With symptoms blamed on stress, she pressed on – and learned the truth

A few years after her first child was born, Nina Stanley began experiencing strange blood pressure spikes. While pregnant, she’d had preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. She also had HELLP syndrome, a disorder of the liver and blood cells. But all those complications seemed to clear once […] The post With symptoms blamed on stress, she pressed on – and learned the truth appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Healthy sleepers have much lower heart failure risk

In a new study, researchers found people with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns. Healthy sleep patterns include rising in the morning, sleeping 7 to 8 hours a day, and having no insomnia, snoring, or excessive daytime […] The post Healthy sleepers have much lower heart failure risk appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Diabetes and high blood pressure can increase brain damage in COVID-19

In a recent study published in Brain Communications, researchers reported the range of brain complications experienced by hospitalized adults in the UK with severe COVID-19. They found that strokes were a common complication, with higher rates than expected amongst younger people. The findings also highlight that risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure, contributed to […] The post Diabetes and high blood pressure can increase brain damage in COVID-19 appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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New Trailers: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Invasion, Spencer, and more

Denzel Washington stars in The Tragedy of Macbeth | Apple TV We’re nearing the season finale of Ted Lasso (only two more new episodes!), and it seems like the show’s got a lot of story threads that need to be knitted together after episode 10. Titled No Weddings and a Funeral, episode 10 was solid, but I didn’t quite love it. I’m trying to write about the episode without spoiling it, let’s just say I didn’t love how the session between Ted and Sharon which we’ve been waiting for all season was edited together with Rebecca’s retelling of a traumatic event with her own father. Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham… Read More

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How disparities for women and minorities widened during the pandemic

Stephan Blandford (left) and Celestina Barbosa-Leiker. (Photos via Children’s Alliance and WSU) The pandemic has hastened already-existing economic trends, such as the increase in remote work. But at the same time, it is also exacerbating existing economic disparities. Speakers at a recent meeting hosted by the Washington State Academy of Sciences examined how the pandemic is affecting women and increasing racial and socio-economic inequities in Washington state and elsewhere. The widening of disparities during the pandemic is a global phenomenon, as highlighted in a new report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that assessed the disproportionate effects on women. Psychologist Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, a vice chancellor for research and an… Read More

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Apple says it will fix issue with ‘unlock with Apple Watch’ feature on iPhone 13

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple says it has identified an issue where the “unlock with Apple Watch” feature might not work with its new iPhone 13 devices. A new note on its support page describes the problem: You might see “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch” if you try to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask, or you might not be able to set up Unlock with Apple Watch. On Friday, users on the r/AppleWatch Reddit board began reporting that they were seeing this problem, and some said they were able to use the Watch unlock feature with other iPhone models, including the iPhone 11… Read More

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 19, 2021

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 19, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Remote work already changing Seattle permanently, tech worker survey indicates The majority of Seattle tech workers don’t expect to ever return to their offices full time and the effects of that transition could alter everything from commercial real estate, to what social issues tech workers spend their time and money on, to downtown’s status as a business… Read More

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