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Why testing for Covid-19 is still important

Covid-19 testing numbers are dropping in the US. And that’s bad news. Without testing, there’s no way to keep track of where the pandemic is headed and whether vaccines are working. And there’s no way to make use of one of the most important tools for fighting infectious diseases: contact tracing. “While the public may view vaccination as a priority ...

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Return-to-office plans are set in motion, but virus uncertainty remains

A year and a pandemic ago, over 100,000 people filled the central business district in Charlotte, North Carolina, pouring out of offices, including several recently built skyscrapers, and into restaurants, bars and sports venues. Then as the coronavirus sent employees to their homes, much of the city center quickly went quiet and dark. The return of those employees to their ...

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How the cookbooks of 2020 tell the stories of our pandemic kitchens

The books that America cooked from during 2020 will stand as cultural artifacts of the year when a virus forced an entire nation into the kitchen. The pandemic has been good to cookbooks. Overall sales jumped 17% from 2019, according to figures from NPD BookScan, which tracks about 85% of US book sales. Some of the smash hits were predictable. ...

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The unlikely place young workers fight mental-health taboos

Twenty-three-year-old Londoner Max Selwood has a popular TikTok account, but not the kind you might expect. Unlike the dance trends and cooking how-tos that blew up on the platform in 2020, Selwood’s videos focus on a less fun – but also popular – subject: mental health. Selwood, who has anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posts clips about social anxiety, ...

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Experts notice pandemic’s mental health toll on German youth

Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again but frets about the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on her life. “I’m not afraid of the coronavirus, I’m afraid that everything will continue like this — that my school will close ...

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Diet high in poor quality carbohydrates linked to heart attacks, death risk

A new study has found that consuming a diet high in poor quality carbohydrates has many ill effects ranging from a higher risk of heart attacks to strokes, and even death. The findings of the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The global study focused on people living in five continents and concluded that a diet ...

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How Norway is offering drug-free treatment to people with psychosis

Most people with psychosis take powerful drugs to keep delusions and hallucinations at bay – but the side-effects can be severe. In Norway, a radical approach is now on offer via the national health system for patients who want to live drug-free. Malin was 21 when her life began to unravel. She had struggled with severe depression and low self-esteem ...

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Malaika Arora shares her diet, fitness regime

Bollywood diva Malaika Arora advises her fans to follow a routine, eat right and work hard to bring balance between their body, mind, and soul to the best of their abilities and become the ideal version of their own self. Malaika, who launched Reebok’s new range of walking products to encourage people to live a fitter, better lifestyle, believes eating ...

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8 ways to fall back asleep after waking in the night

It could be nature’s call, the pitter-patter of little feet (No, honey, it’s not daytime yet, go back to bed) or a squirrel scampering loudly across the roof over your bedroom — and suddenly you are awake. Very awake. Then before you know it, your mind is flooded with things you forgot to do, worries over finances or reliving an ...

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People over 65 years could miss this common COVID symptom: Study

With the continuous mutation of the novel coronavirus and the expanding list of its symptoms, it has become increasingly necessary to stay wary about the signs of COVID-19. The symptoms of this respiratory disease usually appear in a fixed pattern and being aware of that can prevent you from developing a serious infection. But as per a new finding, the ...

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