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Say NO to laziness and YES to fitness this winter

Let’s admit it, finding the motivation to exercise during the winter season is tough. And who doesn’t love to stay in bed on a cosy winter day and snack on some pakoras and hot drinks? It’s true, winter tends to make you lazy and laid back when it comes to working out. You can burn calories in winters just like ...

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Top Indoor Playgrounds for kids in Dhaka City

Like the adults, the kids’ require recreation for healthy mental and physical developments. In our hectic city life, kids’ hardly get an opportunity to play, have fun, and relax. Some kids like virtual reality games; while some others love physical games. Virtual gaming equipment is expensive. And, playing outside the home may expose them to the risk of accidents. Read ...

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Sleeve gastrectomy: The weight-loss surgery in obese teenagers weakens bones

A common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful effects on bones, according to a new study. “Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that has increased over the last 10 years,” said lead investigator Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and vice-chair of the Department ...

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Chocolate Santas in marzipan masks – a coronavirus Christmas in Hungary

When confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise people’s spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic. But it turned out to be shrewd business move as orders surged online, and now he can hardly keep pace with demand. “I think by ...

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Five effective ways cycling can help you stay healthy amid corona pandemic

Covid-19 has turned out to be an unprecedented public health challenge for healthcare practitioners, people as well as the authorities. At such a juncture, it is critical that we make lifestyle adjustments and take preventive measures that could help contain the threat of the disease. This not only entails practising social distancing and adequate disease prevention measures but also better ...

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Breathe clean for better health

Air pollution and climate change were recognized as the top environmental global threats to human health in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Air impurities enter the respiratory system via inhalation, causing various health effects in all age groups. The health of susceptible and sensitive individuals (pregnant women, kids, elderly and people with severe disorders) can be impacted even ...

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Forget the fancy proposal. Let’s just get married

Hana LaRock, a 29-year-old freelance writer from Jersey City, New Jersey, and her husband had known since the early years of their relationship that they would eventually marry. They were cohabiting, sharing bank accounts and planning their lives together. But because he felt pressure to stage the perfect proposal, he kept putting it off. On their six-year anniversary, she told ...

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Effective tips to stay healthy, happy during and after pregnancy

Many questions and concerns cross a woman’s mind during pregnancy, including weight gain, birthing experience, and most importantly, how to have a healthy pregnancy. If you too have been looking for answers to some of these questions, we may have some help for you. Dietitian Lavleen Kaur recently shared an Instagram post, penning her own pregnancy journey, and detailing how ...

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Mouthwash kills Covid-19 in seconds: study says

Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of being exposed to it in a laboratory, a scientific study has found. The preliminary result comes ahead of a clinical trial into whether using over-the-counter mouthwash has the potential to reduce the levels of Covid-19 in a patient’s saliva. The Cardiff University report said mouthwashes containing at least 0.07 per cent cetypyridinium ...

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