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Making these three lifestyle changes will help you take the best poop, according to science

Following is a transcript of the video.There's honestly nothing more satisfying than a good poop. On the flip side, a bad poop can ruin your day. You know what I'm talking about. Too hard, too soft, too sudden, not soon enough. If this isn't ringing any bells, congrats on being the world's only perfect pooper! A title to wear with pride.For the rest of us, we have to work at it. The good news is we have science on our side. There are a bunch of things we can do to smooth out the kinks in our digestive system, and some of them are very literal . But real quick, let us introduce you to the Bristol stool scale, a handy-dandy chart listing the different types of poop your body can make. They range from type one, hard lumps, to type seven, totally liquid. When it comes to No. 2, you actually...
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COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day — the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday — with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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8 weeks between shots is the’sweet spot’ for giving Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, UK researchers say

Giving two doses of Pfizer's shot eight weeks apart could best protect against the Delta variant. A study found that the eight-week delay boosted immune responses higher than waiting 21 days. It's a trade-off between needing two doses and optimizing the immune response, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Fauci says fully vaccinated people’might want to consider’ wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. LoadingSomething is loading. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' top doctor, sai...
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Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to’take responsibility’ for COVID-19 misinformation

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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NASA astronauts aboard the ISS have begun growing chile peppers in a bid to boost crews’ diets on future missions

NASA astronauts have begun growing chile peppers in space aboard the ISS. Crew members will be able to enjoy the spicy snacks in about four months, the agency said. Peppers are highly nutritious, making them a great choice for crews during deep-space exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA astronauts are spicing things up in space.In recent days, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) started growing chile peppers as part of the agency's food crop production experiments. The pepper seeds arrived at the space station aboard SpaceX's 22nd commercial resupply services mission, which launched ...
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A survey of long-haulers found 66 symptoms that lasted more than 6 months. Tiredness and brain fog were most common.

Researchers at University College London say there may be up to 203 symptoms related to long COVID. In a survey of more than 3,600 long-haulers, fatigue and brain fog were commonly reported. The leader of the research said there may be "thousands of long COVID patients suffering in silence." See more stories on Insider's business page. Long haulers may experience up to 203 different symptoms, a new survey found.A paper published in The Lancet's EClinicaMedicine on Thursday describes the results of a survey of 3,672 people in the Body Politic COVID-19 support group. Adults from more than 50 countries responded to the survey, which c...
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The 7 best face sunscreens of 2021, according to dermatologists

FAQs What SPF do you need?The SPF on a sunscreen tells you how long it will take for the sun's UV radiation to cause your skin to redden. So with SPF 30, it takes 30 times longer to burn than if you aren't wearing any sun protection. Any amount of SPF is helpful, but the number tells you how often you need to reapply it. Dr. Chan recommends no less than SPF 30 for everyday purposes, but if you're going to be out in the sun consistently, you're better off with something closer to SPF 50.How often should you apply sun...
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A simple blood test to check if you’re a COVID-19 long hauler could launch within 6 months, researchers say

Researchers are working on a simple blood test for "long-COVID." The test could be ready within six months, they said. COVID-19 long haulers have detectable "autoantibodies" that attack healthy cells, they found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Researchers are developing a simple blood test that could tell you whether you're a COVID-19 long-hauler.The test could be ready within six months, they said.The test works by looking for "autoantibodies," which mistakenly attack the body's cells. Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, and his team found these autoantibodies in the blood from people w...
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Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

In Maryland, 130 people died of COVID-19 last month. According to Gov. Larry Hogan, 100% of them were unvaccinated."If you've not gotten your vaccine, the virus and its variants are a dangerous threat to you. Getting vaccinated is the only way to protect yourself," Hogan said during a press conference on Wednesday.Hogan added that 95% of new COVID-19 cases and 93% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland last month were among unvaccinated residents. ...