Nina Agdal gets heart rates soaring in a red sports bra as she leads fitness class

In quarantine, Danish supermodel Nina Agdal has made the transition from walking runways to leading workout classes. 

The 28-year-old stunner whose been spending her time in the Hamptons with boyfriend Jack Brinkley Cook, 25, was spotted arriving at her socially distanced workout class in Amagansett. 

The model was masked up at The Reform Club Inn, as she prepared to get heart rates soaring at her Agdal Method class. 

Agdal method: Supermodel Nina Agdal, 28, prepared to teach one of her workout classes out in The Hamptons on Saturday. The Danish born beauty wore a red sports bra and a pair of tight spandex as she taught a group in a socially distanced class

For her day of teaching, Nina showed off her statuesque physique in a red Nike sports bra that she paired with black spandex leggings. 

She toted along a green sweatshirt around her waist, tucking her cell phone

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Texas boy’s brain-eating amoeba death leads city to flush water system

A local official in Texas said it will take 60 days to flush out and ensure a drinking water system is safe to use after a 6-year-old boy died from what doctors determined was a brain-eating amoeba, while others pushed back on the notion that the water authority was in some way tied to his death.

“The Brazosport Water Authority was never an issue with Josiah’s passing or an issue of water quality,” Rep. Dennis Bonnen, Texas Speaker of the House, said on Monday, Fox 26 reported.

This undated photo provided by Maria Castillo shows her son Josiah McIntyre. 

This undated photo provided by Maria Castillo shows her son Josiah McIntyre. 
(Courtesy of Maria Castillo via AP)

His sentiments echo a news release posted on Saturday by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that there is no safety issue with the Brazosport Water Authority distribution system, which had initially issued a do not use advisory for 11 cities. The advisory was lifted

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Insight from sports medicine leads to discovery about mussels in acidifying ocean

Shannon Meseck, a NOAA Fisheries research chemist and marathon runner, was initially interested in how ultra-runners can tolerate higher levels of carbon dioxide than non-athletes. A chance conversation with a medical doctor about ciliated cells in the human lung turned on a light bulb in her head. Could similarities between the function of these cells in humans and in blue mussels explain the mussels’ response to increasing acidification in the ocean?

Blue mussels, one of the mollusks Meseck studies, are economically and environmentally important filter-feeding bivalves. Like other bivalves, they use their gills for feeding and respiration. Gill cilia–microscopic, hair-like structures–create and control the current that allows water and food to flow over the gills. The cilia also help capture and sort food particles.

Similar ciliated cells in the human lung have receptors that sense the environment, including carbon dioxide concentration. They signal responses that can include changes in cilia

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Early care leads to better mental health for trans youths, study finds

Transgender children who receive gender-affirming medical care earlier in their lives are less likely to experience mental health issues like depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

“The study highlights that timely access to gender-affirming medical care is really important for youth with gender dysphoria,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Julia C. Sorbara, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between an individual’s sex assigned at birth and their gender identity.

The study found that transgender youths who sought that type of care — which, for minors, most commonly includes puberty blockers, hormones or both — at a later age and further into puberty were more distressed and more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

“A major part of puberty is developing physical changes, and for youth with gender dysphoria, they begin to

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NoVA Leads In New Cases With Statewide Positive Test Rate At 4.8%

VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health reported 736 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down more than 200 cases from Saturday. State health officials also reported 15 new deaths of people with COVID-19. As of Sunday, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases was 805.

The cumulative total number of cases in Virginia is 146,144 and the cumulative total number of coronavirus-related deaths across the state is 3,159. Hospitalizations increased to 10,889, up from 10,863 reported Saturday.

With a 4.8 percent positive average of PCR tests statewide as of Sept. 23, Virginia remained below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health Organization for governments to allow further reopening. At the peak of the pandemic, the percent positive figure in Virginia was more than 20 percent.

Virginia topped the 2 million PCR test mark Sunday as 9,785 new tests were reported by the VDH. A total of 2,003,129 PCR tests

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