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How to live longer: The snack that appears to have a ‘protective effect’ against cancer

Harvard Health cites an analysis of the US population’s eating habits and health outcomes.

The nation-wide study found eating too few nuts and seeds was associated with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

For that study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy relied on a model that used data from scores of observational studies on diet and health, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, which provided detailed information on Americans’ eating habits over the decade ending in 2012.

They estimated that in 2012, over 300,000 deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes — about 45 percent of all deaths from those conditions — were associated with eating either too much or too little of 10 nutrients.

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Nintendo's Scheduled Switch Network Maintenance Appears To Be Complete

Switch eShop© Nintendo Life

The situation with Switch Error Code 2123-1502 has somewhat improved over the past week, but Nintendo seems to still be busy behind the scenes.

Following on from a notice last week, it has now performed scheduled maintenance on its online services. This covers the Switch eShop and certain online game services.

“[Network maintenance information] We are currently performing maintenance on the Nintendo eShop. The end is scheduled around 15:30. Please note that it cannot be used during maintenance.”

With any luck, it puts an end to those pesky error code issues which first appeared when Switch system update 12.0.3 rolled out earlier this month.

If we hear anything else, we’ll be sure to let you know. How’s your Switch going now that this network maintenance has been performed? Tell us down in the comments.

[source nintendo.co.jp, via twitter.com]

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Obamacare now appears safe. The battle over its future continues.

“It’s significant in that it allows all parties to move on, to either build up or tear down — but they have to do so legislatively,” said health care strategist Chris Jennings, who has advised the last three Democratic presidents. “The courts are basically saying: Stop it, move on, you have every ability if you want to alter this bill, but do it by the books.”

The ruling will give new energy to Democratic efforts to build on Obamacare, through richer insurance subsidies and potentially a public option. And Republicans, who never settled on the “replace” part of their anti-Obamacare pledge, condemned the law’s high costs in the aftermath of Thursday’s ruling and vowed to fight Democratic proposals to expand government coverage.

“I suspect we’re going to continue to be working to try to make health care more accessible,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), whose home state led the latest legal threat to the ACA. “I think three times the Supreme Court’s upheld the Affordable Care Act, and I think we need to move on.”

For Democrats, the court decision could also bring on a long-delayed reckoning over the party’s own vision for a health care system, now that the latest legal challenge to the ACA has collapsed. Democrats universally agree that the ACA has its problems — high premiums, large deductibles, and a gaping coverage gap in the dozen, predominately Republican-led states refusing to join the law’s Medicaid expansion.

“For many years one of the biggest obstacles to making big progressive steps on health care was the mantra that we needed to implement Obamacare and then defend Obamacare,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “It was a very existential block to going forward, just keeping the law alive. Now that it seems quite safe, there’s more flexibility across the Democratic Party to take bold steps.”

But Democrats disagree on the next steps, and Obamacare’s future could look very different depending on where party leaders steer the ship.

President Joe Biden, who campaigned on more seismic changes to the ACA like a public option and lowering the Medicare age to 60, has pulled back since taking office to focus on more incremental policies that won’t disturb intraparty harmony or the powerful health care industry. The Democrats’ Covid relief package in March temporarily boosted Obamacare subsidies by nearly 30 percent, aiming to lower costs for low-income Americans and draw more middle-income families into the law’s insurance marketplaces. Biden is pushing to make those subsidies permanent in infrastructure legislation, prioritizing them over other Democratic health care proposals.

“How much further will the ACA in all its various forms be expanded?” said Tom Miller, a resident fellow in health care policy at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. That could become a long-running dispute between Democrats and Republicans as they trade control of Washington.

“That’s where the point of engagement is, and where it may shift back and forth, instead of, ‘I’ve got another lawsuit for you,’” Miller added.

While Republicans broadly oppose the expansion of insurance subsidies, they’d be powerless to stop it from happening in this Congress if Democrats include the aid in an infrastructure package they advance along strictly party lines.

The prospects for other Democratic health care priorities are uncertain. Biden has steered clear of substantive debate on other campaign proposals, like lowering Medicare’s eligibility age, government-mandated drug price negotiations and creating a government-run insurance option.

The White House has even taken a back seat on one of Biden’s most full-throated campaign priorities: finessing a federal work-around for coverage in the dozen states that have rejected federal help to expand Medicaid to roughly 2 million low-income adults. Democratic lawmakers have been trying to work out the details for months, hoping to strike an approach that won’t anger the health industry or states that already joined the optional Obamacare program.

With razor-thin margins in Congress, Democrats have just a small window to deliver on their health plans before the 2022 midterm elections. Debate over the party’s health care vision was already in full swing this year, and it could heat up now that Obamacare has been secured by the high court.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who as budget committee chairman will have strong sway over Democrats’ infrastructure legislation, insisted Thursday he won’t give up on lowering the Medicare age this Congress. He’s also called for expanding the program to cover vision, dental and hearing.

“There are millions of older workers who would like to get Medicare who today can’t, which is why we’ve got to lower the age, and there are millions more walking around, who cannot hear, can’t afford eyeglasses, and can’t afford dental,” he added, according to a Capitol Hill press pool report.

Senate health committee chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) have started collecting feedback on a public option, kicking off what could be a lengthy process to develop a policy Democrats could agree on. The idea has gained support since it was jettisoned from the ACA during the law’s drafting, but there are different ways of designing a public option.

“But it’s still going to be difficult because it is a very important and major change in the law, and the Congress doesn’t move very quickly,” said Henry Waxman, one of Obamacare’s lead authors in Congress who now helms his own consulting firm.

Rachel Roubein contributed to this report.

Author: Susannah Luthi
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Lake District spot is ‘haunted’ by ghost army on horseback that appears in June

Legend says that the fellside on the edge of Blencathra is home to a ghost army that has been seen on a few occasions at this time of year. It is thought that the army was first seen during the evening of Midsummer’s Day in 1735 when a servant saw a line of soldiers on foot and horseback marching across the fell.

According to Lancashire Live, two years later the servant’s master and other family members witnessed the same sighting, which was apparently five men deep.

Ten years later on Midsummer’s Day evening in 1745, the spirits were seen by 26 people who even testified on oath as to what they had seen.

They claimed to have watched a line of marching troops, cavalry and even carriages travelling along the summit ridge for hours.

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One of the lakes itself is thought to be haunted. According to legend, when the villages around Lake Windermere are about to come under harm, a white horse can be seen walking across the lake to warn residents.

In addition, one of the UK’s most haunted castles, Muncaster Castle, sits in the Western Lake District. There have been claims of footsteps in the corridors and doors opening on their own.

For those who want to experience the spooky castle they can attend a  ghost vigil or, if you are brave enough, you can spend the night in the Tapestry Room, the most haunted part of the building.

Additional reporting by Sarah Hodgson.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Weird Feed

‘Prophetic’ Ring of Fire appears in sky after Bible warned

Paul Begley, a Christian evangelist and online personality from West Lafayette in Indiana, US, believes the eclipse was a prophetic sign from God Himself.

Pastor Begley runs a weekly TV show, The Coming Apocalypse, where he draws links between Bible prophecy and everyday events.

Solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, earthquakes, asteroid flybys, political unrest – he believes these are all signs of Jesus Christ’s pending return.

In a recent live broadcast on YouTube, he bizarrely claimed today’s spectacle was but one of many prophetic eclipses in recent years.

He said: “You guys remember we had that first solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, that started in Salem, Oregon, and ended in Salem, South Carolina, and on its way down that path crossed seven cities named Salem.

“And the word Salem means Jeru-salem. That’s what they’re named after, Jeru-salem.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Weird Feed

Switch Pro Rumours Intensify As New Retailer Listing Appears Online

Switch Bloodstained© Nintendo Life

It’s been an interesting week on the Nintendo front, with a Bloomberg report suggesting the rumoured “Switch Pro” will be revealed before E3 begins. According to the same source, it’s expected to be in the hands of consumers by September or October.

If this wasn’t already enough excitement, adding fuel to the fire is the discovery of a new retailer listing for the rumoured device, this time by Amazon Mexico on Friday. The website’s page mentioned a “New Nintendo Switch Pro”, but it wasn’t long before it was taken down.

It’s still unclear if this listing was legitimate or not, but the fact it was removed not long after its discovery also raised some questions. As highlighted on social media, Amazon Mexico has been responsible for past leaks such as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy ahead of schedule.

The name featured in this listing has led to speculation about the title of the rumoured system and also jokes like this:

A separate story following on from Bloomberg’s report has suggested the Switch Pro will offer a “surface style” tabletop flap, USB 3.0, and ethernet connectivity. What do you make of this listing and all of the othe “Switch Pro” rumours circulating this week? What would you even call a new Nintendo Switch? Vote in our poll and leave a comment down below.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Expansion Pass Appears For Free, Thanks To An eShop Exploit

Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity

Now, we can’t guarantee that this deal will be permanent, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to keep it, and we definitely can’t guarantee that it’ll be the case for long, but right now it looks like you can grab the Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Expansion Pass for free, thanks to an exploit.

If you download the free “purchase bonus” on the eShop (search for “Hyrule Warriors” and it should be the second result), it looks like you’ll get the Expansion Pass too, saving yourself a tidy £17.99 — as confirmed by a few of our staff members. The exploit even works if you don’t own the game, so you can bank it for future use, if you want.

We’ve only confirmed this to work on EU accounts, although some people have discovered that you can grab the Expansion Pass on an EU account and it’ll work in-game even if you’re playing on a US account, at least.

The purchase bonus was made available today, and includes a new weapon and costume for Link. The Expansion Pass is split into a June and a November release. You can check out what’s included in each in the image below.

Hyrule Warriors DLC

Let us know if this works for you!

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Indian variant ‘appears to affect children more’ – Singapore prepares to shut schools

The Indian Covid variant is set to become the dominant strain in the UK within days, say experts. The variant is said to be more transmissible than other strains and threatens to reverse moves to ease lockdown. In Singapore, all primary, secondary and junior colleges will shift to full home-based learning from Wednesday until the end of the school term on May 28 as it’s believed the variant is affecting more children than past strains.
The B1617 strain, which has been called the Indian variant, appears to affect children more, according to Singapore’s Health Minister One Ye Kung.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday he said: “I did speak with him (Director of Medical Services, Kenneth Mak) before coming to this press conference.

“He did mention it will appear the B1617 strain appears to affect children more.

“So you’ll notice that for schools the response has been different compared to say last year.

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“So once we detect infection, but outside of school, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has been very fast actually to put the school on home-based learning for the next few days and test the entire school.

“So that is also a precaution that has been put in recently in view of the different behaviour of this strain of virus.”

Birmingham’s public health chief said there was emerging evidence to suggest the Indian variant posed a “significantly” greater threat to young adults than any previous variant, and the new variant could also be a greater threat to children.

Speaking at a council Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee at the end of April, he said: “There are certainly disturbing images and information coming from India at the moment that suggest that the variant is a significantly greater threat to younger adults than any previous variants, so we are taking it very seriously.


“And it is very important that anyone that has returned from India or the surrounding regions takes the quarantine guidance incredibly seriously and takes the tests that are part of the quarantine protocol.”

He added: “I do fear the Indian variant, like the Brazil variant, is a vary clear and present danger to our current roadmap, and therefore we have to take it very seriously.”

There are now 2,323 confirmed cases of the Indian variant in the UK.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons: “There are now 86 local authorities where there are five or more confirmed cases.”

Bedford is fast becoming a hotspot for the variant.

But early data suggests the Covid vaccines still work against it.

A new study has shown the AstraZeneca vaccine to be 97 percent effective.

The Covid vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Modern appear to be effective against the Indian variant, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said last week.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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Ancient werewolf appears on Mendip Hills

The 190-feet high installation celebrated the release of spooky title Resident Evil Village, the newest entry in the survival horror franchise. It was made in the dead of night to depict one of the new enemies in the game, and even appeared to glow menacingly when the sun went down following its creation.

The Lycan, known for possessing superior strength, reflexes and speed, has become the latest addition to more than 50 chalk figures scattered across the English countryside.

Tsuyoshi Kanda, the producer of Resident Evil Village at Capcom, said: “The Resident Evil series celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2021.

“The franchise is known for introducing some of video games’ most iconic characters, and has always tried new things as the series has progressed.

“To celebrate the launch of the latest installment, Resident Evil Village, we’re thrilled to have brought one of the new, most iconic and fearsome enemies players will encounter within the game to life in a whole new way.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed