British study: As long as the weight exceeds the standard, the risk of contracting coronary disease will increase |

A British study found that a slight excess of body weight will increase the risk of contracting severe coronary disease, especially in younger groups.

The research report, published in the medical journal “The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology” on Thursday, analyzes who is most likely to have complications, and lists certain age groups and ethnic groups that are affected, as well as weight changes and infections. The relationship between coronary disease and disease.

The study of the health records of nearly 7 million people in England found that people with a body mass index of 23 (which is considered the upper limit of the health range) face a higher risk; every increase in the body mass index (BMI) by one point, the infection The risk of hospitalization for coronary disease increases by 5%, and the risk of admission to the intensive care unit increases by 10%.

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Bank of England: Cloud data providers have potential risks

Original title: Bank of England: Potential risks for cloud data providers

Dave Ramsden, deputy governor of the Bank of England, said that the Bank of England may strengthen its control of cloud data providers and other technology companies to deal with the risks that the rise of financial technology may bring to the stability of the financial system.

The Bank of England (BoE) has previously expressed concern about the reliance of financial companies (especially fintech start-ups) on third-party technology companies in key parts of their operations, and Ramsden said such scrutiny will intensify.

“We plan to further analyze whether we need more powerful tools to manage key third parties (including potential cloud computing and other major technology providers).bankThe risks posed by goals,” Ramsden said at the Innovative Finance Conference on Wednesday.

Global regulators have been stepping up scrutiny of outsourcing functions because they worry that the core services provided by financial companies to customers are vulnerable to third-party failures.

The British government is keen to promote financial technology as a growth area, and hopes that more flexible supervision will enable it to seize the opportunity in front of the EU-due to Brexit, the current access conditions for British financial companies in the EU have declined.

The Bank of England stated that it would not lower its regulatory standards, but it did seebankAnd someInsuranceThere is room for more simplified supervision in the field.

On Monday, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Bank of England to cooperate with the Ministry of Finance to study whether the central bank should set up a digital version of the British pound to cooperate with cryptocurrencyCompetition, he called it “Britcoin”.

Fearing that the UK is not as attractive as the United States as a listing place, especially for technology companies whose founders wish to continue to hold important positions, the government is also negotiating a proposal to relax the rules on stock listings.

Ramsden said that the Bank of England took a measure on Monday to make the operations of small financialbankAnd processing company-led high-value payment system.

Other steps include standardized identification of companies involved in financial transactions, and research on whether artificial intelligence can reduce the burden of regulatory compliance.

(Source: China Gold Network)

(Editor in charge: DF506)

Solemnly declare: The purpose of this information released by Oriental is to spread more information and has nothing to do with this stand.


Sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of dying from COVID-19, according to study | Coronavirus | DW

Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of developing a more severe form of COVID-19 disease and dying from it, according to a new study of nearly 50,000 patients.

People who had been physically inactive for at least two years before the pandemic were more likely to be hospitalized, require intensive care, and die from COVID-19 compared to patients who were physically active, according to the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Among the greatest risk factors for severe disease, only advanced age and a history of organ transplantation outweigh physical inactivity, according to the researchers.

In fact, compared to other risk factors such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or cancer, “physical inactivity was the most important risk factor in all the results,” they stressed.

In general, those who suffered a more serious course of the disease were elderly, male patients with some pre-existing pathologies, such as diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular diseases.

A little-studied risk factor

Physical inactivity was one of the factors that little had been studied. To analyze its possible impact on the severity of the infection, the researchers compared the evolution of 48,440 infected adults between January and October 2020, in the United States.

The mean age of the patients was 47 years and almost two-thirds were women (62%). On average, their body mass index (BMI) was 31, just above the obesity threshold.

About half had no prior ailments such as diabetes, chronic lung, cardiovascular or kidney disease, and cancer. Almost 20% had one of these risk factors and almost a third (32%) had two or more.

All had declared their level of regular physical activity at least three times between March 2018 and March 2020 during clinic visits.

Among them, 15% described themselves as inactive (0 to 10 minutes of physical activity per week); 7% affirmed to respect the health recommendations (at least 150 minutes per week) and the rest said to practice “some activity” (11-149 minutes per week). About 9% of the total were hospitalized and 2% died.

After taking into account differences by age, ethnicity, and comorbidity, sedentary people with COVID-19 were more than twice as likely to be admitted to a hospital than more active ones. They were also 73% more likely to need resuscitation and 2.5 times more likely to die from the infection.

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Erdogan’s moves offer little reward | Opinion

Turkey has resisted the temptation to cut borrowing costs, for now. The new head of the central bank, Sahap Kavcioglu, on Thursday kept the main rate at 19%, while hinting at a possible relaxation.

Tayyip Erdogan’s apparent goal of easing monetary policy falters. In March, he abruptly replaced the governor, Naci Agbal, who had raised rates that month by 200 basis points, the third dismissal from the post in two years. Kavcioglu seemed more inclined to please him, having argued that high rates can cause, rather than slow down, inflation.

So far, you have avoided any rough action. But you are setting the stage for relaxation. He spoke of keeping rates above inflation. Since the annual exceeded 16% in March, you can raise them up to 300 points. Meanwhile, the promise of March to maintain a tight monetary policy “for an extended period” disappeared.

But Turkey is worse than before. The lira has lost more than a tenth of its value against the dollar since the appointment. And, having spent more than $ 100 billion in 2020 to shore it up, the bank only has $ 10 billion in net foreign exchange reserves, the lowest level since 2003, giving it little ability to fight a sell-off. Also, the Turks are avoiding it in warehouses.

That means inflation can continue to rise. The growing current account deficit, of 2.6 billion dollars in February, is another cause for concern, especially since the restrictions mean that tourism will suffer again this year, which will hurt exports. Kavcioglu is unlikely to be able to slash rates without risking rising inflation, or even a currency crisis.

Your biggest problem is a lack of credibility. Société Générale estimates that another $ 5.9 billion of capital will leave Turkish assets in the short term. The central bank’s twists and turns make a rate cut even more risky.

The authors are columnists for Reuters Breakingviews. Opinions are yours. The translation, of Carlos Gomez Down, it is the responsibility of Five days


Cantabria remains right at the limit of high risk due to covid

Cantabria has not come out of a balance between infections (in the last hours they drop drastically) and hospitalizations (they rise slightly). This has placed the region on the edge of a new alert and, therefore, in the possibility of a return to a more restricted life. But the so-called ‘Easter effect’ has not just taken place, as the experts expect since it happened in previous waves, associated with vacation periods or high mobility of the population.

The most recent data – corresponding to midnight on Friday – only attest to 56 new infections by covid-19 (half of the previous day). The number of people requiring intensive care in the ICU also fell (from 16 to 14) and the incidence of positives dropped to seven days seen per 100,000 inhabitants, that returned to 76 (Thursday the count rose to 79).

Although if you look at the longer-term incidence, it continues to rise and stands at 146 cases. Even so, this autonomous community it is the eighth with the lowest incidence of the national territory: it is behind the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, Murcia, Galicia, the Canary Islands, Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha, some of them with remarkably low incidents. The average in Spain was yesterday in the 183 cases although the general trend is upward, as in Cantabria.

In the last hours, a new death has occurred in the region: an 87-year-old man has died, bringing the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 552. But the rest of the data seems more or less low control. Hospital pressure remains at 5%, far from the percentages that turn on the alarms. The occupation of the ICU, which serves 13% of those affected by the virus, is two points below the moment when the alert level is jumped.

In the region’s hospitals there are 73 admitted: 51 they fight against the covid in Valdecilla. Another 14 do so in Sierrallana and eight more in Laredo. At the Tres Mares hospital in Reinosa they no longer have this type of patient.

The data provided by Health make this balance: the positives since March 2020 in Cantabria are 27,868. 94% of them have been cured. Currently, the region has 1,227 assets detected, 1,154 of which are in home quarantine. When testing for coronavirus, the average positivity is 5.5%.

Waiting for the ‘Easter effect’

Cantabria has been looking at the positives with a magnifying glass for almost two weeks -waiting, in reality, the so-called ‘Holy Week effect’- after having announced Public Health that, as soon as the barrier of 75 infections per 100,000 inhabitants was exceeded in seven days, it would become to take measures to restrict mobility and capacity in public establishments (from hospitality businesses to gyms).

Between calls to prudence and to reduce social interaction as much as possible, a few hours ago, the president of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla, admitted that “some” more restrictive measures should already be taken, although he pointed out that he will “hold out” this weekend and wait for the evolution of the next few days. “Let’s see how the data for Saturday, Sunday and Monday come to us,” said Revilla.


The weekend looks very unstable and at risk of storms this Friday in León

Leticia Pérez / ICAL. Hail storm, file.
| 09/04/2021 – 08: 02h.

Spring has these things. The changes are abundant and sometimes abrupt and now, after many days of unusual heat and stability, which have even exceeded Easter, it seems that there is instability and even a high probability of heavy showers in the form especially of a storm.

This is the panorama that at least draws for this Friday, and perhaps part of the weekend, in the province the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), which warns of cloudy skies and sometimes covered, with showers and storms that may occur over all in the second half of the day, and it is announced that they would be locally strong, even with the appearance of hail.

As is logical with this panorama of instability, the minimum temperatures will tend to rise slightly, while the maximum will almost certainly fall. On the other hand, the winds will blow from the southwest, generally weak, and only with strong gusts in areas where the storm breaks out.


One in three patients who had COVID-19 suffers neurological sequelae, still half a year after infection with coronavirus | The World | DW

Anxiety (17%) and mood disorders (14%) are the most frequent diagnoses, according to the study, published Wednesday in the specialized journal The Lancet Psychiatry. The incidence of neurological problems such as brain hemorrhages (0.6%), stroke (2.1%) and dementia (0.7%) is globally lower, but the risk is generally higher among patients than were seriously ill with COVID.

Although the risk at the individual level of most of these neurological and psychiatric problems is low, the effect can be “considerable” for health systems due to the breadth of the pandemic, says Professor Paul Harrison of the British University of Oxford, lead author of the study. Many of these problems are “chronic,” he argues, and advocates endowing health systems with resources to “meet needs.”

It is urgent to provide health systems with resources for the treatment of sequelae

When analyzing the electronic health records of 236,379 patients affected by COVID, the authors conclude that 34% had a diagnosis of neurological or psychiatric disease in the six months following the infection. For 13% of people, it was the first neurological or psychiatric diagnosis.

The risk of developing long-term problems, known as “long COVID” sequelae, has increased in patients hospitalized for severe COVID. Thus, 46% of the patients who were in resuscitation registered neurological or psychiatric problems six months after being infected. . About 7% of the patients who were in resuscitation had a subsequent cardiovascular accident, 2.7% a cerebral hemorrhage, and about 2% developed dementia, against respectively 1.3%, 0.3% and 0.4 % of those not hospitalized.

The researchers also crossed data from more than 100,000 patients who had a flu diagnosis and the more than 236,000 patients with a diagnosis of respiratory infections. The risk of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis is overall 44% higher after COVID than after the flu, and 16% higher than after a respiratory infection.

Illnesses can become chronic or recurrent

“Unfortunately, many problems identified in this study have a tendency to become chronic or recurrent, so we can anticipate that the impact of COVID-19 could last for many years,” writes Dr. Jonathan Rogers of the University of London (UCL) in a comment published in the magazine.

Probably, the people studied were more seriously affected than the general population, say the authors who speak, of those people, numerous, who do not go to consult due to mild or non-existent symptoms.

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Madrid returns to extreme risk due to Covid-19 infections: check the evolution by district

The contagion curve goes up again in Madrid. It had not done so since the end of January, when the peak of the third wave was reached. But after several weeks of stabilization in the statistics, today the rise is generalized in 19 of the 21 districts of the capital, according to data from the Ministry of Health published this Tuesday. The incidence also rises above the extreme risk level set by the World Health Organization (WHO), located at 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Madrid has 267.

The coronavirus in Madrid: maps and graphs

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The rise is still slight, but the generalization of the increase in transmission in almost the entire capital raises concerns that we may be at the beginning of a fourth wave of the pandemic. For now, the patterns recorded at the dawn of the second and third are very similar to the current moment.

This is the evolution of the 21 that make up the capital since last November, when the minimum number of autumn cases was marked:

The district with the highest incidence is Barajas (349), followed by Villa de Vallecas (334), Centro (327), Chamartín (326) and Chamberí (324). In total, six districts are below the extreme risk marked by the WHO (last week there were fourteen), although all of them see how their number of positives has grown.

Five unconfined ZBS above rate 400

Madrid presents this week four basic health areas (ZBS) of the capital closed on the perimeter due to a high incidence of positives, which the Community of Madrid has set at 350 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. They are those of Vicálvaro-Artilleros, Valdebernardo, Virgen de Begoña and Núñez Morgado. But the Community of Madrid could decree the restriction of movements to the inhabitants of another five that reached in the last report 400 accumulated incidence: those who live in the Pozo del Tío Raimundo (514), Cortes (470), General Oráa ( 419), Cea Bermúdez (411) and Justicia-Chueca (409).

The Ministry of Health will decide this week if it applies restrictions to the inhabitants of these places after Easter. To do so, they must present incidence figures higher than the reference rate (350 a few days ago), an upward trend and that the majority of CRP detected are infective, among other parameters.

The region has been in perimeter confinement of the entire community since last Friday. The objective is that an increase in cases similar to that experienced after Christmas, when the third wave of the pandemic began, is not repeated. The agreement was taken by the autonomous communities and the Ministry of Health with the vote against Madrid.


The risk of the second wave being a tsunami

The first wave took us on. We thought for a moment that we were surfing it, but it turns out that in the end he wallowed us badly. We reached the shore without air, scraped against the bottom and with bruised pride for having made the cancheros at first telling the others that we did better. At one point, reality showed us that we had the fourth worst rate of new coronavirus infections per million inhabitants. Today, more than 55,000 deaths prove that in managing the pandemic, as in so many other important issues, Argentina failed.

The Government inflated its chest with phrases such as “between the economy and health, I chose health” (Alberto Fernández, March 25, 2020), which a year later seem so narrow and narrow-minded like then. This false dichotomy was the excuse for the longest and most ineffective quarantine in the world and condemnation to a recession that ended up wiping out an economy that was already coming. in critical condition. Just one example as a reminder: automotive production in April 2020 was equal to zero units.

The bad precedent, moreover, dangerously conditions how to face the second wave now so that it does not become a tsunami: from the President down, no one in the ruling party is unaware that if severe restrictive measures were to be taken they would very difficult complianceSince the Government lacks the necessary respect for society to accompany it if they ask for new efforts and sacrifices.

We discussed so much about runners (and golfers!), Youth gatherings on the sidewalks of the breweries and the return to face-to-face classes – “items” that do not contribute to the contagion rate – what to think today about limiting the hours of the shops, public transport or other places where really people breathe on top it sounds risky to say the least.

So the decisions are taken late, such as the closing of the borders due to the explosion of cases in the neighboring countries, something that has been demanded for a fortnight: now the Manaos strain is already circulating in a community way and it was not foreseen what to do with people who traveled abroad, unaware that they would be prevented from returning. Or the ball is left in the hands of governors and mayors to spread the political cost of unsympathetic resolutions based on confusing indices that monitor “risk parameters.” Or they resort to timid controls, such as granting telecommuting to national public employees for three days while insisting on basic errors such as not testing enough.

In addition, everything is always communicated the day before, multiplying that feeling that in this matter action is taken urgently, without planning, improvising. As if it was not known for months that the second wave was coming. As if we had not learned anything from the mistakes of the first. Or almost nothing, to be fair: at least this time they will try to keep the schools open, just the only thing that they could easily close thanks to the unconditional support provided by the teaching unions, which continue to militate virtuality.

The enormous limitations of the vaccination plan do not help to build credibility or consensus. Nor that the President lends himself, in the week in which his vice marks the field as never before, to a friendly report with Horacio Verbitsky -responsible for the VIP vaccination scandal and the ejection of one of his few ministers friends-, to speak a lot of economy and no health.

In fact, the battle against the second wave, which does not even have a good awareness campaign, will largely depend on individual behavior, of the own responsibility. That each one understands that it is better to take care of themselves because things could get complicated. That basically the chinstrap goes above the nose and that it is not advisable to get together in large numbers in closed places even if it is cold. The old man for himself. Although it hurts, good to Argentina.


Managers and family members of Grupo Riesgo concentrate up to three companies in London

Alexandra Camacho’s mother appears as director of a ‘sleeping’ company that last February received 1.8 million euros

Third concentration to protest the breaches in Alu Ibérica.
Third concentration to protest the breaches in Alu Ibérica. / LVA

From the outside it is an ugly construction, almost deserving of the vulgar label. The number 63-66 of Hatton Garden, in Greater London, is an office building, where it is easy to find spaces of a ‘coworking’ company and also to rent offices. One of them, number 23 on the fifth floor, is of special interest to Aviles and, about you


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