Following a big smartwatch recall, it appears that overheating is affecting more devices.

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A well-known smartwatch manufacturer is still struggling. Overheating caused burns to a number of other Fitbit users, according to reports. The company now has to answer to a court in the United States.

Fitbit, a Google company, appears to be having major issues with its devices overheating. Watches from the Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Sense product lines are now now affected, according to “Ars Technica.” Fitbit Ionic smartwatches were recalled for the same reason a few weeks ago.

A defective battery was discovered to be the source of the issues at the time. 78 users were determined to have burns in the United States alone. Two of the instances were third-degree burns, while the other four involved second-degree burns. Other gadgets appear to be affected as well.

Following a big smartwatch recall, Google appears to be refusing to issue refunds.
Owners of a Fitbit Versa Light and a Fitbit Versa 2 in the United States are now complaining. They, too, have been burned. Fitbit, on the other hand, frequently blames “skin irritation” or “friction” for the injuries.

In addition to harming consumers, the actions also address Google’s treatment of fitness watch buyers. Customers should have been given a complete refund of their purchase price. Apparently, a large number of users are yet to get their funds.

With the hashtag “Circle,” Twitter is experimenting tweets for a narrower circle.

The “Circle” function essentially goes against Twitter’s primary idea, as it only allows tweets to be shared in a smaller circle.


Twitter is experimenting with a feature that goes against one of the service’s core principles: Tweets can only be shared in a smaller circle when using the “Circle” function. Twitter justified the move by saying, “Not every tweet is intended for everyone.”

“Circle” makes it easy to have private chats and form closer bonds with a small number of people. A “circle” can have up to 150 users.

Twitter has always operated in such a way that tweets are essentially public and visible to everyone. Direct messaging between users and the option to make all tweets from an account available exclusively to those approved by the profile owner are the only two exceptions thus far.

Twitter clarified that tweets published in a “circle” cannot be retweeted or shared. According to the company, the feature would be provided to a limited number of people worldwide at first.

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire, is trying to acquire Twitter. He believes that the service imposes excessive restrictions on free speech on the site. Musk and the board of directors of Twitter have agreed to a deal for roughly 44 billion dollars, but he still needs enough stockholders to want to sell him their shares. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to Twitter and Musk.

Protests are expected in numerous cities if abortion rights are restricted.

People in numerous locations throughout the US have flocked to the streets to protest anticipated far-reaching limitations on the right to abortion in the United States.

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Late Tuesday evening in Los Angeles, there were clashes with the police. According to the statement, an officer was hurt.

Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged women to fight for their rights. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, the Republican governor approved legislation strengthening abortion restrictions dramatically.

The magazine “Politico” revealed a copy of a US Supreme Court ruling on Monday evening, according to which the country’s liberal abortion law will be overturned.

The document enraged Democratic US President Joe Biden’s administration as well as liberals around the country. While confirming the validity of the document, the Supreme Court cautioned that it was not a final decision or view of any court.

In the next two months, the court will make a final decision. A probe into how the draft became public was also initiated. “This was a one-of-a-kind and outrageous betrayal of trust,” Chief Justice John Roberts remarked.

Around 250 people demonstrated peacefully in front of a downtown courthouse in Los Angeles, according to authorities. But suddenly a crowd gathered at a crossroads. While trying to clear the street, some protestors threw stones and bottles at emergency personnel, injuring one officer.

It was reported that police officers across the city had been put on high alert. Officers allegedly used batons on several demonstrators near Pershing Square, according to media sources. No arrest was reported.

Other cities where protests have been recorded include Washington, Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco, and New York. Thousands of people gathered in Foley Square in Manhattan. New York Attorney General Letitia James said at the event that she, too, had an abortion 20 years ago. “Misogyny kills more people than abortion,” one poster reads, while another says, “Stop the war against women.”

These Pakistanis committed the sacrilegious act without considering the consequences of their action

Some Pakistani pilgrims who hounded and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation at the Masjid-i-Nabwi in Madina have been arrested by Saudi authorities, the media director of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad confirmed on Friday.

The official said that the protesters have been taken into custody for “violating the regulations” and “disrespecting” the sanctity of the holy mosque.

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I feel sorry for their families who will suffer because of their senseless action. They not only committed a sin but also violated the laws of a foreign country.

They did not think for a moment that they are sitting in the one of the most sacred places of Islam. Their action has caused humiliation and disgraced us before the international community. and the Muslim world.

Why do we get sick despite drugs and vaccines? We lose immunity with age

A weakened immune system will not respond properly to the vaccination. This is especially true of the elderly and the chronically ill. Immunologists say that with age, the immune system “wears out” – explains prof. Piotr Trzonkowski, immunologist from the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Prof. Piotr Trzonkowski shared his thoughts during a debate organized by the Foundation for Polish Science entitled: “Why do properly vaccinated people sometimes suffer from COVID-19?”. He recalled the effect of aging – as a natural process that influences the effectiveness of medical treatments, including vaccination.

Immunologists say that as you age, your immune system “wears out”. As we age, we lose the thymus – the organ that produces T cells – responsible for cellular immunity in the body. They too help build immunity after vaccination.

He also mentioned another mechanism that regulates the response of the immune system – the so-called “The body’s pro-inflammatory readiness.”

Older people have a high level of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body, responsible for the so-called “Cytokine storm”. If we were to compare a 20-year-old and an 80-year-old, the normal, physiological levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in an 80-year-old are so high that they would cause sepsis in a 20-year-old. So the willingness to enter a cytokine storm and hemorrhagic pneumonia after infection is much greater. These are the reasons why elderly people react poorly to vaccinations, and when they start to get sick, they get seriously ill “- explained the immunologist. He also recalled that the main role of the vaccine is to protect against hospitalization and death. “There has been a study conducted on 100-year-olds in Italy that showed the elderly get sick, but the vaccine – in this case the flu vaccine – protects them from dying. prof. Trzonkowski explained prof. 

In his speech, the expert also discussed the cases of young people suffering from chronic diseases, whose immune system does not respond to vaccination. 

Here the conditions are dictated by the nature of the disease. In some patients who are taking immunosuppressants, the immune system will not respond because the drugs stop it working. The immunologist said.

In turn, prof. Michał Witt, geneticist and molecular biologist, director of the Institute of Human Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań – points out that medicine has not found such drugs that would work 100%. Therefore, you should not expect 100%. the effectiveness of any vaccine.

Medicine has not found such drugs that would work 100 percent. We’d love to do that, but it hasn’t happened yet. We know that vaccines on the market have a limited mode of action. We know that the flu vaccine is 40-60 percent effective, the tetanus vaccine is 90 percent effective, and the pertussis vaccine is 70 percent effective. These ranges are different in each case.
prof. Witt mentioned

He also added textbook information on genetics to help understand why everyone responds differently to medications and vaccinations.

Genetics says that each of us is different and each of us has a different equipment – a different genetic profile – also in terms of genes that determine immune resistance. Therefore, we react differently. You also have to take into account the lifestyle we are at and what other diseases we are struggling with. The immune system does not work the same all the time – it has its ups and downs – depending on how and what it is attacked (e.g. with other infections). Prof. Michał Witt said.

Source : Niezalezna.pl, PAP Mediaroom, Science in Poland

Ilhan Omar: Why is the US Congressman going to Pakistan-administered Kashmir and what is the concern of India with this visit?

Ilhan Omar, a member of the US House of Representatives, arrived in Islamabad today on a five-day official visit to Pakistan.

Elhan Omar has also met Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, President Arif Ali, former Prime Minister Imran Khan and other government leaders.

The US lawmaker is visiting Pakistan at a time when former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and other PTI leaders and supporters have accused the US of plotting to overthrow his government.

BBC Urdu https://www.bbc.com/urdu/pakistan-61158636

The news of her visit to Pakistan-Administered Kashmir has created a stir in India.

Kamal Haider Shah, the president’s press secretary in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, has confirmed to the BBC that Alhan Omar will meet President Barrister President Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry in Muzaffarabad tomorrow (April 21)

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In the Past she has criticized the action of the Indian government when it revoked article 370 and imposed a curfew in the valley.

Ilhan had demanded immediate resumption of communications in one of his tweets. He also demanded respect for human rights, democratic principles and religious freedom in Indian-administered Kashmir and reduction of tensions in Kashmir.

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Indians are using Twitter to show their anger against her.

She forgets that India has no influence over the Administration of the US.