Bruised Pound Sterling Looks for Happier Markets to Drive a Recovery against Euro and Dollar

The British Pound is reacting to broader global risk sentiment and Thursday’s movements will therefore likely depend on the direction taken by the world’s equity markets which are nursing losses following a number of developments midweek. At the start of the day, the UK currency is moving higher in tandem with improved investor sentiment following … Read more

Lower your blood pressure to this number to reduce the risk of severe Covid, study finds

High blood pressure is a known risk factor for a bout of Covid-19 severe enough to raise the specter of hospitalization and death. In fact, research has shown having high blood pressure doubles the risk of having a severe case of Covid, even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted. Blood pressure is measured in … Read more

Is pickleball a good exercise? Yes, and no.

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and people — including teenage prodigies and Hollywood celebrities — can’t seem to get enough. But how much exercise are you really getting when you play? Researchers in Canada explored the answer to that question by measuring the physical activity intensity of singles and … Read more