Richard Jefferson dismisses injury concerns ahead of the NBA’s possible return | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe and Richard Jefferson discuss the risk of injury upon a possible restart of the 2019-20 NBA season, and whether it’s worth it for pending NBA free agents. They also break down possible conclusions to the season. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Credit rating ‘Fallen angel’ danger at record high: S&P Global

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of companies or countries at risk of seeing their credit ratings cut to junk from investment grade has been pushed to a record high of 111 by the coronavirus pandemic, S&P Global analysis shows. The number of so-called ‘fallen angels’ has already reached 24 this year, impacting over $300 billion […]

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Tesla reportedly threatens factory workers’ unemployment benefits

Tesla has told employees at its Fremont, California, factory that they risk their unemployment benefits if they don’t get back to work on the assembly line following a seven-week coronavirus lockdown, according to a report. “Once you are called back, you will no longer be on furlough so if you choose not to work, it […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Grapples with Unintended Consequences of Fighting the Virus

Here’s what you need to know: Millions of children are at risk of dying of preventable diseases because health services are overtaxed. Unicef said Wednesday that 1.2 million children in more than 100 countries are at risk of dying from preventable causes every six months because of health services that are overstressed or curtailed by […]

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US plans reimagine fighting wildfires amid crews’ virus risk

In new plans that offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews, it’s not clear how officials will get the testing and equipment needed to keep firefighters safe in what’s expected to be a difficult fire season. A U.S. group instead put together broad guidelines […]

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Cuomo Describes Framework for Reopening Businesses

You open businesses first that are most essential, and pose the lowest risk, OK — most essential and the lowest risk. Phase 1, we’re talking about construction, manufacturing and select retail with curbside pickup. They are the most essential with the lowest risk. Second phase: professional services, retail, administrative support, real estate. Third phase: restaurant, […]

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Job or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality

WASHINGTON — Efforts to quickly restart economic activity risk further dividing Americans into two major groups along socioeconomic lines: one that has the power to control its exposure to the coronavirus outbreak and another that is forced to choose between potential sickness or financial devastation. It is a pick-your-poison fact of the crisis: The pandemic […]

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Daily Aspirin Tied to Lower Risk of Various Digestive Cancers

Regular aspirin use has been associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer. Now a review of studies has found that it may reduce the risk for several other digestive tract cancers as well. Researchers pooled data from 113 studies and found that daily aspirin use among people aged 40 to 75 was associated with […]

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Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

For new mothers, breastfeeding, even for a few months, is associated with a significant decrease in the risk for ovarian cancer years down the road, a review of studies has found. The pooled analysis, in JAMA Oncology, included 13 studies with 9,973 ovarian cancer cases and 14,843 controls. After adjustment for age, race, oral contraceptive […]

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Kamala Harris’ Plan to Save the Election

No one should have ever had to risk her or his life to vote, as Wisconsin residents did last week. Republicans kept the election open against both Democratic governor Tony Evers’ wishes and the recommendations of public health experts. Texas, for now, has avoided that fate. On Wednesday, a state court judge sided against Republican […]

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Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

More than 100 million children could be at risk for measles because countries around the world are suspending national immunization programs in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, international public health leaders warned on Monday. So far, 24 low- and middle-income countries, including Mexico, Nigeria and Cambodia, have paused or postponed such programs, […]

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Ron Rivera gives big hint on Chase Young, Redskins’ draft strategy

The prospect of trading the No. 2 overall pick in NFL Draft 2020 comes with the risk of losing a shot to pick star edge rusher Chase Young. First-year Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera is not taking that lightly. “If you’re gonna make a trade, and you’re gonna go back, that guy you’re gonna […]

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High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber may help reduce the risk for breast cancer, researchers report. The analysis, in the journal Cancer, pooled data from 20 prospective studies of fiber consumption and breast cancer incidence. Some examined total fiber intake; others looked at the varying types of fiber from cereal, fruit, vegetables and legumes; none involved […]

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Do Tea Drinkers Live Longer?

Drinking tea may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers combined data from 39 observational studies involving more than 1.8 million men and women who drank black or green tea. The review of studies is in Advances in Nutrition. They found that each one-cup increase in daily tea consumption was associated with an average 2 […]

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If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms, Assume You Have the Illness, Even if You Test Negative

You had some exposures that may put you at risk for coronavirus. A few days later you come down with a bad cough yourself and feel a little short of breath and really tired. You take your temperature: 101 degrees. A fever. You suspect you might have Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. […]

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What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

I am a physician in an urgent-care setting in the Pacific Northwest, and thus I am at some risk for exposure to coronavirus even when following appropriate precautions. I am in a category that is considered high risk for complications were I to become ill with the coronavirus. The C.D.C. has recommended as of March […]

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Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that how healthy you […]

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Daily Aspirin Does Not Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

There is good evidence that a daily baby aspirin reduces the risk for heart disease and stroke, and some have thought its inflammation-lowering effect might also help in delaying cognitive decline. But taking a daily low-dose aspirin did not appear to be effective in lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, […]

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Now Is the Time to Take Care of Your Lungs. Here’s How.

If you are one of the millions of Americans breathing polluted air, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus and of having a more severe infection. The reasons are twofold. First, air pollution can cause or aggravate respiratory illnesses like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. And those illnesses can make […]

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Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Older Americans are at a high risk for serious illness from the coronavirus, and most who are over age 65 are covered by Medicare. Medicare already covers its enrollees for much of what they might need if they contract the virus and become seriously ill — and it has expanded some services and loosened some […]

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Coronavirus Makes Daily Life Confounding. Here Are Some Answers.

How to stay safe. How to protect others. How much risk to take when the smallest act can be a risk: touching a doorknob, buying milk. Whether or not the virus has reached your neighborhood, what’s swept into everyone’s lives is a set of confounding dilemmas. So send your questions to us, at dilemmas@nytimes.com. There’s […]

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