TikTok trends for your makeup routine, do they really work?
Viral videos on TikTok range from dances, to food trends, but there is also a big following when it comes to makeup hacks. The only issue is, which ones work and which don’t? Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan checked out out the latest makeup trends that are circling around the app to share why they may or may not work.
Pfizer vaccine safe, effective for young teens, company says
DETROIT – New information suggests the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12. Pfizer said the data from a late-stage trial shows the vaccine is highly effective in adolescents. The company said there were 18 COVID cases in the placebo group and zero cases in the vaccine group and no significant side effects -- an efficacy rate of 100%. Infectious disease experts believe vaccinating children will ultimately be necessary to stop the pandemic. “By the fall, I think there’s a good possibility we’ll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up,” said Dr. Peter Hotez.
CDC: Life expectancy drops by 1 year, 3 times worse for Black Americans
For Black Americans, that drop is nearly three times worse. Read: US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWIIAnthony says that the proof is in the numbers. Researchers at the CDC say the life expectancy for Black American populations declined by 2.7 years since 2019. The report essentially says Black Americans are expected to live until 72 years old, on average, the lowest life expectancy for the demographic since 2001. AdLatino populations in the U.S. reportedly have the second largest decline in life expectancy, falling 1.9 years since 2019.
Is age just a number?
Once again it is Monday and here on Live In D, we like to gather our friends and reflect on fun everyday issues we all face in our “What’s The Buzz” segment. For this “What’s The Buzz,” we tackled aging. It was a topic partly inspired by our very own Jason Carr, who just hit the milestone year of 50. Jason talked to friends of the show Mary Liz Curtain, owner of Three Cats Café in Clawson, Blaine Fowler, from The Blaine Fowler Morning show on 96.3 WDVD, and Jason Hall, from RideDetroit. Get ready to laugh when you click on the video above.
Study finds thunderstorms linked to respiratory illnesses
Harvard researchers wanted to see if increases in emergency department visits for respiratory illnesses among older adults happened in the days surrounding thunderstorms because vulnerable groups and those with common chronic respiratory disease may be able to take steps to prevent worsening. The study in JAMA Internal Medicine found thunderstorms are linked with an average of 3,700 emergency department visits annually in the U.S. among seniors with respiratory illnesses, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They collected the data from 1999 through 2012 in more than 3,000 counties and looked at emergency department visits due to respiratory conditions in older patient populations in the days before and after thunderstorms. They found an uptick of ER visits of those with asthma and COPD on the day before thunderstorms. You can find the full study here.
Instagram users now must provide date of birth
No more lying about age with Instagram. From now on, the social media app will ask new users for their actual date of birth. In the past, users were required to confirm they were 13 or older, but did not have to provide an exact birthday. Instagram says it’s making the change to help keep young people safer and better connected to age-appropriate content.