April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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Ontario’s premier has retracted restrictions that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out and provide their address after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public, The Associated Press reported. The pandemic restrictions imposed by Canada’s most populous province immediately ran into opposition on Saturday as police departments insisted they wouldn’t use new powers to randomly stop pedestrians or motorists and health experts complained the

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New research investigates the relationship between exercise and mental health during the pandemic. Photo editing by Stephen Kelly; LindaRaymondPhotography/Getty Images
  • The mental health benefits of physical activity have been out of reach for people whose stress and anxiety levels have kept them from exercising during the pandemic, a new study shows.
  • People who have continued to exercise during the pandemic are more likely to be doing it for their mental health than for any other reason.
  • People who are less physically active than usual are experiencing more symptoms of mental health conditions during the pandemic.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — As if starting a business isn’t hard enough, a young Ohio entrepreneur was dealt the massive challenge of dealing with the pandemic just weeks after opening.

What You Need To Know

  • Jumping Fitness is an exercise program from the Czech Republic
  • Columbus instructor said she’s the only person in the Midwest to offer classes
  • Studio 86 just celebrated one year of being open
  • The first class for a new client is free

Heather Daye was just 33 years old when she brought her instructing experience from Los Angeles back to her home city of Columbus.

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When Megan Tucker opened Dragonfly Hot Yoga in Fitchburg in 2011, she’d heard the fitness industry described as recession proof. Even when the bottom fell out of the economy during the 2008 financial crisis, revenue and membership at fitness clubs grew. Just one year later, she opened a second location on the west side. 

Then, in 2015, hoping to bring the fun of the spinning classes she’d enjoyed while living in Los Angeles to her hometown, she made plans for another business: Flyght Cycle. The airline-themed operation would replace

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Scientists are using software to design new biomolecules that treat cancer and block viral infection. (Photo by Ian Haydon, UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design.)

The speed of the creation of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 was a modern marvel. You might already have already gotten yours, a little more than a year after the virus overtook the planet. But what if vaccines and therapeutics could emerge even faster in response to the next pandemic?

That’s one of the goals of a $5 million gift from Microsoft to the Institute for Protein Design at the University of

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The Coronavirus pandemic struck at the most inopportune time for Studio 86 Fitness in Clintonville. Owner Heather Daye opened the studio on March 1 of last year. Exactly two weeks later, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered gyms to close for two months along with most other non-essential businesses.

Daye acknowledges opening against the looming threat COVID-19 was a miscalculation.

“It was maybe a little bit of wishful thinking that maybe we wouldn’t have to shut down,” she said.

A year later, however, things are looking up for Studio 86. Since Daye reopened over the summer, she’s seen a steady uptick in

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