Podtrac say downloads held steady for a second consecutive week last week. But among the publishers and shows it measures, downloads were still up a significant 55% versus the corresponding period last year.

As has been the case several times this summer, the Health & Fitness category was the week’s big winner. It tied with Society & Culture for the best week-to-week increase in downloads – they were up seven percent – ​​but it also had the strongest growth year-over-year with a 166% increase in downloads.

Which other genres were up versus last year? All of them. Gains were also recorded for Comedy (+91%), True Crime (+72%), Sports (+61%), History (+57%), Society & Culture (+53%), Business (+47%), News (+38%), Science (+27%), and Arts (+8%).

Podtrac earlier reported that the average top 20 publishers had a three percent month-over-month decrease in their US unique monthly audience last month. But compared to

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Advertisements, pop culture and even doctors can talk about health and weight as if they are one and the same: smaller bodies are healthier, and larger bodies must be unhealthy.

A higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with conditions like diabetes and heart disease, said Philipp Scherer, professor of internal medicine and director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. However, BMI is a controversial way to measure health, and it’s just one of many factors associated with changes in a person’s well-being, said Dr. Asher Larmie, a UK-based general practitioner and activist.

Still, we often place a lot of importance on a person’s appearance when assessing their health, said Shana Minei Spence, a registered dietitian in New York. And even if we learn to shed the burden of societal beauty standards, it can be difficult to feel confident in your body if you

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By YURI KAGEYAMA – Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been diagnosed with the coronavirus Sunday and canceled his planned travels while he isolates and recuperates.

Kishida developed a slight fever and cough late Saturday and tested positive in a COVID-19 PCR test, said Noriyuki Shikata, the cabinet secretary for public affairs at the prime minister’s office.

“Prime Minister Kishida is isolated inside his residence,” he told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The 65-year-old prime minister was on summer vacation last week and was scheduled to return to work Monday. It’s not clear where or how he was infected.

Kishida won’t go in person to a conference on African development later this month in Tunisia but will participate online. He also postponed his trip to the Middle East.

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