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You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Berlin, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Science Alert, Fabrizio Bensch Reuters, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Science Contributors, BJSM


Food Delivery Worker Dies in Australia, Becoming Fifth Gig Economy Death Since September

Another Uber Eats delivery worker in Sydney died on Monday evening, local time, after his bike was hit by a truck, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The unnamed man is the fifth death of an app-based delivery worker in Australia over the past two months, prompting questions about the safety of gig economy…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Australia, Sydney, Gig Economy, Uber Eats, Doordash, Ubereats, Sydney Morning Herald, Jobseeker, Covid 19, JobKeeper, Xiaojun Chen, Dede Fredy, Chow Khai Shien, Hungry Panda


Coronavirus live: UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m; Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed

Infections up in UK by more than 18,000 on Sunday; warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccinesDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.59pm GMT The number of coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed in laborator...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Ron Klain, Coronavirus, USUS CDC


Coronavirus live: Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed; France plans to ease restrictions

Warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.18pm GMT Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in t...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, France, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, Netherlands, Denmark, Fda, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Loire, Sweden Greece


Coronavirus live news: US grants Regeneron emergency use approval; Victoria eases mask requirements

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am GMT As Victoria marked its 23rd consecutive day of no new C...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Fda, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Regeneron, Coronavirus, COVID, RegeneronDonald Trump, USUS CDC, 04am GMT Guitar Center Inc


Coronavirus live news: 'Why change' strategy, says Mexican leader as its deaths pass 100,000

Obrador rejects criticism as political attacks; Canada fears big rise in cases could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 37,242 new casesGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 9.25pm GMT People whose immune systems respond...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Merck, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Obrador, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Canada fears big case rise could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 699 deaths in a day

Trudeau implores Canadians to stay home; Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regionsGerman doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patientsTech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformationUS records highest number of Covid deaths since MaySouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents 7.17pm GMT The World Health Organization warned that growing antimi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, India, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, World Health Organization, Madrid, Trudeau


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 699 deaths in a day; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 5.26pm GMT France is preparing to reopen store...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, University Hospital, Essen, Santé Publique France, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Sweden reports record daily cases; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

After unorthodox pandemic strategy, Sweden records 7,420 daily cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 2.13pm GMT...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Australia, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, Health Agency, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: German cases 'stabilising but not declining'; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

German government says cases are stabilising after reporting 23,648 new infections; Madrid to close its borders with other regions; Russia reports 24,318 new casesSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 1.03pm GM...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, South Tyrol, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Russia records worst day for new infections; India passes 9m cases

Russia reports 24,318 new cases on Friday; EU ‘to pay $10bn for vaccines’; India confirms 45,882 new cases to take it past 9m infections; Mexico becomes fourth country to pass 100,000 deathsSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 8.31am GMT Moreover, some Russian hospi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Mexico, Russia, India, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Reuters, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: India passes 9m cases; EU 'to pay $10bn for vaccines'

Bloc will buy 425m doses of treatments from Pfizer/BioNTech and CureVac; US has recorded 1m cases in past week; Russia and Japan on ‘maximum alert’California enacts coronavirus curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 6.33am GMT Almost a million peo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, California, China, Russia, India, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide


How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, London, Australia, Cdc, Germany, Boston, Africa, US, Trends, Merck, History, Harvard, Healthcare, MMR


Scientists captured video of a rare squid with tentacles as long as a human

A bigfin squid spotted 2 miles underwater in Australia's Great Bight. Courtesy of Deborah Osterhage/CSIRO Bigfin squid have tentacles 11 times longer than their bodies. The creatures are camera shy: They've only been spotted a dozen times since the 1980s. Scientists recently captured new, underwater footage of five bigfin squid off the coast of southern Australia — the first time they've been spotted in Australian waters.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The squid w...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Australia, Animals, Africa, Trends, Hawaii, Brazil, Squid, Great Australian Bight, Aylin Woodward, Deborah Osterhage CSIRO Bigfin, Deborah Osterhage, Osterhage, CSIRO Bigfin


New research reveals Australia's multi-billion dollar superbug crisis

Analysis by national consortium, OUTBREAK, highlights how urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming more persistent and harder to treat, resulting in more people being admitted to hospital where they require longer stays and more costly medicines.
Tags: Science, Australia


Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates: Some coronavirus vaccines may work better in certain populations than others

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be ready until January 2021. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images There won't be just one coronavirus vaccine "winner," but hopefully 4 or 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Rashida Jones on the new podcast she hosts with Bill Gates.  Gates and Fauci agreed that some vaccines may be more effective in certain populations than others. Each vaccine may also vary in how effectively it prevents transmission of the virus, which will be "confusin...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Microsoft, Australia, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Gates, Rashida Jones, Fauci, Moderna, Getty Images There


Who is the world's best super-recogniser? This test could help us find them

Psychologists are hoping the UNSW Face Test will help unearth more of Australia's top performers in facial recognition, known as super-recognisers.
Tags: Science, Australia


Key patient insights the missing link in understanding COVID-19 and its mutations

A new study led by Australia's national science agency CSIRO, has found 95.5 per cent of current entries in GISAID, the world's largest novel coronavirus genome database, do not contain relevant patient information -- a critical piece of the puzzle to understand the virus and how it is evolving.
Tags: Science, Australia, CSIRO


Coronavirus live news: Western Australia opens border, Trump says vaccine soon for vulnerable

Recent arrivals to New Zealand contacted after mystery case; Johns Hopkins records worst day of pandemic so far; state of Victoria still free of new cases 12.42am GMT A little more on the update from NSW, where no new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours but four new cases have been recorded in people in hotel quarantine.Health authorities in the state test sewage outflows for virus traces, and tests from Wednesday turned out positive for the Rouse Hill area that is a catchment for ...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Victoria, Western Australia, Johns Hopkins, Trump, NSW, Rouse Hill, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US reports world record 136,000 daily infections; New Zealand scramble over untraced case

New Zealand asks its biggest city’s workers to do their jobs from home on Friday; Italy passes 1m cases; Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitorsUS confirms record new cases Italy passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 8.17am GMT A senior health department official in Delhi has said that Diwali could be “a s...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, Australia, India, US, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Zealand


Coronavirus live news: Auckland residents to stay home as one mystery case confirmed; US reports world record 136,000 daily infections

New Zealand asks Auckland residents to work from home on Friday after mystery case discovered; Italy passes 1m cases; Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitorsItaly passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 5.25am GMT Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, said on Thursday it has made 40...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, India, US, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Oxford University


Deepwater Sightings of Rare Bigfin Squid Reveal Some Serious Weirdness

An extensive survey of deep waters off the coast of Australia has resulted in a trove of bigfin squid sightings. And by trove, we mean the detection of five individuals—these deep-sea creatures are exceptionally rare, so any new observations are quite valuable to scientists. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Marine Biology, Deep Sea, Squid, Squids, Bigfin Squid


Dentist Gets Two Months In Jail For Treating Patients During Self-Quarantine In Australia

A dentist in Perth, Australia has received two months in jail for treating 41 patients while she was supposed to be in two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine to prevent the spread of covid-19. The judge’s sentence is the harshest covid-related punishment passed down in Australia since the pandemic began earlier this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Australia, Joe Biden, Cbs, Donald Trump, Punishment, Pandemics, Perth Australia, Face the Nation, Scott Gottlieb, Quarantine, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, President Elect Joe Biden


NSW reports five new coronavirus cases as Victoria celebrates eighth straight 'doughnut day'

Southern highlands cluster grows in NSW as ‘ring of steel’ around Melbourne expected to be lifted Follow today’s coronavirus blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus emailNew South Wales has reported five new coronavirus cases as the cluster in the southern highlands suburb of Moss Vale continues to grow.Meanwhile, Victoria has recorded its eighth straight day of zero Covid-1...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, South Wales, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Vic, Victoria Continue, Coronavirus, Moss Vale


U.S. Breaks Record With Over 100,000 New Covid-19 Cases in Single Day

The U.S. recorded over 100,000 new cases of covid-19 on Wednesday, according to the Covid Tracking Project. The shockingly high daily case count is a grim milestone that public health experts warn may be surpassed in the coming days and weeks.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, China, Joe Biden, Hospitals, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Arizona, New Zealand, Disease, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Pandemic, President Trump, Coronavirus


Wombats' deadly bums: how they use their 'skull-crushing' rumps to fight, play and flirt

Research offers insights into marsupial’s rearguard defences and ‘brutal’ mating rituals Australia is known for its strange and deadly wildlife, with plenty of attention given to venomous snakes and bird-eating spiders. But it seems one terrifying aspect of outback fauna has been thoroughly ignored: the wombat’s deadly bum.The rump of the wombat is hard as rock, used for defence, burrowing, bonding, mating and possibly violently crushing the skulls of its enemies against the roof of its burrow. ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour


Wombat's deadly bums: how they use their 'skull-crushing' rumps to fight, play and flirt

Research offers insights into marsupial’s rearguard defences and ‘brutal’ mating rituals Australia is known for its strange and deadly wildlife, with plenty of attention given to venomous snakes and bird-eating spiders. But it seems one terrifying aspect of outback fauna has been thoroughly ignored: the wombat’s deadly bum.The rump of the wombat is hard as rock, used for defence, burrowing, bonding, mating and possibly violently crushing the skulls of its enemies against the roof of its burrow. ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Animal behaviour


Platypus fur glows greenish-blue under UV light, new research found

An adult male platypus named Millsom is carried by his keeper at an animal sanctuary in Melbourne, May 8, 2008. Mick Tsikas/Reuters Scientists discovered that platypus fur glows greenish-blue under ultraviolet light.  It's the first time biofluorescence has been discovered in monotremes, one of three living types of mammals. The discovery may indicate that mammals evolved biofluorescent fur more than 150 million years ago. This glowing fur could help nocturnal mammals camouflage, or it cou...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Virginia, Trends, Earth, New South Wales, Melbourne, Tasmania, Platypus, North America, Tasmania Australia, Mick Tsikas, Field Museum, Reuters Scientists, Anich


Explorers Discover Pinnacle of Coral Taller Than Empire State Building in Great Barrier Reef

Even now, even in shallow waters, the sea continues to surprise us with new wonders (many of them rich in “living fossils” like the chambered nautilus and various sharks). Reefs are themselves fabulous living examples of multitudinous pace layers, not unlike the structural layers of a house Stewart Brand details in How Buildings Learn—only these buildings literally do learn, as scaffolded colonial organisms with their own inarguable (and manifold) agencies: Explorers of the Great Barr...
Tags: Science, Australia, Future, Great Barrier Reef, Empire State Building, Royal Australian Navy, The Big Here, Raine Island, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Beaman, Empire State Building Mariners


Countries controlling the coronavirus have 3 strategies in common: masking, robust testing and tracing, and a consistent federal plan

A coronavirus testing station in Seoul, South Korea. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images The US and many countries in Europe are reporting record numbers of new coronavirus cases. But countries like Australia, Taiwan, and China successfully controlled their outbreaks. Public-health experts pinpointed several common strategies among the successful responses: universal masking, robust testing and contact tracing, and a consistent federal plan that's clearly communicated. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Vladimir Putin, Australia, France, White House, China, Russia, Singapore, US



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