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    Thinking of Skipping Dinner? Think Again!

    One really terrible mistake a lot of people are making these days is skipping dinner or at least trying to. This is how it pans out usually:By the evening you realise that you are having a bad calorie day, thanks to endless munching while gazing at the screens (after all kitchen and cabinets are just a few steps away), entering one webinar / online meeting after another absolute inactivity, all thanks to...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    ICMR, NCDC Warn of Spike in COVID Cases as Festivals Approach: Report

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have expressed concern about the potential of mass gatherings during upcoming festivals across the country turning into super-spreader events, thereby leading to a spike in COVID cases, states were warned on Wednesday.Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Delta Variant Accounts for 93.4% Of New Cases in US

    The Delta variant now accounts for an estimated 93.4 per cent of all the new COVID-19 cases in the US that were reported during the last two weeks of July, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.In its latest update on Wednesday, the CDC said that this number is even higher in certain parts of the country, showed the updated figures for the week...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus: Has COVID-19 Become a Young Person's Disease?

    More than a year and half into the pandemic, our understanding of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV2 - the virus that causes it - has changed immensely. Never before have so many of the world's researchers, given their all to solve the puzzling, ever-changing nature of the virus.When Covid broke out in China's Wuhan, and gradually spread to other parts of the world, we thought the elderly...

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    Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke 3-Fold in First 2 Weeks After COVID: Lancet

    COVID-19 is a multiorgan illness, of this we know. Experts have also warned of COVID making people more vulnerable to cardiovascular illnesses post recovery. But just how high is this risk?The authors of a new study published in the medical journal Lancet, may have the answer.The risk of first heart attack and stroke increases by three times in the first 2 weeks after COVID...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID-19 Pandemic May Have Raised Older Adults' Risk of Falling

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased older adults' risk of falling and injuring themselves, due to changes in physical activity, conditioning and mobility, a new US national poll suggests.The National Poll on Healthy Ageing, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan's Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, is based on answers from a national...

    • 2 days ago
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    Highest Daily COVID Deaths Reported in UK Since Mid-March

    Britain recorded another 138 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily total since March 17, according to official figures released on Tuesday.The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 129,881. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test, Xinhua reported.The country also reported another 21,691...

    • 2 days ago
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    More Screen Time in the Pandemic Linked to Myopia in Kids: Study

    Significant curbs on time spent outdoors and sharp rise in screen time during the coronavirus pandemic have led to the rise in childhood short-sightedness, also known as myopia, suggests a study.The condition changes the shape of the eye, causing light rays to bend (refract) incorrectly, focusing images in front of, instead of on the surface of, the retina.Short-sightedness in...

    • 2 days ago
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    Covid Vaccines for Children in India Soon: All You Need To Know

    With new variants of COVID-19 spreading at an alarming rate all over the world, vaccinating children is being seen as key to break the chain of transmission.There is also growing concern regarding the rise in cases of coronavirus among kids and the subsequent post-Covid complications.Vaccines are also important for kids to return to schools safely, which have now been shut for...

    • 3 days ago
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    #DecodingPain: 'Period Pain is Not Normal': What to Know About Endometriosis

    'It's normal to be in pain when you're on your period.'Sohini, 34, who has been living with endometriosis for the last 10 years, wants you to know, 'No, it's not.'Chrissy Tegan, Padma Lakshmi, Katrina Kaif, Halsey. What do these seemingly random women have in common, other than the fact that they're all killing it in showbiz?They...

    • 3 days ago

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