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US researchers are decontaminating N95 masks so doctors can reuse them

The N95 respirator masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply. So much so that physicians are wearing used respirators, risking infection to care for patients. But now, Duke University researchers have developed a method to clean them.The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory team has already decontaminated hundreds of N95 respirators ...

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How to handle your coronavirus anxiety during home quarantine?

The world is shivering with fear and anxiety due to the massacre caused by the new coronavirus 2019. The number of newly affected persons is skyrocketing day by day. The death toll of COVID-19 disease is mounting rapidly around the world pushing us into great despair. The Governments of different countries around the world have already shut down schools, offices, ...

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Digestive symptoms were the “chief complaint” in nearly half of COVID-19 cases

Digestive symptoms may be more common in coronavirus infections than previously thought, with a small study released Wednesday finding that symptoms such as diarrhea and a loss of appetite were the “chief complaint” in nearly half of more than 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The research suggests that, during the coronavirus pandemic, clinicians may need to look beyond the major Covid-19 ...

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Ways to spend time with kids at home during Coronavirus spread

Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly across the world. The general advice these days is to stay at home as much as possible. And that’s for your own health first and then the people’s health around you. So what is the best way to spend your time while you are off from work and away from socialising? This time will provide ...

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30 minutes of music a day is good for heart

Listening to music for 30 minutes every day can be good for your heart as researchers have found that patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a heart attack, known as early post-infarction angina, had significantly lower levels of anxiety and pain. The new study suggests music, combined with standard therapies such as medications, could be a simple, accessible measure ...

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Workplace preparedness for COVID-19

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action ...

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McDonald’s to scrap plastic in UK ‘Happy Meal’ toys

McDonald’s pledged on Tuesday to end the use of plastic found in toys served with children’s “Happy Meals” in the UK and Ireland by the beginning of 2021. The plastic will be replaced with a “soft toy, sustainable paper-based gifts or books” said the US fast-food giant. “This represents the biggest reduction in plastic by McDonald’s UK and Ireland to ...

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How to quickly boost your immune system amid coronavirus?

Around 590 people have tested positive for coronavirus so far in the UK, and a doctor recently warned that we should all expect to see Covid-19 reach us or someone we know in the coming weeks. Experts have been sharing advice on how best to try and avoid the illness, with top tips including frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water for ...

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Dhaka grooves with Manu Chao at BSA

Solo Manu Chao concert by Alliance Française de Dhaka   World-renowned French-Spanish musician Manu Chao performed at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA)’s National Theatre Hall on Wednesday, rocking the Dhaka crowd in his first visit to the country. Organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka, the concert was arranged in association with the support of the Embassy of France to Bangladesh ...

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