A new study by Heritage senior policy analyst Jay Greene, Ph.D., found that an overwhelming number of DEI hires are spewing antisemitic views about Israel on social media. Greene breaks down his findings on this week's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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A new study out of the Wharton School of Business proves that the American economy is now stacked against the poor and middle class -- the very people that President Biden was promising to help! Trish highlights the challenges American families now face as a result of bad policy. Biden's Build Back Better plan now threatens even higher inflation. Meanwhile, what is the ONE thing that the market is most worried about? Here's a clue - it's not inflation. And - find out how the new king of twitter--Elon Musk--is calling out an MSNBC anchor. Join Trish by subscribing to the podcast online at https://TrishIntel.com and check out her new store at https://TrishRegan.store. Support the show: https://trishregan.store/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Charlotte Whelan is a Policy Analyst at the Independent Women's Forum. Biden's Build Back Better Bill Would Hurt, Not Help, Middle-Class Americans with Child Care Costs According to New Study
We are getting more information on the Omicron variant from the first large real-world study in South Africa and see protection from hospitalization fall to 70% and against infection fall to 33%. This study pitted the new variant against two shots of Pfizer, which has been widely used in the area. Denise Roland, healthcare reporter at the WSJ, joins us for what we are seeing from Omicron, more transmissible and so far, milder infections. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We are getting more information on the Omicron variant from the first large real-world study in South Africa and see protection from hospitalization fall to 70% and against infection fall to 33%. This study pitted the new variant against two shots of Pfizer, which has been widely used in the area. Denise Roland, healthcare reporter at the WSJ, joins us for what we are seeing from Omicron, more transmissible and so far, milder infections. Next, many parents and guardians of school shooters unfortunately ignore some of the warning signs that something bad is imminent. We are seeing it with the parents of the shooter at Oxford High School in Michigan who have both been charged with involuntary manslaughter. But in once case in 2018, a grandmother took action and reporter her grandson, averting a disaster. Steven Rich, database editor for investigations at The Washington Post, joins us for more. Finally, we are learning more about what was happening in President Trump's inner circle during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Through text messages provided by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, we are seeing Trump's son, Fox News personalities and even lawmakers plead with Meadows to convince Trump to do something to stop those storming the Capitol. Josh Gerstein, senior legal affairs reporter at Politico, joins us for what to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
University of Sydney Associate Professor Anna Boucher and independent economist Elisa Choy have provided four reasons behind the decline in Indian students' interest in moving to Australia.
Darcia Narvaez and Mary Tarsha discuss their studies recent findings in this podcast. “This is a game changer. It points to the fact that it is not enough to be trauma-informed. We must also provide for children's basic needs, which our evolved nest does by its very nature. Cultures that are not attending to wellness-informed practices are not optimizing human potential, something sorely needed as we face numerous culture-caused crises.” – Darcia Narvaez, PhD KEY POINTS - Adversity in childhood is associated with poor physiologic regulation, seen in measures of vagal tone. - A system of socially supportive childraising known as the evolved nest is associated with healthy vagal tone. Read about the study here: www.kindredmedia.org/2021/11/evolve…fects-of-aces/
The latest on that tornado outbreak in the Midwest and South — we're speaking with Mayfield, Kentucky's, mayor Kathy Stewart O'Nan, and Al Roker has more on what triggered the outbreak and what's ahead. Plus, Kate Snow is in Kentucky with the latest on the ongoing rescue effort at the site of a candle factory, and she's speaking with survivors. Also, encouraging news on the effectiveness of boosters — this, as cases continue to trend in the wrong direction across the country. And, Time Magazine's editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, chats with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about Time's Person of the Year pick.
DFO research scientist Paul Regular explains a study looking into the effects of a lack of prey on the survival of Northern cod; 60 Minutes spends time on Fogo Island looking at how the place is being reinvented.
A new study published by the Philadelphia-based A.J. Drexel Autism Institute reveals noteworthy findings about the intersection between the autistic community and the criminal justice system. Kaitlin Koffer Miller took the lead on the state-wide survey, and explains how a variety of factors - from gender to caretakers - affect the way people with autism are treated by law enforcement. Hosted by Matt Leon (https://twitter.com/MattLeon1060). Follow @InDepthPod (https://twitter.com/InDepthPod) on Twitter for every new episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A new study out of York University in Toronto, Canada finds that the US military plays a large role in the spread of diseases globally, including past and present pandemics. Clearing the FOG speaks with one of the lead authors, K J Noh, an expert analyst on the geopolitics of the Asian-Pacific region and health, about the study. Important factors in the spread of disease are Status Agreements that the US military makes with local and national governments that exempt members of the military from being required to follow public health measures and a culture of impunity within the military that leads to members defying all public health restrictions, even those measures imposed by the military. Noh also explains how the weaponization of disease is causing harm to everyone and why the US establishment doesn't want the public to know there are governments designed to serve their populations. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.
Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family Study Finds Single Americans Want To Get Married But Don't Like Their Prospects American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation
Dr. Martin shares another study on vitamin D, this time coming out of Pakistan. The study looked at breast cancer and discovered the common denominator in cases was low vitamin D! In today's episode, Dr. Martin goes over 3 main things that have been exposed during the duration of the pandemic. From being metabolically unwell, to having poor mental health… it's been shown that people are extremely low in vitamin D. Listen in to find out why Pakistan has discovered the importance of vitamin D!
The Smart 7 is a daily podcast that gives you everything you need to know in 7 minutes, at 7 am, 7 days a week... With over 9 million downloads and consistently charting, including as No. 1 News Podcast on Spotify, we're a trusted source for people every day. If you're enjoying it, please follow, share, or even post a review, it all helps... Today's episode includes the following: https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1466290030247301125?s=20 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-59490619https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1466351540063592452?s=20https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1466401767038586884?s=20 https://twitter.com/DBrodyReports/status/1466204413844983810?s=20 https://twitter.com/itvpeston/status/1466164249718398978?s=20 https://twitter.com/primevideosport/status/1466537696394989571?s=20https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1466113093411524611?s=20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZTJcQA9kFE&ab_channel=WarnerBros.UK%26IrelandIn Ireland? Why not try our Ireland Edition? Contact us over at Twitter or visit www.thesmart7.com Presented by Jamie East, written by Liam Thompson, researched by Olivia Davies and produced by Daft Doris. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue a decision on the handling of chemical abortion safeguards, the author of a new study is sounding the alarm over reported dangers posed by the abortion pill. Dr. James Studnicki, vice president of data analytics at the The Charlotte Lozier Institute, said these pills present a potential public health crisis, especially as the FDA weighs whether to continue requiring women to receive these pills in person. Go inside the debate on this episode of "Edifi With Billy Hallowell."
The director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Rick Hess, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the critical race theory debate, and how the media has covered the subject. "Misleading Media Coverage Has Made Critical Race Theory Debate Angrier and Less Honest," a report by Hess, is available now. https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/medias-misleading-portrayal-of-the-fight-over-critical-race-theory/
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Researchers have observed elevated levels of the macrophage inflammatory protein CCL20 in colorectal cancer. Interactions between CCL20 and its receptor, CCR6, promote colorectal cancer through effects on neoplastic epithelial cells and modulation of the tumor microenvironment. However, the mechanism of these effects are not yet fully understood. “In particular, CCL20 acting on CCR6 expressed by colorectal cancer neoplastic epithelial cells induces proliferation, migration, and initiates an auto-feedback loop by inducing further secretion of CCL20. The mechanisms through which CCL20-CCR6 interactions elicit these effects is poorly understood.” Researchers—from the VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital—conducted a study investigating the signaling pathways and mechanisms that underlie this colorectal cancer-promoting molecule. In 2021, the team authored a research paper, which was chosen as the cover paper of Oncotarget's Volume 12, Issue 24, and entitled, “CCL20 induces colorectal cancer neoplastic epithelial cell proliferation, migration, and further CCL20 production through autocrine HGF-c-Met and MSP-MSPR signaling pathways." Full blog - https://www.oncotarget.org/2021/11/24/new-study-investigation-of-colorectal-cancer-promoting-protein/ Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - https://oncotarget.altmetric.com/details/email_updates?id=10.18632%2Foncotarget.28131 DOI - https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.28131 Full text - https://www.oncotarget.com/article/28131/text/ Correspondence to - Jason S. Gold - email@example.com Keywords - CCL20, CCR6, HGF, MSP, colorectal cancer About Oncotarget Oncotarget is a bi-weekly, peer-reviewed, open access biomedical journal covering research on all aspects of oncology. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit https://www.oncotarget.com or connect with: SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/oncotarget Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Oncotarget/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/oncotarget Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oncotargetjrnl/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/OncotargetYouTube/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/oncotarget Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/oncotarget/ Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/Oncotarget/ Oncotarget is published by Impact Journals, LLC please visit https://www.ImpactJournals.com or connect with @ImpactJrnls Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957
A new study finds longer daily fasts were demonstrated to produce more favorable improvements in biomarkers that are associated with metabolic and cardiovascular health as well as inflammation. Let's break it down... Support your fasting lifestyle with Berberine HCl & Alpha Lipoic Acid by by MYOXCIENCE Nutrition: https://bit.ly/berberine-biotin-ala-stack Use code Podcast to save Save 40% off this at-home A1C test by Biocoach: http://bit.ly/BOGO-A1C-test Use code HIH10 Links to notes: https://bit.ly/30WjpeE REF: Moro, T., Tinsley, G., Pacelli, et al. (2021). Twelve Months of Time-restricted Eating and Resistance Training Improves Inflammatory Markers and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 53(12), 2577–2585. Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 0:18 New Study 0:08 Testing 16 Hour VS 12 Hour Feeding Windows 0:27 Markers of Inflammation decreased 1:17 Only four hour difference in feeding window 2:22 Study Title: 3:43 Testing your metabolic health 4:42 Berberine & metabolic health 5:50 Feeding Window comparisons 6:43 How Calories were distributed 7:36 Whey protein post workout 7:50 TRF group ate less calories by accident 8:33 Strength and muscle loss between two groups 11:08 Testosterone did decrease 11:53 Insulin, Leptin and Adiponectin 12:44 HDL, Triglycerides and glucose 13:52 Chronic Inflammation 15:11 Trade offs to consider
Scientists recently found that metabolically protective brown fat—quantities of which are increased with deliberate cold exposure—can lead to meaningful increases in fat burning and metabolic rate. Support your Vitamin D levels this winter with Essential Fatty Nutrients by MYOXCIENCE Nutrition: http://bit.ly/immune-support-ideas Save with code podcast at checkout Link to research and images: http://bit.ly/brown-fat-helps Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:19 New study by Scientists in Japan 0:53 Not everyone has same amount of brown fat 1:29 How Brown Fat impacted metabolism 3:20 Vitamin D in the winter 4:17 Brown adipose tissue is under-recognized 5:08 Getting Cold in the AM is key 10:11 Getting Started with Cold Exposure 10:40 Circadian rhythm alignment 11:29 Morning cold may help PM sleep 11:57 Starting with a stock tank (sodium dichlor can help) Wayne Pump: 12:57 Morozko Forge tank is the best 13:52 Getting cold helps induce the brown fat 14:53 Morning cold showers are ideal for fat loss 16:00 Brown fat increases the thermic effect of food 17:00 Brown fat helps increase fat oxidation after breakfast and lunch 17:52 Brown fat is more active in the morning then at night 18:36 Cortisol may help the brown fat activity 19:52 Brown fat is a metabolic sink 20:00 Free fats drive metabolic disease
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Federal Court of Appeals Stays OSHA Vaccination Mandate. Court of Appeal Clarifies Math of Subrogation Recoveries. Opioid Drugmakers Prevail in Second Case This Month. Feds Sue Uber for Overcharging the Disabled in California. LAPD Chief Takes Tough Stance on Officer Vaccination. Angelenos Fight Back Over Strict COVID Rules. Feds Say "Most Truckers" Can Avoid OSHA Vaccination Mandate. California COVID-19 Cases on the Rise Again! New Study of Vaccination Outcomes of 780 Thousand Veterans. Elimination of Pre-authorization For PT Improves WC Outcomes.
A new study founds sugar consumption, less than seven hours of sleep nightly and sub-optimal exercise habits increase odds of being hospitalized. We breakdown this study and discuss the known science about how sugar impacts immune system health. Support Sleep and Relaxation this updated Myo Relax by MYOXCIENCE Nutrition: https://bit.ly/Inositol-theanine-magnesium-drink Save with code podcast at checkout Links to research: https://bit.ly/3oJCsRm Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 0:12 New study 0:26 Sugar alters immunity 2:12 Healthy living saves lives 2:37 Active military member study takeaways 3:12 Study details 4:44 What the study found 5:06 Sugar weakens immunity 5:30 2/3s of Americans drink soda daily 6:28 Exercise was linked with lower odds of hospitalization too
Included in this episode: 1. Why We're Only Just Starting to Talk About Actually Keeping Oil and Gas in the Ground 2. Wuhan Wet Market Worker Is Now the 1st Known Case of COVID-19, According to New Study 3. Lael Brainard Could Be the Next Fed Chair. She Believes the U.S. Central Bank Can Help Fix Wealth Inequality 4. What King Richard‘s Story of an Uncommon Dad Means for the Rest of Us .
A new study from Intermountain Healthcare finds having A-Fib... significantly increases your risk of complications and death from COVID-19. Patients with this heart arrhythmia are 62 percent more likely to suffer something like a heart attack... and 40 percent more likely to die. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A team at Virginia Commonwealth University is working with scientists at two other medical centers to conduct the world's largest study of genetic risk factors for depression. Sandy Hausman reports on what they hope to learn.
Moderate alcohol consumption for older Australians has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. That is according to a new study which followed the drinking habits of 18,000 people over the age of 70. - Xorb alkoħoliku b'moderazzjoni fost n-nies anzjani fl-Awstralja jnaqqas il-periklu tal-mard tal-qalb. Dan sar magħruf wara li kien ippubblikat studju ġdid li segwa l-użanzi tax-xorb alkoħoliku ta' 18,000 persuna li kellhom ‘il fuq minn sebgħin sena.
A new study of canines showed that dogs often tilt their heads before correctly receiving a specific toy. Which suggests the behaviour might be a sign of concentration and recall. Dr. Andrea Sommese joins the show to discuss the study.
It's common knowledge that calorie restriction is a validated strategy to extend lifespan and delay the onset of age-associated diseases. But there's a new wrinkle that's muddied the waters of this calorie restriction (CR) research, which, needless to say, has up to now been derived mainly from studies conducted in rodents (animal models). Save your seat for the Blood Work MasterClass: https://courses.highintensityhealth.com/store/hgwDdo2p **Class starts Tuesday, November 16th 2021 Links to research: https://bit.ly/3wF4eSL Study: Pak, H. et al. (2021). Fasting drives the metabolic, molecular and geroprotective effects of a calorie-restricted diet in mice. Nature metabolism, 3(10), 1327–1341. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:05 Shared Features of Fasting and Calorie Restriction 0:23 New Study 1:23 Big Omission from Calorie Restriction Data 2:40 Blood Work MasterClass 3:53 Testing Fasting VS Calorie Restriction study details 6:40 Fuel Switch with fasting 7:23 Insulin, Glucagon and fat oxidation 08:54 Metabolic profiling of different fasting patterns 10:38 Experiment Number 2 11:03 Lifespan extension in fasting VS CR VS Ad Lib 13:43 Match Carbohydrate intake with exercise 14:10 TRF Feeding pattern practical tips
A new project is seeking to understand the experiences of young Mi'kmaw, Maliseet and Wolastoqey men and how they feel about their sexual health. It's part of research being done by the non-profit group Healing Our Nations, the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Dalhousie University. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Matt Numer, who runs the Sexual Health and Gender Lab at Dalhousie University, and Dave Miller, a community health educator with Healing Our Nations.
Moderate alcohol consumption for older Australians has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. That is according to a new study which followed the drinking habits of 18,000 people over the age of 70. - Умеренное употребление алкоголя в пожилом возрасте может помочь снизить риск сердечно-сосудистых заболеваний. Это выводы нового исследования, в котором изучались алкогольные привычки 18 000 человек в возрасте старше 70 лет.
With a big weekend ahead, this weeks episode comes a little early. Alpo was the topic people had in the message box this week so we jump right into it. Do you believe it was “street justice” or the new Cuzzo coined phrase “street karma”? Do you believe that the past can come back to haunt you when it comes to the street game? OSHA and the Biden administration are getting the jab protocols finalized. Relationships are a brief topic of discussion with both giving their thoughts. Cuzzo poses a question and gives a hilarious story to go along with it. Extra Media: Double Jabbed: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59077036.amp OSHA Mandate: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/04/1048939858/osha-biden-vaccine-mandate-employers-100-workers Cuzzo Called It Again: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/steele-dossier-arrest-danchenko-trump-durham/2021/11/04/7e76b9ae-3d77-11ec-8ee9-4f14a26749d1_story.html New Study: https://www.bloombergquint.com/amp/coronavirus-outbreak/getting-vaccinated-doesn-t-stop-people-from-spreading-delta Fetty Wap: https://breaking911.com/rapper-fetty-wap-faces-life-in-prison-ran-bicoastal-opioid-ring-out-of-long-island-cops-say/
Economics is a social science. It involves theories and models and lots of math. So why is it so hard for economists to agree? And why is there often a disconnect between what economists say will happen and what actually happens in the real economy? That's something Molly has been wondering about. So we turned it into a show and called in some help. Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby professor of behavioral economics at the California Institute of Technology, says there’s a big divide between microeconomics and macroeconomics. “It’s a little bit like geology, where we understand a lot about about rocks and mountains and how old they are, that’s micro, and earthquake forecasting, in which we know that there will be a big quake … but we don’t know if it’s gonna be next year, five years, 10 years … that’s kind of like macro.” On the show today, Camerer explains the role economists play in society and how we should be thinking about what they tell us, especially since their findings sometimes drive public policy debates. In the news fix, America is in a AI battle with China, and it’s not looking great for team USA. Plus, who is really benefiting from Zillow’s failed plan to flip thousands of homes? We’ll also hear from listeners who have mixed feelings about the outcome of the COP26 climate summit and an answer to the Make Me Smart question that has us wondering whether anything we know is true anymore. Here’s everything we talked about today: “A New Study of Economics as a Science Says It’s Still Dismal” from Wired “What economists have gotten wrong for decades” from Vox “US has already lost AI fight to China, says ex-Pentagon software chief” from the Financial Times “Zillow Seeks to Sell 7,000 Homes for $2.8 Billion After Flipping Halt” from Bloomberg “COP26: 7 climate takeaways from Day 1 of the Glasgow talks” from CNN
Economics is a social science. It involves theories and models and lots of math. So why is it so hard for economists to agree? And why is there often a disconnect between what economists say will happen and what actually happens in the real economy? That's something Molly has been wondering about. So we turned it into a show and called in some help. Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby professor of behavioral economics at the California Institute of Technology, says there’s a big divide between microeconomics and macroeconomics. “It’s a little bit like geology, where we understand a lot about about rocks and mountains and how old they are, that’s micro, and earthquake forecasting, in which we know that there will be a big quake … but we don’t know if it’s gonna be next year, five years, 10 years … that’s kind of like macro.” On the show today, Camerer explains the role economists play in society and how we should be thinking about what they tell us, especially since their findings sometimes drive public policy debates. In the news fix, America is in a AI battle with China, and it’s not looking great for team USA. Plus, who is really benefiting from Zillow’s failed plan to flip thousands of homes? We’ll also hear from listeners who have mixed feelings about the outcome of the COP26 climate summit and an answer to the Make Me Smart question that has us wondering whether anything we know is true anymore. Here’s everything we talked about today: “A New Study of Economics as a Science Says It’s Still Dismal” from Wired “What economists have gotten wrong for decades” from Vox “US has already lost AI fight to China, says ex-Pentagon software chief” from the Financial Times “Zillow Seeks to Sell 7,000 Homes for $2.8 Billion After Flipping Halt” from Bloomberg “COP26: 7 climate takeaways from Day 1 of the Glasgow talks” from CNN Read the transcript here.
SHR # 2783:: New Study: Novel Light Therapy Helps People With Alzheimer's - Dr. Mariana Figueiro, PhD - Alzheimer's disease is a mind-robbing brain disorder that affects nearly 6.2 million older Americans. Despite decades of research on high-tech drugs, diets, and crossword puzzles, scientists have yet to discover a highly effective treatment for patients. Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant to try something new: light. With this award, the researchers will test out whether exposing patients to a combination of light therapies will slow Alzheimer's debilitating effects. One therapy will use pulses of light designed to enhance cognition-boosting electrical brain waves, while the other one aims to help patients sleep better.
SHR # 2782:: New Study: Further Evidence Vitamin D3 Protects Against COVID-19 and Death - Prof. Lina Zgaga, Ph.D. FTCD - New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at an individual's place of residence in the weeks before COVID-19 infection, was strongly protective against severe disease and death. The paper has been published in the journal Scientific Reports today (Wednesday, 15th September 2021). Previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased susceptibility to viral and bacterial respiratory infections. Similarly, several observational studies found a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19, but it could be that these effects are confounded and in fact a result of other factors, such as obesity, older age or chronic illness which are also linked with low vitamin D.