefits of journaling... »

15 questions to ask your kids to help them have good mindsets

15 questions to ask your kids to help them have good mindsets

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And asking the right questions encourage behavior that brings positive change and also allows for the best use of available resources. As the saying goes, where your mind goes, energy flows. One... »

How to discipline a child

How to discipline a child

Parenting the Strong Willed Child: 5 Discipline Strategies You know you’ve got a strong willed child on your hands when they won’t respond to any type of discipline strategies you have up your sleeve. Here are some tips on what might actually work. Tips on parenting a strong willed child Parenting a strong willed child can be challenging. Kids with a strong will refuse to respond to an... »

How to train your dog

How to train your dog

Ok, he’s finally home. Training needs to begin immediately, considering the new pattern on the rug, not to mention the dog’s breakfast he’s made of your new Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals. But where should you start? Whether you train your new puppy or dog yourself, take classes, or hire a private trainer, some basic training tips should be tackled right out of the gate. These to... »

Cucumber varieties and how to use them

Cucumber varieties and how to use them

Cucumbers are a deliciously refreshing veggie that tastes amazing in salads, gazpachos and all on their own. Here are some popular cucumber varieties with how to identify, grow and eat them.SHUTTERSTOCK/ROBERTWCOY Armenian Best to pick: When the cuke is anywhere from 11-15 inches, which takes about 55-75 days. With its long, curved shape, the Armenian cucumber has gained the nicknames snake cucumb... »

Different types of pineapple

Different types of pineapple

1 Abacaxi Pineapple Abacaxi Pineapples have a sweet taste and are also known as the tastiest type amongst all. They are tall and spiny, and their flesh is juicy and white transparent in color. They are not used commercially as they are extremely fragile to be shipped.  It is a well-known variety in the Bahamas, Florida, and Brazil. Its leaves are bluish-green colored with red-purple tinge. <img... »

How to smile cutely

How to smile cutely

How to Have the Perfect Smile Looking for your perfect smile? Don’t get too hung up on a gap tooth or a thin lip. The truth is, there’s no one look that’s better than any other. Practice to find a smile you like, so you have the confidence to show it off to the world. Tooth-whitening treatments are available, but don’t fall into the trap of damaging your oral health with ex... »

10 ways to lose weight without dieting

10 ways to lose weight without dieting

10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting Simple changes to your lifestyle can help you lose weight and keep it off. Sure, you can lose weight quickly. There are plenty of fad diets that work to shed pounds rapidly — while leaving you feeling hungry and deprived. But what good is losing weight only to regain it? To keep pounds off permanently, it’s best to lose weight slowly. And many exp... »

How to gain weight quickly and safely

How to gain weight quickly and safely

How do you gain weight quickly and safely? Foods to gain weight quickly Takeaway If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Doctors usually recommend gaining weight to people who consistently weigh too little, which can cause a range of health problems. Bodybuilders and other athletes may also hope to gain weight by building muscle. According ... »

How to look more handsome and attractive

How to look more handsome and attractive

13 Proven Ways to Look More Handsome and Attractive It doesn’t take a genius to see why guys want to learn how to look handsome and attractive: In addition to increased confidence, good-looking guys just seem to have more… well, everything. “In society, attractive people tend to be more intelligent, better adjusted, and more popular,” explains Stanford University’s Charles Feng in the Journal of Y... »

Tips on making a long distance relationship work

Tips on making a long distance relationship work

Best Tips On Making A Long Distance Relationship Work Many people believe that long distance relationships are never going to work out. Your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may advise you not to take it too seriously, in case you get your heart broken. Nobody says it is going to be easy — the extra distance makes many things unachievable. Things could get complicated, and y... »

Lassa fever, a silent killer in Nigeria since 1969

Lassa fever, a silent killer in Nigeria since 1969

  The earliest case of Lassa fever in Nigeria can be traced back to 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. However, a fresh case broke out in 2007. Records about the fever only began to account for cases from January 2017.   Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact... »

Rape: A costly lifelong burden

Rape: A costly lifelong burden

  Lately, Nigeria has been overwhelmed by anger and resentment against rising rape incidents. They seem unending and the gory details too bloodcurdling to recall.   On Saturday, June 13, Nigerians were shocked about the brutal rape and murder of Grace Oshiagwu, inside a church in Ibadan, Oyo State.   The 21-year-old student was discovered with deep machete cuts on her body.   T... »

‘You have to take action’: one hospital cleaner’s journey through the pandemic

‘You have to take action’: one hospital cleaner’s journey through the pandemic

woman who had recently returned from China. The woman walked up to the reception desk and outlined her symptoms. She was given a mask, taken to a designated area outside the A&E building and tested for coronavirus. When, three days later, the test came back positive, it confirmed what medical authorities had already suspected: this was London’s first case. That day, Ernesta Nat Cote, a cleaner... »

Gene therapy cures woman of sickle cell

Gene therapy cures woman of sickle cell

  In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering — by editing her genome.   Victoria Gray’s recovery from sickle cell disease, which had caused her painful seizures, came in a year of breakthroughs in one of the hottest areas of medical research — gene therapy.   “I have hoped for a cure since I was about 11,” t... »

There’s under-testing for COVID-19 in Cross River, NMA insists

There’s under-testing for COVID-19 in Cross River, NMA insists

  The Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association says there are more than five cases of COVID-19 in the state because suspected cases could not be tested.   Speaking in an interview with our Correspondent, the state’s NMA chairman, Dr. Agam Ayuk, said there were lots of people who presented with symptoms of COVID-19 in the hospital and also in the community — beyond what was... »

Mama Boko Haram’: one woman’s extraordinary mission to rescue ‘her boys’ from terrorism

Mama Boko Haram’: one woman’s extraordinary mission to rescue ‘her boys’ from terrorism

  Over the years, Boko Haram had become notorious for kidnapping women and girls. The most infamous instance came in 2014, when its fighters captured 276 schoolgirls from a secondary school in the remote village of Chibok. But there were abductions before Chibok, and dozens after. Some of those captured were forced to become suicide bombers, and Boko Haram has used more than 460 female suicid... »

The Hunter Has Become The Hunted (The Story Of The Attorney-General And EFCC Chairman) By Achike Chude

The Hunter Has Become The Hunted (The Story Of The Attorney-General And EFCC Chairman) By Achike Chude

  Now Magu, the man who ran after thieves is on the run while Malami is in pursuit. The hunter has become the hunted. But if there is one thing that has become clear to the discerning, it is that tomorrow is pregnant. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. As Malami races in hot pursuit of Magu, there is every likelyhood that tomorrow he himself might be on the run with somebody else in hot p... »

How Will Getting Married Affect Your Premium Tax Credit?

How Will Getting Married Affect Your Premium Tax Credit?

Nearly 10 million Americans receive premium tax credits (premium subsidies) to offset the cost of health insurance purchased in the exchanges.1 Premium tax credits cover a significant portion of most enrollees’ premiums, making self-purchased health insurance much more affordable than it would otherwise be. Premium tax credits are based on an ACA-specific version of modified adjusted gross ... »

How Does the HSA Testing Period Work?

How Does the HSA Testing Period Work?

The HSA testing period is a way for the IRS to make sure that people aren’t contributing more than the allowed amount to their health savings accounts (HSA). It only applies if you become eligible to contribute to an HSA mid-year but want to contribute the full year’s amount to your HSA. The IRS does allow that. But then you’ll be subject to the testing period. If you don’t... »

What Happens to My HSA When I Leave My Job?

What Happens to My HSA When I Leave My Job?

Unlike a Flexible Spending Account, you can keep your Health Savings Account (HSA) when you leave your job. Even if you opened your HSA in association with a high deductible health plan (HDHP) you got from your job, the HSA itself is yours to keep. All of the money in it, including contributions your employer made, contributions you made, and interest or investment growth, belong to you. Pay COBRA... »

Medicare and Health Savings Accounts Together

Medicare and Health Savings Accounts Together

It is possible to use a health savings account (HSA) for out-of-pocket Medicare expenses. However, you must be eligible for an HSA and must plan ahead of applying for Medicare in order to do this. Out-of-Pocket Spending with Medicare Medicare is not free. There are monthly premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. Some items, drugs, or services may not be covered at all. Medicare costs add u... »

Prescription Drug Insurance

Prescription Drug Insurance

ption drug coverage may incur substantial out-of-pocket costs. According to the CDC, 48.4% of adults have used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days, 24% have used three or more, and 12.6% have used five or more.1 On a per capita basis, inflation adjusted retail prescription drug spending in the U.S has ballooned to $1,025 in 2017 from $90 in 57 years (1960).2 Healthcare Reform Prio... »