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Exclusive: Your body symptoms can tell if you have COVID-19, Dengue or Malaria? Expert explains

New Delhi: With the onset of monsoon season vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria are rising but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and similar symptoms that are seen in the three diseases, people are confused about how to figure out their cause of trouble.  Fever, headaches, body aches and fatigue are experienced in all three diseases. “A virus is responsible ...

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Kids should play outside to combat short-sightedness

Optometrists across the country say they are diagnosing higher numbers of children with short-sightedness (myopia) since the start of the pandemic. They put this down to less time spent outside due to Covid restrictions, more time spent on screens, and a drop-off in numbers of eye tests carried out during the pandemic. The College of Optometrists is calling for parents ...

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Is it safe to mix Protein powder with Hot milk?

New Delhi: Protein is one of the three primary macronutrients that our body needs for its functioning (the other two are carbohydrates and fats). While our body can store carbs and fats, it cannot store protein – that is why it is essential to consume protein on a daily basis. Protein helps in building muscles, strengthening bones, improving our metabolism, ...

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Health tips: Benefits of including a glass of Detox juice in your morning routine

Not many know that green juice, also known as the super drink was essentially established as a therapeutic treatment for chronic diseases as a natural medicine to restore the depleted minerals and enzymes in the body.  Essentially made from fresh green leafy vegetables and low sugar fruits, this juice is a perfect combination of raw unpasteurized chlorophyll- rich nutritious drink.  ...

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How Pfizer COVID vaccine cuts risk of Delta infection

New York: Despite causing a surge in infections that has resulted in thousands of hospitalisations and deaths, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is not particularly good at evading the antibodies generated by the Pfizer vaccine, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Immunity, help explain why vaccinated people have largely escaped the worst of the delta surge. ...

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Exercise is not about running a marathon – An inside account of weight loss and body positivity!

Exercise has countless benefits especially during this challenging time of the pandemic. Then, of course, there’s the weight loss and muscle gain — the aesthetic changes that people tend to notice the most. There’s also the physiological advantages of better sleep, disease prevention, more energy and enhanced immunity.  Finally comes the mental side — a boost in self-confidence, a new ...

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‘I make art out of discarded face masks’

A man who creates artwork out of discarded face masks says he has become “addicted” to litter picking. After five years working at a brewery, Thomas Yates, 45, from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, was made redundant at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and uses the extra time clearing the streets. He has collected more than 2,800 abandoned face masks while ...

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‘I make art out of discarded face masks’

A man who creates artwork out of discarded face masks says he has become “addicted” to litter picking. After five years working at a brewery, Thomas Yates, 45, from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, was made redundant at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and uses the extra time clearing the streets. He has collected more than 2,800 abandoned face masks while ...

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