Johns Hopkins researchers are moving forward with an international study that will look at whether one drink of alcohol a day can decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes despite criticism that it is funded by the liquor industry.A New York Times investigation found that the 10-year government trial is funded mostly by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken and other alcohol companies through donations to a private foundation that raises money for the National Institutes of Health.The story reported that investigators from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one of 27 centers under the NIH, “waged a vigorous campaign to court the alcohol industry, paying for scientists to travel to meetings with executives, where they gave talks strongly suggesting that the study’s results would endorse moderate drinking as healthy.”It raises the question of whether the research may be inherently biased because of how it’s being funded.Johns Hopkins Medicine … [Read more...] about Johns Hopkins to continue with international alcohol study despite criticism about funding
Getty ImagesChris Polk/KCA2018/Getty Images John Cena is a busy man, but he always has time for deadlifts.The WWE Superstar (and potential new Blue's Clues host and late-life father) has a new movie, Blockers, dropping on Friday. On Sunday night, pro wrestling's main event, Wrestlemania 34, will descend upon the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans —but it's still not clear whether Cena will actually be on the card. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Cena has publicly campaigned for a match against retired WWE legend Undertaker to no response, leaving the status of the match a mystery. As of now, Cena will attend Wrestlemania as a fan only. A very strong fan, that is. To show off that strength, Cena posted a video on Twitter earlier this week of a pre-Wrestlemania workout. He repped out five clean deadlifts at 220 kg. (about 485 lbs.) without breaking a sweat.How To Pull Like CenaIf you're looking to start deadlifting or want to pull more weight, you should … [Read more...] about John Cena Deadlifts Like A Wrestlemania Champ. You Can, Too.
The internet put on its best Jim Halpert face when earlier this week John Krasinski hinted at a leap into the world of superhero movies.The actor, who is deep into a press tour for his horror movie A Quiet Place, told Screenrant he would "love" to take on the role of Mr. Fantastic in a Fantastic Four reboot, provided his wife and Quiet Place co-star Emily Blunt got in on the spandex-clad action as Sue Richards, the Invisible Woman. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "I mean listen, I’m still getting into the whole superhero thing," Krasinski said. "I didn’t read comics as a kid, not as many, I read some but not as much, but I’m a huge superhero fan so yeah, I’d love to do something like that. If there are any left, a lot of these have been taken but the ones that are left, yeah, I would love to do something like that. And listen, I’d love to work with [Blunt] again so any chance I got would be great." Years ago, Krasinski took a break from The Office … [Read more...] about John Krasinski Would ‘Love’ to Play Mr. Fantastic For Marvel
Getty ImagesTaylor Hill/Getty Images Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena were notorious rivals back when they were both battling for WWE supremacy. Wrestling is scripted, though, so their beef was just for show, right? Wrong. According to Johnson, who stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday to promote his new film Rampage, his rivalry with Cena extended well beyond the WWE writers' room. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Our rivalry was so real," Johnson told Kimmel. "We had real problems with each other. We really did."Though they may have had "real issues with each other" back in the day, they couldn't be closer now that they're both actors. "What's great about our relationship is that he's one of my best friends," Johnson said. "We talk all the time. I'm rooting for him to win. He's making this transition [into acting]." So close are Johnson and Cena that the latter, who is in the process of becoming a big-ticket movie star himself, says he would love to act alongside … [Read more...] about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says He and John Cena Had ‘Real Issues’ With Each Other
Digital humanitarianism: finally catching up with John Snow © OpenStreetMap contributors Author : Ivan GaytonIvan Gayton works at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK with the Manson Unit, a group of London-based medical experts who use science to improve patient outcomes in MSF field settings. The technology is now available to create freely available maps of most of the world, including low-income countries. This could allow medical humanitarian agencies like Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to work more effectively by understanding the locations where diseases strike.The founding myth of modern public health and epidemiology is based on a map. If one is looking to point to a specific moment when disease mapping began, a good bet is 1854, when John Snow used patient origin geolocations to identify the contaminated Broad Street water pump driving much of the London cholera outbreak. Although a modern analysis suggests that the impact of … [Read more...] about Digital humanitarianism: finally catching up with John Snow