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Expert shares six indications that dry eye could lead to ‘concerning eye problems’

Marchetti said that when eyes are “overused, or there is a lack of blinking”, the tear glands don’t produce enough tears to lubricate the eyes.

“When this eye action fails, dry spots appear on the surface of the eye,” she pointed out.

Dry eye syndrome can make driving and reading uncomfortable, and you may become more sensitive to light.

“As a consequence, concentration can also be affected,” said Marchetti, which means you could be a danger to other people on the roads.

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Type 2 diabetes: Four ‘serious’ foot problems that signal blood sugar damage to nerves

In addition to symptoms, you should also see a GP if you’re worried you may have a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, advises the NHS.

Following a formal diagnosis, your GP will usually recommend changing aspects of your lifestyle to bring blood sugar levels under control, notes the health body.

There are two key components of blood sugar control – diet and exercise.

“Diabetes won’t stop you from enjoying your food, but knowing some simple hacks and swaps will help you choose healthier options and make planning your meals a little easier,” explains Diabetes UK.

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More money, more problems: Cheney and Kinzinger feel Trump effect

Exile in the House GOP is proving extremely lucrative for Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

Cheney and Kinzinger are the most prominent anti-Trump voices among congressional Republicans, casting two of the 10 House GOP votes to impeach the former president and — unlike the other eight — sparing no opportunity in the months since to rebuke a party that has tethered itself to his image. That’s left them in a precarious position as they seek reelection back home and alienated them from the rest of their party in D.C.

It’s also given them a new route onto the national stage. The Wyoming and Illinois Republican allies may end up losing their seats next fall to primary challengers who are hugging the Trump machine. But the campaign war chests they’ve amassed could help launch the duo’s political careers outside of the House, or even Congress.

“They’re very encouraged by what they see in fundraising and by what they’re starting to hear on the ground,” said former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), a fellow GOP Trump critic and a friend of the two. “Nobody thinks of cascading effects … The fact is, there’s a significant portion of Republicans who do not support Donald Trump anyway, who’re looking at Adam and Liz to sort of carry that conservative banner nationally.”

Cheney, who lost her slot as House GOP conference chair in May, hauled in close to $ 1.9 million in the last quarter, bringing her to nearly $ 3.5 million total this year. Only halfway through 2021, those fundraising numbers trounce the $ 3 million she raised during the 2020 cycle. Cheney’s donations also surpassed her leadership successor’s, with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) bringing in $ 1.5 million in the second quarter.

Kinzinger, who represents a deep-red district in exurban Chicago, never raised more than $ 350,000 in a single quarter during the 2020 cycle. But during the first three months of 2021 — after his support for the second Trump impeachment — he skyrocketed to $ 1.1 million.

While their rising profiles give them a new megaphone as well as deep pockets, it’s not clear whether either incumbent has a path to victory running as an anti-Trump candidate in a GOP primary. Still, their shaky futures in the House haven’t stopped some Republicans on Capitol Hill from privately musing whether Cheney and Kinzinger are eyeing future bids for the Oval Office. Both have also recently created PACs and aligned publicly with law enforcement officers as some in their party decline to honor responders to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, both signals of possible interest in a higher office.

Allies of Cheney, whose April reluctance to rule out a future White House run helped accelerate her ouster from leadership, say that at a minimum her fundraising numbers will help her fight back against Trump as he tries to boot her from the political arena.

Cheney’s team touted its haul, first reported by Fox News, as proof that she has “robust support in this fight” to win reelection in her state’s at-large district.

“Liz is demonstrating the type of effective, principled leadership that Wyoming deserves from its Representative,” spokesperson Kevin Seifert said in a statement. “She will continue to fight the Biden administration’s overreach and articulate how Republicans can offer a better way forward for the nation. It’s encouraging to have so many join her effort.”

Among Cheney and Kinzinger’s conference colleagues, some were quick to dismiss the prospect that anti-Trumpers could have any room atop the party’s ticket.

“Anyone who thinks there’s a different path for higher office in a Republican primary other than the Trump platform is delusional,” said Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.), who identified as a Cheney ally before her spring leadership eviction. “I have not spoken with Liz or Adam about their long-term goals. However, maybe looking at the battle they face in a primary, they think higher office is an easier path.”

Other Republicans waved off the idea that Cheney and Kinzinger are focused on anything beyond their House reelection bids. Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said he presumes Cheney and Kinzinger’s numbers mean they are “coming in with as much as ammo as possible to win reelection.”

If Trump seeks the presidency again in 2024, he is expected to clear the field of multiple allies also weighing a potential bid. But he has no power to elbow away Cheney or Kinzinger, both establishment conservatives who’ve embraced the role of his foils. Kinzinger is also believed to be weighing a run for Senate or the governor’s mansion in his state, though his chances would be limited by Republicans’ struggle to win statewide in Illinois.

Back in Wyoming’s at-large district, Cheney’s largesse — she has over $ 2.8 million cash on hand — will dwarf that of her challengers. Since her election in 2016, Cheney has remained a strong fundraiser, armed with her father’s rolodex of conservative donors and a last name that still commands prestige in the state where former Vice President Dick Cheney got his political start.

Even so, her opponents have cast her crusade against Trump as a self-serving exercise that won’t endear her to Wyomingites. And rather than shying from this potentially political kryptonite, Cheney is expected to lean even more heavily into her anti-Trump campaign while serving on the select committee examining the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, at the appointment of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Either she needed to get rid of him because she wanted to be president … or it was to settle a political score,” said Darin Smith, an attorney challenging Cheney in the GOP primary. “Because I think Trump is on record saying that the Cheney family is responsible for trillions of dollars blown by the United States and millions of lives lost around the world.”

Smith said he had raised $ 175,000 in the roughly two months since he launched his bid. Her other primary foes have not reported their fundraising.

Cheney’s best chance of survival is the crowded field of challengers that have assembled to try to take her down. If they splinter the anti-Cheney vote, the incumbent could win with a plurality and find herself with an even more compelling profile: the anti-Trump Republican who defied the odds to survive and win reelection.

When asked whether she has a Plan B should she lose her bid, Cheney told POLITICO in May only that “I’m not gonna lose my seat.”

Kinzinger is perhaps in a more precarious situation: Illinois is losing a House seat in forthcoming redistricting, and he could find himself without any district with which to run.

Even if his exurban Chicago district remains somewhat intact, the Air Force veteran has six challengers who have lined up to take him on, including former Trump adviser Catalina Lauf.

But there are plenty of future opportunities for Kinzinger to run statewide; Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Gov. J.B. Pritzker, both Democrats, are up for reelection in 2022. And he has not ruled out a run for either office.

“You can’t help but be impressed by fundraising numbers like that, especially coming from a rural district,” former Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) said of Kinzinger’s intake. Dold admitted it would be difficult for Republicans to win statewide in Illinois but said it was not impossible, particularly given that the state’s flailing finances have put its Democrats on the back foot.

Stellar fundraising aside, some of Cheney and Kinzinger’s decisions have puzzled other Republicans. Cheney’s decision to serve on the Jan. 6 panel means she could be distracted from her reelection well into next year.

“I voted against [a bipartisan Jan. 6 probe] with the view that it’s a third impeachment trial, if you will, but everybody that knows Liz knows that Liz speaks for herself,” said Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, the No. 3 Senate Republican.

Asked if he supports Cheney’s re-election, Barrasso replied: “That’s a long way away. The primaries are not for over a year.”

Burgess Everett contributed to this report.

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Google’s new Gmail upgrade solves one of the biggest problems with your inbox

Gmail users are about to be treated to a useful inbox upgrade that can’t come soon enough. The latest change from Google is aimed at helping fans of its service spot official emails more easily with companies such as banks now able to add a verified logo to all the messages they send out.

Think of it a little like the famous blue tick on Twitter, which shows that the account has been given the thumbs up by the social network and is not an imposter.

With so many scams arriving into inboxes every day, this new system should mean customers never miss important emails as they’ll instantly see that it’s come from a real source and isn’t fake.

Google first announced a trial of its Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) last year but now the US technology company is ready to officially launch the system.

Speaking about the update, Google said: “Today we’re announcing that over the coming weeks we’re rolling out Gmail’s general support of BIMI, an industry standard that aims to drive adoption of strong sender authentication for the entire email ecosystem. BIMI provides email recipients and email security systems increased confidence in the source of emails, and enables senders to provide their audience with a more immersive experience.”

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Once a company signs up and is verified by the service, their usual Gmail icon will start displaying the logo in the existing avatar slot.

One of the first to join the scheme is Bank of America who says it hopes this upgrade will make it easier for customers to spot real emails from them.

“Bank of America has a wide range of security measures in place to support our customers, and we constantly evolve our program to deliver best in class protection. Part of this effort is our partnership with Google on BIMI, which provides an easy way to validate if correspondence is from us.” the firm said.

There’s no word on everyone will see the new icons in their inbox but Google is expected to push out the changes in the coming weeks and months.

This latest change comes as Google has quietly pushed out a new update to its popular email app that will seriously speed up how fast Gmail on Android loads up certain pages. The new Gmail feature is aptly called Quick Results, and will come in handy when you’re rummaging through your inbox to try and find a particular e-mail.

No major problems reported as Oslo returns to alcohol serving at night

Even with normal alcohol serving times in Oslo, there were no major problems related to noise and unrest in the capital on Saturday night.

The alcohol serving stop at midnight was lifted from midnight on the night of July 5, and this weekend was thus the first without restrictions.

NTB’s photographer saw a lot of people in Karl Johans gate and the surrounding areas, but there was no significant noise or unrest.

Slightly fewer people than expected

This is also in line with the police’s opinion.

“The impression we got is that things have gone pretty well with the latest rule changes for alcohol serving. There may have been slightly fewer people out than expected,” operations manager Bjørn Gunnar Nysæter in the Oslo Police District stated.

“Those who have been out obviously known the new rules and have complied with them,” he added.

Admission to bars and clubs until midnight

Oslo now follows the national corona rules for alcohol serving, which means that no one is allowed to enter venues that serve alcohol after midnight, even if they are open until 3 o’clock.

The operations manager reported that the transition appeared to be smooth.

At the same time, there have been a number of complaints about noise from private parties.

Stabbing incident in Kongsberg center

Elsewhere in the country, there have been a number of reports of drunkenness, violence, and unrest.

In Trondheim, a suspected perpetrator in his 40s was caught by the police after allegedly beating a stranger at a nightclub. Elsewhere, a woman in her 40s was attacked, and the alleged perpetrator in his 20s was later arrested.

In the center of Kongsberg, a man was stabbed with a knife. A police patrol was nearby and was able to arrest the suspected perpetrator. The victim is not seriously injured.

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‘That’s when the problems start!’ Harry Redknapp speaks out on arguments with wife Sandra

Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner Harry Redknapp, 74, has addressed the root of his “bickering” with his wife of more than 50 years, Sandra, 74. Speaking to Jeremy VIne, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager shared that he and his spouse often disagree over what to watch on TV, which can lead to the football expert potentially going hungry.

Asking the former sportsman about the secret to a happy marriage, Jeremy asked Harry on his Channel 5 show: “Do you and Sandra ever bicker about what to watch?”

Without hesitating, the former football manager replied: “Absolutely – well, I’ll be honest, we have got two televisions, but we have dinner in the kitchen where one of our TVs is and so when we sit down and have dinner that is when the problems start.”

He went on to explain that his and Sandra’s differing tastes in programmes often cause “problems” around the table.

“I’ll be watching the football, Sandra will be halfway through the soaps and that’s when the problems start,” he said.

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Harry even admitted that if he didn’t watch what he said, he could go without dinner following a disagreement.

He explained: “Dinner could end up in the dustbin if I’m not careful.”

Revealing that Sandra is a huge fan of the goings-on in Albert Square, the former football manager addressed his recent cameo role in popular BBC soap EastEnders.

“It was great fun, I have followed it, Sandra watches it regularly and I watch it in bits and pieces over the years.

Unfortunately, she had injured her foot and was bleeding heavily, so much so it stained the road.

The mother-of-two was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery on her foot following the traumatic incident.

Speaking out about how he made amends with his wife after the freak accident, Harry told the podcast host the one simple thing he did, which proved to be a “shock” to his wife.

He said: “I took her a cup of tea up in bed.

“It was a shock to her, it was the biggest shock she could have.”

The star went on to reveal that getting up before Sandra was no easy feat, as she wakes up at the crack of dawn every day.

He continued: “It’s very hard to take Sandra a cup of tea in bed, she gets up at 6am every morning, I don’t really want to be getting up at half past five.

“Getting up before my wife is not easy,” he added.

Author: Sabina Rouse
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‘Solves all problems’: Mrs Hinch fan shares £1 product to remove washing machine smell

Washing machines are often forgotten about when it comes to cleaning and although they clean clothes, the white goods also need to be cleaned themselves. Mrs Hinch fans took to Facebook to share their own methods.

One person said: “Pop a cap of Zoflora in the softener drawer on a hot wash.”

Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that claims to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria.

It also comes in several different scents, and is a product loved by Mrs Hinch herself.

Another said: “I agree, use a nice smelling disinfectant that will also help to get rid of any lingering germs.”

What’s more, it can be picked up for as little as £1 from most retailers.

Paired with bicarbonate of soda, the natural cleaning product can help to reduce odours.

Bicarbonate of soda can also help dirt and grease to dissolve in water and is often known to be extremely effective.

It can be used on a variety of different surfaces around the home including the kitchen and bathroom.

Other Mrs Hinch fans recommended leaving the drawer of the washing machine open to let it air out.

One woman said: “I use dishwasher tablets to clean mine, but definitely leave the door open when you’re not using it.”

Another agreed and commented: “I’m the same, but I also leave the drum open to disperse any smells and dampness.”

Author: Sophie Harris
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Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Four neurological problems that might be ‘irreversible’

Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency develop gradually – so gradual, in fact, that you could be missing vital clues that your internal functions are struggling. Fatigue and lethargy – two signs you’re deficient in vitamin B12, according to Ada – could easily be dismissed as getting older or just the way things are. Ada – created by doctors and scientists – provides healthcare services.

If the deficiency has reached this stage, treatment might involve life-long injections of vitamin B12.

“Where there has been a severe or prolonged deficiency, nerve damage may be permanent and irreversible,” Ada warned.

Do note that over-the-counter B12 supplements “usually do not contain adequate amounts of vitamin B12 to correct a deficiency”.

Warning signs of neurological problems, some of which may become “irreversible”, include:

  • Vision disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Pins and needles
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Nerve damage in the legs.

Am I at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency?

You are at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.

This is because vitamin B12 is found in animal products, such as meat, fish and dairy.

Foods fortified with vitamin B12 are available in supermarkets, such as breads fortified with vitamin B12.

As well as dietary insufficiencies, an acquired autoimmune condition could cause a vitamin B12 deficiency even if you eat animal products.

Author: Chanel Georgina
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Nintendo Switch games NEWS: Zelda Skyward Sword HD fixes biggest problems with original

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword has become one of the more divisive games in the series, despite having a Metacritic score of 93%.

While it won many a game of the year award when it was released in 2011, some consider it one of the weaker games in the series.

Some people didn’t like the forced motion controls, while others believe Skyward Sword is too formulaic.

I always hated the laborious opening moments of the game, specifically the unnecessary tutorials and the endless cutscenes and dialogue.

As you can see from the new trailer below, Nintendo appears to have fixed all of the aforementioned issues and more.

“Check out a rundown of just a few of the “quality of life” improvements added in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD!” reads the official description.

“These tweaks and more have been added to make for a smoother play experience on Nintendo Switch.”

According to the new trailer, Fi can be called on for helpful hints and advice, including puzzle solutions, objectives, plot summaries and more.

The other headline new feature is ability to play Skyward Sword HD using motion controls or buttons only.

While I personally didn’t mind the motion controls found in the original, it’s nice to have the option to play using a more traditional controller set-up.

Likewise, the optional controller options mean Nintendo Switch Lite users can enjoy the game without any issue.

Perhaps even more exciting is the ability to fast-forward dialogue and skip cutscenes, which should speed up the rather dull opening section.

Nintendo has also confirmed plans to streamline item information, which means you shouldn’t get the same descriptions over and over.

Finally, the Skyward Sword remaster will include improved HD visuals, as well as smoother frame-rates.

Despite launching 25-years after the original Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword is actually the earliest game in the Zelda timeline.

“Depicting the earliest tale in The Legend of Zelda timeline, a young knight must journey between the endless sky and the mythical surface below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda.

“As their destiny unfolds, a wicked plan to resurrect an ancient evil force is set in motion, orchestrated by a mysterious demon lord…

“Take to the skies on your trusty Loftwing and visit islands dotted on the horizon, then dive down to the fabled surface and trek through forests, deserts, volcanoes and more.

“Befriend new allies, uncover hidden secrets and cut down myriad monsters on your journey to stop Ghirahim’s nefarious plan.”

Author: Liam Martin
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