March 2, 2020

Weekly review: What does the evidence say about intermittent fasting?

Daily Briefing

    Intermittent fasting: What does the evidence say? (Monday, Feb. 24)
    Intermittent fasting was one of 2019's most-searched diets, according to Google Trends, but is there any evidence to support the hype? The answer to that question might surprise you.

    Why the new coronavirus may kill more men than women (Tuesday, Feb. 25)
    As cases of the new coronavirus increase worldwide, research published two weeks ago by China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that men are more likely to die of the virus than women, Roni Caryn Rabin reports for the New York Times.

    'This might be bad': CDC says US should prepare for more coronavirus cases (Wednesday, Feb. 26)
    Trump administration officials said Americans should prepare for the number of cases of the new coronavirus to increase in the United States—and for the virus to spread locally—as cases of the virus have started spiking in countries across the globe.

    'Community spread' may be here: CDC confirms 1st case of coronavirus with unknown origin (Thursday, Feb. 27)
    CDC last week confirmed what could be the first case of community spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, just minutes after President Trump announced Vice President Pence will be in charge of the country's coronavirus response.

    Weekly line: The 5 biggest coronavirus myths, busted (Friday, Feb. 28)
    There are certain 'recurring themes' of disease outbreaks that are once again emerging as the new coronavirus nears pandemic status—and one of those is the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli busts the five biggest myths we've seen about the new coronavirus.

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