Just a year ago, I became a little obsessed about losing weight after being called a "swine" by a close friend of mine. Even though the fat-shaming wasn't meant to be harmful but a casual joke, she felt totally bad after learning it had unintentionally caused me to go on a diet. The push factor, however, was seeing my weight shoot up to 53kg and that's when I knew I had to do something about it. According to an online ideal weight calculator , "47.85kg is an ideal weight for a 155cm height female", so crossing over to the fifties wasn't a good thing. While looking up on ways to lose weight, the ketogenic diet stood out to me because of all the success stories I've been reading up on and hearing positive things about it from friends. For one, the transformation is fast and visible, and you could easily shave off about one kilo in a week from the diet. So I thought there's no harm in giving it a try. My weight did drop to 48kg after trying the keto diet, but here's why I'm ... » Learn More about I tried the keto diet and lost 5kg in 3 months – but here’s why I’ll never do it again
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. securities regulator is considering measures to require big investors to disclose more about short positions, or bets that stocks will fall, use of derivatives to bet on other stock moves and to protect small investors from trading apps that use features common to video games in order to boost risky trading activity. The review of rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was prompted by January's GameStop saga and the meltdown of Archegos Capital, its new chair plans to tell lawmakers. Gary Gensler, sworn in last month as chair of the top markets watchdog, will testify before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Thursday. Democrats are pressuring him to take a tough stance on Wall Street after Gamestop's fierce rally in January, fed by bullish posts on Reddit, and the March implosion of New York investment fund Archegos. "Whenever there are major market events, it's a good idea to consider what risks they might ... » Learn More about U.S. SEC chair says reviewing short-selling, swap rules after GameStop, Archegos sagas
Each vaccine must undergo different phases of development, during which they are screened and evaluated to find the right antigens to boost immunity. No humans are tested in the preclinical stage; rather, animals are tested for safety against potential disease. If an immune response is triggered in animals, a vaccine is tested on a trial basis in humans in five phases. Since the dramatic spread of the new coronavirus last year, efforts have been made to clinically develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Following are the four phases of vaccine development: Preclinical stage The first phase of vaccine development comprises intensive research to identify foreign agents or antigens that trigger an immune reaction in the body. This process is often extensive and can take up to four years. In January 2020, Janssen Pharmaceuticals began investigating candidates for a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. By March 30, the company was able to announce that a lead candidate had been ... » Learn More about How safe and effective are the fast-tracked COVID vaccines?