Wednesday, September 23, 2020


When the gyms closed, the gym rats moved to a patch...

Summer 2020 is officially gone, and as it leaves, in a normal year, the shirtless young men of Grove 13 would leave with it, driven indoors by the chill of autumn. Grove 13 is the Chicago Park District’s official name for the patch of Lincoln Park at Wellington and inner Lake Shore Drive, just north of the Diversity Driving Range. Here, beneath the watchful glare of nearby apartment buildings and senior living facilities, there is a small workout space. It’s nothing exciting to look at. It’s smaller than a typical playground and the equipment is so spartan — parallel bars, gymnast rings, some stairs — you might say it looks more like a playground that someone lost interest in midway through designing.

Addiction to opioids and tobacco increases risk for COVID-19, study finds

People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body’s healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming with plastic surgeons in a procedure they’ve coined “oncoregeneration.” They are seeking to perfect this procedure in which large muscle is transferred to close a surgical wound and then coaxed to function like the muscle lost to cancer.

Who should get the flu vaccine and when?

Public health experts are urging the people to ensure they are properly vaccinated against the flu, citing it’s doubly important this season because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Drinking coffee linked to better survival in colorectal cancer patients, Dana...

Getting a daily coffee fix could provide more than just a caffeine boost — it has been linked to better survival and lower risk of disease progression in metastatic colorectal cancer patients, new research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows.

Detroit’s first indoor rock climbing gym aims to open this year

The first indoor rock climbing gym is opening in Detroit's Eastern Market. The gym, DYNO, will have over 17,000 square feet of climbing terrain and 75 rope routes. DYNO has the two types of climbing, boulders and rope walls that go up to 30 and 44 feet, with padded floors in case of falls. The new gym will also have a yoga studio and weights for lifting.

Obesity increasing in US adults, CDC report finds

Obesity, a risk factor for severe effects of COVID-19, continues to become more common, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Key cannabis chemical may help prevent colon cancer, researchers say

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A chemical in marijuana may be able to help prevent colon cancer, according to a new study from top University of South Carolina researchers.

Mayo Clinic Q And A: Neurologic function and COVID-19

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of neurologic disease. My grandfather died from a stroke. An uncle was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at 40, and my brother recently was diagnosed with an aneurysm. I’m wondering if our family is at greater risk for COVID-19? Are there any neurologic symptoms we should be on the lookout for?

Williams: Mike Tyson is going to “seriously hurt” Roy Jones Jr...

A man who defeated Mike Tyson over a decade ago stated that the champion boxer is going to "seriously hurt" Roy Jones Jr in their comeback match.