30 of the Longest Town Names in the World and the History Behind Them

30 of the Longest Town Names in the World and the History Behind Them

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Flickr Creative Commons Near and far, check out some of the longest-named towns across the globe — plus a few fun curve balls too. They aren't necessarily "towns," but involve a tongue-twister that's too long too resist. 1 of 30 Mooselookmeguntic, Maine Mooselookmeguntic's name is a-moose-ing to say the least! The 17-letter name is an…
Watch a Doctor Explain How Khabib Nurmagomedov Put Justin Gaethje to Sleep at UFC 254

Watch a Doctor Explain How Khabib Nurmagomedov Put Justin Gaethje to Sleep at UFC...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his title in a fight against Justin Gaethje at last night's UFC 254 event, putting his opponent to sleep by wrapping his leg around his neck in a chokehold move.Gaethje didn't take it personally, and told reporters after his defeat that he's confident he can bounce back. "I fight for a…
Watch a Top CrossFitter and Bodybuilder Get Wrecked Taking the VO2 Max Fitness Test

Watch a Top CrossFitter and Bodybuilder Get Wrecked Taking the VO2 Max Fitness Test

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In his latest YouTube video, British bodybuilder and CrossFit athlete Obi Vincent put his cardio fitness and aerobic endurance to the test when he took on a VO2 max workout. The VO2 max gives an indicator of a person's fitness by measuring their energy output based on the oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide produced during…
A Role for Sitting in Brain Health?

A Role for Sitting in Brain Health?

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Sitting may not always be bad for the brain and, in fact, may benefit cognition, new research suggests. Although physical activity in seniors is beneficial for overall health, the new study suggests that being sedentary may benefit certain cognitive capacities, as long people are also sufficiently physically active. Investigators found that daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity…
Lilly Stops Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Lilly Stops Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

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Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Eli Lilly announced it will halt its ACTIV-3 trial evaluating the antibody bamlanivimab in combination with remdesivir for people hospitalized with COVID-19, after new evidence regarding efficacy emerged. The new data from the National Institutes of Health suggest that the experimental…
Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19

Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19

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Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The prevalence of troponin-defined myocardial injury exceeded 60% among selected patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at seven urban centers who underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for suspected cardiac involvement.   In-hospital mortality was about five times higher for those with vs without troponin…
More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February

More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February

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A cumulative 511,000 lives could be lost from COVID-19 in the United States by the end of February 2021, a new prediction study reveals. However, if universal mask wearing is adopted — defined as 95% of Americans complying with the protective measure — along with social distancing mandates as warranted, nearly 130,000 of those lives…
As Election Day Nears, Taking Stock of an Expertise Exodus

As Election Day Nears, Taking Stock of an Expertise Exodus

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Betsy Southerland, who joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 1984, says this is the most important election of her lifetime. That's because she's seen the effects of the Donald J. Trump administration's policies on American science firsthand: "In all the Republican and Democratic administrations I've worked for, everyone really did want to protect public health…
‘You’re Fired’

‘You’re Fired’

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It took me 47 years to hear those two devastating words, "You're fired." It's not like I didn't have a slew of jobs before becoming a physician. I cut lawns and raked leaves as an early teen; I worked in a fast-food restaurant when I was 14 using my older brother's ID, I worked in…
Track COVID-19 Superspreader Clusters and Events

Track COVID-19 Superspreader Clusters and Events

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From meat processing plants to dinner parties, from child care facilities to nursing homes, superspreader events appear to be driving renewed COVID-19 pandemic surges. A project called Covid19settings seeks to track them across the globe. Many of those involved are based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and other institutions. Below…

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Housing activists march to Gov. Baker’s home to push bill

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BOSTON (AP) — Housing activists marched to Gov. Charlie Baker’s home in Swampscott on Wednesday to call on him to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.About 100 to 150 protesters said the Republican governor and Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts Legislature need to back a comprehensive eviction prevention…

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