Covid vaccine: what does the Pfizer vaccine news mean?

first_img– Advertisement – There has been some promising Covid-19 vaccine news.A preliminary analysis shows the first effective – Advertisement – coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19.But there’s still a way to go before any vaccine can be given to the wider public and our lives can go back to how they were pre-pandemic.BBC health correspondent Laura Foster helps puts this news into context.- Advertisement –last_img

Heavy and Incompatible Drinking Can Increase the Chances of Divorce

first_imgScience Daily 5 Feb 2013High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. The most cited explanation for this is that excessive alcohol use disrupts daily tasks and functioning, and increases spousal conflicts. A study of the effects of drinking among husbands versus wives, and of similar versus dissimilar drinking in couples, has found that both level of drinking and compatibility in drinking can have an influence on divorce.Results will be published in the May 2013 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. “On average, divorced people drink more than married people,” said Fartein Ask Torvik, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health as well as corresponding author for the study. “To some extent, this is due to increased drinking after a divorce, but people who drink heavily also have a higher risk of experiencing a divorce, so heavy drinking likely interferes fundamentally with the quality of marriage.”…”Essentially, the more people drink, the higher is the risk of divorce,” said Torvik. “In addition, the risk of divorce is lowered if the spouses drink approximately the same amount of alcohol. This is not only true for those who drink excessively — there is also a reduced risk of divorce if both spouses abstain totally from alcohol. Also, we found heavy drinking among women to be more strongly associated with divorce than heavy drinking among men.””This latter finding is of major interest,” said Major. “For instance, the risk of divorce is estimated to be tripled when the husband’s level drinking is low and the wife’s drinking is heavy, compared with couples where both drink lightly.””There are several possible explanations for this,” said Torvik. “One of them is that women in general seem to be more strongly affected by heavy drinking than men are. Thus, heavy-drinking women may be more impaired than heavy-drinking men. It is, however, important to note that heavy drinking is much less common among women than among men.””Heavy drinking among women is also less acceptable than among men in our society,” said Major. “A wife’s heavy drinking probably also interferes more with general family life — that is, the caring role of the mother, upbringing of children, etc.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130205162519.htmlast_img read more

Tech inspection precedes practice, Sunday tailgating

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – There will be plenty to see, do and enjoy on the Boone Speedway grounds even before opening night of the 33rd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The tech inspection process introduced and well-received last year will be continued.Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers are encouraged to go to the lineup board behind the pitside grandstand and get their inspec­tion sheets and cards as soon as they arrive with their race car.Drivers will be called over the PA system for staging and then sent to the inspec­tion area in groups of 20.Pre-tech only for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, the two divi­sions that begin qualifying on La­bor Day, runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The $10 pit pass fee will be refunded to everyone who exits the pit area by 4:30 p.m.An open practice session for all divisions is from 5-7 p.m. and has a $10 admission for those who did not purchase a pit pass.Once practice is complete, there will be no free admission to the pit area. The traditional pre-Super Nationals tailgate party follows, with complimentary chili and beverages and a return engage­ment by the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based rock band Helforstout, which plays from 8 p.m.-midnight.Season championship night at Boone is Aug. 29 and all licensed Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers are invited to compete in the Saturday, Sept. 5 draw/redraw open show.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all divisions. Belleville Motorsports North Central Region points go to the Modifeds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region points to the Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points to the Hobby Stocks.last_img read more