Children infected with the novel coronavirus who are overweight or obese are more likely to be critically ill, a new study looking at 50 patients suggests. What's more, obese children were three times more likely to need to be placed on a ventilator than children with average weights. A new study found that 67% of obese coronavirus pediatric patients were placed on the breathing machines compared to 20% of non-obese kids. Pictured: Jayden Hardowar, eight, from New York, who is not obese, was placed on a ventilator last monthAbout 60% of obese pediatric patients with coronavirus were characterized as having 'severe disease'. Pictured: Bobby Dean, nine, from Rochester, New York, who is not obese, was hospitalized with coronavirus this yearAbout 60% of obese pediatric patients with coronavirus were characterized as having 'severe disease.'
June 03, 2020 15:01 UTC
David William John Sparenburg, 53, (pictured: passport) died in the early hours of Wednesday after suffering breathing difficulties in a guest house in MungguAn Australian living in Bali has been found dead inside his hotel room amid reports he may have had coronavirus. David William John Sparenburg, 53, died in the early hours of Wednesday after suffering breathing difficulties in a guest house in Munggu near the popular tourist spot Canggu. Mr Sparenburg complained of having a shortness of breath to his girlfriend Eka Surtika before dying in her arms. Mengwi Police Chief I Gede Eka Putra Astawa said Ms Surtika had given the 53-year-old medicine before he passed away. There have been just 490 cases of COVID-19 in Bali and five people have died.
June 03, 2020 15:01 UTC
Scientists have grown hair on mice using human stem cells in a possible step towards curing baldness. 'Here we report an organoid culture system that generates complex skin from human pluripotent stem cells. STEM CELLS: EMBRYONIC VS ADULT Stem cells are special human cells that have the ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle cells to brain cells. Stem cells are divided into two main forms – embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Meanwhile, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to be more like embryonic stem cells.
June 03, 2020 15:00 UTC
David and Jackie Siegel have countersued a chef who accused Jackie of repeatedly groping him and asking him to tuck her into bed at the couple's $100million mansion. On May 5, Flores sued CFI resorts, the parent company of Westgate Resorts, claiming that Jackie sexually harassed him on numerous occasions. Pictured: David and Jackie Siegel on ABC's Wife Swap. Jackie, dubbed the Queen of Versailles, is a former winner of the Mrs. Florida beauty queen and sits on the board of directors for Westgate Resorts. The family gained notoriety after the release of the documentary Queen Of Versailles which followed their attempts to build the self-proclaimed 'largest home in America'.
June 03, 2020 14:56 UTC
SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOThamy Caleno met her future husband, Josh Holt, virtually: she sent him a Facebook friend request. When he returned to Utah, Josh thought he had met Thamy during his mission and accepted her request. I had thought about that moment for six months,' he said on a new podcast called Hope In Darkness: The Josh Holt Story. 'They score kind of a coup: here's an American,' Bruce told DailyMail.com about the raid that night. The couple spent 23 months in a Caracas prison.
June 03, 2020 14:52 UTC
The performance of Apple and other tech giants through the crisis gives us confidence that the revenue stream will continue, writes David Chance. Pictured is the Apple European HQ, Hollyhill, CorkA €6bn hole in the budget may look like bad news, but in fact the reverse is true - Ireland’s tax base is holding up despite the worst recession in history and a million-plus people dependent on the State for at least part of their wages. To be sure, welfare payments surged by €5bn-plus and pushed spending for the year to May to €26bn, but we knew that was going to happen, it was fully costed in the revised budget forecasts issued by the Department of Finance when Covid-19 hit. From now on, with construction workers back on site and others set to start returning to work, those payments will only start to fall, so in one sense, albeit a narrow one, much of the red ink in State finances is over.
June 03, 2020 14:48 UTC
The government ended the remote voting set up during coronavirus yesterday. On Tuesday the leader of the house, Jacob Rees-Mogg declined to endorse a proxy vote system, instead saying that vulnerable MPs could be "paired". But today the Prime Minister said the Government wants proxy voting to be in place instead, for those who cannot attend Parliament as they are shielding or elderly. (Image: AFP via Getty Images)Many opposition MPs - and a number of Tories - have called for the existing remote voting process to be kept in place during the pandemic. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer described the scenes as "shameful" and pushed the PM to end the "completely unnecessary and unacceptable" process, and instead allow remote voting to resume.
June 03, 2020 14:43 UTC
More than 5,000 rough sleepers were offered emergency accommodation as coronavirus unfolded, including in hotels, as part of a scheme called 'Everyone In'. "We ask that you seek to encourage people, where appropriate and possible, to return to friends and family." "If rough sleepers were able to return to their friends and family, they would not be sleeping rough. He added: "Our new rough sleeping taskforce has one overriding objective: to ensure as many people as possible who have been brought in off the streets in this pandemic do not return to sleeping rough. "We’ve been clear councils must continue to provide safe accommodation to vulnerable rough sleepers and support those moving on from emergency accommodation."
June 03, 2020 14:32 UTC
THE reopening of a McDonald's in Oxfordshire today has caused long queues, forcing a special diversion to be put in place just to manage demand. The Abingdon branch reopened for takeaways this morning, after Witney reopened yesterday. People in Abingdon feared they would see the same long queues as were seen in Witney yesterday, and their fears were quickly realised. Read also: Which McDonald's are reopening today? She also said a member of McDonald's staff in uniform was directing traffic.
June 03, 2020 14:30 UTC
Kylie's swimsuit scandalKylie Jenner is one of the family's biggest culprits when it comes to editing her photographs. Kim Kardashian's mirror selfie disasterKim has had her fair share of Photoshop fails, with her taking the crown for some of the worst in her entire family. Kylie's mishap came just hours after she clapped back at trolls who shamed her best friend for having 'thick thighs'. Khloe's 14 fingers(Image: Instagram/khloekardashian)Possibly one of Khloe's biggest fails ever, this controversial snap of the Good American creator sees her with a few extra fingers. All anyone could talk about in the comments was Khloe's weird hand with followers questioning: "What's up with her hands?"
June 03, 2020 14:10 UTC
People on Dublin's Grafton street as restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have been eased. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA WireThe pandemic lockdown punched a €6bn hole in Government finances as spending on welfare payments surged, although overall tax revenues held up remarkably well thanks to surging corporation receipts. Despite declines in other tax heads, corporation taxes plugged the gap even as sharp drops in consumer hit VAT receipts. “However, it should be noted that May is the last major month for the collection of 2019 corporation tax income. June, typically the second-largest month for Corporation Tax receipts, may give a clearer indication of how this tax will perform over the remainder of the year,” it said.
June 03, 2020 14:07 UTC
A Black Lives Matter protest against racism and also recent acts of police brutality and killing in the US that had been planned for Dublin next Monday has been cancelled. An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets of Dublin on Monday for a mass Black Lives Matter protest, in contravention of Covid-19 public health regulations and advice, marching from O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, to the US embassy in Dublin 4 for a rally there. Updated statementA new Twitter account intended for public statements from the Black Lives Matter Dublin movement was established in recent days. — Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest (Dublin, IE) (@blmprotestdub) June 3, 2020It added the “safety and legality of the protest for both attendees and organisers is our primary concern”. “We have no public health advice on protest; our advice is on gatherings.”SolidarityMeanwhile some 2,000 people took part in a Black Lives Matter protest at the City Hall in the centre of Belfast on Wednesday.
Source:The Irish Times
June 03, 2020 14:03 UTC
Stores have been closed since lockdown began - but that doesn't mean staff have been putting their feet up. Shop managers have even been making visits to stores to try and get things in order ahead of letting shoppers return. That's thanks to Primark stores in other countries starting trading already - with including branches in places like Italy, Germany, France and the US open again. Tills closed - Primark will only reopen every other till, meaning there is extra staff being staff working behind the counter and customers paying. "We will apply the valuable experience gained from more than 100 stores which are already open as we open the remainder of our estate, including stores across the UK," Primark said.
June 03, 2020 14:02 UTC
The unnamed 36-year-old mum goes on to make another eyebrow-raising claim, saying that she "absolutely cannot stand" her little boy. She revealed all in a post on Reddit's Relationship Advice forum, after her husband started discussing expanding their family. Her post reads: "How do I tell my husband that I absolutely cannot stand our son? Our first child is four and he’s starting to reach that age where he just feels like doing whatever he wants. "I've had to quit my job because of our son, and most of my friendships have gone to s**t since I've had our son.
June 03, 2020 13:55 UTC
Looters in New York City were dropped off in luxury cars with power tools and suitcases before being picked up and driven to next location, according to eyewitnesses. She told ABC: 'Cars would drive up, let off the looters, unload power tools and suitcases and then the cars would drive away.' He added: 'When the looters looted, they filled up the cars and the cars drove so the looters have their hands free to go on to the next place. Videos from New York City, Kansas City, Dallas and Fayetteville in North Carolina all appear to show piles of bricks unattended in the middle of protests. 'The people of New York City should feel much better today than they did after the night of looting.'
June 03, 2020 13:52 UTC