EXERCISE CAN BE PUNISHING – BUT HERE’S HOW TO STOP THINKING OF IT AS A PUNISHMENT

Image result for EXERCISE CAN BE PUNISHING – BUT HERE’S HOW TO STOP THINKING OF IT AS A PUNISHMENTThe fitness industry is said to be worth £4.4bn in the UK alone. But, despite medical research telling us that exercise will help us live longer, the majority of people do not engage with health and fitness. Could it be that exercise is still considered a punishment – as it was in Victorian prisons?

Or do we just need to increase the fun and social aspect to exercise to get more of us working up a sweat?

Medical research suggests exercise is good for our health and will help us all live longer. But a report by the British Heart Foundation says that 20 million people living in the UK are physically inactive.

To be considered active, the Department of Health recommends adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. So it begs the question: why do close to a third of the country’s population struggle to meet this recommended amount of exercise, when doing so could prolong their life?

A reason why inactive people may not engage in enough exercise is because it is not perceived to be a fulfilling or satisfying leisure pursuit. Other competing pastimes of a more sedentary nature, such as watching TV, reading and gaming, are seen by some as being more enjoyable.

Exercise as punishment

The treadmill was devised as a form of punishment for convicted criminals in the Victorian era. At this time, prisoners had to undertake long hours of hard labour by walking on treadmills to grind flour. This form of punishment was abolished in the late 19th century for being too cruel.

Exercise also has a long history of being used as a form of correctional behaviour in schools. Indeed in 2014 the then-Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, proposed to ban exercise being used in schools as a form of punishment for fear that it would put children off being active.

Given that exercise has a lengthy historical association with the use of discipline for the purpose of punishment and obedience, can 21st century society ever be truly accepting of exercise as a leisure pursuit that can have personal fulfilment?

At present, the high volume of inactivity levels in the UK suggests a large amount of people are not motivated to take exercise. Getting people to be more active, therefore, would require a shift in people exercising because they want to rather than having to.

Making it social

My research explores the role of social psychology for the development of interventions that make physical activity a fulfilling pursuit for long-term condition sufferers. This is because social psychological science has consistently demonstrated that people are motivated to seek social connections in order to fulfil their psychological needs as human beings. For example, “the belongingness hypothesis” states that people have a basic need to feel closely connected to others.

So it is important people have positive social exercise experiences that enrich their quality of life and, in doing so, make the pursuit of exercise a more satisfying and worthwhile activity. This can be achieved by creating exercise environments that provide individuals with a shared sense of social connectedness, creating opportunities for people to form friendships, meaningful attachments and mutually supportive relationships.

For example, the EuroFit programme takes a unique approach for improving men’s health and fitness by allowing fans to train in the environment of a professional football club they support. City Ride events are another example, where families and friends of all ages and abilities can enjoy cycling together through the streets of a vibrant traffic-free environment. Similarly, walking sports offer a social atmosphere of fun, laughter and camaraderie for those who may have difficulty participating in high impact activities.

Connecting people in dynamic and socially rewarding exercise environments has the potential to offset the drudgery often associated with exercise and make it a leisure pursuit worth doing.

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8 stubborn workout myths that you need to stop trusting

TNN | January 18, 2017
Things you got wrong about workout

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It is rare that a sedentary lifestyle and a fit body go hand in hand. What’s more? Different trainers in different gyms tell us things that are contradictory in nature, leaving us in a quandary. What to do first – cardio or weights? Should women do weights or not? These are questions often unanswered. So, here we bring to you some prevalent myths about working out we all need to forget.
MYTH 1: Electrolytes are required after every workout

2/9MYTH 1: Electrolytes are required after every workout
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FACT: This totally depends on the duration and intensity of your workout. If your workout is not intense then instead of consuming electrolytes, have coconut water. There are some electrolyte-pumped energy drinks with extra sugar in them, which can actually slow down the fat-burning process. So, if your workout plan demands electrolytes, then check for sugar content in them.
MYTH 2: Cardio comes first

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FACT: Running or performing cardio exercises reduces glycogen levels, which prevents the body from hard and vigorous work-out sessions. Before cardio, weight training should be done as this will increase testosterone and cortisol levels that are beneficial for intense work-out. People who cannot perform weights and cardio in separate sessions should definitely do weights first to gain more strength and power. However, there are certain exceptions where cardio can be performed before weights. For instance, for older individuals, who need a proper warm up, performing 10 to 20 minutes of cardio activity before strength can be rational. Also, if your fitness goal is to increase endurance, then doing cardio before weight is suggested.
MYTH 3. Squats are bad for your knees

4/9MYTH 3. Squats are bad for your knees
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FACT: Experts say that full squats are actually good for your knees if done in a proper posture. Squatting knees over the toes, butt to the floor, hamstrings casing calves, chest up is the most effective way to squat. Unless you are suffering from any knee injury or have been diagnosed with joint diseases, a few tips from your fitness expert can actually prevent knee pain through squatting. But if your knee still hurts, then focus more on non-weight bearing moves to isolate muscles that support the knee joints.
MYTH 4. Flat footed people cannot run fast

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FACT: The biggest problem with flat footed people is over-pronation, a stride where the ankle rolls inward during each step. Undoubtedly, flat footed people face difficulty in running fast but once they know the technique to run properly, they can run as fast as any person with arched feet. Alan Webb, Steve Plasencia, and Haile Gebrselassie are some famous athletes and Olympic gold medalists with flat foot!
MYTH 5. Weight training makes women bulky

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FACT: Before discussing this point, it is required to know that bulky here means gaining excessive muscle mass. Weight training exercises don’t make women bulky, rather they make their body strong and healthy. Weight training exercises can make men gain more muscle mass than women as they have different hormones. But, remember if you are on steroids, then muscle mass tends to increase. To be bulky and manly you need a lot of testosterone. Unless you are not injecting any steroids, you need not worry.
MYTH 6. Men can’t gain muscle after 40

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FACT: It is little harder because of the age factor, but one can gain muscle mass even after the age of 40. You need to follow the right type of training, should eat right with a regular fitness plan. Your body becomes creaky, and power starts to dip so it is important to make a few changes to your lifestyle to get desired muscle mass.
MYTH 7. High protein diet is bad for your kidney

8/9MYTH 7. High protein diet is bad for your kidney
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FACT: Mostly, people who have regular workout regime are instructed to have protein rich diet. Proteins are beneficial for kidneys as they help them to function properly. High-protein diets don’t cause any harm to people who are healthy and active but people with unhealthy kidneys should always be cautious. Along with the protein intake, keep yourself well hydrated.
MYTH 8. There is no point of workout if you can’t exercise hard

9/9MYTH 8. There is no point of workout if you can’t exercise hard
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FACT: Exercising is important than working out hard. Researchers have found that even a moderate work out is beneficial to reduce several diseases like heart-attacks and strokes.

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7 penis size myths you need to debunk

TNN | January 17, 2017
The right penis size: Myths and Facts

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52 per cent want it longer, 34 per cent want it thicker – or so says a survey conducted by a health website. Wanting a bigger penis size is like wanting a Ferrari – there’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t want it. Men always obsess over the answer to this one question in their lives – Are they big enough? But it is time we break it to them that the size of their willy may not matter so much. You got to clear the fusty air by stopping to believe the following set of myths about the right penis size.
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MYTH: The bigger the penis, the better it gets

2/8MYTH: The bigger the penis, the better it gets
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A lot of men believe that the bigger their manhood, the more they will satisfy their women. They need to know that for most women, there are many things that come before a penis size. Or in fact, penis size may not even make to the list of their considerations. In fact, many women relate bigger penises to a painful intercourse. This was also reported by a 2014 study of women in a village in Kenya, who would cheat on their well-endowed men due to pain caused during the intercourse.
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MYTH: Big penis only means more pleasure

3/8MYTH: Big penis only means more pleasure
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On the contrary, a big penis may mean pain. Having a well-endowed penis is not so simple and there actually exist guides on how to date a guy who is big down there. A large penis needs more preparation and carefulness. And this has led to the urban slang that a lot of women use as their priority penis size – Boyfriend penis. This refers to a penis that is an average length but not an extraordinary size.
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MYTH: A penis can never be too big for a vagina

4/8MYTH: A penis can never be too big for a vagina
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Size can in fact be a compatibility issue – your size and her vagina may not always bond well. Generally, most vaginas can accommodate sizes of different lengths and widths but there are cases when it can become too big for her, though the reasons are mostly rectifiable. Her vagina could be dehydrated or she may not be aroused enough, so make sure that such conditions do not hamper your chemistry.
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MYTH: Sex is only about penetration

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Most of the nerve endings in female genital region are on the outside than the inside. A study revealed that among sexually experienced women, close to two-third reported that a longer penis either did not affect their reaching orgasm at all, or it made it more difficult for them to climax. But, it still remains important for a third of
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Consumer forum to FIITJEE: Stop ‘unfair trade practices,’ return 50 per cent tuition fee to students

Consumer forum to FIITJEE: Stop unfair trade practice, return 50 per cent tuition fee to students

Despite of being a famous coaching centre for IIT and other engineering entrance examination since 1992, FIITJEE has been recently charged for collecting fees for two years in one go amounts to “unfair trade practice.”

Details of the report:

  • A district consumer disputes redressal forum, headed by its President Justice N K Goel has filed the case
  • As per reports, FIITJEE has been asked to refund Rs 1, 16,564 to Sanjay Choudhary, father of a student, who had taken admission to this coaching centre
  • While giving details about this case, the officials of forum said, “We hold that the institute (FIITJEE) has committed unfair trade practice by collecting fees for two years in one go. We partly allow the complaint and direct OP to refund half of the fees taken by them from the complainant towards the fee for two years duration”
  • “Accordingly we direct the institute to refund a sum of Rs 1, 16,564 towards 50 per cent of the tuition fee paid by the complainant along with interest at 6 per cent per annum,” the forum added.

Statements from father:

Sanjay Choudhary while stating the incident said, his son had joined Saifabad branch of the institute in Hyderabad for a 2-year integrated school programme for IIT-JEE course in 2010.

As reported, the institute had asked him to pay the fee amount of Rs 2, 33,128 for the two years course before the date of joining.

But as soon as his son found that the classes were not up to the mark, he decided to quit.

Futher, Sanjay Choudhary alleged that the institute declined to refund the fee citing the declarations he had made while joining the course.

What did FIITJEE said in its defense?

  • FIITJEE told the forum that the student had left the course voluntarily
  • Therefore, they were not bound to refund the fees as per their terms and conditions

While giving the final verdict, the forum referred to the Supreme Court judgment which had held that an educational institution can only charge prescribed fee for one semester or year.

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There’s a little-known EU rule that may stop the Brexit banking exodus

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU last month has ignited fears of an exodus of banking talent from the City of London, but a little-known set of rules is being drafted that could well bypass post-Brexit barriers and allow access to the privileges the country had before.

Implementation of the so-called Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFID II) in January 2018 could give banks from non-EU member states a legal advantage, essentially doing away with cross-border restrictions and allowing for standardized licensing for most financial services.

CNBC looks at what MIFID II could mean for the British finance industry after the U.K. cuts the cord.

THE BREAKDOWN: WHAT IS MIFID II?

MIFID II builds on its predecessor MIFID I, which is considered the regulatory “cornerstone” for the EU’s financial sector, standardizing business conduct, transparency and protections across the single market. The single market is an association of countries trading with each other without restrictions or tariffs and financial firms are worried that the U.K. could lose access to this and not be able to sell their services across the region with the same ease as before.

The 2007 financial crisis highlighted the need for additional rules and requirements, to make financial markets, “more efficient, resilient and transparent,” European Securities and Markets Authority documents explain.

It’s meant to tackle speculative investments by non-financial firms, regulate commodity derivative trading, high-frequency-trading, introduce liquidity assessments for non-equity assets, and improve disclosures.

Currently, a bank based in an EU country has a financial “passport” that allows it to do business in another member state. However, the brand new MIFID II will notably include changes to the “passporting” regime which allows firms in to carry out business or perform investment services across borders without needing to obtain an independent license in each country.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER FOR THE UK?

“Potentially relevant to Brexit, is this concept of third country status,” Nikki Johnstone, an associate in the global banking and payment systems practice at law firm Paul Hastings, told CNBC by phone.

MIFID II effectively allows firms from non-EU member states to access the EU market. “Now in theory this would include the U.K. in a scenario where it has left the EU,” Johnstone said.

Firms looking for access would have to apply through the European Supervisory Authority and would need to have an equivalent regulatory framework in place, Johnstone explained.

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However, it seems that financial services already operating in the U.K. would surely qualify.

In the wake of the Brexit referendum results, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority issued a statement explaining that EU laws will still apply to all firms under their jurisdiction, including those which are “still to come into effect” like MIFID II, up until parliament and the ruling government officially trigger a Brexit.

This means U.K.-based financial services will have prepared to abide by all rules under MIFID II, and therefore qualify to access the single market, whether or not Brexit is triggered.

THE BURNING QUESTION: COULD THIS KEEP UK-BASED BANKS FROM LEAVING BRITAIN?

“From what I can tell, there’s great will within the financial services community to have access to the single market, and there’s a reason for renewed interest in the third country regime and how the U.K. will interact (with the EU),” Johnstone said.

But an air of uncertainty may be enough to drive key financial services away.

Research published by J.P.Morgan on July 1 suggests a Brexit scenario where there will be “clear evidence of multinational operations shifting the locations of their activity out of the U.K. given the regulatory uncertainties.”

“Financial services are among the sectors that will be most exposed to this process,” the note explained.

“Even if the U.K. begins to signal that it will compromise on other priorities in order to secure ‘full’ access to the single market in financial services, there is a clear risk that euro-denominated activities relocate to within the EU simply to ensure continuity of relationships,” the note also stated.

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DU teachers stop admission boycott over worries approximately college students’ destiny

DU teachers to join admission process

In a circulate so one can provide main alleviation to the scholars, the University of Delhi instructors, whowere boycotting assessment and UG admissions in protest against new University Grants Fee (UGC) normsto check their academic performance on July 5, have determined to end the boycott of the enrolmentsystem.

Why did DUTA exchange its stand?

The selection to sign up for the admission procedure was taken at an Executive Meeting of Delhi Collegeteachers association (DUTA), following worries about the destiny of college students being jeopardisedbecause of the protest, in line with the PTI.

Why are the lecturers protesting?

The DU instructors have been boycotting evaluation of UG exam papers seeing that May also 24 in protestagainst the amendments to UGC regulations which, they accept as true with, will lead to round 50 in keeping with cent job-cuts and notably lower scholartrainer ratio in better education.

The boycott become later prolonged to the undergraduate admission manner as properly.

But, a segment of instructors the day past, on July 5, adversarial the circulate saying it can impede theprofession of college students.

(Examine: Rift amongst DU instructors surfaces over evaluation, admission boycott)

What triggered the stir?

The reason of the protest is the new gazette notification of UGC, which in step with the lecturers, hasimproved the workload for assistant professors from sixteen hours of “direct coachingaccording to week (which includes tutorials) to 18 hours, plus any other six of tutorials, bringing the overall up to 24 hours.Further, the paintings hours of companion professors have additionally been improved from 14 to 22 hours

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Stop of an generation: Linux distributions will soon stop helping 32-bit Computers

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AMD and Intel released the first 64-bit CPUs for customers back in 2003 and 2004. Now, more than a decade later, Linux distributions are looking at winding down aid for 32-bit hardware.

Google already took this soar again in 2015, dumping 32-bit variations of Chrome for Linux.

Ubuntu is simply the cutting-edge distro to plot for this
Ubuntu’s Dimitri John Ledkov placed forth a suggestion to wind down 32-bit help on the Ubuntu mailinglisting recently. hardware that may’t run sixty four-bit software program is becoming much much lesscommon, at the same time as growing 32-bit pictures, testing them, and supporting them takes effort and time. (On Linux, the “i386” structure is the same old 32-bit for Intel-well suited CPUs, whilst “amd64” is the64-bit structure originally made via AMD that Intel CPUs are well matched with.)

Ledkov factors out that Ubuntu desires to restrict the number of latest 32-bit installations, with Ubuntusixteen.10. This next launch will no longer offer a 32-bit Ubuntu Laptop or Ubuntu Server image. Thesoftware ought to nonetheless be established for legacy compatibility functions through greater traditionalinstallers. by Ubuntu 18.10 in October 2018, Ubuntu might completely Quit support for 32-bit software andencourage running it in a virtual device or container as an alternative.

Fedora has made similar choices. Fedora Server now not gives a 32-bit picture as of Fedora 24. a proposalto sell off all 32-bit pictures in Fedora 24 failed, and Fedora 24 still gives 32-bit versions of FedoraNotebook. But, Fedora now not considers them vital. Because the developers put it throughout the meeting,nobody desires to aid the 32-bit pictures. I’d assume to see Fedora stop freeing 32-bit pictures inside thefollowing couple of releases, too.

OpenSUSE bounce hasn’t even offered 32-bit photos considering the fact that its inception. OpenSUSE Chairman Richard Brown defined on Reddit that it wasn’t well worth helping 32-bit for any other three years after the discharge because downloads of 32-bit releases have steadily declined. “I know some humanspassionately experience their antique 32-bit hardware, but I think now’s the time to keep in mind letting itcross,” he wrote.

32-bit Linux distributions will nevertheless exist
Happily, 32-bit Linux distributions will continue to exist for a long time. The these days launched Ubuntusixteen.04 LTS may be supported for five years until 2021. Even after a number of the large Linux distributions stop releasing new versions for 32-bit hardware, there may be Linux distributions obtainablethat specialize in aid for this older hardware. however, by way of then, more 32-bit hardware can be out ofcommission.

Why the so-called ‘worry index’ should stop the Fed

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The Federal Reserve appears an increasing number of eager on a June rate hike, however a fewstrategists agree with that an boom in market volatility could throw a monkey wrench into their plans.

primarily based on current market history, Convergex leader marketplace strategist Nick Colas believes that if the CBOE Volatility Index (often referred to as the VIX) rises excessive sufficient, the Fed might notenhance hobby charges.

in case you‘re looking for more than a few the Fed may be looking at, I suppose you need to headreturned to final 12 months and take a look at the August, September time body,” he said on CNBC’s “buying and selling nation” on Friday. “The Fed became absolutely prepared to transport in Septemberhowever got dissuaded by the surprising spike in volatility round chinese language equities and thechinese language economy,” when the VIX rose as high as 40.

The VIX presently sits around 15, indicating that traders aren’t showing a excellent predilection to shieldtowards large disadvantage actions. And while he sees no motive for the index to spike, Colas believes that if the VIX hits among 20 and 35, that might act as a “trigger” for the Fed to change its thoughts.

examine MoreMarket’s early response to a Fed June price hike is not any!

Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel Nicolaus, thinks that upcoming activities in Britain may want to motive the VIX to upward thrust, perhaps even hitting the 30 to 40 levels stated.

“I assume that volatility goes to start kicking in after the Brexit vote,” he said. “On the premise of globalmonetary situations tightening, the matters [the Fed seems] to be looking there aren’t only credit spreadsright here within the u.s.a., but additionally rising marketplace forex response to the dollar electricityas well as commodity fees.”

The dollar could also render the market extra volatile over the following few months from a homeperspective, specially in mild of its recent upward thrust following the Fed’s launch of its April assemblyminutes.

if you get a five to 6 percentage upward push in the greenback and then all the surprising you start to see the commodities complex shutter on the back of that greenback upward thrust as well as credit score spreads start to widen out again, then you definitely‘re going to get the fairness markets starting toget a little bit more hostile, as a result the cause why we’re talking about the VIX,” Morganlander stated.

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Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells

We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. “But probiotics and exercise can balance brain plasticity and should be considered as a real treatment option.”

Wolf first saw clues that the immune system could influence the health and growth of brain cells through research into T cells nearly 10 years ago. But there were few studies that found a link from the brain to the immune system and back to the gut.

In the new study, the researchers gave a group of mice enough antibiotics for them to become nearly free of intestinal microbes. Compared to untreated mice, the mice who lost their healthy gut bacteria performed worse in memory tests and showed a loss of neurogenesis (new brain cells) in a section of their hippocampus that typically produces new brain cells throughout an individual’s lifetime. At the same time that the mice experienced memory and neurogenesis loss, the research team detected a lower level of white blood cells (specifically monocytes) marked with Ly6Chi in the brain, blood, and bone marrow. So researchers tested whether it was indeed the Ly6Chi monocytes behind the changes in neurogenesis and memory.

In another experiment, the research team compared untreated mice to mice that had healthy gut bacteria levels but low levels of Ly6Chi either due to genetics or due to treatment with antibodies that target Ly6Chi cells. In both cases, mice with low Ly6Chi levels showed the same memory and neurogenesis deficits as mice in the other experiment who had lost gut bacteria. Furthermore, if the researchers replaced the Ly6Chi levels in mice treated with antibiotics, then memory and neurogenesis improved.

“For us it was impressive to find these Ly6Chi cells that travel from the periphery to the brain, and if there’s something wrong in the microbiome, Ly6Chi acts as a communicating cell,” says Wolf.

Luckily, the adverse side effects of the antibiotics could be reversed. Mice who received probiotics or who exercised on a wheel after receiving antibiotics regained memory and neurogenesis. “The magnitude of the action of probiotics on Ly6Chi cells, neurogenesis, and cognition impressed me,” she says.

But one result in the experiment raised more questions about the gut’s bacteria and the link between Ly6Chi and the brain. While probiotics helped the mice regain memory, fecal transplants to restore a healthy gut bacteria did not have an effect.

“It was surprising that the normal fecal transplant recovered the broad gut bacteria, but did not recover neurogenesis,” says Wolf. “This might be a hint towards direct effects of antibiotics on neurogenesis without using the detour through the gut. To decipher this we might treat germ free mice without gut flora with antibiotics and see what is different.”

In the future, researchers also hope to see more clinical trials investigating whether probiotic treatments will improve symptoms in patients with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.”We could measure the outcome in mood, psychiatric symptoms, microbiome composition and immune cell function before and after probiotic treatment,” says Wolf.

DraftKings, FanDuel to stop paid contests in NY

DraftKings and FanDuel will stop running paid contests in New York amid an ongoing fight to operate in the key market.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sought to shut down the companies’ operations since last year, when he issued a cease-and-desist order, arguing their contests rely on chance and are illegal under state law. DraftKings and FanDuel have stressed their contests require skill, and they were previously allowed to operate while they appealed the injunction.

“As I’ve said from the start, my job is to enforce the law, and starting today, DraftKings and FanDuel will abide by it. Today’s agreement also creates an expedited path to resolve this litigation should that law change or upon a decision by the appellate division,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Under the New York agreement, DraftKings and FanDuel will stop paid contests and delay an appeal until September. However, if state lawmakers pass legislation explicitly allowing and regulating paid daily fantasy sports, the state’s gambling claims will end.

DraftKings and FanDuel displayed in different formats.

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DraftKings and FanDuel displayed in different formats.

The New York legislature has floated bills to regulate the contests amid state lobbying efforts from the daily fantasy industry.

A spokesperson for New York-based FanDuel said stopping paid contests in its home state is “disheartening.”

“We believe this is in the best interest of our company, the fantasy industry and our players while we continue to pursue legal clarity in New York,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement, DraftKings said it would “continue to work with state lawmakers to enact fantasy sports legislation.”

DraftKings and FanDuel offer popular contests where users pay an entry fee, choose a lineup of real athletes and potentially win cash based on the players’ performances. As their profiles increased last year with strong private funding and advertising buys, they began to face legal challenges at the state level.

Daily fantasy sports operators have faced skepticism in Nevada and Texas, among other states.

Schneiderman said the agreement did not affect false advertising claims against DraftKings and FanDuel.

DraftKings and FanDuel will stop running paid contests in New York amid an ongoing fight to operate in the key market.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sought to shut down the companies’ operations since last year, when he issued a cease-and-desist order, arguing their contests rely on chance and are illegal under state law. DraftKings and FanDuel have stressed their contests require skill, and they were previously allowed to operate while they appealed the injunction.

“As I’ve said from the start, my job is to enforce the law, and starting today, DraftKings and FanDuel will abide by it. Today’s agreement also creates an expedited path to resolve this litigation should that law change or upon a decision by the appellate division,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Under the New York agreement, DraftKings and FanDuel will stop paid contests and delay an appeal until September. However, if state lawmakers pass legislation explicitly allowing and regulating paid daily fantasy sports, the state’s gambling claims will end.

DraftKings and FanDuel displayed in different formats.

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images
DraftKings and FanDuel displayed in different formats.

The New York legislature has floated bills to regulate the contests amid state lobbying efforts from the daily fantasy industry.

A spokesperson for New York-based FanDuel said stopping paid contests in its home state is “disheartening.”

“We believe this is in the best interest of our company, the fantasy industry and our players while we continue to pursue legal clarity in New York,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement, DraftKings said it would “continue to work with state lawmakers to enact fantasy sports legislation.”

DraftKings and FanDuel offer popular contests where users pay an entry fee, choose a lineup of real athletes and potentially win cash based on the players’ performances. As their profiles increased last year with strong private funding and advertising buys, they began to face legal challenges at the state level.

Daily fantasy sports operators have faced skepticism in Nevada and Texas, among other states.

Schneiderman said the agreement did not affect false advertising claims against DraftKings and FanDuel.

[“source-gsmarena”]